Membership Organizations

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The following organizations promote resources and advocacy to broadcasting entities and personnel.

  • Regional Associations
  • National Associations

Regional Associations

California Public Radio
CPR provides advocacy and networking opportunities for its member stations.
 
California Public Radio
4100 Vachell Ln.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Frank Lanzone, President
Tel: 805.549.8855
Fax: 805.781.3025
Email: Frank@kcbx.org

Eastern Region Public Media (ERPM)
Serves as a central resource and facilitates professional growth and advocacy for member stations in the Northeast, Mid–Atlantic and Southern states.
 

Eastern Region Public Media (ERPM)
PO Box 615
Kensington, MD  20895
Georgette Bronfman, Executive Director
Tel: 301.961.0252
Email: erpm@earthlink.net
Website: www.erpm.org

Public Radio in Mid America (PRIMA)
Provides training and networking opportunities to member stations in Middle America.
 

Public Radio in Mid America (PRIMA)
c/o WKSU
1613 E. Summit St.
Kent, Ohio  44242-0001
Dan Skinner, PRIMA President, Executive Director and
General Manager for WKSU
Tel: 330.672.6257
Fax: 330.672.4107
Email: skinner@wksu.org
Website: www.prima.org

Western States Public Radio
Provides networking opportunities and a resource pool for member organizations within the Western States region.
 

Boise State Public Radio
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1916
John Hess, President
Tel: 208.426.1984
Email: johnhess@boisestate.edu
Website: www.wspr.org

National Associations

African American Public Radio Consortium (AAPRC)
The African American Public Radio Consortium (AAPRC) advocates for policies, provides consultation, develops collective strategies and distributes program content that serves African-American stations, audiences and other audiences of color.
 

African American Public Radio Consortium (AAPRC)
10 Plaza St., Suite 11F
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Loretta Rucker, Executive Director
Tel: 718.636.1516
Fax: 718.638.0199
Email: lerucker@aaprc.org
Website: www.aaprc.org

Alliance for Women in Media
A non-profit, national organization of professionals working in electronic media and closely allied fields to enhance the impact of women in the media.
 

Alliance for Women in Media
1760 Old Meadow Rd., Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102
Amy B. Lotz, Executive Vice President
Tel: 703.506.3290
Fax: 703.506.3266
Email: info@allwomeninmedia.org
Website: www.allwomeninmedia.org
 

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
AAJA's mission is to provide a means of association and support among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists.
 

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
National Office
5 Third St., Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103
Kathy Chow, Executive Director
Tel: 415.346.2051
Fax: 415.346.6343
Email: kathyc@aaja.org
Website: www.aaja.org

Association of Independents in Radio (AIR)
A tightly networked association of  more than 900 audio and multi-media producers working across the U.S. and 20 countries worldwide.  AIR's programs are aimed at identifying, cultivating, and deploying talent in ways that will help expand public media service to a broad and diverse American public.   
 

Association of Independents in Radio
PO Box 220400
Boston, MA 02122
Sue Schardt, Executive Director
Tel: 617.825.4400
Fax: 617.825.4422
Email: sue@airmedia.org
Website: www.airmedia.org
              www.airmediaworks.org

Association of Public Radio Engineers (APRE)

Association of Public Radio Engineers
8801  J.M. Keynes Dr., Suite 91
Charlotte, NC 28262
Jobie Sprinkle, Vice President
Tel: 704.926.9306
Email: jsprinkle@wfae.org
Website: www.apre.us

Association for Women in Communications (AWC)
Committed to the advancement of women in communications through award recognition and professional development opportunities.
 

Association for Women in Communications (AWC) National Headquarters
3337 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Beth Veney, AWC Communications Specialist
Tel: 703.370.7436
Fax: 703.342.4311
Email: members@womcom.org
Website: www.womcom.org

Black College Radio (BCR)
Provides a forum for black college broadcasters to discuss industry developments and ways to increase minority participation.
 

Black College Radio (BCR)
PO Box 3191
Atlanta, GA 30302
Lo Jelks, Executive Director
Tel: 404.523.6136
Email: BCRmail@aol.com
Website:

Broadcasters Foundation of America
Provides financial assistance to radio broadcasters who are in acute financial need.
 

Broadcasters Foundation of America
125 W. 55th St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212.373.8250
Fax: 212.373.8254
Email: info@thebfoa.org
Website: www.broadcastersfoundation.org

College Broadcasters Inc.
Represents students involved in the broadcasting industry.
 

College Broadcasters Inc.
UPS - Hershey Square Center
1152 Mae St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
Will Robedee, Executive Director
Tel: 1.855.275.4224
Email: ExDir@askcbi.org
Website: www.askcbi.org

Greater Public

Greater Public
401 N. 3rd St., Suite 370
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Doug Eichten, President
Tel: 612.548.3371
Fax: 612.677.1508
Email: deichten@greaterpublic.org
Website: www.greaterpublic.org

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS)
Promotes and provides resources to collegiate public radio stations.
 

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS)
367 Windsor Hwy.
New Windsor, NY 12553
Tel: 845.565.0003
Fax: 845.565.7446
Email: ibs@ibsradio.org
Website: www.ibsradio.org

Minority Media and Telecommunications Council
Promotes and preserves equal opportunity and civil rights in mass media and telecommunications.
 

Minority Media Telecommunication Council
3636 16th St. N.W., Suite B-366
Washington, DC 20010
Tel: 202.332.0500
Email: info@mmtconline.org
Website: www.mmtconline.org

National Association of Black Journalists
Provides services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.
 

National Association of Black Journalists
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100
College Park, MD 20742
Maurice Foster, Managing Director
Veronique Dodson, Membership Manager
Tel: 301.405.0248
Fax: 301.314.1714
Email: vdodson@nabj.org
Website: www.nabj.org

National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
Works to improve and increase opportunities for black and minority owners in the broadcast industry.
 

National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
1201 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202.463.8970
Fax: 202.429.0657
Email: nabob@nabob.org
Website: www.nabob.org

National Association of Broadcasters
Trade association of broadcasters that advocates, innovates, and educates those in the industry.
 

National Association of Broadcasters
1771 N. St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202.429.5300
Email: nab@nab.org
Website: www.nab.org

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Dedicated to creating a national voice and unified vision for Hispanic journalists.
 

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W.. 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Anna Lopez-Buck, Executive Director
Tel: 202.662.7482
Fax: 202.662.7144
Email: alopez@nahj.org
Website: www.nahj.org

National Cable and Telecommunications Association
A trade association offering services and representation to its member organizations. Also offers legal services.
 

National Cable and Telecommunications Association
25 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001-1413
Association Affairs Department
Tel: 202.222.2300
Fax: 202.222.2514
Email: info@ncta.com
Website: www.ncta.com

National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
Membership organization that advocates for national public policy, funding, recognition, and resources on behalf of its membership.
 

National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
PO Box 16, 1308 Clear Fork Rd.
Crawford, CO 81415
Sally Kane, CEO/President
Tel: 970.279.3411
Email: administrator@nfcb.org
Website: www.nfcb.org

National Religious Broadcasters
Non-partisan Christian communicators offering educational, networking, and advocacy opportunities for members.
 

National Religious Broadcasters
9510 Technology Dr.
Manassas, VA 20110
Melissa Sturgis, Director of Membership
Phone: 703.330.7000
Fax: 703.330.7100
Email: info@nrb.org
Website: www.nrb.org

Vision Maker Media
Vision Maker Media shares Native stories with the world through support of the creation, promotion and distribution of Native media.
 

Vision Maker Media
1800 N. 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503
Shirley K. Sneve, Executive Director
Tel: 402.472.3522
Fax: 402.472.8675
Email: ssneve2@unl.edu
Website: www.visionmakermedia.org

Native Voice 1
Producer of Native American programs and advocate for Native American life and broadcasting.
 

Native Voice 1
3600 San Jeronimo Dr., Suite 480
Anchorage, AK 99508
Shyanne Beatty, Network Manager
Tel: 907.748.8804
Fax: 907.793.3536
Email: sbeatty@knba.org
Website: www.nv1.org

Public Media Foundation
Publishes non-broadcast educational material, both in print and on the Internet, for distribution to schools, colleges, libraries, and other educational institutions.
 

Public Media Foundation
Northeastern University
211 Lake Hall
Boston, MA 02115
Valerie Henderson, Executive Producer
Tel: 617.373.4698
Email: v.henderson@neu.edu
Website: www.scribblingwomen.org

Public Radio Association of Development Officers (PRADO)
PRADO is a membership organization that provides a supportive environment for public radio development professionals.
 

Public Radio Association of Development Officers (PRADO)
PO Box 642530
Pullman, WA 99164-2530
Sarah McDaniel, Vice President
Email: mcdanies@wsu.edu
Website: www.pradoweb.org

Public Radio Program Directors Association, Inc. (PRPD)
Organizes training retreats for programmers as well as online webinars and small workshops.
 

Public Radio Program Directors Association, Inc. (PRPD)
38 Milford St.
Hamilton, NY 13346
Arthur Cohen, President
Tel: 315.824.8226
Fax: 315.824.8227
Email: info@prpd.org
Website: www.prpd.org

Radio Advertising Bureau
Provides education and research services and advocacy for member organizations.
 

Radio Advertising Bureau
125 W. 55th St., 21st Floor
New York, NY 10019
TBD, Executive Vice President of Station Membership
Tel: 972.753.6751
Email: rruth@rab.com
Website: www.rab.com

Radio Bilingue
Addresses concerns of Hispanic-controlled public radio stations. Only distributor of Spanish-speaking programs in the country.
 

Radio Bilingue
5005 E. Belmont Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727
Hugo Morales, Executive Director
Tel: 559.455.5777
Email: epaala@radiobilingue.org
Website: www.radiobilingue.org

Radio Sales Café
A social network for radio advertising sales professionals.
 

  Radio Sales Café
Rebecca Schwartz, Creator
Website: www.radiosalescafe.com

Station Resource Group (SRG)
The Station Resource Group is a public media organization working together on strategy, analysis, policy, and innovation.
 

Station Resource Group
PO Box 5807
Takoma Park, MD 20913
Terry Clifford, co-CEO
Tom Thomas, co-CEO
Tel: 301.270.2617
Email: tclifford@srg.org
Email: tthomas@srg.org
Website: www.srg.org

Traffic Director’s Guild of America (TDGA)
The Traffic Directors Guild of America provides services to over 250 Public Broadcast Members, primarily in Traffic (Scheduling), Continuity, Office and Business Managers for both Radio & Television.
 

Traffic Director’s Guild of America (TDGA)
26000 Avenida Aeropuerto, Bldg. 114
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Tel: 949.429.7063
Fax: 949.429.7083
Email: tdga@cox.net
Website: www.tdga.org

University Station Alliance
Advocates for and advises university-licensed public radio stations.
 

University Station Alliance
1017 W. Brook Hollow Ct.
Stillwater, OK 74075
Craig Beeby, Executive Director
Tel: 405.624.1192
Email: craig.usa@att.net
Website: www.us-alliance.org