Frequently Asked Questions
About the Gov-O-Metrics Survey:
Is my participation in SRGs
Gov-o-Metrics survey anonymous?
Yes. When you provide your e-mail address, it will be kept in a separate
database by a third party vendor. The third party vendor will notify you
when the survey results are posted on the SRG web site. Providing your
e-mail address will allow you to retrieve your results and compare them
to others. No one will know your identity or your stations identity.
If you have
concerns about using your own e-mail address, you may use a free e-mail
address from HushMail.
Why is SRG asking questions
Governance is a critically important issue for public radio stations.
A stations governing structure and public service mission should
be aligned for the station to achieve its highest potential. Regardless
of license type, stations can make improvements in their governance situations
that will better position them to compete in todays media environment.
What will SRG do with the
data that is collected?
SRG has flagged governance as a priority issue in its Charting the Territory
planning initiative. SRG will use data from this survey to inform its
analysis and strategy for assisting stations and the system in addressing
governance issues. SRG will look at the answers grouped by categories.
For example, do university licensed stations answer the questions differently
from community licensed stations. Or do people holding different positions
answer the questions in different ways. We will announce when the survey
results are available on the SRG web site.
What is the Station Resource
The Station Resource Group is an alliance of 45 public radio broadcasters.
SRG members operate some 168 stations and produce the majority of public
radios national programming. They are a diverse constituency of
forward-looking stations, including many of the systems largest
operations and energetic stations in rural and smaller communities. SRG
informs stations' strategic planning and strengthens their operating effectiveness
through in-depth analysis, long-term planning, and collaborative projects.
SRG's core strengths are about strategy understanding public radio's
position in a larger context, understanding our individual stations in
the framework of a national system, and making the decisions and trade-offs
that strengthen our public service. As SRG looks ahead, the focus is on
issues of mission, public service, connection to community, and meaningful
station roles in local civic and cultural affairs.
What if I have additional
Please send your questions to Kathy Merritt, Director of Public Media
Strategies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.