With more than 30 years' experience in commercial and non-commercial broadcast management, engineering and production, Rich Eiswerth's ongoing success will help you build yours. He has worked at all levels of public broadcasting in a career grown from childhood curiosity and love of all things radio and TV -- from a one-time radio/TV board operator, show host and engineer to a leading voice as one of the industry's most ardent and outspoken representatives on behalf of non-commercial broadcasting. He is an active advocate and representative before Congress, state and local governments, tirelessly promoting the advantages and necessity of vibrant, publicly supported communications media.
From small community to regional broadcasting strongholds, his work at NPR (National Public Radio) and CPB (The Corporation for Public Broadcasting), including his present work as CEO, president and general manager of one of the nation's most vibrant public broadcasting station groups - Cincinnati Public Radio - Rich Eiswerth understands the subtle and not-so-subtle changes evolving and permeating throughout the public media landscape.
Rich also enjoyed teaching the next generation of media professionals as adjunct Professor of Communications at the University of Tampa, and in 2006, was called upon to testify before a Congressional committee on the impact of proposed music royalty fees on Internet Radio.
Under his leadership, public radio stations increased membership revenue by more than 300% and underwriting from corporate sponsors by 400%. He continues to launch and successfully execute major and planned giving programs, capital campaigns and facility relocation, renovation, construction and expansion. He generates ideas for special events and corporate partnerships that continue to gain attention and capture the imagination of the communities served by numerous broadcast entities. Through his influence and leadership, stations have experienced record cume, increases in audience time spent listening, market share and loyalty numbers. He implemented and now manages the nation's first full-time surround sound FM station, manages a network of five radio and online channels (including their HD broadcast counterparts) - and remains a national leader in the move to digital broadcast and online technology.
While at CPB, Rich Eiswerth directly
managed an annual budget of $6+ million
co-directed distribution of $300+ million in grants
supervised the Management Consulting Service
led the CPB Development Project, and
managed the System Development Fund.
Rich also formulated and implemented corporate policy regarding grant criteria, media utilization, system growth, and industry representation. As CPB’s primary liaison to 800+ television and radio stations, he provided assistance in areas of management strategies, board and community relations, marketing, production and programming, and staff development. Rich inspired and directed planning and production of public television and radio’s two major annual national program awards presentations. He consulted extensively with foreign broadcasters interested in learning about cable, television and radio in the United States.
While at NPR, Rich Eiswerth was responsible for marketing programs and services nationwide. While there, he served as NPR’s senior liaison to more than 400 member stations; directed the system-wide training initiative; represented member stations before CPB, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Commerce, and other federal agencies; and certified new stations for membership status. He created a comprehensive database on member station audience demographics, revenue, expenditures, staffing, promotional and production capabilities, and political representation.
Named a “Wizard of the Arts” by the Cincinnati Enquirer
Chosen as one of the “Top 20 Arts Influentials” in Cincinnati by Cincinnati CityBeat
Selected as one of “The 25 people who get things done in the local arts" by Cincinnati CityBeat
Named one of Greater Cincinnati’s “Power 100” (people who drive the agenda in the tri-state) by Cincy Business magazine
NPR, PRADO & DEI Station Manager of the Year (2001)
New York Festivals World Medal for Best Classical Format (2001)
Gabriel Award (2000)
Greater Cincinnati International Association of Business Communicators
Cincinnati Post-Corbett Award (2003)
Ohio Educational Broadcasting Awards (2004, 2003, 2002, 2000)
Silver Microphone Award (2002, 2001)
Bronze Quill Award (2000)
West Virginia Associated Press Award, Radio Documentary (1987)
Jack Dominic has worked in public broadcasting for more than 35 years and currently serves as Station Manager of CET in Cincinnati and Chief Technology Officer for Public Media Connect, an organization incorporated in 2009 to operate CET in Cincinnati and ThinkTV in Dayton.
Jack has wide experience in developing innovative projects that leverage the mission of public telecommunications with emerging technologies. He was President of Facet Communications, a for profit subsidiary of CET that provided satellite videoconferencing to the consumer products business and the health care industries. That service now has developed into a successful fiber optic based service based at CET.
Jack was a founding steering committee member for NetWellness, one of the fist online medical information portals on the web sponsored by the University of Cincinnati and Case Western Reserve University.
He was part of a team developing a pioneering project at the Smithsonian Institution, serving on the Management Committee of the CPB-Funded National Demonstration Lab for Interactive Technologies. That group developed several concepts that later were incorporated into services like Google Earth.
Most recently Jack served on the Open Mobile Video Coalition Technology Committee. That group was responsible for setting national standards for mobile and hand held devices that use the digital television broadcasting bit stream.
Jack Dominic has served on the adjunct faculty of Northern Kentucky University, has lectured at the University of Cincinnati, The College of Mt. St. Joseph where he served on the Educational Technology Committee. He has developed a very popular “Current Issues in Telecommunications Curriculum.” He is a much sought after speaker and lecturer specializing in explaining complex technologies to non technical audiences.
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