Goodbye to WCBN General Manager Karl Seibert

WCBN bids a fond farewell to general manager Karl Seibert, who after volunteering and making the station a more awesome place for over seven years, has finally earned the title of WCBN alumnus.

That's a lot of hours at the turntables, not to mention a lot of behind-the-scenes goal setting and problem solving and fundraising and making sure the entire team has what it needs to succeed. Here's what Karl has to share with us about his time here:  

"It’s impossible to put into words what WCBN means to me. WCBN gave me an incredible variety of opportunities to learn and develop from both personally and professionally. Being surrounded by highly intelligent and passionate WCBNers not only helped me gain knowledge about music, film, and art, it sparked a deeper interest in actively seeking out new and challenging experiences to learn from."

Karl started off at WCBN in 2009 as a freeform DJ, moved on to become Publicity Director in 2012, and took the reins as General Manager from 2014 to May 2016.

"Having the privilege of holding leadership positions at WCBN gave me the chance to meet tons of listeners and leaders of other university/community arts organizations. I’m really grateful to have made so many friends along the way, and I look forward to remaining involved as a station alum.  We’ve certainly had some difficulties over the last few years, but WCBN has never been in better shape thanks to our incredible listenership and our dedicated staff."

Karl earned his degree in History here at U–M in 2008 and more recently his MBA this year, and he's saying his good-byes to both U–M and WCBN to pursue his career in New York.

"My wife, Kenyon, and I moved to Manhattan in May. I’ll be doing management consulting work with McKinsey & Company. We’re very excited to enjoy all NYC has to offer, and we’ll be back in Michigan to visit family and friends often, so I hope to see you at a CBN event in the not too distant future.

"Thanks to everyone for making WCBN such a remarkable institution. I’m happy I was able to be involved, and I look forward to listening to WCBN for the rest of my life."

Max Cornell has recently taken over duties as General Manager. You've been increible, Karl. We promise to do everything we can to make you proud!