Councilman George Sarantou Appointed to Broadcast Educational Media Commission

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Toledo City Councilman George Sarantou is returning to the Broadcast Educational Media Commission (BEMC) for a four-year term after being appointed by Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

“I am honored to serve on the Broadcast Educational Media Commission for another term,” said At-Large Councilman George Sarantou. “This commission does important work to help promote public radio & television and connect Ohio residents with the best and accurate news of the day.”

Councilman Sarantou is a lifelong supporter of public radio and television. He previously served on the WGTE Public TV - Radio Board of Trustees for 12 years as well as served on the BEMC from 2013-2020 via appointments by former Ohio House Speakers.

The Broadcast Educational Media Commission supports public education broadcasting services in Ohio’s communities. Support includes leadership and programs for public television, school video technology and programming, broadcasting the activities of state government, radio reading services, and more.

The four-year appointment commenced on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 and will end in 2028. His position on the BEMC commission was previously held by the late Todd Baucher of Lancaster, who was completing the term of former Commissioner Steve Black of Cincinnati.