Mary Frandsen

Mary Frandsen

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mary has been a nonprofit professional for 19 years.  Her responsibilities have included programs, operations, and fundraising, with a specialty in grant writing.  Mary taught grant writing and research courses in the Nonprofit Management Master’s Degree program at Worcester State University, of which she is a 2007 graduate.  She was a founding board member of Jericho Road Worcester, now ONE Worcester, which is a nonprofit capacity building organization.  Mary plays clarinet in the Atlantic Wind Symphony, and in a church handbell choir.  In her free time, Mary likes to go walking with her husband, Ted, and dog, Maggie, play bridge, and spend time with friends.  In the fall on Saturdays, you will find Mary cheering on the Penn State football team.  Mary’s email address is mary@audiojournal.org

Jim Grinnell

Jim Grinnell

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Jim has a background in radio.  He started in radio as a broadcaster for his Assumption College radio station, WACR.  As a Marine Corps broadcaster stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Jim hosted AM radio drive time shows and also was the overnight Disc Jockey for a rock and roll show titled Midnight Crossing.  Jim also interned at the now defunct radio station WFNX in Lynn, MA for one year while pursuing his B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University.  Jim has been a volunteer radio reader at Audio Journal for over 8 years.  He started reading Worcester Magazine on Friday mornings and added a second program, An Older Voice, on Monday afternoons a few years ago.  Jim took over the Volunteer Coordination position in February 2018. Jim’s email address is jim@audiojournal.org