This fall public radio will begin the transition to the PRSS ContentDepot, the long-awaited new program delivery system that takes advantage of new technologies to streamline the process of distributing and acquiring content. The ContentDepot will transform the way programs are sent, captured, and managed, creating more flexibility for producers, expanded access to programming for stations, and greater opportunities to serve public radio listeners.
As NPR Distribution begins the final phase of preparing for this transition in late 2004, a select group of public radio leaders and representatives have been called upon to serve as ContentDepot Implementation Advisors. Along with members of the NPR Board's D/I Committee, these “CIA” members will play an important role in the introduction of this new system, by making themselves available for occasional consultation with ContentDepot project staff on transition issues, by serving as conduits for questions and information, and by assisting in our planning for training events and learning opportunities. Mike Black, general station manager of WEOS-FM, has been chosen as a member of the ContentDepot Implementation Advisors.