2012 PRPD Public Radio Programming Conference

Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, September 11, 2012


September 9-11, 2012
LVH Las Vegas Hotel

Now in its 19th year, the PD Workshop is considered one of public radio's premiere training opportunities.  Many of today's most accomplished and well-known programmers are graduates of this outstanding workshop.  Anyone who makes station programming decisions is urged to apply!

The PD Workshop begins Sunday, September 9 at 8:30am and ends at noon on Tuesday, September 11.  You are welcome to register for the workshop by itself or you can stay and participate in the full Public Radio Programming Conference.
For a detailed PD Workshop agenda, click here.  There are only two spots left as of August 21, so register now!


PRPD Member = $550 standalone; $350 if combined with PRPD conference registration*
Non-member = $775

*If you are a PRPD member attending the Public Radio Programming Conference, you may add the PD Workshop to your conference registration for a reduced rate of $350 if you register for them at the same time.


Two of the best programmers in public radio will be your teachers.  Sheila Rue (WUSF, Tampa) and Scott Williams (KBAQ/KIZZ, Phoenix) are outstanding trainers who represent more than 50 years of public radio programming experience.  Both have lead stations to new levels of audience service, on air performance and financial success.

The workshop is packed with information to help you develop the skills necessary to be a successful, productive program director.  During the workshop you'll learn about:
  • Formatics
  • Scheduling
  • Mission
  • Your station's image and positioning
  • Programming appeal
  • Practical uses of research
  • Station sound
  • Airchecking
  • Practical new media applications
  • Promotions
  • On-air fundraising
  • Team building
  • Goal setting
  • Establishing your station in your market

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • We prefer credit card.  Checks and purchase orders are also accepted.  All registrations must be paid in full by Friday, August 31, 2012 to receive credentials on site.

    Make checks payable to PRPD.  Purchase Orders should be attached where appropriate with the Purchase Order number written on the check.  Mail checks to:

    2012 Public Radio Programming Conference
    The Bridge Group LLC
    4200 Wisconsin Ave, #106-231
    Washington, DC  20016

    All checks must be received by Friday, August 31, 2012.
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