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Catch NFCB in Austin for a discussion on radio archiving and history.

Radio pioneer Bill Siemering, a founding member of the NPR Board of Directors, is featured on a panel later this month at the 2018 Public Radio Content Conference. He will discuss the historical value and significance of preserving public radio. In addition, Ernesto Aguilar, NFCB Membership Program Director will talk about the value of participating in a nationally coordinated effort to preserve public media.

The panel is led by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH with a mission to coordinate a national effort to preserve at-risk public media.

To date, the AAPB has preserved more than 50,000 hours of historic public broadcasting content from more than 100 stations and organizations across the country, 21,000 hours of which are radio programming.

At this session, AAPB staff will discuss the workflow and requirements for contributing a collection to the Archive, including an overview of grant opportunities for digitization and suggested partnerships; provide recommendations for jumpstarting your station’s archival program and give tips for community engagement.

Join us in Austin August 23. The conference agenda is here.

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