The Story of Talk RadioSeptember 24, 2010
Southern Utah University’s Convocation Lecture Series is pleased to announce Donna Halper, author, educator, media historian and radio consultant, will be coming to campus to deliver a presentation on the history and impact of talk radio.
Her presentation, "Talk Radio: How it Began, How it Survived and Why it Matters," will be held on Tuesday, September 28, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Halper attended Northeastern University in Boston, where she was the first woman announcer in the school’s history, broadcasting a nightly show on the campus radio station in 1968.
She has more than 23 years as a radio programming and management consultant experience in markets of all sizes -- both college and commercial stations -- all over North America. She has hired and trained staffs, worked with and developed talent, helped to choose or improve formats, conducted music and market research, and helped her client stations to get better ratings. Prior to becoming a consultant, Halper spent 13 years as an announcer, music director and assistant program director in 4 major markets.
In addition to a long career in both radio and print, Halper is well-known for discovering the rock group Rush, who dedicated their first two albums to her.