june, 2019

06jun11:30 am1:00 pmFeaturedPublic Radio and The Trust Factor with the President and CEO of Nevada Public Radio Flo Rogers

Event Details

Where some outlets thrive on sensationalism and an all-out argument, public radio does not editorialize – offering diverse voices and viewpoints. Contingent on an outlet’s editorial stance and the powers in control, a news organization can endure a true roller coaster in its audience numbers. Learn about why public radio’s listenership is growing at a steady rate and how it has become one of the most trusted names out there.


  • What drives people to trust specific sources
  • Public radio’s model of delivering news locally, nationally and throughout the world
  • The factors contributing to public radio’s growth and success
  • The future of public radio: What’s next?

Speaker Bio

Florence Rogers is President and CEO of Nevada Public Radio, the public media company providing news, cultural and digital content to Nevada since 1980. In April 2007 she became the second-ever General Manager succeeding founder Lamar Marchese; transitioning Nevada Public Radio into a diversified media company and growing the community resource to an annual budget exceeding $6.7M and a staff of 50.

November 2017 Rogers concluded six years’ service as a member-director of National Public Radio (NPR). Most recently, Flo led the acquisition of signal in Reno to complete Nevada Public Radio’s statewide reach, launching NV89 a music discovery service in April 2017. Rogers also serves as the publisher of NVPR’s award-winning city regional magazine Desert Companion.

Rogers was hired by Nevada Public Radio to serve as Director of Programming in November 2000.  Her US career in public broadcasting began in 1991 at KPBS-FM in San Diego, concurrently, she worked as a DJ at 91X-FM. 1995-2000 was spent in Kansas as Program Director KRPS-FM at Pittsburg State University where she also taught classes in the undergraduate broadcast production/communications sequence.

In Las Vegas, Florence Rogers has served as Chair of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber Leadership program, is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and was honored as a “2013 Woman of Distinction” by the S. Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Born in the Isle of Wight, a small island off England’s south coast, Florence Rogers proudly became a US Citizen on January 5th, 2007, 19 years after first arriving in California.


(Thursday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST


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6515 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Town Square Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89119