Peter Dominowski has devoted his 37 year career in public radio to working with networks, producers, journalists, and programmers to help them understand and serve audiences more effectively.
He is the only professional to ever be awarded both an NAB Marconi Award for best commercial classical radio station programming (at WFMT, Chicago), and the award for best public radio station programming (at WMFE, Orlando) by the Radio Research Consortium. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Don Otto Award from the Public Radio Program Director's Association, for "Improving the listening experience for millions of audience members."
He has trained and mentored hundreds of public radio station employees, and conducted more than 600 survey and focus group research projects with public radio listeners.
Dominowski is principal author of the Public Radio Program Director's Handbook, co-author of "Audience Ratings: A Primer," the first book to explain Arbitron listening measurement to public radio professionals, as well as published national studies on station-produced news, fund raising, underwriting, and classical music listening.
He is one of the few non-employees trusted by NPR to advise stations on NPR news programming, having conducted 20 national workshops that help stations improve the sound and content they provide in and around NPR-produced programming.