WGBH to cut costs as budget gap hits $3m

From the Boston Globe

In an effort to close a $3 million budget gap caused by a decline in support from donors, WGBH radio, television, and multimedia employees are being asked to accept pay cuts, furloughs, and other cost-saving measures.

Jon Abbott, chief executive of the public broadcasting organization, sent a memo to staff this week detailing the cutbacks, which are expected to start in May and stretch through August. Read more...

Henry Becton: The great sense of possibility

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Henry Becton Collection

At a December 4, 2007 meeting of WGBH staff, longtime President Henry Becton ceremoniously passed the baton to Jon Abbott, who stepped in to the presidency in October after serving as Executive Vice President and COO. According to Cynthia Broner, their remarks met with a prolonged standing ovation for Henry’s nearly 38 years at WGBH. Henry remains at WGBH part time as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees as well as senior editorial advisor.