Luke Story named new executive director of Arkansas Broadcasters Association

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The Arkansas Broadcasters Association board of directors has named Luke Story its new executive director. The announcement was made Wednesday (Oct. 25). Story will begin the new job Nov. 1. He is replacing Doug Krile, who retired earlier this year.

Story spent the past three years as director of communications and operations for the Georgia Association of Broadcasters. Before that he worked for Georgia Public Broadcasting, WCON-FM/AM and Jacobs Media in Georgia.

“[Story’s] experience in the broadcasting industry, association work and energy will make the ABA a leading trade association in represending our member television and radio stations in Arkansas,” said ABA President Bradford Caldwell. “We welcome him and his family to the Natural State.”

Story will join Angie Robinson in the ABA office in Little Rock. The ABA represents both television and radio stations throughout the state

In a letter sent to ABA membership, Story said he sees a wealth of opportunity for the Arkansas Broadcasters Association to expand and grow, “strengthening a well-deserved spot as a much more nationally recognized organization and membership.”

“While I certainly have some thoughts in mind and am already in discussion with our Board on strategies and initiatives to move us forward, I do not come here with pre-conceived notions or an agenda,” Story wrote. “This organization belongs to you — each of you — on-air, off-air, radio, television, from smallest to largest, and I want it to represent what that which is important to you.”

Story is an Ohio native and holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Piedmont College in Georgia.