Hubbard Broadcasting-Minnesota VP/Regional Manager Dan Seeman announces that Derek Falter is named GM for the Hubbard cluster in Alexandria and Wadena, MN. Falter will oversee KIKV and KULO in Alexandria and KKWS, KWAD-AM and KNSP-AM in Wadena. In 2015 Hubbard Broadcasting acquired 16 radio stations in northern Minnesota from Omni Broadcasting. Derek will replace retiring GM Dave Vagle, who successfully managed the Alexandria market for 27 years.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to bring Derek into Hubbard Broadcasting,” said Seeman. “Derek’s success in Duluth speaks for itself and he will bring experience, passion and creativity to the Alexandria and Wadena markets. He has big shoes to fill. Dave Vagle has been an outstanding leader in the market for 27 years.”

Falter comes to Hubbard from Townsquare Media-Duluth, MN where he has been serving as GM/DOS for the past five years. Derek has been in Duluth since 2007 and also served as a Senior Account Manager for RedRock Radio.

“I’m extremely honored by this unique opportunity to join Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. and help them to continue to evolve and grow,” commented Falter. “They are dedicated to helping local and regional businesses with their needs today, tomorrow and in the future and that truly resonates with me. HBI is a proven leader in the industry and I think with my natural skill set and experience I’ll be able to help make an impact immediately.”

Falter will begin with Hubbard on January 17.