WAMU 88.5 : About

J.J. Yore, General Manager

JJ Yore is WAMU’s new general manager. A collaborative leader with a rare capacity to innovate, grow and manage major enterprises, JJ joins WAMU with extensive public radio experience.

As developer of the Marketplace public radio programs, JJ inspired teams of journalists to deliver complex business and economics information in a uniquely accessible yet intelligent way. The result was a series of programs that have been influential across the media industry and beloved by millions. His editorial leadership also earned Marketplace the highest accolades in media, including the DuPont-Columbia and Peabody awards.



  • Kristen Sorensen, Assistant to the General Manager
  • Anne Healy, Community Relations Manager and Special Assistant to the General Manager





ABC Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

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Computer Guys And Gal

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