Best Of 2020

Best New Hires: Rick Fernandes and Daniel Figueroa IV at WMNF

Rick Fernandes and Daniel Figueroa IV at WMNF

Last year saw a healthy dose of General Manager drama at 41-year-old community radio station WMNF, but it seems to have all been worth it. New GM Rick Fernandes arrived, survived his first week-long pledge drive and then eliminated the week-long fundraiser format in lieu of single-day spurts of hat-passing. The gamble paid off, and Fernandes—together with WMNF’s news department—saw another new face, former Tampa Bay Times reporter Daniel Figueroa IV, join the station staff this year, too.—Ray Roa

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