March 9, 2018
Stephen Schram, Executive Director, Michigan Radio
You are the “Public” in Public Radio
Steve Schram is Executive Director and General Manager of Michigan Public Media, overseeing Michigan Radio-WUOM, the NPR news and information public radio station at the University of Michigan. Michigan Radio is the state’s most listened to public radio station and serves over 520,000 listeners weekly from its statewide broadcast signals and online audio streaming. Under Schram’s leadership, the station’s local journalism news team has won multiple Edward R. Murrow journalism honors, a National Scripps Award and the prestigious DuPont-Columbia national journalism award during his 11-year tenure.
Prior to joining Michigan Radio, Schram served as Senior Vice President/General Manager for CBS Radio's Detroit stations, WOMC 104.3 and WYCD 99.5. His previous career experience includes senior vice president roles at AOL in Columbus, Ohio and Market Executive Vice President for Clear Channel Radio Detroit, where he provided senior leadership for its top-rated seven-radio station cluster.
Steve Schram currently serves as a Director on several boards for national and regional organizations in the public media industry. He is a graduate of Leadership Detroit and a past Director of the Ann Arbor Rotary Club. Schram earned his B.A. degree in Television and Radio from Michigan State University. He was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2014 from the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences. In 2016, Steve Schram was inducted into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Steve and his wife, Laurie, live in Novi, Michigan and have two adult sons.
Daniel Howes, Business Editor, The Detroit News
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