Lancaster Named to
Board of Directors
of a really hectic work schedule, newly elected AMPPR Board member Tony
Hanover resigned last month. The Board has elected Boyce Lancaster of WOSU
to replace Tony for the remainder of his term.
Boyce was born in Lubbock, Texas, to two people, he says, who really should
have known better. He grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As is the case with many
of us, Boyce began piano lessons in third grade. He took up the clarinet
in fourth grade and played that instrument through college. Along the way
he had stints with varying degrees of success on the alto and baritone
sax and the alto and bass clarinet, and he made “disastrous attempts” to
play oboe and sousaphone.
Realizing the need for a second career choice, he followed in his dad’s
footsteps and chose broadcasting. His announcing career began on WPJS-FM
in Orangeburg, South Carolina. After a stop in Dayton, Ohio, he became
Operations Manager at a small station outside Columbus, Ohio, accepted
the same position at WSCW in Charleston, West Virginia, was in sales and
did morning drive across town at WCHS, then moved to Columbus as Operations
and Program Director for WRFD. In 1984 he accepted a position in the operations
department of WOSU-FM, where he is now a Broadcast Producer.
He has programmed and hosted the morning drive program on Classical 89.7
for nearly seventeen years. He produces a weekly two-hour Pops program,
does voiceovers and on-air fund-raising for WOSU-TV, and enjoys writing.
As a freelancer he writes and produces commercials for radio, TV, and corporate
sales, and writes training materials. He has just finished producing a
one-hour radio special for national release.
At the PRPD
At the Savannah conference, our membership requested that AMPPR expand
its advocacy role by providing information about music and music programming
at other conferences.
So, for the first time ever, AMPPR will host two presentations at the 2002
PRPD Conference at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati
on Wednesday, September 18. We will be in the Landmark Room beginning at
1:30 p.m. as part of the pre-conference activities.
These two vital sessions will deal with music in public radio here and
abroad and are of concern to all stations carrying music as part or all
of their formats.
Our first session will run from 1:30 to 2:45, with speaker Benjamin Roe,
NPR’s new Director of Music, who will fill in the blanks and offer perspective
and prospects for NPR’s new cultural course. His talk is entitled “Paper
Music: Coloring in the Classical Lines of the NPR White Paper.”
Refreshments will be served before the 3:00 session, scheduled to run until
4:15. The speaker for the 3:00 session will be Dr. John Evans, Head of
Music Programming for BBC Radio 3, who will revew the recent evolution
of Radio 3. The BBC’s classical-music service has broadened its programming
to include world music and expanded jazz programming, basing the changes
on a combination of new strategies and intensive research. Find out how
one of the world’s premiere broadcasters has addressed some of the same
programming issues that confront public radio in the United States.
Dr. Evans’ talk will be a preview for the First Worldwide Symposium on
Classical Music Radio, to be presented by AMPPR and the European Broadcasting
Union in Amsterdam in November, 2003, hosted by Radio Netherlands, the
Dutch International Service, with support from Deutsche Welle, the German
International Service, and NOS, the Dutch National Broadcasting Foundation.
There will be time in each presentation for active Q&A sessions, so
come prepared with questions for our speakers.