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Alan Cloe '69 to be Honored for His Contributions to Television

Alan Cloe '69 to be Honored for His Contributions to Television

June 16, 2010

Alan Cloe 2010 wfyi.jpgJune 16, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Alan B. Cloe, executive vice president of WFYI Public Broadcasting and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, is being honored by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) - Lower Great Lakes Region Chapter for his service to the Indianapolis television market. Cloe will be inducted this summer into The Silver Circle, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to television for twenty-five years or more.

Cloe will be formally inducted into the Silver Circle's Class of 2010 during the 41st Emmy Awards ceremony hosted by the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of NATAS on Saturday, June 19, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cleveland, Ohio.

During his four decades of service at Indianapolis PBS and NPR affiliate WFYI, Cloe has been involved in nearly every strategic decision and instrumental in all facets of the organization. In his current role as executive vice president, Cloe oversees all aspects of WFYI's content services, including the broadcast schedules for the station's three digital television services and two HD radio channels; local program production; community outreach and lifelong learning services; IRIS -- a free, statewide reading service for Indiana's citizens with print impairments; as well as all broadcast WFYI Indy.jpgengineering functions for the station.

Cloe began working for WFYI in 1970, shortly after graduating from DePauw with a degree in English, and nearly four months before the Indianapolis public television station signed on the air. Through the years, Cloe has served in a variety of capacities, including public information officer, promotions coordinator and director of television programming. Among his many accomplishments, Cloe was instrumental in the acquisition of WFYI's public radio station more than two decades ago; he served as a key member of the management team when the station added IRIS to its list of services in 1995; he's overseen the growth of WFYI's lifelong learning and community outreach services; and managed WFYI's conversion to digital television and HD radio in recent years.

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