(photo credit: IBA)
Veteran broadcaster Mickey Miro has been appointed head of Israel Radio by the
Israel Broadcasting Authority Tenders Committee.
appointment was announced late Sunday afternoon.
Miro is best known for
his talk show programs in which he interviews people involved in social welfare,
environmental and domestic tourism projects.
He was selected from among
three candidates. The others were his predecessor Arye Shaked and Elihu Ben-Onn,
who is a multifaceted broadcaster, working as a sportscaster, news presenter and
talk-show host of The Israeli Connection, a post-midnight program with
interviewees from around the world who are Israeli expatriates or people who
have lived or worked in Israel and still want to maintain a
The Tenders Committee emphasized that all three candidates
were highly qualified, talented and motivated, but that Miro was the most
impressive with his innovative approach to management.
Along with his
proven abilities, the committee listed Miro’s broad vision and his readiness to
formulate a new cultural design for Israel Radio.
The IBA Executive Board
is committed to continue publishing tenders for executive positions in line with
the recommendations made by the state comptroller. The decision on the future
CEO of Channel 1 has been deferred as most of the applicants are currently
abroad, and the Tenders Committee wants to interview each of them
IBA director-general Moti Sklaar is winding up his affairs
and clearing his desk for his successor, who has yet to be named.