Round-Table Meetings 2023

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

Loudness Units Full Scale

December / Robin Collier of KCEI in Taos, NM leads a discussion on the importance of uniform sound levels, or Loudness Units Full Scale (LUFS).

Adobe Podcast Tools & Dynamic Range

November / with Joseph McGuire of KSVR in Mount Vernon, WA.

Pacifica Network Updates 2023

October / Network Manager Ursula Ruedenberg & Operations Coordinator Stephanie Schubert talk about the 2-Minute Tour, the Pacificaster podcast website, and IT Development Director Otis Maclay chimes in with some technology updates!

Asking Great Questions

August / Barry Vogel is a more or less retired social justice attorney since 1970, living in Mendocino County, California. Barry has been the host and producer of the popular show Radio Curious ( since 1991. His program is a single guest 29 minute interview program, limited to topics about which Barry is interested. Most all of the interviews are lodged with the Library of Congress. Barry will share his ideas and experiences on putting the show together and ways to create a safe environment for his guests.

Do Changes in AM Radio Signal Changes for All Radio?

July / Some automakers are removing AM radio from future vehicles. Does that have implications for radio’s future? 

Broadcast Engineer Michael Brown and REC Networks Founder, Professional LPFM Advocate Michelle “Michi” Bradley will give some background on what’s happening with AM radio, and possibilities of what that could mean for FM community radio. 

Tim Russo of KGNU in Boulder, CO, has experience operating both an FM and an AM channel. He will talk about his experience with AM cost innovation, and KGNU’s engagement with the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act, a bill that guarantees the placement of AM in future automobiles, citing safety as a main argument.

Consensus Building

June / With Joseph Orozco, retired from KIDE in Hoopa, CA. 

The presentation draws from four books about communications and healthy organizations: Finding New Ground, by Robert J. Chadwick, Start with Why, by Simon Sinek, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, a Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni, and Crucial Conversations, Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, by Kerry Patterson. Joseph shares his understanding of how the tools presented in these books can be used to maintain a sensible radio station culture.

Fixing Mayhem: Tools for When Things Go Terribly Wrong for the Team

May / With Ursula Ruedenberg of Pacifica Network 

If you are a manager, you have witnessed negative behavior, often for mysterious reasons. “Fixing Mayhem” is a presentation to help you face these counter-intuitive scenarios and the damage they do. The ideas presented are based on original concepts developed by psychologist Peyton WImmer. They look at the hidden, underlying social and psychological reasons and offer tools to address them at that level. 

Tools offered are not magic, but the results can sometimes seem magical. At their best, they can replace mayhem with unleashed creativity in the individuals you supervise and positive momentum and structural integrity in the organization you lead. 

Peyton Wimmer and Pacifica Affiliate Network Manager Ursula Ruedenberg collaborated to develop this presentation, which was well received at Grassroots Radio Conferences and NFCB conferences and is back by popular demand.

Multi-Track Editing

April / Multi-track editing and how that makes for good recordings. Joseph McGuire of KSVR in Mount Vernon, WA covers the power of editing separate tracks to remove crosstalk, over talks, coughs and more.

Choosing the Correct Microphone

March / Joseph McGuire of KSVR in Mount  Vernon Washington talks about choosing the right microphone.

Microphone usage, how to get good sound and the different kinds to choose from. Covering the types needed for outside, in studio and usb types. Best practices for remote interviews over the internet. Recording in the home and getting a good recording.

2023 Outlook for Pacifica Network

February  / With Ursula Ruedenberg and Stephanie Schubert.  We cover Pacifica Network basics of who we are and what we do, projects we have finished and projects we have in the works.  We also chat with our current PNB representatives, William Foster (WUMO) and Heather Gray (WRFG).

2023 Outlook for Community Radio

January / Michelle “Michi” Bradley of REC Networks shares her perspective on what community radio looks like so far for 2023.

Michi covers Biden’s re-nomination of Gigi Sohn to the FCC, Emergency Alert System changes, FCC updates, the LPFM filing window, the translator window, how to qualify for a booster, sub channels, and clarification on news about Sinclair Audio Services and Nexstar.