Round-Table Episodes 2022

NOTE: Not all meetings from the year are recorded. Some are kept private when discussions have a sensitive topic.

Remotes Refresher

November / Update on remote broadcasting with Sharon Scott and the WXOX team (Louisville, KY). They present on broadcasting from home by setting up a second stream. Find Additional Help @ Remote Set-Up for Community Radio Stations Remote Broadcasting for Community Radio DJs 

Update with Mevo

November / Davyne Dial of WPVM Asheville gives an updated presentation on Mevo. Radio stations can get more followers by using the Mevo camera for streaming.  The Mevo video system enables filming with multiple angles. 

Rivendell Automation

November / Pacifica Network’s David Klann gives a presentation on Rivendell Automation Software.

Keeping Current

September / Our presenters share initiatives and lessons learned in bridging generation gaps and moving into the new media landscapes to keep their stations current and relevant. 

Presentations by: Dave Ashton, KGNU Denver CO,  Sharon Scott, WXOX Louisville KY, Randi Zimmerman, WMNF Tampa FL

No Mess Merchandising

September / Crystal Bunch and Serah Mead from KZMU take us through a tour of, a website that does the work of making and selling your merch. All you have to do is post the link on your website. 

Election Coverage

September / This pivotal midterm election on the future of Congress and other local issues is around the corner in November – a time for community radio to shine. As you know, we hold a weekly network roundtable every Thursday afternoon. This Thursday we are thrilled to offer two presentations on planning and implementing election coverage:

Aileen Alfandary – News Director at KPFA -Pacifica in Berkeley Tom Scherberger – host of WaveMakers at WMNF in Tampa

These presentations are keeping in mind that you may have a news department, or you may not and are finding other avenues for producing coverage. Included are strategies for how to integrate such coverage into your programming.

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Station Playlist Automation

“This presentation uses Station Playlist as just one example of radio station automation software.  There are many choices available, some free and some paid. What I hope to convey is that for stations with lots of programming choices and a large digital music library, station automation can cut way down on the manual labor and most of the available software choices should be very helpful in creating your very own unique station sound. Enjoy.” –Davyne Dial @ WPVM in Asheville, NC

Success in Music Programming

August / Special Panel Discussion.  9 members of our network from many parts of the country share lessons they have learned about producing and/or managing music programming and/or lessons learned about monetizing music programming. We are excited about the great amount of expertise that will be offered! Hear from WMNF, WORT, KKFI, KBBF, KGNU, WERU, KZMU, KZFR, and independent music producers!

Using Music Recordings On-Air

August / Isobel Breheny-Schafer discusses how music is organized at  WUSB at Stony Brook University in New York. She talks about different technologies, policies, and the team that vets all that new music!

How Podcasting Really Works

July / How podcasting really works.  Why podcasting is important for radio stations.  With Joseph McGuire of KSVR in Mount Vernon, WA.

Teen Mentoring with WXOX

July / Join WXOX station manager Sharon Scott and Next Wave Director Max Selby as they share about their summer program for teens.

“At the Next Wave Teen Academy, student DJ’s get hands on experience with the equipment in the ART-FM studio and obtain the FCC training required for FM Broadcasting.”

Pay Volunteers?

June / Group discussion on compensating volunteers for gas mileage, preserving community radio station culture, and how the need for volunteers affects succession planning.

AudioPort for Producers

June / Ursula Ruedenberg and Stephanie Schubert (Pacifica Network) give the basics on the history of AudioPort and how to upload a program.

AudioPort Questionnaire

May / Ursula Ruedenberg of Pacifica Network walks through a questionnaire for AudioPort managers.

KMUD on Volunteering

May / Allison Kolb and Behr discuss their experience recruiting and working with volunteers at KMUD in Redway, CA.

Update on Web Conferencing Sites

May / remote recording apps update and the future use at radio stations / for those who can’t afford telephone hybrids / recording soundbites for news / live recorded interviews / examples of web RTC web apps or remote recording using web apps: Squadcast, Cleanfeed, and Iris etc. With Joseph McGuire of KSVR in Mount Vernon, WA

Connecting with Major Donors

May / Mary Oishi shares her perspective on connecting with major donors.

Mary Oishi was a Development Director at three stations: a community station, a college station, and a hybrid college/community station, from 1996 to 2019. She took the latter station that was routinely in the red, with no reserve funds and no major donors, to a station which balanced the books every year after her first 8 months, and before she retired, had compiled a $100,000 reserve fund and over $1 million promised to its endowment. 

Covering Ukraine

April / Fascinating Account from WOMR Producer Anne Levine who Communicates Regularly with Kraina FM in Ukraine.

A Layman's Approach to Copyright

April / Joseph McGuire of KSVR radio in Mount Vernon, Washington includes a brief history on Copyright and thoughts on Fair Use.

Meeting with board members of the Association of Affiliates

April / Ursula Ruedenberg (Pacifica Network) gives some background on the Pacifica Network Affiliates Unit.

Board members of the AOA Robin Collier (KCEI Taos), Rev Joan Ross (WNUC Detroit), Steve Pierce (WOOC Troy), and Joseph Orozco (KIDE Hoopa) share their vision for the affiliates. They invite station managers to share feedback.

Political Reporting 2

March / Joseph Orozco (KIDE Hoopa, CA)  & Ursula Ruedenberg (Pacifica Network) share their experience and approach to political reporting. We will also have a brief discussion on Ukraine and Russia.

Political Reporting with Lisa Loving

February / Lisa Loving is an award-winning journalist and media activist. As a staff member and volunteer at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, Oregon, she has trained hundreds of everyday people in the tools of independent journalism.

Meet & Greet with Pacifica Foundation Director Stephanie Wells

February / Group discussion

Favorite Local Programs (and AudioPort Programs)

February / Group discussion about favorite programs in Ames, Asheville, Durham, Hoopa and Louisville.

Building an Audience

February /  Group discussion about approaches to building and audience, ways to identify a growing listenership, and underwriting.

Fundraising with WERU

January / Matt Murphy gets in the driver’s seat today to share fundraising approaches from East Orland, Maine. WERU‘s breakdown is 50 percent – membership, 25 percent CPB, 15 percent – underwriting, 8 percent – foundation grants (mostly for special projects), and 2 percent – events and swag.

Donor Software Programs

January / Group discussion. In the first half of the conversation, people share thier experience with managing donor relationships. The software called EveryAction is mentioned. HubSpot is also mentioned. In the second half of the conversation, the Pacifica Network business manager discusses her experience with Little Green Light. We look at Little Green Light’s web page as well as HubSpot’s.