Friday, February 13, 2015

RETRO FRIDAY: REMEMBERING TIM EMMONS – ART ROBERTS WLS 1968



Tim Emmons was a passionate public radio advocate and mentor. He died in 2012 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 53. In addition to running WNIU & WNIJ in Rockford, Illinois, Tim was an associate of Strategic Programming Partners with Peter Dominowski and Scott Williams. Tim was the driving force behind the Morning Edition Grad School.

Tim Emmons


I didn’t know Tim very well but I worked with him on several projects.  Whenever we got together, we’d talk about a radio station that inspired both of us: MUSICRADIO 89 – WLS.  Whenever I think of WLS, I think of Tim.  Here is a clip of Art Roberts – one of Tim’s favorite WLS hosts:

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When Tim passed away, his cohorts at Strategic Programming Partners, started the Tim Emmons Memorial Scholarship, in conjunction with PRPD. The Emmons Scholarship helps aspiring programmers learn more about the craft.
For more information, contact Peter Dominowski at Strategic Programming Partners:
peter@markettrendsresearch.com

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