The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) is excited to announce Michael Mallace, the former Advisory Board President for the EVIT Radio/Audio Production program and veteran Phoenix radio broadcaster, as the new General Manager of 88.7 The Pulse (KVIT-FM).
“We are very excited to have Michael Mallace join our EVIT Pulse Team,” said Dana Kuhn, director of instructional programs. “His knowledge, background, ideas and enthusiasm will bring new life to 88.7 The Pulse and support our students in their career journeys. We are very fortunate he has joined us.”
Mallace has led various Phoenix radio groups including Sierra H Broadcasting, Radio Disney, Big City Radio and others for more than thirty years, focusing on creating a people-first culture, developing and growing talent, serving the community, audience growth and maximizing profitability.
Mallace joined EVIT’s Radio/Audio Production program’s advisory board in 2012. He’s a community leader, currently serving on numerous local boards, including the Arizona Broadcasters Association where he was a past chairman, Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s endowment board and Seeds for Autism.
“I have come full circle,” Mallace said. “My career began at my high school radio station. My passion is engaging students and teaching them the skills they need to become exceptional broadcasters. I have been very fortunate in my career through the years and believe in paying it forward by educating the next generation of broadcasters. Having the opportunity to join the extraordinary team and students at EVIT is very gratifying. I could not be more energized!”
One of the premier high school radio stations in the country, 88.7 FM The Pulse, is a community-supported music radio station operated by the staff and students of EVIT. The mission is to provide locally programmed music and content that is in tune with the needs of our communities and partners. In 2021, the John Drury High School Radio Awards, which recognizes excellence in high school broadcasting, named The Pulse the “Best High School Radio Station in America.”
The East Valley Institute of Technology is a public school that offers advanced career training at two central campuses in Mesa – the Main Campus and the Power Campus – and at a branch campus at Apache Junction High School. EVIT students have a 98% graduation rate – more than 20 percentage points higher than the state average – and 2 out of 3 go on to college.