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Colorado Public Television CEO to Retire

Contact: Julie Robbins, Assistant to the President
Colorado Public Television
303-991-5039; jrobbins@cpt12.org

Denver, CO – Wick Rowland, Ph.D., President and CEO of Colorado Public Television (CPT12), has announced his intention to retire in 2013. Dr. Rowland informed the Channel 12 board of his decision last night. He will step away from his full-time duties March 31, 2013, but has agreed to continue in an advisory capacity as President and CEO Emeritus to assist with the transition to new leadership.

In telling the Board of his retirement plans, Dr. Rowland stated, "It's been a great run at Channel 12. I have deep passion for public media and it's been a pleasure to be able to work with this talented staff and dedicated board to foster and build the special CPT12 brand of independent public service television. We're a unique media institution in Colorado and in the country, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be an intimate part of it for over twenty years as both a volunteer and professional."

The CPT12 Board expresses its deep appreciation for Dr. Rowland’s long-term and steady commitment to the station. The Board acknowledges that Wick has been a great advocate for the station and for public television nationally, and that the station has had many successes under his leadership. CPT12 will miss him and looks forward to working with him during the transition to new leadership.
Dr. Rowland has been President and CEO of CPT12 (formerly known as KBDI) since 1999. He has won numerous local and national awards. The Denver Post named him "TV Person of the Year" in 2010, the Association of Public Television Stations in Washington, DC presented him with its "National Advocacy Award" in 2009, and the Colorado Broadcasters Association named him "Broadcast Citizen of the Year" in 2005. Previously he had served as a volunteer on the KBDI Board of Directors and as its Chair from 1992 to 1998. He also has held several elected national offices in public television, serving among other things as chair of the Affinity Group Coalition, the Beta Group and the Small Station Association.

About Colorado Public Television (formerly KBDI)

In 2012, Colorado Public Television is celebrating its namesake year with a focus on community giving and special programming. The station sets itself apart by creating and curating an unparalleled schedule of local, independent, trusted “community voice” programming on three channels including:

  • CPT12 (Channel 12.1/Comcast 12) – The station's flagship signal features a mix of local, national and international programming, infused with quality PBS shows;
  • CPT12+ (Channel 12.2/Comcast 251) – This channel presents the best of independently-produced documentaries, plus music, travel, cooking, public affairs shows and more;<
  • MHz Worldview (Channel 12.3/Comcast 252) – Featuring international news from five continents, this channel presents diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience.
As noted by The Denver Post, CPT12 is a “feisty outlet” that takes a tough stance “on matters of censorship & politics.”

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