The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) has selected a manger for the grant it received recently from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to assist noncommercial African American stations. Doug Mitchell will serve as Project Manager for the African American Public Radio Station (AAPRS) service grant.
Mitchell, a public radio veteran, will bring his extensive industry experience and contacts to a project designed to provide service in the areas of training, community engagement, local programming, licensee relations, development, and CSG assistance to 28 stations. NFCB said Mitchell was selected out of nearly 200 candidates by the AAPRS Advisory Committee – a composite of AAPRS managers and leading industry professionals.
“I’m honored to be selected and excited. I’ve worked off and on with some NFCB stations and attended the conference for several years,” said Mitchell.
“With Doug on the team, I am fully confident that we will provide a powerful — and extremely useful — set of services to the African American stations,” said NFCB Vice President Ginny Z. Berson. Mitchell will report directly to Berson and provide additional support to NFCB’s general membership as part of a recast station services department.
NFCB describes itself as an alliance of stations, producers, and others committed to community radio. NFCB advocates for national public policy, funding, recognition, and resources on behalf of its membership, while providing services to empower and strengthen community broadcasters through the core values of localism, diversity and public service.