Paul Maassen

President and General Manager

Maassen, a 29-year radio veteran, led starting the news department that has focused on local news, culture and feature reporting at WWNO, the New Orleans NPR station. He was previously general manager of public radio stations WYSO in Ohio and WNTI in New Jersey.

Maassen received a B.S. from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and an MBA from Centenary College in New Jersey. He lived in Baton Rouge as a child, attending St. Thomas More School.

In addition to his work with WRKF, Maassen serves as general manager at WWNO, New Orleans, dividing his time between both stations. 

Ways to Connect

Jim Engster is returning to WRKF to host new program, Talk Louisiana, weekdays at 9:00 a.m., beginning Monday, March 27. The one-hour show will immediately follow Morning Edition. Talk Louisiana will present interviews with local newsmakers, calls and emails from listeners, and original feature reporting. We are excited to have Jim back. His 30 years of experience in journalism and his knowledge of Louisiana's people, business, and politics are ideal for this type of long form discussion program.