Steve Schram

Director of Michigan Public Media

Steve Schram is Executive Director and General Manager of Michigan Public Media, overseeing Michigan Radio-WUOM, the NPR news and information public radio station at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

He joined the station in 2006.  Prior to Michigan Radio, Schram served as Senior Vice President/General Manager of CBS Radio's WOMC 104.3 and WYCD 99.5, and was Director of Sales for its six leading radio stations in Detroit.

Previously, Schram was Senior Vice President for America Online. He directed their web properties programming and content operations for brands such as Netscape.com and CompuServe. Schram's extensive career history in media management also includes earlier roles as Market Executive & Vice President for Clear Channel Radio Detroit (now iHeartMedia), where he provided senior leadership and general management for its top rated seven-radio station cluster.

He currently serves as a Director on several boards for national and regional organizations in the public media space, including Greater Public, Radio Research Consortium, Public Radio in Mid America and Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters. 

He is a graduate of Leadership Detroit and a member of the Ann Arbor Rotary Club.  Schram earned his B.A. degree in Television and Radio from Michigan State University.  He was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2014 from the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Steve and his wife, Laurie, have two adult sons.

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