St. Louis, MO — January 9, 2020 – Nine’s late president and CEO, Jack Galmiche, is one of 14 new honorees that will be inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame, an initiative of the St. Louis Media History Foundation. Galmiche was a native St. Louisan and returned to his hometown to take the reins of the Nine Network in November 2006, after serving as Chief Operating Officer of Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland.
Galmiche, who died in April 2019, was recognized for expanding Nine's programming and championing the public's engagement with the station. Through his efforts, Nine became a network of multiple media platforms, expanding into digital platforms and community engagement, which is emulated by public media organizations around the country.
Nine became a national model for public media’s engagement initiatives, including American Graduate, the 2008 mortgage crisis, and more. He spearheaded the creation of the Public Media Commons, a public collaboration and learning space between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio in Grand Center, and the Nine Center for Public Engagement, a first of its kind community engagement center inside the Nine Network.
“It’s an honor for the Nine Network to have Jack in the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame. Jack was a true visionary, always challenging the status quo. He left an indelible imprint on public media and on St. Louis through his inspired leadership,” said Amy Shaw, Nine’s interim president and CEO.
The ceremony is set for March 21 at The Last Hotel, 1501 Washington Avenue, St. Louis.
About Nine Network of Public Media
Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS KIDS®), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and online. Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of igniting the spirit of possibility.