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Monday, September 16
 

12:00pm

Registration Opens
Monday September 16, 2013 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Exhibit Hall
 
Tuesday, September 17
 

7:30am

8:30am

Opening: Sue Gardner / Public Media Futures Forum
Presented in Collaboration with Current & The USC Annenberg Centeron Communication Leadership and Policy

I.  Sue Gardner
will kick off our morning-long examination about how to maintain our public service values while facing an ever more competitive funding and distribution landscape.  Described as "Librarian to the World" and "Mother Teresa of the Internet," Gardner's goal is to give everyone in the world free and easy access to the information they need.  Her alarm at the evolution of the internet led to her decision to leave that post at the end of this year “with the purpose of amplifying the voices of people advocating for the free and open internet.” 

As a seasoned journalist, an astute business strategist, former producer of CBC's As It Happens, leader of CBC.ca and with television and print media experience, Gardner is uniquely qualified to kick off our examination of the quickly changing public radio content development and distribution business model. She embodies the impulses central to the American public radio system.

Voted "Media Game-Changer of 2009" by HuffPost readers and named the world's 70th most powerful woman in 2012 by Forbes, Sue Gardner will reflect on the evolution of media and the internet. 

II.  Forum: 

Nearly every week we hear that some new distribution channel will soon be delivering the very content that was once exclusively available on a public radio station. New technology is expanding audio options. As that happens, program producers are reaching beyond stations, directly to listeners for funding.

Clearly, the much anticipated “disruption” has arrived.  But the fundamental business models that built and sustained public radio have hardly changed. What some call opportunity feels more like an unsustainable burden to many stations, with expanding investments in web, social and mobile media – despite the fact that no one has identified any business model capable of paying for these new services.

Our morning-long session will “put the elephant in the room.” Something about the public radio economy needs to change.

Without exclusivity of content, maybe station carriage fees need to drop? Can stations prosper in a period of direct-to- producer donations—money which may be eroding station member revenues? How can we identify and grow the next generation of large-scale service opportunities that could expand audience, capacity, and revenue? We must seriously begin the conversation now, or outside forces will set the course for all of us.  We may not find solutions to such complex challenges in a few hours,but we can explore the many factors at play and the perspectives of various constituencies who have built the value and respect that public radio has earned.

This session was developed in collaboration with the Public Media Futures Forum, created by The School of Communication at American University and the USC/Annenberg Center for Communications Policy and Leadership, with support from the Wyncote Foundation and Current.


Moderators
avatar for Mark Fuerst

Mark Fuerst

President & Founder, Innovation4Media
Mark Fuerst is president and founder of Innovation4Media (I4M), the first consulting firm to focus exclusively on digital service within public broadcasting. This move into emerging media followed ten successful years as general manager of WXPN, Philadelphia, where he helped to launch the Triple-A music format and The World Café. For over 15 years, I4M has managed 12 major R&D projects involving 150 stations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner

Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation and Forum
Sue Gardner is executive director of Wikimedia Foundation. Described as "Librarian to the World" and "Mother Teresa of the Internet", Gardner's goal is to give everyone in the world free and easy access to the information they need.  Her alarm at the evolution of the internet led to her decision to leave that post at the end of this year.  As a seasoned journalist, an astute business strategist, former... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:30am - 10:15am
Centennial Ballroom I & II

10:00am

Coffee Break
Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Public Media Futures Forum (continues)
Continuation of above session

Moderators
avatar for Mark Fuerst

Mark Fuerst

President & Founder, Innovation4Media
Mark Fuerst is president and founder of Innovation4Media (I4M), the first consulting firm to focus exclusively on digital service within public broadcasting. This move into emerging media followed ten successful years as general manager of WXPN, Philadelphia, where he helped to launch the Triple-A music format and The World Café. For over 15 years, I4M has managed 12 major R&D projects involving 150 stations... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Centennial Ballroom I & II

11:45am

Networking Break
Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:45am - 12:30pm
TBD

12:30pm

Lunch with Gary E. Knell - NPR

Join us for a conversation with NPR president and CEO Gary E. Knell about his vision for the best possible future of public radio. Firing up the discussion will be the inimitable Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR and WNYC’s new hit program Ask Me Another. You’re invited to share observations and ask challenging questions!


Speakers
avatar for Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg

Host, NPR/ Ask Me Another
Ophira Eisenberg is a stand-up comedian, storyteller, author and host of NPR and WNYC's new hit hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia, Ask Me Another. She has been selected as one of New York Magazine’s ‘Top 10 Comics That Funny People Find Funny,’ and performs stand-up in clubs across the US, Canada, and Europe. On television, she has been featured on Comedy Central, VH-1, Fox, E!, Oxygen, and Discovery. Eisenberg's... Read More →
avatar for Gary Knell

Gary Knell

President & CEO, NPR
Gary E. Knell is president and chief executive officer, NPR. Under his leadership, NPR is thriving in a rapidly changing media environment. Since coming to NPR in 2011, Knell has championed the essential partnership between NPR and Member Stations, driven cross-platform journalism and cultural programming, grown NPR’s philanthropic support, and drawn new audiences to NPR's distinct offerings. A strong advocate of... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday September 17, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Centennial Ballroom I & II

2:00pm

Networking Break
Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Exhibit Hall

2:45pm

Building A "Go-Team"
Producer-led innovation is gaining some traction, with a number of stations setting up units designed to tap producers from within to bring forward new ideas that will attract a new audience and bring fresh approaches to format and storytelling. 

Speakers
avatar for Harriett Ells

Harriett Ells

Director of Talk Programs, KCRW
Harriet Ells As director of Talk Programs, Harriet oversees KCRW's arts and culture programs, including The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, The Business with Kim Masters and Good Food with Evan Kleiman. She also oversees the Independent Producer Project, KCRW’s initiative to cultivate and support the work of independent media producers and radio artists. KCRW’s talk programming is at the forefront of its holistic... Read More →
avatar for Anya Grundmann

Anya Grundmann

Director & Executive Producer, NPR Music
Anya Grundmann, director and executive producer of NPR Music, has guided the launch and growth of NPR Music as a premiere award-winning source for music discovery and innovative multiplatform journalism, in close partnership with 13 public radio stations and major NPR news programs. In 2013, Billboard Magazine named her as one of the "Power 100" in the music industry, and Fast Company noted that Grundmann and her... Read More →
avatar for Andi McDaniel

Andi McDaniel

Interactive Strategy and Development Manager, Open Air & Twin Cities Public Television
Andi McDaniel, interactive strategy and development manager for Twin Cities Public Television, heads up TPT's Open Air Initiative, a series of digital content and events focused on making public media as playful, interactive, and collaborative as it is smart. Prior to her current role, McDaniel worked as a multimedia producer for TPT’s Interactive Media team. A graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Hanover E

2:45pm

Commercial Classical is Dead: Long Live Commercial Classical

Commercial classical is almost extinct and public classical stations are in the ascendant. It is a more sustainable funding model, but what about the programming? Some that have always been non- profit may lull themselves into thinking that the decline of commercial classical is an automatic endorsement of the way they are programming. But is it? Join us as we explore classical programming orthodoxies and reconcile them with the best programming practices of formerly commercial classical stations. You’ll learn what they are still doing and why. You’ll also walk away with a list of questions to ask yourself so you can better define what you do and why you do it.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Abramovitz

Matt Abramovitz

Program Director, WQXR
Matt Abramovitz is program director at WQXR and responsible for everything that happens on the air. On any given day, he works with the staff on the daily playlists, hosting, production pieces and specialty shows. Matt caught the broadcasting bug as a high school intern at WBGO in Newark, New Jersey. After managing his college station and taking a slight detour through a history doctoral program, he returned to radio... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Lowe

Bryan Lowe

Program Director, KING-FM
Bryan Lowe has served as program director of Classical KING FM 98.1 since 2005.  Before coming to KING FM in 1979 as an on-air host, Lowe worked at commercials stations in the rock, country, jazz and easy listening formats.  In addition to his work at KING FM as an announcer, Lowe served as concert broadcast host for Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and others... Read More →
avatar for Bill Lueth

Bill Lueth

President KDFC–SF and Vice President, USC Radio-LA, KDFC/KUSC
Bill Lueth is president, KDFC–SF and vice president, USC Radio-LA at KDFC/KUSC. Lueth is a former announcer/PD/ops guy, and one of at least 25 people who claim to have reinvented classical radio.  He was the morning host and program director at Classical KDFC when it became the #1 music station in San Francisco in 1999 and 2000. He started in public radio as a classical host and PD at KUCV–Lincoln... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Hanover C/D

2:45pm

Digital Dilemmas

It’s a big swirling universe of digital platforms out there, and it seems like new social media services are popping up every day. How do we make choices about where to put our focus and content?  What are the new priorities and best practices for public radio? And how can PDs lead the way?


Moderators
LL

Lori Lewis

Digital & Social Media Strategist, Jacobs Media
Lori Lewis is director of digital and social strategies at Jacobs Media. Her radio career spans over 20 years starting out as an on-air talent at high profile stations such as Active Rock WXTB (98ROCK) Tampa, FL, to a decorated program director for stations such as Rock B104 in Baltimore. In 2008, Lewis moved back to her hometown, Green Bay, WI, to serve as multimedia content manager and create a comprehensive digital and social program for... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Hanover A/B

2:45pm

Maximizing Your Program Investment: Curating, Repurposing and Segmentation

Many stations are looking at the idea of segmentation and how it can change their current national/local model. Curating segments into schedules gives stations the ability to shape stories for their local audiences and build their own brands within their communities.  This session will explore how various stations around the country are integrating curated content within their regular programming. We’ll hear from a variety of stations (large and small) about how they approach the idea, why they think it’s important and how they manage the technical aspect of integrating segments into their schedules with little or no resources.  The BBC and PRI will also join the panel to discuss how they’re working closely with stations to provide high quality, daily packages aimed directly at US audiences.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Hoban

Jon Hoban

Chief Content Officer, KJZZ
Jon Hoban is the chief content officer for KJZZ in Phoenix. Hoban has two decades of experience in public media, including leading and developing staff to produce high-quality, innovative content while increasing the listener and member base. During his career, he has created, produced and marketed nationally-syndicated programs. Hoban has led large and small market public media organizations, and has overseen all... Read More →
avatar for Robert Hugh-Jones

Robert Hugh-Jones

Partner Hub Editor, BBC
Robert Hugh-Jones As editor of the BBC’s Partner Production Hub since 2012, Hugh-Jones provides curated BBC content to partner stations around the world. For several years prior, he was managing editor of The Takeaway in New York and PRI’s The World in Boston. He was previously The World’s London editor for the radio show, while pioneering a project to re-version The World’s content for the BBC's... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Merritt

Kathy Merritt

Vice President of Content Strategies and Development, Public Radio International
Kathy Merritt is vice president of Content Strategies and Development for Public Radio International. She identifies new talent, production and business partners in support of PRI’s mission and the growth of its content portfolio. Before joining PRI, Merritt was senior director, Radio Program Investments, at CPB, where she administered the Radio Program Fund. Merritt began her career at WFAE in Charlotte, NC. As... Read More →
avatar for Bill Radke

Bill Radke

Morning Host, KUOW
Bill Radke created and hosted the NPR-distributed humor show Rewind. He also hosted APM's Weekend America and Marketplace Morning Report. Now he's hosting mornings at KUOW-FM Seattle.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Hanover F/G

3:45pm

Travel Break
Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:45pm - 4:00pm
TBD

4:00pm

Technology 2013: PRTS5 ...Unplugged ... Not Just the Data ...

By now, you’ve seen presentations of the Public Radio Tech Surveys. This year at PRPD, we’re doing something different – using key findings of this landmark study as conversation starters in a fast-moving session that covers what the data means and its implications for public radio. Our panel will break down some of the biggest takeaways from PRTS5 and discuss their impact – not just on demographics, but on the changing generational mix that makes up public radio’s past, present, and future.

Find out how listeners connect with their favorite stations using digital technology, how to harness their propensity to share and recommend, and how smartphones – and especially tablets – are changing the way they’re accessing programming.


Speakers
avatar for Fred Jacobs

Fred Jacobs

President, Jacobs Media
Fred Jacobs, president at Jacobs Media, founded the firm in 1983. The company counts Entercom, Greater Media, Cox, Journal, Bonneville, Hubbard, and NPR among its clients, as well as many public radio stations. Jacobs Media advises companies on their digital strategies, and develops mobile applications for radio. Since 2005, Jacobs Media has annually conducted technology surveys for commercial radio. The... Read More →
avatar for Jim McGuinn

Jim McGuinn

Program Director, The Current/MPR
Jim McGuinn is program director, MPR’s The Current. McGuinn joined 89.3 The Current in January 2009 as program director and on-air host, moving to the Twin Cities from Philadelphia and WXPN. Ever since seeing The Clash during his first concert, McGuinn has been hooked on rock 'n' roll – whether he was working on radio programming, playing bass, or teaching university level courses such as "Rock and Roll Cinema and Radio History" at... Read More →
avatar for Todd Mundt

Todd Mundt

Editorial Director, NPR Digital Services
Todd Mundt is editorial director of NPR Digital Services. He's responsible for the editorial direction of the Digital News Training, and working with stations to develop digital news and music strategies. Prior to joining NPR in April 2012, Mundt was vice president and chief content officer at Louisville Public Media, as well as manager/program director of 89.3 WFPL News in Louisville. He has served as content director at Iowa Public Radio, chief... Read More →
avatar for Roxanne Roberts

Roxanne Roberts

Columnist, Washington Post
Roxanne Roberts is co-author of The Washington Post’s Reliable Source column, the paper’s daily chronicle of Washington’s A-listers, powerbrokers and assorted scoundrels. She’s worked as a journalist for 25 years covering White House state dinners, boxing smokers and everything in between. Roberts is one of the original panelists on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Centennial Ballroom I & II

5:00pm

Marketplace Anniversary Reception

Come eat, drink and be merry with some of the cast and crew of Marketplace as public radio’s business program soon celebrates a significant birthday!  2014 marks twenty five years since Marketplace first broke the mold by throwing off the journalistic tradition of dull and ponderous economic and business news.  Marketplace reported not just from Wall Street but about Wall Street.  Marketplace covered not just the numbers, but the narrative behind those numbers and how they affect our daily lives. So what’s next?  Come raise a glass of champagne, enjoy a dessert and find out what’s ahead. 


Speakers
avatar for Kai Ryssdal

Kai Ryssdal

Host, Marketplace
Kai Ryssdal has been the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy, since 2005. He joined American Public Media in 2001 as the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Ryssdal began in public radio as an intern, then became a reporter and finally substitute host for The California Report at KQED, San Francisco. After graduating from Emory University, Ryssdal spent... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hanover C/D

6:00pm

Break
Tuesday September 17, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
TBD

6:30pm

Opening Night Celebration - Welcome Reception

Host stations GPB, WCLK, and WABE welcome you to Atlanta with a hearty dose of southern hospitality! Visit GPB’s state-of-the-art studios for a night of fantastic hors d’oeuvres and drinks while you mix and mingle with colleagues old and new. Kick off this year’s Public Radio Programming Conference in style – they call it HOTlanta for a reason!


Sponsors
avatar for GPB

GPB

Georgia Public Broadcasting
avatar for WABE

WABE

Public Broadcasting Atlanta


Tuesday September 17, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
GPB HQ - Atrium

8:30pm

An Intimate Evening with Lisa Loeb Hosted by On The Strip Radio

Come for the opening reception – stay for a live in-studio performance by Lisa Loeb in GPB’s Studio C. The Grammy-nominated pop star, singer/ songwriter and actress has brought her wit, wacky humor, and sparkling creativity to the page in her first children’s songbook, and will soon launch a new long-form program on OTS Radio. Hear Lisa perform and pick up a copy of her children’s book as well!


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Loeb

Lisa Loeb

Singer/Songwriter
Lisa Anne Loeb is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She launched her career in 1994 with the song, "Stay (I Missed You)” which was included in the film Reality Bites. She was the first artist to have a number one single in the U.S. while not signed to a recording contract. Her five studio CDs include her major label debut, the gold-selling Tails and its follow-up, the Grammy-nominated, gold-selling Firecracker. Loeb has also worked... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
GPB - Studio C
 
Wednesday, September 18
 

7:30am

8:30am

PRPD Membership meeting / Lila King,CNN

Our tradition for the annual meeting of members is to keep it brief... a quick year-in-review and outline of plans for the year ahead.  We'll reveal some improvements in our knowledge services and have time to hear your feedback and questions about PRPD.  The ARA/PRPD Otto Award will round out the meeting before a segue to our keynoter:

Lila King, Director of Social Media for CNN.com will share her insights into the world of social media and user generated content, how public media is doing, and what we might do to further expand the impact of public service media.  A pioneer in user-generated content, King leads CNN’s social media efforts, overseeing the team that works on CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community she launched which now has over one million registered contributors worldwide.  She started her CNN career as a webmaster, putting to use the technical skills she developed as a freelance radio producer who wanted to put her work online.  King reported and produced multimedia stories on both domestic and international topics before moving to her current role. Her team focuses on integrating new technologies into storytelling presentations.  Drawing on this experience, King will share her deep insights into the fast-changing world of social media  - from the perspective of "public radio junkie" who belies the idea that "young people don't listen to radio anymore."  


Moderators
avatar for Todd Mundt

Todd Mundt

Editorial Director, NPR Digital Services
Todd Mundt is editorial director of NPR Digital Services. He's responsible for the editorial direction of the Digital News Training, and working with stations to develop digital news and music strategies. Prior to joining NPR in April 2012, Mundt was vice president and chief content officer at Louisville Public Media, as well as manager/program director of 89.3 WFPL News in Louisville. He has served as content director at Iowa Public Radio, chief... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lila King

Lila King

Senior Director of Social Media, CNN
Lila King is senior director for social news for CNN Worldwide, leading CNN’s social media efforts and overseeing CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community. Her team also focuses on integrating new technologies into storytelling presentations. Since joining CNN.com in 2001, King has produced and reported several multimedia stories on a wide range of topics in domestic and international... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am
Centennial Ballroom I & II

10:00am

Coffee Break
Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Digital Music Rights and Public Media

Many times terrific musical performances that happen in our studios have to be cut out of our archived shows, streams, and podcasts because we lack the necessary rights to keep them. This issue affects anyone who produces live music content but also can include interview shows on news format stations using live or pre-recorded music. Whether you work at a station or are an independent producer, you may unknowingly expose yourself to legal action if you not aware of the issues at play. However, in some situations, you may be able to keep and use the performances. First, we’ll outline the various rights associated with these performances and how to legally distribute them.  Then we will hear how the music program “Soundcheck” has dealt with music rights issues. Plus: You’ll receive short survival guide to navigating scenarios involving digital music use.


Speakers
avatar for Joel Meyer

Joel Meyer

Executive Producer, Soundcheck, New York Public Radio
Joel Meyer is the executive producer of Soundcheck, WNYC’s on-air and online destination for new music, live performances and conversations with artists, critics and tastemakers. Meyer joined the staff in 2007 as a segment producer with occasional on-air roles, began managing the show in 2010 and oversaw Soundcheck’s redevelopment in 2012. Prior to WNYC, Meyer worked in content and technical roles at Air America... Read More →
avatar for Spencer W. Weisbroth

Spencer W. Weisbroth

Weisbroth Law
Spencer W. Weisbroth is a Peabody Award-winning San Francisco attorney. Through his legal practice, Weisbroth Law, he provides businesses (for-profit, non-profit, and social entrepreneurs) with sophisticated legal counsel and strategic business advice on matters including business transactions, formation, governance, structures, relationships & affiliations, business affairs, and intellectual property.  His firm is affiliated with a... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Hanover A/B

10:30am

Public Media's Full Spectrum Storytelling
Two years ago, AIR called out to stations at PRPC to step forward to help incubate new models for storytelling, media craft, and distribution, and work together with AIR and producers to push the envelope to realize a new public media.  This session features Localore station managers and producers.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Brandel

Jennifer Brandel

Senior Producer, Curious City + Interactive, WBEZ
Jennifer Brandel is senior producer and creator of Curious City + Interactive at WBEZ – Chicago Public Media. Curious City is one of 10 projects produced via the Localore initiative from the Association of Independents in Radio. Prior to this position, Brandel worked as a general assignment reporter for WBEZ’s news desk and reported dozens of feature pieces both locally and nationally. She’s also... Read More →
avatar for Anayansi Diaz-Cortes

Anayansi Diaz-Cortes

Producer, Sonic Trace, KCRW
Anayansi Diaz-Cortes is producer at KCRW's Sonic Trace, and an award-winning independent producer for public radio in the US. Last year - as part of AIR's Localore initiative - she moved from New York to Los Angeles to work with KCRW to create the radio documentary and transmedia series, Sonic Trace. Her work has aired on PRI's The World, NPR's All Things Considered, KCRW's To The Point and Unfictional.
avatar for Julia Drapkin

Julia Drapkin

I See Change at KVNF, Lead Producer
Julia Kumari Drapkin is the lead producer of iSeeChange at KVNF in western Colorado, one of ten Localore projects produced by AIR with seed funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She is a radio, television, and multimedia producer with a passion for finding innovative ways to connect people to their environment, particularly online. iSeeChange was born out of over seven years of covering natural... Read More →
avatar for Harriett Ells

Harriett Ells

Director of Talk Programs, KCRW
Harriet Ells As director of Talk Programs, Harriet oversees KCRW's arts and culture programs, including The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, The Business with Kim Masters and Good Food with Evan Kleiman. She also oversees the Independent Producer Project, KCRW’s initiative to cultivate and support the work of independent media producers and radio artists. KCRW’s talk programming is at the forefront of its holistic... Read More →
avatar for Haley Howle

Haley Howle

Producer, KUTX
Haley Howle, producer at KUTX/Austin Music Map, organizes Austin Music Map events and builds relationships with musicians, venues, listeners, fans, and cultural organizations around the city. She also hosts music programs on KUTX and is a producer for Texas Music Matters. Howle landed her first job behind the microphone at age 16 in her hometown of Fredericksburg, Texas, and went on to study mass... Read More →
avatar for Sally Kane

Sally Kane

Executive Director, KVNF Community Radio
Sally Kane, executive director at KVNF Community Radio, has been working in public media for 13 years. She recently moved on from KVNF Community Radio after 10 years at the helm. During her tenure Ms. Kane led a capital campaign for a new facility and launched a local news department. She recently served on the CPB CSG review panel and is actively involved in efforts to build a statewide news collaborative in... Read More →
avatar for Hawk Mendenhall

Hawk Mendenhall

Associate General Manager & Director of Broadcast & Content, KUT & KUTX
Hawk Mendenhall is the associate general manager and director of Broadcast and Content for KUT and KUTX in Austin, Texas. He also oversees KUT’s management of the Cactus Cafe – a historic music venue in the University’s Texas Union. He has been in Austin since early 2001 and once, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, served on the PRPD Board for four years and helped tricked Arthur into taking... Read More →
avatar for Noland Walker

Noland Walker

Executive Editor, AIR
Noland Walker is the executive editor of Localore, an initiative that created groundbreaking collaborative partnerships between AIR, ten public media stations, and 12 lead producers. The assignment: Step forward and develop new models for storytelling, media craft, and distribution while broadening the relationship between public media and the local communities it serves. In his other life, Walker is the Peabody... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Hanover F/G

10:30am

Tech Survey Participant Seminar (investing stations only)

If your station participated in PRTS 5, you’ll want to dive even deeper into the findings to examine the implications for stations like yours. Gain a more personal perspective on this important research in a compelling seminar session created just for you.


Moderators
avatar for Fred Jacobs

Fred Jacobs

President, Jacobs Media
Fred Jacobs, president at Jacobs Media, founded the firm in 1983. The company counts Entercom, Greater Media, Cox, Journal, Bonneville, Hubbard, and NPR among its clients, as well as many public radio stations. Jacobs Media advises companies on their digital strategies, and develops mobile applications for radio. Since 2005, Jacobs Media has annually conducted technology surveys for commercial radio. The... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Learning Center

10:30am

The New Role of the PD in Successful Fundraising

On-air fundraising is changing. These days, listeners have more options to access our content while avoiding our asks. Some core listeners are spending less time listening. Crowd-funding and other online initiatives may be impacting the general fundraising culture and the expectations of our listeners. Meanwhile, new fundraising strategies, including sustainer campaigns, are influencing the sound and rhythm of our on-air drives in both positive and negative ways. And many of us are puzzling about the best ways to coordinate our evolving fundraising efforts on digital platforms with what we should be doing on the air. This session explores the PD's leadership role in improving the sound and effectiveness of our fundraising on all platforms, our changing relationship with listeners and givers, techniques to reduce on-air fundraising minutes and retain listeners, and effective year-round on-air acquisition as a key strategy to limit on-air fundraising.


Speakers
avatar for Barbara Appleby

Barbara Appleby

Partner, Appleby Arganbright
Barbara Appleby is co-founder and partner in Appleby Arganbright Sustainable Revenue Solutions and a fundraising veteran of more than 20 years. Her professional public media experience ranges from leadership positions with NPR, Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media to consulting roles with numerous public radio stations, Audience Research Analysis and Public Radio Capital. In partnering with longtime... Read More →
avatar for Valerie Arganbright

Valerie Arganbright

Partner, Appleby Arganbright
Valerie Arganbright, co-founder and partner of Appleby Arganbright Sustainable Revenue Solutions, is recognized as one of the leading sustaining member program experts in the industry. She has championed the effort to create sustainable revenue programs in public media and other non-profits for several years.  As the director of Membership at MPR, she launched and managed one of the most comprehensive and successful sustaining member... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:45am
Hanover C/D

11:45am

Travel Break
Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:45am - 12:00am
TBD

12:00pm

Lunch: Celebrate Good Times: PRI’s 30th Birthday
In celebration of our 30th birthday, we’re throwing a party to thank YOU – the people and stations that make our work possible. Alisa Miller, President and CEO of PRI, will highlight memorable milestones in our shared history - moments of station partnership and innovation that have spawned meaningful stories, services and structures for public media. From pioneering programming to groundbreaking entities, there's much to celebrate together. And did we mention there will be cake?


Speakers
avatar for Alisa Miller

Alisa Miller

President & CEO, Public Radio International
Alisa Miller, president and chief executive officer of PRI, was the first woman to head a public radio network. Miller is a business builder, innovator and creator. Under her auspices, PRI partners with companies such as Apple, BBC, The New York Times, CBC and Flipboard. Prior to joining PRI, she served as an executive in strategic alliances for Sesame Workshop and in business development for SesameStreet.com. She is a lifetime member of the... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Centennial Ballroom I & II

1:30pm

Networking
Wednesday September 18, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
TBD

1:30pm

NEWS/TALK Meeting

This year's meeting will center on a discussion of current issues for news and information stations in all sizes of markets. We'll share efforts underway at your stations and, In light of so many stations making changes in middays, trends in that daypart.  The meeting includes some presentations including the following, with ample time for discussion throughout.

1) An update from RRC on current audience trends. Five years ago SRG and CPB challenged the public radio system to grow the audience on all platforms, especially radio, for which listening was flat after many years of growth.  Now that we are through the transition to PPM, how are we doing? Are we growing the audience?  Discussion will follow.

2)  Two of the top system researchers will give an update on how the latest, PPM-informed knowledge enhances our understanding of listener behavior.  With 3 full years of PPM in most major markets we can now more precisely see how listening  actually works, especially in listening occasions and durations. They'll provide insight into how Program & Content Directors, can use this knowledge to better serve our listeners. we'll particularly look at listening patterns in that depart. Again, discussion following.

Be on time as there's lots to cover!


Moderators
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avatar for Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen

Program Director, KUOW
Jeff Hansen, program director at KUOW since 2000, is a Minnesota native whose public broadcasting career spans 32 years. He holds a BA in sociology from Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin. Jeff has also served as program director at KERA in Dallas, KPFT in Houston, and WERU in Blue Hill Falls, Maine. He started his career in public radio in Madison, WI as a talk show host/producer at both WORT and Wisconsin Public... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Bailey

George Bailey

President, Walrus Research
George Bailey is president at Walrus Research, an independent audience research firm with an established record of quantitative and qualitative projects for public radio stations, national producers and networks. His non-proprietary publications for major research projects include Grow The Audience, Audience 2010, NPR’s Local News Initiative and all of the PRPD Core Values studies. All are available for download.
avatar for Craig Oliver

Craig Oliver

Public Radio Consultant
Craig Oliver is an audience research and programming consultant for public radio. He manages the Benchmarks for Public Radio Fundraising project for Greater Public (formerly DEI), in which fundraising revenue and audience metrics are merged for a unique perspective on giving. As audience research consultant to PRI, Oliver is the person who figures out how many people listen to national programs. He also analyzes research... Read More →
avatar for Dave Sullivan

Dave Sullivan

Manager of PPM Client Services, Radio Research Consortium
Dave Sullivan is now in his sixth year as RRC's manager of PPM Client Services, assisting non-commercial radio stations in the top-50 markets with their audience research. Sullivan served as senior training specialist at Arbitron from 2000 to 2007 and his background in radio also includes sales experience with WWMX-FM and WBAL-AM in Baltimore, MD, as well as underwriting experience with WTMD-FM in Baltimore, MD... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Hanover C/D

3:30pm

Networking Break
Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
TBD

3:30pm

CLASSICAL Format Group

This year’s gathering of classical colleagues will be devoted to a single, overarching theme: How can stations, networks, and public media service organizations work together to strengthen classical music radio?   Classical music is public radio’s most successful music format, dominating both all-music and news-music mixed- formats, yet it remains poorly represented in the national arena. In this session, we’ll “report out” on “The Houston Summit,” a May 2013 gathering of classical stations and interested parties that asked the hard questions and took a clear-eyed look at the state of the classical music radio industry, as well as its relations with funding, content, service, and research organizations both inside and outside of public media. We promise a lively and robust discussion.

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Tom Thomas

Tom Thomas

Co-CEO, Station Resource Group
Tom Thomas is co-CEO at Station Resource Group, an alliance of leading public radio stations focused on strategy, policy, and innovation. He has inspired advances across almost every aspect of public media at both local and national levels. He has shaped key policies at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, NPR, the FCC, and in Congress. He helped design and launch PRX: The Public Radio Exchange and Public Radio... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for St.John Flynn

St.John Flynn

Program Director, Classical 91.7/Houston Public Media
St.John Flynn is program director at Classical 91.7/Houston Public Media. Born and raised in the U.K., St.John came to the U.S. in 1986 to attend graduate school at the University of Georgia.  He arrived in Houston, TX, in 2008 to take the position of program director, Classical at KUHF/88.7FM, then a dual format station.  Houston Public Radio acquired a second FM signal in 2011 and he developed... Read More →
avatar for Graham Parker

Graham Parker

General Manager and Vice President, WQXR
Graham Parker is the general manager and vice president of WQXR, the most listened to classical station in the country and New York’s only all-classical station. Over the past two years, Parker has overseen and implemented an ambitious growth plan that puts WQXR front and center in New York’s thriving classical music scene. During Parker’s tenure, WQXR has launched a new national series, Carnegie... Read More →
avatar for Ben Roe

Ben Roe

Managing Director, WGBH/WCRB
Benjamin K. Roe is managing director, Classical Services at WGBH/WCRB, in Boston. Roe guides the overall classical strategy for WGBH, including programming, live performances, special events, videos, podcasts, apps, and its five online classical channels, all under the umbrella of WCRB Classical New England. He has a three-decade career in public media, including 20 years at NPR. A Grammy-Award winning producer... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Hanover A/B

3:30pm

JAZZ Format Group

What are jazz stations doing that is making a difference online? How are stations connecting the on-air and online relationship? And...How are you maximizing the resources you have to program and distribute content to both areas?  Share your success stories and hard lessons with your fellow jazz programmers in these and other aspects of your jazz services. 


Moderators
avatar for Joey Cohn

Joey Cohn

Direct of Content/Assistant General Manager, KPLU & Jazz 24
Joey Cohn Joey Cohn is assistant general manager and director of Content at KPLU & Jazz24. Joey oversees all local news and music programming, production, promotions and marketing at KPLU where he has worked for over 20 years. Under Cohn’s leadership KPLU has won numerous national awards including the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Marconi Jazz Station of the Year Award. KPLU is Cohn’s third NPR station. Previously he was with... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Hanover E

3:30pm

TRIPLE-A Format Group
Moderators
avatar for Abby Goldstein

Abby Goldstein

General Manager, WYEP
Abby Goldstein, general manager at WYEP 91.3 Pittsburgh, began her career in public radio in 1986 at KVLU in Beaumont, Texas, where she also worked in television, advertising and commercial radio. She moved to KERA in Dallas in 1989, and hosted Afternoon Music as the Triple-A format evolved nationwide. Goldstein worked at KERA until 1995, then developed her skills at various other  stations including 93.3 The... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Chicago A/B

4:00pm

AIR @25 Mingle (all welcome)

Emcee Glynn Washington welcomes all to this celebration of AIR's silver anniversary.  Keynote speaker Torey Malatia, AIR's founders, VIP guests, with Executive Director Sue Schardt and President David Freedman welcome producers and stations managers to "mingle" and share the story of public media’s creative culture and the vision for what lies ahead.  


Speakers
avatar for Sue Schardt

Sue Schardt

Executive Director, AIR
Sue Schardt is executive director at AIR. Schardt assumed leadership of AIR’s 960 strong producer-network in 2007 and presents frequently on media-technology including 2012 Features “Think Tank” in Leipzig, NEA’s National Council, FCC’s Future of Media in the Digital Age, and Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s Co-Creative Communities: Forum and Lab in Melbourne. She is... Read More →
avatar for Glynn Washington

Glynn Washington

Host and Executive Producer, Snap Judgement
Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment. Before launching the NPR / PRX Snap Judgment radio show nationwide, Washington worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot-stomper. He composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hanover F/G

5:30pm

PRI's After Party
With PRI, the party never stops. So we assembled the most exciting trio of midday talent to celebrate with YOU: the people who make public radio a success every day. Have fun and mingle with hosts Jian Ghomeshi, John Hockenberry and Marco Werman over drinks and hors d’oeuvers. Let them energize you for the night ahead!

Speakers
avatar for John Hockenberry

John Hockenberry

Host, WNYC/The Takeaway
John Hockenberry The Takeaway continues Hockenberry’s return to his roots in public radio— where he was one of the medium’s original innovators — after 15 years in network and cable television. During his time at ABC and NBC, he earned four Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Casey Medal. Hockenberry has also been recognized for his pioneering online content, hosts the award-winning public... Read More →
avatar for Marco Werman

Marco Werman

Host/Senior Producer, WGBH/The World
Marco Werman is the fulltime host/senior producer of PRI’s The World, and he oversees production of the program's daily Global Hit segment. Werman has been working in journalism since he was copy boy at the News and Observer  in Raleigh, N.C. He discovered radio journalism by freelancing for two years just north of Togo in Burkina Faso for the BBC World Service, where he later worked as a producer. In 1990, he launched a station in the... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hanover C/D

7:00pm

APM Presents Garrison Keillor

American Public Media invites you to join us for an evening with Garrison Keillor at PRPD. The public radio veteran will share his thoughts on A Prairie Home Companion, public radio and other musings from his nearly 40 years delighting audiences. Mics will be open for a question and answer session. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Speakers
avatar for Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor

Host, A Prairie Home Companion
Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, MN, and began his career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota. He went to work for MPR in 1969, and in 1974 hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul. Today, some four million listeners on more than 600 stations tune in to the show each week. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Centennial Hall I - II

8:30pm

An Evening at the World of Coca Cola

Have a Coke and a smile with the networks and PRPD! One of Atlanta’s premier attractions, the World of Coca-Cola celebrates the history of the world’s most famous soft drink. Get closer than ever before to the vault containing the secret recipe, see the fully-functioning bottling line, view more than 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts, and tantalize your taste buds with tempting desserts and more than 60 beverages from around the globe!



Wednesday September 18, 2013 8:30pm - 11:00pm
World of Coca Cola
 
Thursday, September 19
 

8:30am

9:00am

The New Face of Public Media, Pat Harrison, CPB

With a multi-year focus on Digital, Diversity and Dialogue, CPB has supported programming that is bringing a new face to public radio. Through Localore, The Takeaway, Snap Judgment, State of the Re:Union, Code Switch, and KPCC’s One Nation Media Project, new voices are emerging that build on and extend the reach of our traditional core audience. Join CPB president and CEO Patricia Harrison for a panel discussion with leaders who are helping to shape the diverse look and sound of public media.


Moderators
avatar for Patricia de Stacy Harrison

Patricia de Stacy Harrison

President & CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
The Honorable Patricia de Stacy Harrison is president and chief executive officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the leading funder of public radio and public television programming for the American people.  Under her leadership, Ms. Harrison has strengthened public service media through the strategic focus of CPB investments in three important areas:  innovation and technology; local... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Clendenin

Lynne Clendenin

Vice President, Radio Programming, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Lynne Clendenin is vice president of Programming (Radio / Television) for OPB. She is also co-host for OPB TV's Oregon Art Beat and station manager for KMHD Jazz Radio. She is a critical member of a team strategically leading successful radio and television networks toward a multimedia environment for news, information, public affairs and entertainment. Clendenin’s previous roles at OPB include producer and... Read More →
avatar for Deanna Mackey

Deanna Mackey

Station Manager, KPBS, KPBS
Deanna Martin Mackey is station manager for KPBS, serving as COO and managing station strategy and staff in departments ranging from content/Interactive to fundraising to engineering. Mackey has worked at KPBS since 1990, in positions including editor of On Air magazine and director of public information. Prior to becoming station manager, Mackey spent 10 years as associate general manager for marketing, education... Read More →
avatar for Sue Schardt

Sue Schardt

Executive Director, AIR
Sue Schardt is executive director at AIR. Schardt assumed leadership of AIR’s 960 strong producer-network in 2007 and presents frequently on media-technology including 2012 Features “Think Tank” in Leipzig, NEA’s National Council, FCC’s Future of Media in the Digital Age, and Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s Co-Creative Communities: Forum and Lab in Melbourne. She is... Read More →
avatar for Laura Walker

Laura Walker

President & CEO, New York Public Radio
Laura R. Walker is President and CEO of New York Public Radio (NYPR), comprised of WNYC-FM, WNYC-AM, WQXR, WQXW, New Jersey Public Radio, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and a variety of digital properties.  During her tenure, NYPR has been honored with seven George Foster Peabody Awards, two Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Awards and developed groundbreaking programs like Radiolab and The Takeaway.  In 2008, Ms. Walker... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Centennial Ballroom I & II

10:00am

Coffee Break
Thursday September 19, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Networking Break
Thursday September 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:00am
TBD

11:00am

Walking the Line Between Audience & Mission for Triple A Stations

Public radio contemporary music stations walk the line between the need to grow audience in a competitive environment and the idea that we seek to achieve a mission to enrich our communities.  If we focus strictly on growing audience, we can lose sight of our mission.  But if we focus strictly on our mission, we run the risk of stagnating and losing sight of our own growth potential.  Despite our best efforts to accomplish both, sometimes these two goals seem at odds with each other.  In this session, we’ll explore ways in which ratings and community service successfully co-exist.


Moderators
avatar for Mike Henry

Mike Henry

Chief Executive Officer, Paragon
Mike Henry is chief executive officer of media consulting firm Paragon and a partner in Media Mechanics, a 2012 Peabody Award winner. Henry has over 30 years experience working in and for public radio stations.  His radio career began in 1979 at college radio WUOG-FM in Athens, Georgia.  Since then, his public radio consulting has included NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Abuzzahab

Mark Abuzzahab

Program Director, KKXT
Mark Abuzzahab is program director for KXT 91.7 FM. Before joining KXT in June 2011, he was music director at KGSR in Austin. Abuzzahab has also held the position of music director at KBCO in Denver, WNCS in Burlington, Vermont and WOXY in Cincinnati, Ohio. In Minneapolis, he was an on-air personality at both KTCZ and KREV (REV-105). Abuzzahab is the recipient of notable industry awards such as FMQB’s 2008 and 2011 Triple-A Music Director... Read More →
avatar for Rita Houston

Rita Houston

Program Director, WFUV
Rita Houston, program director at WFUV, is a nationally recognized tastemaker filled with a broad knowledge and passion for music. She shapes the musical direction of WFUV's acclaimed and unique music format. Firmly based in the greatest city in the world, Houston's music mix brings 'rock for grownups' diversity to the left end of the New York radio dial. Well-known for her rapport with artists, Houston books the... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:15am
Hanover E

11:00am

CLASSICAL Format Part II

Whatever their individual successes, and in stark contrast to the impressive support infrastructure that has blossomed around the news-and-information format in public media, classical stations have largely gone it alone, with few opportunities to share knowledge, content, or resources. But is that a problem of supply – or of demand?  We’ll continue the conversation begun the day before about charting a new course of communication in the classical arena, touching both “big picture” strategy and advocacy, as well as on nut-and-bolts issues as audience and programming research, digital rights-and-asset management, and best practices in such areas as fundraising, marketing, and community engagement. 

 (See  Part 1: Wednesday 3:30 Session)


Moderators
avatar for Tom Thomas

Tom Thomas

Co-CEO, Station Resource Group
Tom Thomas is co-CEO at Station Resource Group, an alliance of leading public radio stations focused on strategy, policy, and innovation. He has inspired advances across almost every aspect of public media at both local and national levels. He has shaped key policies at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, NPR, the FCC, and in Congress. He helped design and launch PRX: The Public Radio Exchange and Public Radio... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for St.John Flynn

St.John Flynn

Program Director, Classical 91.7/Houston Public Media
St.John Flynn is program director at Classical 91.7/Houston Public Media. Born and raised in the U.K., St.John came to the U.S. in 1986 to attend graduate school at the University of Georgia.  He arrived in Houston, TX, in 2008 to take the position of program director, Classical at KUHF/88.7FM, then a dual format station.  Houston Public Radio acquired a second FM signal in 2011 and he developed... Read More →
avatar for Graham Parker

Graham Parker

General Manager and Vice President, WQXR
Graham Parker is the general manager and vice president of WQXR, the most listened to classical station in the country and New York’s only all-classical station. Over the past two years, Parker has overseen and implemented an ambitious growth plan that puts WQXR front and center in New York’s thriving classical music scene. During Parker’s tenure, WQXR has launched a new national series, Carnegie... Read More →
avatar for Ben Roe

Ben Roe

Managing Director, WGBH/WCRB
Benjamin K. Roe is managing director, Classical Services at WGBH/WCRB, in Boston. Roe guides the overall classical strategy for WGBH, including programming, live performances, special events, videos, podcasts, apps, and its five online classical channels, all under the umbrella of WCRB Classical New England. He has a three-decade career in public media, including 20 years at NPR. A Grammy-Award winning producer... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm
Hanover A/B

11:00am

Evolution of the PD

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.


Moderators
avatar for Tanya Ott

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bannon

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 →
avatar for Tamar Charney

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 →
avatar for Jackie Sauter

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

11:00am

Story First Tech

MIT’s Sherry Turkle contends “we’re letting technology take us places that we don't want to go.”  Those of us in the public media business grapple with how to let storytellers lead technology rather than the other way around.  In fact, there are groups working with intention to create tools to serve the needs of storytellers.  How do producer-first technologists approach their design work, and what do they see on the horizon?  


Moderators
avatar for Rekha Murthy

Rekha Murthy

Director of Projects + Partnership, PRX
Rekha Murthy, director of Projects + Partnerships at PRX, finds innovative ways for stations and producers to reach audiences and earn revenue. Murthy runs PRX’s Outside Purchaser program, where she forges new distribution channels for producers’ work. As part of PRX's award-winning Apps team, Murthy has helped set new standards for public media's mobile strategy and adoption with apps including the Public Radio Player, This... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nick Dunkerly

Nick Dunkerly

Creative Director & Founder, Hindenburg Systems
Nick Dunkerley is creative director and co-founder of Hindenburg Systems. With a background in journalism and sound engineering at DR (Danish National Broadcasting Corporation), Dunkerley has more than 15 years experience in public radio broadcasting. Before co-founding Hindenburg Systems, he worked as a consultant for community radio stations in Zambia. Dunkerley is a qualified sound engineer from DR and has a BA in journalism from the Danish... Read More →
avatar for Misha Leybovich

Misha Leybovich

Founder & CEO, Meograph
Misha Leybovich is the founder and chief executive officer of Meograph, the easiest way to create interactive multimedia stories. Prior, he consulted with McKinsey & Company in Atlanta and Shanghai. While at MIT, he earned masters degrees in both aerospace engineering and technology and policy, and did research at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University. At UC Berkeley, he earned his BS in engineering... Read More →
avatar for Anne Wootton

Anne Wootton

Co-founder, Pop-Up Archive
Anne Wootton is co-founder at Pop Up Archive, a lightweight web-based system that makes audio searchable. We’re building an archive of sound from journalists, oral history collections, and media organizations from around the world. Anne has worked with independent producers The Kitchen Sisters and national grant agencies to identify preservation and access opportunities for independent radio. She holds a... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm
Learning Center

12:15pm

Travel Break
Thursday September 19, 2013 12:15pm - 12:30pm
TBD

12:30pm

Lunch: Living the Story with BBC World Service’s Tim Franks

In effort to connect and engage more deeply with today’s audiences, BBC World Service recently undertook the  process of developing their new brand positioning statement: Live the Story.  Live the Story is far more than a marketing campaign—it is a guidepost for their reporting and sound as they aim to place listeners at the heart of every event.  And, with journalists in more places than any other international news broadcaster, they are uniquely positioned to do so because they don't go to where stories happen, they're already there.

As anchor of BBC World Service's leading current affairs program Newshour, Tim Franks is situated in the hub of the world’s newsroom.  He will be joined by Steve Titherington, Senior Commissioning Editor, as they share how embracing Live the Story has changed their work and what it means for their journalists and audiences around the globe.

Join us as we Live the Story.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Franks

Tim Franks

Anchor, BBC World Service
Tim Franks anchors BBC World Service's leading international current affairs program Newshour, which broadcasts globally and on a range of public radio stations in the U.S. Until 2010, Tim was an award-winning foreign correspondent for the BBC. For three years, he was the BBC's Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem.  He spent five years prior to that as the BBC's Europe correspondent, based in Brussels, and reporting across the... Read More →
avatar for Steve Titherington

Steve Titherington

Senior Commissioning Editor for Global News/Program Director, BBC World Service in English
Stephen Titherington is senior commissioning editor for global news, and program director for the BBC World Service in English - a global station with over 40 million listeners. He oversees the network’s response to breaking news and introduces new programs and approaches. Previously he was senior editor in the World Service News and Current Affairs department overseeing award-winning coverage of leadership in Russia and China and elections... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Centennial Ballroom I & II

2:00pm

Beverage Break
Thursday September 19, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Hall

2:30pm

Champagne Programming on a Beer Budget

Limited resources need not keep stations from improving programming, promotion, and air sound.  We'll start from the progress one station has made in six months and what remains to be done. What has changed in the first six months after a veteran public radio programmer (and PRPD co-founder) took over a station with limited staff, resources, and budget. How has existing staff adapted? Whether your station is large or small or if you are a programmer or manager, you'll take away ideas you can implement.


Speakers
avatar for Katy Anderson

Katy Anderson

Operations Manager, WBOI
Katy Anderson, operations manager at 89.1 WBOI, joined Northeast Indiana Public Radio in 2011. Though her interests and background in non-profits and public policy were what initially brought her to NIPR, she found herself drawn to public radio programming and audience research. Anderson rose quickly in the organization and began managing operations and programming for 89.1 WBOI and its classical sister station, 94.1... Read More →
avatar for Peter Dominowski

Peter Dominowski

President & General Manager, WBOI
Peter Dominowski, president and general manager of WBOI, is a co-founder of PRPD, the original ‘PD Bee’ programming workshops, and the MEGS/JMEGS workshops. He’s worked with 100+ stations as a researcher, consultant, and trainer, and has conducted more than 500 surveys and focus groups nationwide. Dominowski has won national recognition as a programmer in both public and commercial radio, and was the 2012 recipient of the Don... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Hanover A/B

2:30pm

Getting to Yes, The Art of The Perfect Pitch

Step into the void between “yes” and “no” as our stellar editors mix it up with brave story pitchers.  Together, they pull back the veil on one of the most important and difficult skills every producer needs to master: selling a story to an editor. 


Moderators
avatar for Ann Heppermann

Ann Heppermann

Producer, AIR
Ann Heppermann is an independent producer and Professor of Radio at Sarah Lawrence College. She is a Brooklyn-based, independent radio/multimedia documentary producer and educator whose work has aired on numerous public radio stations, including: This American Life, Radiolab, Studio 360, Marketplace and many others.  A Peabody Award-winning producer, she also has received awards from the Associated... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Haas

John Haas

Editor, Marketplace/American Public Media
John Haas, editor at Marketplace/APM, has over 15 years of public radio experience.  He's currently the acting senior producer of the Marketplace Morning Report, but spent 4 years as Marketplace's editor for station and freelance reporters.  John previously worked as senior producer of the foreign affairs program America Abroad hosted by Ray Suarez.  Before that, Haas was an associate editor for... Read More →
avatar for David Krasnow

David Krasnow

Senior Editor, Studio 360
David Krasnow has been the senior editor of Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen since 2006. He joined the staff after many years in print media as an editor and writer, covering music, design, American history, land use, science, and health care. He has written for Artforum, The Village Voice, Jazz Times, Metropolis, The New York Observer, The Wire, and other publications, and remains a contributing editor for Bomb. He taught radio writing at... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Mullane

Nancy Mullane

Executive Producer, Life of the Law
Nancy Mullane is executive producer of Life of the Law. Her breaking stories on This American Life, NPR and Marketplace exposed a nationwide breast milk scam, the army's under-reporting of soldiers going AWOL during the Iraq War, the mortgage industry's free flow of home loans to undocumented immigrants, and the 20-year impact of California’s Prop 89 authorizing the governor to reverse parole for lifers... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Hanover E

2:30pm

Mobile Digital Audio

Pandora and Spotify have already changed the world public radio music stations live in. Now, thanks to ever-smarter smart phones and that Connected Car in the driveway, news and information stations face an audience trained to enjoy—and expect—an on-demand, customizable service. How will this impact the stories we tell, the services we provide, the loyalty of our current audience and our own opportunities to grown and evolve? We’ll explore possible implications of this unstoppable disruption with three panelists from the worlds of content creation, distribution and programming. 


Moderators
avatar for Christopher Bannon

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 →

Speakers
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Phil Redo

General Manager, WGBH
Phil Redo is general manager for WGBH Radio, Boston – over News/Talk WGBH, News/Talk WCAI (Cape Cod ) and Classical WCRB. He oversees local editorial contributions to WGBH co-productions, including PRI’s The World and The Takeaway. Local television programs, Greater Boston with Emily Rooney and Basic Black, also report to him. His 35-year public and commercial career includes running major... Read More →
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Jake Shapiro

Chief Executive Officer, PRX
Jake Shapiro is founding chief executive officer of PRX - an award-winning nonprofit whose mission is to harness technology to bring significant stories to millions of people. Since its launch in 2003, PRX has been a leader and innovator in public media: pioneering distribution models, developing signature shows, and creating cutting-edge mobile apps. In 2012 Shapiro helped found Matter Ventures – a for-profit... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Hanover F/G

2:30pm

Using News Personas for Strategy and Design

There are a gazillion places to go for news, so why do people choose our on-air or online services? How do we or don’t we fit into people's media diets? To get a handle on these questions NPR Audience Insight & Research and Digital Services launched a multi-platform study in 2013 to gain more insight into our news consumers.  In this session, we will profile the different news consumer segments and highlight audience opportunities for the future. This session will show how these archetypes or profiles of our audience ‘types’ can be used to inform station strategy for both broadcast and digital.


Speakers
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Lori Kaplan

Director, Audience Insight & Research, NPR
Lori Kaplan is director, Audience Insight & Research at NPR, and has provided strategic recommendations to all areas of NPR’s operations since 1997. Since arriving, Kaplan has played a critical role in developing pricing models. She launched NPR’s audience advisory panel that allows for immediate feedback public media questions, and is involved in the development of digital products and measurement... Read More →
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Steve Mulder

Director, User Experience & Analytics, NPR
Steve Mulder is director of User Experience & Analytics at NPR Digital Services, where he supports NPR stations across the country in online audience growth and engagement. Through his expertise in digital strategy, design, usability, and business intelligence, he delivers products, services, and consulting that help stations become as powerful online as they are on air. Recently, he's been focused on creating a new... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Hanover C/D

3:45pm

Travel Break
Thursday September 19, 2013 3:45pm - 4:00pm
TBD

4:00pm

Benediction 2.0: The Kitchen Sisters

In a new approach to our closing session, the Sisters will apply their special magic to a closing that’s more than just a speech.  We’re calling this “Benediction 2.0” and guarantee that, with the acclaimed production skills of these public radio icons and a record of telling compelling stories through the voices of others, this will be an event you won’t want to miss. 


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The Kitchen Sisters

The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva, are known for their nationwide collaborations that bring thousands of listeners into the public media storytelling process. They are producers of the duPont-Columbia Award-winning NPR series Hidden Kitchens; two Peabody Award-winning NPR collaborations, Lost & Found Sound and The Sonic Memorial Project; and the NPR series, The Hidden World of Girls... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Centennial Ballroom I & II