Getting to Know our Station Advisory Council: Phil Meyer

Station Products & Services relies on the Station Advisory Council (SAC) members as a pathway for communications and feedback from the web development community among stations. To open up communication lines to as many contacts as possible, we wanted to introduce you to the members for further outreach.

Our first SAC interview-ee in our series of Getting to Know our Station Advisory Council is  Phil Meyer, WTIU's Station Manager. 
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1. What is your role at your station? 

As the Station Manager, my first responsibility is to keep us on the air and keep us legal with the FCC. I'm also involved with production, fundraising, marketing, news and integrated media.

2. How did you get involved with Public Media?

In college, I interned in the Design Department at WGBH. After getting a Masters Degree and working as a Creative Director at an ad agency, I was hired at WCET in Cincinnati. I took the Station Manager job at WTIU in 2001.

3. What is your favorite gadget and why?

They can have my TiVo when they pry it from my cold, dead hands. Its elegant interface makes everything intuitive, and I use web scheduling when I forget to set up a recording manually.

4. What is your favorite online resource that helps you do your job?

I use an online tool called for staff calendar items and distributing a weekly e-mail on what's happening in the industry to staff and our Community Advisory Board.

5. If you could have dinner with any three people from history, who would they be and why?

Jim Henson, Fred Rogers and Jesus. There would be laughter, love and I would leave feeling good about myself and humanity.

6. If this was a new webmaster's first day on the job at your station, what is one piece of advice you would give?

We exist for the TV viewer and web user. Someone needs to be their advocate in deciding what we do.

Phil, thank you for participating in the SP&S Getting to Know your Station Advisory Council Members. If you have any questions for Phil please post below. 

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