Bradley named interim general manager of WUIS

Richard A. Bradley has been named interim general manager of WUIS/WIPA public radio station at the University of Illinois at Springfield, effective January 1.  Bradley takes over from Brad Swanson, who retired December 31 after more than 27 years with the station.

Bradley joined WUIS (then WSSR) as news director in 1974 and has served in that position ever since.  In announcing the appointment, Barbara Ferrara, interim director of the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership, said, “We are so fortunate to have Rich Bradley, a consummate newsman who knows all facets of the station’s operations, to take the helm until we find a new general manager.”  A national search began in the fall and is continuing.

WUIS/WIPA, a member of both National Public Radio and Public Radio International, celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. The station is a unit within the Center for State Policy and Leadership, which is a nonpartisan, research and educational center devoted to public policy and leadership excellence.  Other units within the center are Illinois Issues magazine, Institute for Legal and Policy Studies, Institute for Legislative Studies, Office of Electronic Media, Office of Graduate Intern Programs, Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Public Policy High School Initiatives, and the Survey Research Office.

he University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration.UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.