Teich Selected as New Station Manager for NCPR | St. Lawrence University

Teich Selected as New Station Manager for NCPR

St. Lawrence University President William L. Fox has named Mitch Teich as the next station manager for North Country Public Radio. He will begin his duties on July 1.

Teich was chosen from a national pool of candidates and brings nearly 30 years of experience from radio stations in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, New York and Arizona.

The move will be a return to the North Country for Teich, who served as a reporter at NCPR from 1996 to 1998.

“Mitch understands the important role that NCPR plays in our region and throughout our community. His passion for public radio was evident throughout the search process and we look forward to welcoming him back to the North Country,” said President Fox.

Since 2006, Teich has served as the executive producer and co-host of the locally-produced weekday magazine program, “Lake Effect,” at Milwaukee Public Radio, WUWM. Prior to joining WUWM, he served as news director at Arizona Public Radio, KNAU. His public radio career began as a reporter and producer at Minnesota Public Radio in Rochester, Minnesota.

“The two years I spent at North Country Public Radio included the most important, formative experiences of my radio career,” Teich said. “They showed me the profound effect a radio station can have on the community it serves. I could not be more honored or humbled by the opportunity to lead a station that is so important to so many people.”

Teich has won numerous broadcast awards, including regional awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association and national awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Teich holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. He will be joined by his wife, Gretchen, daughter, Sylvi, and son, Charlie.

He succeeds Ellen Rocco, who is retiring and has led the station since 1985.

NCPR broadcasts from St. Lawrence University, which holds the license to the National Public Radio affiliate. Their primary call letters are WSLU.