Ed Wenck succeeding Jim Poyser as Nuvo ME

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Nuvo’s long-time managing editor, Jim Poyser, is heading for a new job and will be replaced by former WIBC-FM 93.1 radio personality and author Ed Wenck.

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Poyser is the new executive director of Earth Charter Indiana. He began freelancing for the alternative weekly Nuvo in 1994 and had been managing editor for 13 years.

Earth Charter is a not-for-profit that promotes pro-environmental practices statewide.

Wenck’s shift to Nuvo may surprise radio listeners, but he has a knack for writing. He penned three books, including “Know Your Zombies,” which he co-wrote with IBJ arts and entertainment editor Lou Harry.

Wenck also has contributed to Nuvo previously, including a piece last June about a woman who donated a kidney to her boyfriend.

The former stand-up comedian was co-host of the Wank & O’Brien show at Emmis Communications’ WLHK-FM 97.1 for a number of years and more recently rode the afternoon drive at WIBC. Last March he walked away from the microphone to work in sales for Emmis.

Poyser, a native of South Bend, said his interest in the environment and sustainability were piqued two years ago when Nuvo publisher/editor Kevin McKinney bought Indiana Living Green, of which Poyser was editor.


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