The bloodletting that marked Sarah Colmark's first year as general manager of WRR 101.1, the city-run classical music station, has eased in recent months. The resulting decline in revenue, on the other hand, has not.
According to a memo sent to City Council members on August 30, WRR is expected to end the fiscal year with revenues coming in $611,000, or about 25 percent, under budget "primarily due to the sale of commercials being less than planned."
With that, Colmark bids farewell to the incentive pay that was written into her contract. She's not stopping there, however. On Monday, she handed in her resignation.
Colmark has not yet responded to a request for comment. A memo sent to City Council members yesterday says she is staying on until October 1, at which point David Fisher, assistant director of the city's Office of Cultural Affairs, will fill in on an interim basis.
Assistant City Manager Joey Zapata writes that the city will begin its search for Colmark's replacement as soon as possible and that he expects to have the position filled by March 2014.