KHOL makes hire from within choosing volunteer DJ to fill ED, station manager role

JACKSON HOLE, WYO –  KHOL, Jackson’s listener-supported community radio station, has appointed Emily Cohen to executive director and station manager.

Cohen has served as a volunteer DJ on the radio station. She has a diverse background in grant writing, community engagement, and arts programming.

Cohen’s appointment marks a new chapter for KHOL. For the past four years, the station was led by manager Zach Zimmerman and assistant manager/music and marketing director Michael Moeri.  Zimmerman relocated to San Luis Obispo, California back in April. Moeri, also is on the move. He and his family are relocating to Bellingham, Washington.

Under Zimmerman and Moeri’s direction, KHOL enjoyed increased visibility and expanded community and music programming.

“I wanted to provide Jackson with better music and better options than what I had growing up,” Moeri explained. “KHOL made it possible to be involved in the community, to make a difference.”

Before moving to Jackson in 2017, Cohen was a planner for the City of Takoma Park, Maryland, where she managed the city’s public arts programming. She also worked at the Smithsonian Folkways record label and helped run the Back Alley Theater, Washington, DC’s oldest DIY performing arts venue.

Most recently, Cohen was a Teton County land use planner, learning the idiosyncrasies of the community from a planning perspective.

Her passion for music discovery and community engagement is a point of pride for KHOL, and something Cohen says she looks forward to building upon.

“I want to step into this role both with an appreciation for what came before and also an energy to help steer the station in new directions,” she said.

Cohen joins Robyn Vincent, news and community affairs director. Vincent is the former editor of the now-defunct Buckrail. Under her leadership, that newspaper published brave investigative and explanatory journalism and won its first national journalism award. Now she is working to ramp up KHOL’s news programming with in-depth reporting, engaging interviews, and a news and culture podcast called Jackson Revealed.

KHOL’s board of directors is excited for the station’s new chapter, and grateful to Zimmerman and Moeri for the legacy they leave behind,.

Please join members of the station for a farewell party for Michael Moeri at the KHOL studio from 4 to 6pm this Friday, May 31.

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