By Joel Wass
For the first time in over a decade CKLN will begin the school year without a station manager.
At the begining of August long time station manager Conrad Collacco informed his staff he would be accepting a job with the CBC.
Collaco was renowned for being able to keep the station running on a shoestring budget.
CKLN has yet to hire a replacement. As a result, station manager responsibilities are being dispersed among the station’s full-time staff.
Facing an onslaught of volunteer applications from Ryerson students, the extra duties come at an inopportune time for CKLN’s limited staff.
“I don’t know if there is ever a best time to replace a station manager, but right now definitely isn’t ideal,” says Tim May, CKLN’s program director.
Finding a replacement has been a less than smooth process.
CKLN originally designated Sept. 8 as the application deadline, but a lack of qualified applicants has forced the station to push back the deadline.
May has not ruled out hiring himself for the open positon.
“I’m not saying I’m not interested in the job, but I really like what I’m doing now,” he said.