On February 14, Friends of WLRN Inc. announced it has completed an agreement with the School Board of Miami-Dade County to manage WLRN’s South Florida Public Radio and Television stations.
Following a competitive procurement, Friends of WLRN, Inc. has successfully negotiated an agreement with the School Board of Miami-Dade County to become the Media Management Company of the WLRN Public Radio and WLRN television stations. The agreement grants Friends of WLRN, an experienced management company and philanthropic arm of WLRN since 1974, the rights to run the day-to-day operations of WLRN-FM and WLRN-TV, ensuring compliance with all applicable school board policies, regulations, and fiscal reporting requirements while continuing the highest quality media standards of the WLRN stations.
“We are grateful and excited for this opportunity to build on the success and growth WLRN has achieved within the South Florida market and nationally,” says Joseph M. Goldstein, volunteer Board Chairman of Friends of WLRN and Managing Partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP. “We are grateful for the collaboration with the Superintendent and the Miami-Dade County School Board who are committed to sustaining independent journalism and safeguarding this important asset for the public.”
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About Joseph M. Goldstein
Joseph M. Goldstein is the Managing Partner of the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Joseph also practices out of the Tallahassee office. Joseph regularly represents defense companies, technology firms, construction firms and government service providers in their business disputes and government bid protests. His practice focuses on business litigation; government contracts, including bid protests; litigation involving non-competition agreements; and real estate related disputes. Joseph is the former Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Broward Public Library Foundation and current Board Member of the Broward Workshop, and former Chair of the Board of the Leadership Broward Foundation.