Mario Vazquez joins KLRN as EVP and Station Manager

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KLRN-TV announces a new EVP/ Station Manager to the leadership team as it begins its 50th year of service. Mario A. Vazquez brings experience, commitment to the arts, fundraising expertise and widely-respected recognition as a community leader. Effective October 10, 2011, Mario Vazquez joined KLRN as Executive Vice President and Station Manager.

Vazquez has a long history of community involvement in both San Antonio and Laredo, where he was reared. He comes to KLRN from NuStar Energy where he was the head of the Contract Administration Department. For the past 3 years he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alamo Public Telecommunications Council (aka KLRN-TV). It was there that his passion for the arts and for Public Television were ignited. “San Antonio has an abundance of world-class arts organizations that deserve more visibility and support and I’m glad to be a part of this community. Arts programming is a core part of KLRN’s mission and is a vehicle for communicating it to the community. This is the perfect fit,” said Vazquez.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UTSA, Vazquez has also commenced his MBA. His passion for the arts and education is clearly demonstrated by the organizations he serves, including: the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, the San Antonio River Foundation, and the Old Spanish Missions Advisory Committee. He previously served on the Board of the San Antonio Symphony, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum and currently Co-Chairs the Mahendra and Kirti Patel Endowed Scholarship for Ethics and Humanity in Medical Education at the UTHSCSA, as well as being a Co-Chair for the UTSA “Great Conversation!” Committee.

KLRN President & CEO, William G. Moll said, “Mario brings exceptional skills to this new position. He was trained as a classical pianist, practiced as a paralegal, holds a degree in political science, and has long demonstrated a commitment of service to the communities of San Antonio, Laredo and South Central Texas. He will be an invaluable asset to KLRN, to the community, and to the many organizations with whom we partner.”

KLRN-TV

KLRN-TV is the Public Television station for South Central Texas and broadcasts to a 30-county region. The mission of KLRN is to enrich the lives of people throughout South Central Texas through the power of communication – providing quality programs and services that advance education, art and culture, and community.

Learn more about KLRN:  www.klrn.org

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