NPR Co-Founder Headlines Lecture Event

By | February 11, 2021

Bill SiemeringDaemen will host a virtual lecture and discussion with Bill Siemering, National Public Radio’s first director of programming, at 6 p.m. Monday, March 1. 

Siemering, who co-founded NPR’s board of directors and wrote its mission statement, will share insights based on 30 years of experience in public radio program development and station management, including his history with a medium that now reaches 60 million listeners across all platforms weekly. 

The moderated event format will also include a question and answer opportunity where virtual attendees can pose questions and engage in conversation with the guest speaker. Daemen’s student-run Wildcat Media and Entertainment will provide coverage of the event, which will allow for students to easily engage and interact with the guest speaker.

The virtual event, in association with the Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, will serve as the inaugural lecture of the college’s new Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Arts (LEA) program, slated to launch in the fall 2021 semester. 

“As an entrepreneur, as a distinguished leader of the arts sector, and as a voice of wisdom in turbulent times, Bill is the ideal inaugural speaker to help us roll out the new LEA program, and we could not be happier,” said Dr. Robert Waterhouse, chair of the Daemen College Department of Visual and Performing Arts

For more information, or to register for the event, please visit the online registration webpage.