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Christina Kuzmych

General Manager

Phone: 307-766-4241
Email: ckuzmych@uwyo.edu  

Christina Kuzmych joined Wyoming Public Media as General Manager in June 2011 bringing 27 years of public broadcasting experience. Wyoming Public Media is a statewide network, serving predominantly rural audiences with higher populations in locations such as Cheyenne, Laramie, Casper, Sheridan, Evanston, and Jackson.

Previously she led WFIU-FM, part of Indiana Public Media Radio/TV service licensed to Indiana University. She expanded service to south-central and portions of northern Indiana and oversaw expansion to HD Radio and development of online service. As part of Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc., her team of Indiana radio leaders established the state news bureau in Indianapolis.

During her tenure at WFIU, the station grew in national and global production for radio and emerging digital platforms. Productions included Harmonia, Ether Game, Night Lights, Muslim Voices, Crash Course in Islam, Focus on Flowers, Artworks, Earth Eats, Ask the Mayor, Noon Edition, Moment of Indiana History, among others. Harmonia, the nationally distributed early music program, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.  She facilitated the building of a multi-platform award-winning news department and implemented media initiatives in partnership with Indiana University academic departments.

In Wyoming, she led a team that expanded the Wyoming Public Media state network to cover over 95 percent of the state with a radio signal. She initiated digital programming for national distribution including award-winning podcasts The Modern West and HumaNature focusing on the American West culture and experience. A major achievement included the establishment of a full-time Tribal/Rural Journalist position serving the Wind River Reservation, home of Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe Tribes. Collaborating with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, and the Hal R and Naoma J Tate Foundation, she established a full-time journalism position combining media and museum resources as a source for program development.  

She has served as President of PRIMA (Public Radio in Mid America) and was on the board of WSPR (Western States Public Radio). 

Christina Kuzmych holds Bachelor, Masters, and Doctorate degrees from Indiana University Jacobs School in areas of composition, musicology, and arts administration through the Kelley School of Business. Born in Perth, Australia, she is the daughter of World War II refugee parents from Ukraine.

She is no stranger to the West. Her family lived in Wheat Ridge Colorado, to which she commuted regularly.  Many a happy weekend was spent at the Wyoming/Colorado border pursuing a family tradition of mushroom-hunting – a passion that ranked high in her list of reasons to come to Wyoming. 

In accepting the University of Wyoming Outreach School’s offer to lead Wyoming Public Media, she cited WPM’s position as the third largest state radio network in the country (and in her opinion – “the best!”), the superb WPM professional staff and UW Outreach School, as well as the opportunity to produce Wyoming-centric content at a time when western values and culture were becoming popular.