Any public radio station, organization or any individual working to serve the public radio community is welcome to become a member of PRPD.

Each member designates a single representative to act on its behalf in matters affecting PRPD, including payment of dues and voting in PRPD board elections. Members are free to change their designated representative at any time and are simply asked to notify PRPD when they do so.

All full-time employees of Station and Institutional members receive member privileges including full access to the website resources and features, and discounts to the annual conference and all workshops. Individual memberships allow these privileges for one individual.

Membership benefits include:

  • Discounted registration rate to the conference

  • Discounted exhibitor rates at the conference for stations/organizations

  • Discount on Public Radio Tech Survey participation fee

  • Full access to conference session archives

  • Online resource library - education webinars, Core Values research, PD Handbook, Talk Show Handbook, and more!

  • National level advocacy with major networks

  • Networking—in-person and online (e.g. PRPD closed Facebook group)

  • Access to and analysis of industry and audience trends data

  • Industry-wide research projects—e.g. Millennial Project

  • Peer advisors and decision-making support—experienced staff and board available for insight and advice, airchecks, etc

  • Consulting and Custom Research

  • Basic and advanced training opportunities (MEGS, PD Workshop, Investigative Reporting, Producing Pledge Drives)

  • Customizable profiles for stations, businesses and individuals—share your social media handles, show off your best headshot, and make your station or business and yourself better known to the system.

  • Interactive job board where you can view, post, and apply for positions in public media.

  • Searchable member directory to help you identify colleagues and stations like you, or different from you.