June 5, 2012

Board Conference Call

June 5, 2012
1:30 p.m., ET
Participating by phone:
Al Bartholet, Tom Hunt, Christina Kuzmych, Paul Maassen, Dan Skinner, Bill Wheelhouse
Not present: Regina Dean

    1. Dates are confirmed as November 13th, 14th and 15th.
    2. Hotel will be Harrah’s at a group rate of $149 per night.
    3. There will be no PRIMA “suite,” however the possibility of a private area or location for socializing will be pursued.  All would be invited to share in this PRIMA tradition. This is currently a proposal to the PRRO group.
    4. Attendance is expected to be 190, including sponsors.
  2. PMDMC/Seattle
    1. Al Bartholet, Dan Skinner and Christina Kuzmych will attend.
    1. The deficit was attributed to the loss of underwriting revenue.
    2. Concerns were raised regarding NPR and other national programming pitching merchandise or referring local stations’ listeners to their own websites in order to build a solicitation database for future use. Board members agreed that this should be a topic for a session at the Super Regional. Questions were raised about price, strategy and approach to local contributors.
    3. Concerns should be fully expressed in a Survey Monkey survey that has already been sent out.
    1. Christina asked Board members to share their experiences in recruiting members for the NPR Champions Program.
    2. In general, most managers have not implemented this program yet, mainly because of time constraints.
  5. Next meeting will take place on July 3 at 1:30 ET

Adjourned at 2:15 p.m. ET

Respectfully submitted,
Al Bartholet, secretary

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