The MEGS Team

MEGS sm was designed by Peter Dominowski, Tim Emmons and Scott Williams of Strategic Programming Partners (SPP).  Dominowski and Williams facilitate the workshops and provide follow-up consultation to MEGS sm stations. Strategic Programming Partners is a consultancy formed in 1998 to serve the programming needs of public radio stations. 

Peter Dominowski has been in public radio since 1975. He is currently General Manager of Northeast Indiana Public Radio in Fort Wayne.  As a PD, Dominowski was recognized with national programming awards in both commercial classical radio at WFMT [Marconi Award], and in public radio at WMFE [Ralph Award]. He served on the Board of the Radio Research Consortium for eleven years, and was a founder of PRPD. He has written five publications on radio research and programming, and has conducted numerous qualitative and quantitative research studies for networks, producers, and stations.

Scott Williams has been a radio program director for thirty years. Most notably, he has been Program Director for two of public radio's most successful stations, KJZZ & KBAQ in Phoenix, and previously, KPLU in Seattle/Tacoma. His stations have won numerous national awards in programming, news, and announcing. He has served on the Board of the Public Radio Program Director's Association [PRPD] for twelve years, and was Board chair for four years. He has been a trainer for the PRPD Program Director's workshops since 1994.

Tanya Ott provides analysis of local journalism in MEGS. Tanya is News Director at WBHM. She has worked in news at WUFT-FM (Gainesville, FL), WCBS-AM (NYC), and Colorado Public Radio (Denver, CO), and spent three years 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 has garnered dozens of professional awards. She's also a trainer for the Public Radio News Directors NewsWorks program and a mentor with the Association of Independents in Radio.

Marlene Schneider provides input on local underwriting in MEGS sm . Marlene is an independent consultant and seven-year veteran of the award-winning development department at Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). She is the coordinator of DEI's corporate support advisor team. Marlene established the successful OPB Business Partners program, which strengthened donor relationships and solidified long-term commitments. Prior to public broadcasting, Marlene was a Sales Representative in the managed health care industry for nine years. Marlene has been involved in PBS's Corporate Support Performance Initiative (CSPI) as a member of the Station Advisory Group, as a trainer and as a program developer.

Craig Oliver is a programming and audience research consultant. He is former President of the Radio Research Consortium, and is now on the RRC board of directors. Craig was co-founder and the first president of PRPD. He was director of network operations at Public Radio International, responsible for station relations, program pricing and revenue, database management and computer and satellite services. Craig also worked for WAMU, Washington, DC for 13 years where he served as news director and program director, while also acting a newscaster for NPR.