Executive Director & General Manager, Michigan Public Media
Steve Schram is Executive Director and General Manager of Michigan Public Media, overseeing Michigan Radio-WUOM, the NPR news and information public radio station at the University of Michigan. Michigan Radio is the state’s most listened to public radio station, and serves over 500,000 listeners weekly from its statewide broadcast signals and online audio streaming. The station’s local journalism news team has won multiple Edward R. Murrow journalism awards during Schram’s 10 year tenure.
Prior to Michigan Radio, Schram served as Senior Vice President/General Manager of CBS Radio’s WOMC 104.3 and WYCD 99.5, and was Director of Sales for its six leading radio stations in Detroit. Previously, Schram was Senior Vice President for America Online. Schram’s extensive career history in media management also includes earlier roles as Market Executive & Vice President for Clear Channel Radio Detroit (now iHeartMedia), where he provided senior leadership and general management for its top rated seven-radio station cluster.
As Vice President/General Manager, Stephen Schram previously led radio stations WOMC and WYCD in Detroit, plus earlier provided executive management leadership for the seven Detroit market Clear Channel radio stations (now iHeartMedia), including WNIC and WKQI. He also worked for WJBK-TV (Fox 2), Detroit in Marketing and Business Development.
Steve Schram currently serves as a Director on several boards for national and regional organizations in the public media space, including Greater Public, Radio Research Consortium, Public Radio in Mid America and Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters. He is a graduate of Leadership Detroit and a Director of the Ann Arbor Rotary Club. Schram earned his B.A. degree in Television and Radio from Michigan State University. He was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2014 from the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences.In 2016, Steve Schram was inducted into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Steve and his wife, Laurie, have two adult sons.