Each year, as part of our fundraising campaign, we invite readers to nominate someone to the Public media honor roll. For a Don of $ 100 or more, you can honor a public media mentor, peer, volunteer, or pioneer – someone who has made a difference to you or to the public media arena. This year, we received 41 applications. This column tells you not only who was named but why. Read the praise and get all the thrills and good vibes that come with genuine appreciation.
The end Thurston briscoe was named to the Honor Roll by Israel Smith, who called Briscoe “a constant voice of encouragement for generations of public media creators, programmers and artists around the world.” Her smile could light up your world, and her knowledge and creativity [were] without Borders.”
Anita bugg of Nashville Public Radio was named by John Barth, who wrote that she has a “foolish work ethic”, “highest integrity” and is “someone who works hard to listen and do things right”.
Phil Hutcheson of Alabama Public TV named his predecessor Roy Clem, who “worked tirelessly to restore public funding to the APT as well as to restore employee morale.” Roy retired in 2019, “leaving APT in good financial health with a group of dedicated employees proud to be part of the APT family.
Terry Clifford and Tom Thomas of SRG were nominated by Erin Moran, who wanted to “honor the many ways over the many years in which they have helped guide, structure, influence and strengthen public media”.
The end Mary cay corr was nominated by her former PBS colleague in North Carolina, Rebekah Radisch, who said Corr “has been an integral part of our educational outreach division, producing a number of K-12 programs, including an award-winning theme series for North Carolina Teens, High School Assembly. Mary Cay has always been generous with her time, ideas, experience and advice. In short, a joy to work with and an ally in the quest for a good job.
Foster Garvey’s Melodie Virtue named her former colleague John crigler, which she described as “a leading advocate for community radio and advocate for public media.”
Me, Julie Drizin, nominated Mariana Dale of KPCC to thank her for her engaging and curious welcome to the Local that Works webinars.
Kliff Kuehl appointed Marie davidson, a supporter and friend of Kansas City PBS.
Duchesne drew of MPR was nominated by Ann Alquist, who wanted to pay tribute to him “because he manages change with style”.
Cynthia Fenneman of American public television remembers Leanne Ka’iulani Ferrer, the late leader of Pacific Islanders in Communication, “for her passion in supporting the Pacific Islanders and other BIPOC producers”.
Vinnie Curren named Sally jo fifer. He wrote: “For 20 years, Sally has been at the helm of ITVS, building the organization, supporting the creators of non-fiction television and creating, organizing and guiding some of the most recognized documentary programs on public television.”
Curren also appointed CPB VP Deb Sanchez on the honor roll. “Deb is a true leader in the field of education. Smart, Respected, Accessible: Deb leads a formidable team at CPB who continue to support stations across the country [as they] provide life-changing educational services, ”he wrote.
Susan harmon of the board of directors of Public Media Co. was appointed by fellow board member John Crigler, who wrote: “It’s hard to think of a major achievement in public radio in which it did not been directly or indirectly involved ”.
Former KNKX News Director Erin hennessey was nominated by Maryanne Zeleznik, who wanted to thank her “for her contributions to public radio and for being a wonderful mentor to me”.
Michel Isip of KQED was nominated by Will Schutte, “for his extraordinary, sincere and visionary leadership”.
Linda O’Bryon named fire Bobbi kennedy, “who retired from South Carolina ETV and South Carolina Public Radio after 49 years. She was a leader in education, community outreach and public service in all meaning of the term.
Emily kwong was named to the Honor Roll by Mollie Kabler, who wrote, “Emily is an extraordinary journalist, currently the host of the NPR ShortWave podcast, who deeply understands the power of storytelling to make our world a better place.
CEO of NPR John lansing was honored by his predecessor Jarl Mohn, “for the constant leadership of NPR in extremely volatile times”.
Guillaume Lund was nominated by Mike Wassenaar, who wrote that his “leadership has supported the growth of KBEM Minneapolis and the development of hundreds of young broadcasters.”
Christina Kuzmych appointed Paul maassen from WWNO / WRFK “for their insightful comments on podcasting and the role NPR can play in uniting the public broadcasting system to capture this market.” … We need a great collective vision.
Deanna mackey, Founder of Public Media Women in Leadership, was nominated by Mike Wallace, who wished to thank her for “her mentorship in my early days in public media … and for her continued inspiration and impact on the system as a whole.”
Mark Fuerst appointed outgoing CEO Tom mara “For the leadership and vision that Tom has shown in developing KEXP into a pioneering world-class music station.” “
Maggie Montgomery, former CEO of KAXE, was appointed by Penny Holcomb. She wrote: “Maggie recently retired after being our General Manager for 24 years. His organizational development began long before that, as a volunteer and board member, but his vision and calm and steady leadership are in large part responsible for the success we enjoy today.
Pioneer of public radio Jack mitchell was nominated by Bill Siemering “for his work as the first executive producer of All things Considered. “
Travis Mitchell of Maryland Public Television was nominated by Ronnie Agnew, who wrote: “In this year of DE&I, Travis has been a tireless advocate for programming that reflects America. His station, state, and historically black colleges and universities have benefited from his efforts. “
Erin Moran and the Public Media Co. were nominated by PMC board member Susan Harmon, who wanted to recognize how PMC is helping “public media organizations nationwide to make strategic business decisions that create impact and service. increased audience ”.
the Volunteer Public media for all Committee was nominated by Deanna Mackey, who wrote: “I am nominating this group to the Honor Roll because they have courageously stepped forward to guide our industry to reflect on where we are and where we could and should be in what concerns inclusion, belonging and living up to the ideals of the Public Broadcasting Act.
Chuck Singleton contributed to Current “In Honor of WFUV News Director, Robin shannon, a tireless mentor for young journalists at WFUV and beyond. Thank you Robin for everything you do!
Michael Marcotte appointed Judith founder, Interim CEO of WMFE in Orlando, “for her dedication to public media journalism – as a reporter, editor, trainer, consultant and manager.”
Wendy turner was nominated by two people: Allison Scholly and Vanessa Davis. Allison wrote that she nominated Wendy “for her leadership at WBEZ, WKSU and General Manager of Ohio Public Radio Stations!” Vanessa said: “She was my first (and best) patron in the world of public radio and taught me the most important lessons of my career.”
In addition to these appointments, Joan Lence appointed Charles Allen; Gary Knell named host of NPR Rachel martin; Paul Haaga named The Oliver Fountain, Managing Director of WYPR and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NPR; Sara Robertson appointed the Public Media Women Leadership Team; Courtney Pledger appointed Beth courtney, Outgoing CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting; Jack Conely named the deceased Susan howarth; Cameron Risher honored Fred (Mr.) Rogers; Debbie Hiott donated in memory of Bill harwell, a longtime KUT host; and Steve Bass named the late Mike soper, former SVP of development at PBS and WETA.
Who is missing from this list? You can always nominate someone to the public media honor roll with a donation of $ 100 or more to Current. If you tell us why you named them, we’ll update this post.