PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, PA — With membership down, Bill Kelly is out at WVIA.
But the longtime public broadcasting executive didn’t depart empty-handed, leaving the station he once headed with a nearly $300,000 buyout package, paid for by donations from board members.
“Not one penny of Kelly’s remaining contract payment of $291,878 came from membership contributions or grant support,” Martin Walzer, chairman of the WVIA Board of Directors, said in a message posted on the station’s website.
Kelly’s four-decade association with WVIA ended on Dec. 31.
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