Tom Thomas and Terry Clifford have inspired advances across almost every aspect of public media and have shaped key policies at CPB, NPR, the FCC, and in Congress.|
They helped design and launch PRX, public radio's largest program marketplace and a champion of new voices, formats, and business models. They played a similar role with Public Media Company (formerly Public Radio Capital), which has helped hundreds of public media organizations secure capital financing, acquire new channels, and launch innovative projects. They guided Classical Music Rising, an initiative to shape the future of classical music radio.
Tom and Terry co-authored "The Public Media Code of Integrity," The Public Radio Legal Handbook, "Individual Giving to Public Radio," Public Radio in the New Network Age, and several pioneering audience studies.
Prior to launching SRG, Tom and Terry were the founding executives of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters from 1975 to 1984, where they established community-based radio, remote rural services, and stations operated by people of color as integral contributors to public radio's service.
Their work has been recognized by CPB's Edward R. Murrow Award, America's highest public radio honor, CPB's first Distinguished Service Award, NPR's Elson Award for Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Latinos in Public Radio and Native American Public Broadcasting.