George Frangoulis, Director of Communications for Belfast Community Radio (BCR), WBFY 100.9 FM, will expand his areas of responsibilities with the station to include communications, marketing and community engagement.
“George has been great for the past six months as our volunteer PR guy,” said Eric Klausmeyer, Launch Coordinator for BCR. “He has done an excellent job writing our press releases, and we are confident he will serve us well in the future promoting our brand and bringing more community awareness to the radio station.”
Before joining BCR last year, Frangoulis was a long-time Waldo County resident and owner of the Farmstead Press of Freedom. He founded and operated the publishing business from 1973 to 1988. It published magazines and books, including Farmstead Magazine, Maine Life, and Successful Magazine Publishing.
However, he was hired as Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication for the University of Alabama in 1988; he then sold his publishing company and moved with his family to Tuscaloosa, Ala.
During his 28-year tenure in Alabama, Frangoulis also served as an adjunct professor of communications and media studies for Judson College in Marion, Ala., and the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala.
Frangoulis also worked in the professional realm: as Advertising Account Executive for The New York Times-owned daily newspaper, The Tuscaloosa News; Public Relations Director for Judson College; Business Development Director for the University of Alabama’s commercial broadcasting television station, WVUA-TV.
Last year, both Frangoulis and his wife Kristin retired and returned to Belfast. That’s when they discovered BCR, and they now host popular talk shows for the radio station. George’s show is called “The Farmstead Radio Show” and Kristin’s show is called “Poetry by the Bay.”
“George has been a wonderful guest on my sports show,” said “Baby Boomers’ Baseball Show” host, Gerald Murphy. “He may not be the most sports savvy guy I’ve ever met,” Murphy said, “but George Frangoulis, ‘The Golden Greek,’ is one of the best sports I know.”