Station Manager Carl Watanabe was Capital Public Radio's programming manager from 1998 through Jan. 2017. He had previous stints as Program Manager at WGBH-FM, Boston, as Music Director/Operations for WEVO-FM, New Hampshire Public Radio in Concord, NH, and WNEC-FM, Henniker NH, a station licensed to New England College.
Watanabe also worked as talent and host on New Hampshire Public Television. His background includes producing and directing public affairs and sports programming for Continental Cablevision, in Concord, NH. Watanabe has also produced eight New Hampshire Folk Festivals, and four jazz festivals for New Hampshire Public Radio.
Watanabe's educational background includes:
Chaffey College - Alta Loma, CA
San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA
New England College - Henniker, NH
University of New Hampshire - Manchester, NH
January 25, 2015
Our programming director, Carl Watanabe, didn't fall in love with Jazz on first listen. His love came later when he saw a jazz legend play.