Bachelor's degree in literature and philosophy, Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.); Master's degree and Ph.D. in literature and philosophy, University of Colorado Boulder.

Professional Background:
Max Wycisk has been with Colorado Public Radio's flagship station KCFR since 1974, first as an announcer, then program director, and since 1978, president. From 1984 - 1990, Max served on the board of National Public Radio, and he is a past chair of the board of the Station Resource Group. In 1996, Public Radio International gave Max the William H. Kling Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Max grew up in Minnesota and has lived in Colorado with his wife Margaret since 1966. He began working in public radio in the early 1970s, and has served as president of Colorado Public Radio since 1978.

Max has had a life-long interest in the arts, particularly in music and the visual arts.

In his own words ...

Why I got into radio:
Radio is a really effective place for listeners to keep up with the world; learn (on every level – from hearing about new global scientific discoveries to hearing the voices of people who make Colorado the wonderful place it is); and to discover and experience the joys and depths of classical music.

How and why I came to CPR:
In the early 1970s, I was introduced to CPR by a musician friend as I was finishing my Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Colorado.