Mattioni Retires After 40 Years in Radio

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Mattioni Retires After 40 Years in Radio

Sep 10, 2014 9:28 AM

BLACKSBURG, VA. �Virginia Tech Foundation licensed public radio stations WVTF(FM) and Radio IQ says Program Director Rick Mattioni is retiring after 26 years with the station.

This will be effective October 3, and he will be succeeded by Josh Jackson, the current content manager WBGO(FM) in the Newark, N.J./New York City market.

Mattioni has spent 40 years of his career in both commercial and public radio broadcasting, the majority of which were with Radio IQ, the five-transmitter/four-translator-station serving Virginia, and WVTF(FM), a four transmitter/10 translator station serving Virginia and North Carolina. Prior to that, he had served as news director for WAER(FM), Syracuse, N.Y.''s public radio station. He has also headed news ops at various commercial stations in West Virginia and worked as a radio reporter and anchor stations in Pennsylvania. He also worked in television in Maryland and in Europe, where he worked for the Radio TV Network while stationed in the military.

Even after he has formally retired from broadcasting, Mattioni says he plans to continue teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Salem, Va.''s Roanoke College, where he serves as the adviser to WRKE(LPFM).