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SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2013 ----  Hyatt Regency ATLANTA
The Content Conversation Continues

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Thursday, September 19 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Evolution of the PD

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The job of the program director is evolving and growing as radio stations expand to new platforms. PRPD has firmly established that the PD is the guardian of the content and "sound" of the radio station and in the digital age, this role expands to become a content responsibility for all the platforms where the audience encounters the station. At small, medium and large stations in the system, some PDs are beginning to embrace this larger content responsibility, and they're finding this brings a mix of opportunities and frustrations. In this session, three PDs from the PRPD Board, who have broad content responsibilities at their stations, will discuss their challenges and successes, how they prioritize their responsibilities and how they have restructured their operations.

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Tanya Ott

Vice President of Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Tanya Ott is Georgia Public Broadcasting’s vice president of Radio. Prior to joining GPB, Ott spent 24 years as an award-winning journalist and news manager at public radio stations in Florida (WUFT-FM/Gainesville), Colorado (Colorado Public Radio/Denver) and Alabama (WBHM-FM/Birmingham). She reported extensively for national and international news organizations including NPR, Marketplace, the British... Read More →

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Christopher Bannon

Vice President, Content Development & Production, WNYC
Chris Bannon is vice president for Content Development and Production at WNYC Radio. He has spent more than 20 years working in public broadcasting in a variety of roles, including membership and development, live radio comedy-variety shows, news, digital media and programming. At WNYC, among other projects, he led the launch of Classical 105.9 WQXR as a public radio station. He currently oversees WNYC’s The Leonard... Read More →
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Tamar Charney

Program Director, Michigan Radio
Tamar Charney has served since 2007 as the program director at Michigan Radio - the state’s largest public radio station - serving over 500,000 listeners. She oversees on-air programming, news, and the station’s online services. Before joining Michigan Radio in 1997 as a newscaster and reporter, Charney was assistant program director at WDET Detroit, a music announcer and producer at WEMU Ypsilanti, and did... Read More →
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Jackie Sauter

Program Director, North Country Public Radio
Jackie Sauter is program director for North Country Public Radio, Canton, New York. One of the station founders, she has extensive experience as an on-air music host, and has also worked in news, fundraising and outreach. During her long tenure, NCPR has grown from a small college-oriented station with limited coverage to a 32-station network that serves all of northern New York State including the 1000... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm
Hanover F/G

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