Michael Titterton, Hawaii Public Radio's longest serving president and general manager since January 1999, will soon be retiring on June 30, 2016.
During Michael's tenure, HPR's operating budget grew from $1.6 million to $4.8 million. HPR's membership has grown from 7,000 to nearly 13,000. Originally on 4 stations, they are now on 13 stations and the signal is heard across the state on all islands.
In the last 15 years under michael's watch, HPR has always balanced its budget and never carried any debt. The station has won national and local recognition for its fiscal responsibility.
Michael is currently in the middle of one of its semi-annual fund drives which began last week and ends on April 15th. Michael's personal efforts during these fund drives is really something to behold. For a station that does not rely on income from advertising sales – Michael Titterton easily ranks among the top sellers in the broadcast industry. his success at HPR all these years speaks for itself.
Michael Titterton has been a bold visionary in his field and he has helped provide Hawaii's public radio listeners with highly informative, interesting and intelligent programming throughout his entire tenure at HPR.
Michael will be truly missed, but his legacy lives on, and Hawaii will be the better for his countless contributions to improve the quality of our lives.
Mahalo, Michael – well done – really well cone! Bravo!