Monday, October 06, 2014

Arthur Rojas Emderson named new KLRN CEO & President

The Alamo Public TeleCommuncations Council (APTC),  which serves as the governing board for KLRN Public Television, announced today that effective January  1st, 2015, Arthur Rojas Emerson  will become President and CEO of KLRN, the Public Television station serving 30 counties in South Central Texas

Emerson may be new to the executive team at KLRN, but he is not new to broadcasting or to KLRN.  His rich history in local media includes building and opening Telemundo (KVDA) and later being assigned to manage the Telemundo stations throughout Texas. 
 
KENS-TV was also a career stop for him that gave him sales and production experience.  Emerson has an impressive resume of community involvement to include being Chairman of the Greater SA Chamber of Commerce as well as the Hispanic Chamber (the only person to have held both positions). He also has served on the boards of the Free Trade Alliance, the Texas Military Preparedness Commissions, the Port Authority of SA, CPS Energy and Luby’s.
 
Additionally,  Emerson received The Ernie Lifetime Achievement Award from The Avenida Guadalupe,  the Silver Medal Award from The Advertising Federation,  Media of Excellence Award from Women in Communications, the Distinguished Leader Award from the Greater Chamber of Commerce, the Brillante Award from Texas Hispanic Magazine, and was named a San Antonio Legend in recognition for community service by the South Chamber.

Editor's Note: I worked with him in 82 @ KENS-5 when I was a reporter. He was in another department.

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