Serving Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, & Lake Counties
LaFontaine E. Oliver joined WMFE 90.7 public radio for Central Florida as President & General Manager in May 2013. Prior to joining WMFE Oliver served as the General Manager of WEAA-FM in Baltimore, MD for seven years where he successfully increased station funding, listenership and community engagement. He worked in commercial radio as well for more than a decade for companies such as Radio One and XM Satellite Radio. LaFontaine has launched numerous national programs successfully and headed initiatives aimed at increasing service to underserved audiences.
LaFontaine is a native of Washington, DC where he served in a variety of community and broadcast organizations prior to locating to Central Florida. Statewide, he serves as an At-Large officer on the Florida Public Broadcasting Service (FPBS) Board and nationally, he serves on the board of Eastern Region Public Media (ERPM) as Vice Chair.
LaFontaine holds a MBA from the University of Baltimore and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Miami. He has taught broadcast and communications courses at the university level and has served as a consultant on numerous commercial and public media projects.
He is the father of two and resides in Winter Park with his wife, Denise and son, LJ.
“Captain” Chris Hill is Director of Operations for The Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network (A7BN.com), an online digital broadcasting provider based in the Winter Park/Orlando. He oversees production and content for all three stations of A7BN: OLDSKOOL101.com, ROCK100DIZ.com and RHYTHM96.com.
In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of The Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network, Chris is the mastermind of the show “Captain & Company” – a Live morning, topical radio show simulcasted currently in San Fransisco, Denver, Albany NY, Tolouse France and London UK as well as OLDSKOOL101.com and RHYTHM96.com.
The Captain has been in the Brodacast Journalism industry since 1981. Chris has worked on broadcast stations like WOKB, WMIE, Y106, WDIZ, WHTQ, Y102, WA1A and WFLM to name a few. He also is a avid mixologist, and has DJ Grad Night in 1987. Chris also has been a morning show producer for “Joe & Stan”, “Ron & Ron” and Mark Samansky as well. In 2001 he ventured out into the digital media side, and started A7BN.com. When he’s not busy managing A7BN, Chris is active in the region, participating in cultural events such as the Zora!Festival and Jazz In The Gardens as well as covering the Jacksonville Jaguars, Orlando Magic, NASCAR events at Daytona and even broadcasting Orlando Predators games on-line!
A past parliamentarian of the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists, Stuart Doyle has a longstanding career in communications, holding leadership positions within the corporate, nonprofit charitable, higher education and government sectors. Currently, he oversees communications and digital media for Process Governance Consulting Group Inc., an engineering and information technology consulting firm based in Orlando, Fla. Doyle also serves on the Humanities and Communications faculty of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. He joined CFABJ in 1989 while serving as the publicist for the Orlando Sentinel, Central Florida’s largest news medium.
A native of Richmond, Va., Doyle graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in English Language & Literature. His graduate studies include a master’s degree journalism from Temple University and completion of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies’ Media Management & Entrepreneurship fellowship program. Among his honors are local, U.S. regional and international awards for communications excellence presented by the International Association of Business Communicators, and local and state-level awards from the Florida Public Relations Association.
Chester A. “Chet” Glover, a congressional caseworker in the Orlando District office of U.S. Representative Corrine Brown, came to Orlando in the mid-1970’s to escape the snow storms and the cold weather climate of his birthplace, Detroit, Michigan. For almost 20 years Chester worked in a number of media and media related positions, from a news photographer at WDBO-TV, now known as WKMG-TV, Ch. 6, to working as a media aide in the successful 1982 re-election campaign for former Florida Governor Bob Graham, to a staff writer at the Orlando Sentinel for eight years. As a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and a charter member of the local affiliate chapter, the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists (CFABJ), he enjoys traveling around the country visiting Black museums while attending national and regional NABJ conventions and caseworker training. Prior to his position with Congresswoman Brown, he was a District Legislative Assistant to former State Representative Alzo J. Reddick. Now as a congressional caseworker, Chester assists residents who are encountering problems with Medicare, Social Security, immigration, veteran’s affairs, IRS and other federal agencies. He attended Valencia College, Rollins College, Stetson University and the University of Central Florida. He regularly attends Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and is frequently seen motoring around Central Florida in his classic Corvette.