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PREC 2023 Registration

PREC 2023 Is April 13 & 14 at the Tuscany Suites Hotel

In Las Vegas preceding the NAB Show - "Managing Technology Today and to the Future"

All day Thursday (13th), and Friday (14th), the ever popular Thursday night "night Owl" session, plus the APRE Engineering Awards dinner, Friday night, April 14

Hear sessions and interact with colleagues about the broad array of issues, challenges and ideas facing the public radio and public media technical community. Topics from transmitters and antennas to automation and audio processing; podcasting and video and the changing legal and regulatory climate. And share time and ideas with your colleagues with special chance to meet and converse in the hallways, breaks and other opportunities to refresh our relationships in the engineering community.

Register at the button above for by clicking here.

Once you have registered, you will get access to special rates and benefits at our host hotel:

Tuscany Suites & Casino
255 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV  89169  

As in 2022, tor those unable to attend in-person, we will offer an enhanced online conference experience and resources with your registration.

Public Radio Engineering Conference 2023 Schedule 


For the Thursday evening ‘Night Owl’ we invite live conference attendees to share during our Stories From the Frontline session. We’re looking stories about projects, failures, disasters, and triumphs! Remember: experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want, so share those experiences and we all benefit. Submit a short description and pictures, if you have them, to  - subject: “Stories From The Frontline.”

The PREC Night Owl will be Thursday evening of the conference starting at 7p. Free food and (adult) drinks provided.

Las Vegas, NV at the Tuscany Suites, April 13-14, 2023.

Register Now! 


APRE is offering conference scholarships to attend the conference for a person new to the broadcast field with a technical or operational bent. The scholarship will provide: conference registration; travel to the convention and hotel accommodations for the two day conference.

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from the conference, please submit a one page summary of your experience with public radio, and your reasons for applying.

Basic qualifications:
Must work at a public radio station;
Have 5 years or less technical experience in public radio;
Must attend the full conference and be available for interviews and photo ops during the conference.

The conference will be held at the Tuscany Resort and Casino, 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169.

To apply, send a one-page summary of your experience in public radio and your reasons for applying in an email to:

Pierre Lonewolf, APRE Scholarship 

The Public Radio Engineering Conference is generously supported by:

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APRE thanks our Conference Sponsors: 






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2022 HONOREE - APRE Honors Rich Parker for Meritorious Service


Rich Parker is Director of Engineering at Coast Alaska, Inc, Juneau, Alaska.


The APRE Engineering Award is granted on an annual basis to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the art and/or science of radio engineering that has made a significant impact on, or improvement in the state of the public radio industry.


According to APRE President Victoria St. John, “Rich was one of the founding members of the board of APRE. He has been an active part of the public radio engineering community for decades. I had the privilege of working with him for many years at Vermont Public Radio, and I am proud and pleased for Rich to be recognized for his years of inventive and cheerful service.”


Rich’s tours of duty have included a decade at WHYY in Philadelphia as a master control and studio engineer, followed by 17 years as Director of Engineering at Vermont Public Radio. Since 2014, Rich has been Director of Engineering for Coast Alaska, handling broadcast engineering and IT support, planning and management for the seven Coast Alaska stations, based in Juneau, Alaska.