Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Wall to Succeed Veteran Allen as New Executive Director for OETA

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Wall to Succeed Veteran Allen as New Executive Director for OETA

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Malcolm (Mac) Wall will succeed Robert L. Allen as the new executive director of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority.

Wall, 51, will assume the post on Jan. 1 from Allen, who is retiring after 26 years of service.

"Mac Wall is ideally suited to lead OETA into the digital television future of the 21st century," said Dr. Edwin Vineyard, OETA board chairman. "His 28 years of public television station experience has earned him great respect by his industry peers." Wall was promoted Thursday by the OETA Board of Directors from his associate executive director position. Prior to that, he had served as deputy director of programming, production and development from 1982-88 before leaving to become executive vice president and chief operating officer for WMFE-TV and WMFE-FM in Orlando, a position he held until 1995. While in Florida, he developed a multiyear business plan for the stations and was project manager for the construction of a 46,000-square-foot public broadcasting center. …

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