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Message from the General Manager

On the cover of this edition of PrimeTime, you see a true phenomenon, something that leaves a powerful, lasting impression—a solar eclipse. Witnessing this sort of celestial event leaves one feeling awestruck by the enormity and potential of life itself.
And that’s how I feel—truly blessed and humbled by the awesome opportunity before me as I begin as WGBY’s new General Manager. WGBY is making a profound impact in the region, and I am committed to ensuring we continue providing high-quality content and services designed to educate, inform, entertain, and enlighten audiences while enriching the quality of their lives.
After less than a month on the job, I am already deeply inspired by the dedication and commitment of the WGBY team. Everyone is focused on finding new and different ways to better serve the people of western New England. 
Like my predecessor, Rus Peotter, I value local productions and local educational initiatives, and I look forward to building on his good work and the momentum he created reflecting and engaging with our community. With the help of longstanding station leaders Deputy General Manager Lynn Page and Board of Tribunes Chairman Crist Myers, I intend to serve WGBY’s public media mission of advancing the educational and cultural life of western New England.
As I join the thousands of other western New Englanders on Monday afternoon, Aug. 21, to witness the most visible solar eclipse in 30 years, I will be doing it as GM of WGBY—what an honor. I am already filled with a sense of wonder and a sense of appreciation. 
In the meantime, as I acclimate myself to my new role, I hope to hear from each of you. As WGBY members, you know our station best. Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas for improvement. After all, as PBS has taught us for many years, it’s always possible to “Be More.” Together, we will take WGBY to greater heights. 

Anthony V. Hayes,
General Manager