LaFontaine E. Oliver Biography
LaFontaine E. Oliver
President and General Manager
LaFontaine E. Oliver joined 90.7 WMFE public radio for Central Florida as President & General Manager in May 2013. Prior to joining WMFE Oliver served as the General Manager of WEAA-FM in Baltimore, MD for seven years where he successfully increased station funding, listenership and community engagement. He worked in commercial radio as well for more than a decade for companies such as Radio One and XM Satellite Radio. LaFontaine has launched numerous national programs successfully and headed initiatives aimed at increasing service to underserved audiences. He has taught broadcast and communications courses at the university level and has served as a consultant on numerous commercial and public media projects.
LaFontaine is a native of Washington, DC where he served in a variety of community and broadcast organizations prior to locating to Central Florida. Locally, LaFontaine serves as president of the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists (CFABJ), as a director on the Orlando Shakespeare Theater Board and as a member of the Smithsonian Orlando Host Committee. He also is a volunteer mentor in the Valencia College Promise Take Stock in Children program. Statewide, he serves on the board of the Florida Public Broadcasting Service (FPBS) as vice president. Nationally, he serves as a member director on the NPR Board.
LaFontaine holds a MBA from the University of Baltimore and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Miami.
He is the father of two and resides in Winter Park with his wife, Denise and son, LJ.