Conference Is Coming
Details about the 2012 Conference will be available soon. Keep checking back here or the 2012 Conference page for more information.
A New Kind of Yellow
We are currently migrating the old AMPPR Yellow Pages to a Wiki format. The old site was cumbersome to navigate and update. We hope this new format will allow for constant updating. Assistance is needed in filling in the details about labels, organizations, and any other resources pertinent to public radio music personnel. It is a true Wiki, so anyone can edit the information.
Taking It to the Web
And finally, the AMPPR board is looking into the possibility of hosting an ongoing series of webinars on subjects useful to all of us. If you would like to suggest a topic for discussion or possible speakers, comment on this post.
Singing along to the radio, that’s how Julie Amacher spent many hours as a kid. Music became the basis of just about everything she did. She even sang in a rock band in college called, “The Animated Geeks.” Julie’s desire to introduce others to great music is what led her to radio.
Julie began her professional broadcast career in a “cornfield in Wisconsin .” Her first announcing job was at her favorite Rock station in Sun Prairie, WI, just outside of Madison at WMAD (which literally was located in a country cornfield). She went from Rock to the Rocky Mountains, where she found her niche in public radio, at KUNC in Greeley , Colorado . Julie spent 13 years at KUNC, where she managed the announcers, and the great eclectic music format. During that time, she earned four national awards for Best Announcer from the PRPD. In 1997, she joined the only live 24-hour classical music service in the country, American Public Media’s Classical 24. For the past four years Julie has managed this service, and continues to serve as a host. She produces a weekly classical feature/podcast that introduces listeners to new music, “New Classical Tracks.” She is also the Program Director for Classical South Florida where she works to meet the music and programming needs of this very diverse ethnic community.
Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood began working at WFIU Public Media as an announcer in 2006. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the
University of North Texas. He also studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music’s Early Music Institute. David is currently Music Director and Arts Bureau Chief at WFIU and continues to host evenings