Phil Meyer on the 40th Anniversary of Valley PBS Going On The Air

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 12:15PM - 1:30PM

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On April 10, 1977, Jimmy Carter was in the White House. David Soul’s “Don’t Give Up On Us Baby” was #1 on the Billboard charts, and Tom Watson won the Masters golf tournament.

It was also the day that ValleyPBS — then known as KMTF — first went on the air. That day, a new public television station flickered to life on screens across the Central Valley, bringing a host of children’s programs, arts, culture, public affairs shows, documentaries and local productions to area viewers.

This program takes a look back -- and a look forward -- at 40 years of service.

About Phil Meyer

Phil Meyer began his career in public broadcasting as a college student in the design department at WGBH in Boston. After receiving two degrees from the University of Cincinnati, Phil worked in management for PBS stations in Cincinnati and Bloomington, Indiana. While in Bloomington, he was awarded a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University. He also taught marketing there for eleven years. Phil was Club President in Bloomington in Rotary Year 2010-11 and is a Paul Harris Fellow +1.

Phil has won numerous regional and national awards for creativity, fundraising and television production, including Regional Emmy Awards, PBS Development Awards and he was the PBS Communications Professional of the Year in 2000. He has served on numerous boards, advisory groups and task forces for public television, education and services for people with disabilities.

Phil began as ValleyPBS CEO in January of 2015.

He and his wife Elaine have three adult children.


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