Published: Nov. 14, 2003

DeAnne Hamilton named MSU’s director of Broadcasting Services

Contact: David Gift, Libraries, Computing and Technology, (517) 353-0722; or Terry Denbow, University Relations, (517) 355-2262,


EAST LANSING, Mich. – DeAnne Hamilton, vice president and television station manager of KQED-TV in San Francisco, has been named director of broadcasting services at Michigan State University.

The appointment will become effective in January 2004. Hamilton will succeed Steve Meuche, who has been at MSU for over 38 years, 15 as director of Broadcasting Services.

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining MSU as director of Broadcast Services and General Manager of WKAR,” Hamilton said. “I'm looking forward to working with the MSU team and becoming part of the MSU community. WKAR has an excellent reputation and is deeply committed to quality content and services. I look forward to continuing in that tradition.”

Currently, Hamilton is responsible for the daily operations of KQED Public Television 9, Digital Television 9, including overseeing programming, production creative services, audiences and other related activities of the KQED television broadcasting division.

“DeAnne brings a wealth of experience and ideas, and a great eagerness to help MSU deal with the challenges and tremendous opportunities that are being faced by public broadcasting and its role in education and public service,” said David Gift, MSU vice provost of libraries, computing and technology. “We are pleased that MSU has been able to attract a leader from one of the leading national institutions of public broadcasting."

Broadcasting Services at MSU operates public television stations WKAR TV/WKAR DT and public radio stations WKAR AM/WKAR FM, reaching 248,500 households throughout mid-Michigan, and KAR2 and KAR3 cable television channels reaching more than 100,000 homes. WKAR Web streams on, serving a world-wide audience.

Broadcasting Services also supports university instructional and research programs through its Interactive Video Services (IVS) division, providing streaming video, campus cable channels and content, and videoconferencing and other live multi-way video services through Internet, Internet2, satellite and other connections.