TIM EMMONS MEMORIAL MENTORING SCHOLARSHIP 2012/2013
Our partner and friend Tim Emmons was a teacher and mentor to many – we honor and continue his legacy by offering the first Tim Emmons Memorial Mentoring Scholarship.
What It Is: Scott Williams and Peter Dominowski (both award-winning PD’s) will work one-on-one with a current or aspiring public radio Program Director for one year. Mentoring will most likely consist of monthly phone calls and a possible on-site visit, but the specifics will depend on the needs of the individual and his/her station. Mentoring will include the major aspects of successful programming, including:
- Program scheduling
- Effective Promotion
- Understanding audience data
- Using research effectively
- The role of multiple-platforms
- Airchecking airstaff
- Dealing with listeners
- Working with staff and management
…and any area that will result in them becoming a more knowledgeable and successful PD!
Eligibility: The scholarship is open to all who are, or aspire to be, a public radio program director.
How to Apply: Application form is online at: http://nonprofitresearchinfo.org/mentoring-scholarship/
Selection Process: The scholarship awardee will be determined by Peter Dominowski and Scott Williams, and our Advisory Committee: Craig Oliver, Principal of Craig Oliver Consulting, and Tamar Charney, Program Director of Michigan Radio.
Deadline: Friday, August 24. The awardee will be announced at the PRPD conference in Las Vegas in September.
Questions: Contact Peter Dominowski at: (719) 541-5374 or Peter@MarketTrendsResearch.com
Peter Dominowski/Scott Williams bios:
- Peter Dominowski was an award-winning PD at commercial classical WFMT, Chicago [NAB Marconi Award], and public radio WMFE, Orlando [Ralph Award].
- He is a founder of PRPD and the original “PD Bee” programming workshops. He served on the Board of the Radio Research Consortium (RRC) for eleven years.
- He has conducted 500+ focus group and survey projects, and national studies including: The Local News Project I & II, the Public Internet Consumer Insight Study [PICIS], and PRPD National Midday Classical Music Research.
- He is President of Market Trends Research, and Managing Partner of Strategic Programming Partners
- Scott Williams has worked in public radio since 1976 when he was named Program Director of KPLU in Tacoma-Seattle. In 1989 he became Program Director of KJZZ in Phoenix and in 1993 Program Director of all-classical KBAQ. All three stations won PRPD awards for best-sounding station.
- Scott has been a trainer for PRPD’s annual PD Workshop since 1979.
- He has been a member of the Radio Research Consortium Board since 2007.
- In 2008, he received the Don Otto Award from ARA and PRPD, presented to “unique individuals whose talents, smarts, and humor have helped move the public radio system forward over the course of their public radio careers.”
- Peter Dominowski & Scott Williams collectively have more than seventy years of programming and research experience. They have given numerous presentations on research, programming, and fund raising to every major public radio national and regional conference.
- They are the creators of Morning Edition Grad School (MEGS), working with nearly 100 stations in 17 MEGS workshops, and increasing audience at more than 75% of these MEGS stations.
Application due no later than August 24, 2012
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