Four new board members, Terry S. Jacobs, Chris Wunnenberg, James L. Jaeger and Melinda Zemper have joined the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester.
“We’re happy to have such dedicated new talent on the board and look forward to continuing to make great progress in developing the museum,” said Ken Rieser, museum board president.
Jacobs is chairman and CEO of The JFP Group, LLC, a real estate development company, and chairman emeritus and founder of Jamos Capital, LLC, a private equity firm specializing in alternative investment strategies. He is founder and former CEO of radio station holding companies Jacor Communications and Regent Communications, and is chairman of the board for Adelante Media Group, LLC, a privately held radio and TV company specializing in Spanish language programming.
Wunnenberg is development director of Schumacher Dugan Construction, LLC, where he has worked for the last 36 years. Wunnenberg is a 24-year West Chester resident and is vice-chairman and central committee member of the Butler County Republican Party.
Jaeger is a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur who co-founded Cincinnati Microwave, manufacturer of the Escort Radar Warning Receiver. He has worked for Motorola Corp. and R. L. Drake Co., where he was system designer on the TR-7 HF Amateur Radio transceiver. He has been an amateur radio operator since 1964.
Zemper is president of Oak Tree Communications, a West Chester publicity and media relations company. A former educator at Miami University, Zemper has lived in West Chester for 24 years.
Other museum board members include Rieser, Mark Hecquet, Patti Alderson, Clyde Haehnle, Jeffrey P. Monroe, Gary West, Clifford Perry, Greg M. Stevens, Mike Martini, Susan Redman-Rengstorf, Bob White and Dave Snyder.
The board is implementing a docent program and is seeking volunteers to learn about the museums and help lead tours. Those wishing to join the VOA Museum docent family can contact Dave Snyder at DavidSnyde@aol.com.
The National VOA Museum of Broadcasting consists of exhibits featuring the Voice of America at the VOA-Bethany station; Media Heritage’s Greater Cincinnati Museum of Broadcast History; the Gray History of Wireless Museum; and the West Chester Amateur Radio Assn.
For more information about VOA museums, go to www.voamuseum.org.
The museum is located at 8070 Tylersville Road in West Chester.