Paul Gluck, manager of the public television and radio station WHYY, is resigning to take over Drexel University's Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, the station said in a staff memo yesterday.
But the man to whom Gluck would report indicated that the announcement of his appointment was premature. Gluck and Drexel do not have a signed contract, said Allen Sabinson, dean of Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
Gluck, who did not return calls left with a WHYY spokesman, also will start a media-consulting business, the WHYY staff memo said.
He will remain until May 25 to finish projects, the memo from Bruce Flamm, chief operating officer, said. No decisions have been made about a replacement, it said.
Gluck, 53, joined WHYY in 1999 and has held his current job since September 2000. He is credited with leading WHYY's ventures into podcasting, video on demand, two digital TV channels, and an HD radio service.
Gluck, a Philadelphia native and Temple University graduate, began his career at CBS3 as a production assistant. After taking a producing job in Baltimore, he returned to Philadelphia in 1988 as news director at NBC10. He rejoined CBS3 in 1991 as executive news editor and was promoted to news director in 1997, a position he held for more than a year.
He also is president of the local chapter of NATAS, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The Rudman Institute was founded by Kal Rudman, publisher of Friday Morning Quarterback, and his wife. It houses Drexel's television station DUTV and production facilities.