As I step into this new position, I have taken time to reflect on the important role that CapRadio plays in keeping our communities informed and connected, as well as providing moments of respite each day through stories that inspire and music that elevates the spirit. As an anchor organization for the region, I recognize that there will always be opportunities to serve our communities better, and we will continually strive to do so.
We will not rest on our laurels as an award-winning newsroom, a recognized leader in community-engaged journalism and state government reporting, or the exclusive broadcast source of classical and jazz in the region. We will leverage our integrity and commitment to public service as tools to illuminate the world around us with broader perspective and understanding.
There is still much more we can do both internally and externally. One of things that attracted me to this region when I first arrived 20 years ago was the fact that it was integrated and not just diverse. People lived together. Children played together. There was a clear sense of “us.” And CapRadio can be a driving force that keeps this alive for the region with the stories we tell, the conversations we foster and the trust that we build within for — and together with — the community.
I could not be prouder to be your incoming general manager, and I’m thankful to our Board for putting their trust in me to lead the station at such a pivotal moment in CapRadio’s story. And my commitment to all of you is to keep building an organization that looks like and reflects the wonderful communities we serve — an organization that honors, respects and elevates different perspectives, backgrounds and cultures.
As we look toward the future, I’ve always embraced an innovative and inclusive approach when it comes to serving our communities. We will commit to being the region’s connective tissue, bringing diverse voices and cultures together — and turning up the volume for those who aren’t always heard. We must look at the world through a lens of kindness and empathy, with a sense of optimism for a brighter, more cohesive future that we can all share together. With those words in mind, I am honored to be in a position to continue expanding our essential public service and strengthening the communities we serve.
Jun has been with CapRadio for more than 13 years, serving as CFO from 2007-2012 before being promoted to COO/CFO. During this time, Jun helped CapRadio maintain financial stability while growing from a 45-person organization to the 75-person organization that it is today, which now includes seven broadcast stations serving Northern California and western Nevada. Recently, Jun played an instrumental role in the planned expansion to a new downtown headquarters and a partnership with North State Public Radio that serves the Chico and Redding areas.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Jun attended the Ateneo de Manila University and graduated with a degree in the University's Honors Program in Management. He is also an Executive Scholar at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management — Center for Non-Profit Management.
Jun was named CFO of the Year Honoree in 2014 by the Sacramento Business Journal. He is active on boards of Sacramento-area nonprofit and arts organizations and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum – MVC.