The JMEGS sm Team

Based on the Morning Edition Grad School concept JMEGS sm was designed by Peter Dominowski, Tanya Ott and Cathy Duchamp. Peter and Tanya facilitate the workshops and provide follow-up consultation to JMEGS sm stations.

Peter Dominowski,General Manager of WBOI in Fort Wayne, has been involved in public radio since 1975. He has been recognized with national programming awards in both commercial radio at WFMT [Marconi Award], and in public radio at WMFE [Ralph Award]. He was a founder of PRPD and a creator of the MEGS sm concept. He has published books and articles on radio research and programming, and has conducted numerous focus groups and surveys for networks, producers, and stations, including the Local News Project National Research Reports.

Tanya Ott, VP of Radio at Georgia Public Broadcasting, provides analysis of local journalism in MEGS sm.  Tanya spent many years as News Director at WBHM, Birmingham; worked in news at WUFT-FM, Gainesville; WCBS-AM, New York; Colorado Public Radio; and as an independent producer working for national news programs. Tanya's reporting for shows like Marketplace, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Savvy Traveler, Living on Earth.  She has garnered dozens of professional awards, is a trainer for the Public Radio News Directors and a mentor with the Association of Independents in Radio.