Posted: 29 Aug 2010 Print Send a link
Poder, 27 August 2010: "Roig's resignation is likely related to the recent appointment of a new U.S. government Broadcasting Board of Governors which overviews all federal broadcast outlets. The members of the new board are considered less sympathetic to the current management at TV/Radio Marti, especially after a series of Congressional investigations which exposed problems at the network." See previous post about same subject.
E-mail to US international broadcasting employees from BBG chairman Walter Isaacson, 27 August 2010: "The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Pedro Roig, who has served for over seven years as director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). The Board thanks Pedro for his leadership of Radio and TV Martí shepherding program and technological advances as well as constructive cooperative efforts with the Voice of America. Pedro informed me eight months ago of his desire to retire when convenient, and he was gracious enough to agree to stay until our new board was confirmed and he could consult with us during the process of selecting a successor. The Board asked and Pedro has agreed to stay on until his successor is named."