Stephen Yasko is the Founding General Manager of WTMD 89.7 FM and Executive Director of Towson University Public Media. He is currently the Executive Director of the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District focusing on economic development.
Yasko produced WTMD's First Thursdays Concerts In The Park series and engineered it's exponential growth by moving it to Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore. It's the largest free rock concert series on the east coast.
WTMD grew exponentially under Yasko's leadership, including moving the station to an 8,000 sq foot state of the art broadcast facility. Yasko lead the design team and chose architectural firms and worked with design-build firms to create the station. The budget for the new WTMD studio complex was $4 Million and he brought it in under budget and on time. Yasko also chose, with the th help of designers, all finishes to create the proper atmosphere for WTMD.
In addition to his radio management duties, Steve Yasko has also cohosted MPT's Concert for the Chesapeake Bay several times and also cohosted MPT's Arts work.
Yasko turned WTMD from a neglected university asset to a leading NPR Music AAA station in less than a decade. Steve Yasko nurtured dozens of emerging bands by providing them airplay and performance opportunities.
Stephen Yasko is a graduate of the American University and has spoken at the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music.