PRPD expects 500 to attend its 25th annual convo in Las Vegas, Sept. 11-14.

The Public Radio Program Directors Association will offer its PD Workshop short course before the conference Sept. 9-11. Format-specific groups for classical music, jazz and news/talk will meet after noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Save $65 to $130 by registering by Aug. 3. To receive credentials at the event, registrations must be paid in full by Aug. 31. Site: The LVH Las Vegas Hotel, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton. Entertainment on the last night: Cirque du Soleil’s “The Beatles’ Love” show. Conference info, 315-824-8226 or

PRPD has opened registration for the PD Workshop Sept. 9-11, preceding the association’s conference in Las Vegas. The intensive training will be led by Scott Williams from KBAQ/KJZZ in Phoenix and Sheila Rue of WUSF in Tampa. Topics include schedules and positioning, formatics, on-air promo and fundraising, dealing with change, on-air sound and airchecking, multiplatform issues, use of research, team-building and goal-setting.  See the agenda. Space is limited.

… and PRPD will be co-located with AMPPR’s music programmers conference.

The Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio (AMPPR) will hold its annual conference in conjunction with the Public Radio Program Directors conference in Las Vegas, Sept. 11–14. ¶ “The idea of meeting with PRPD has been floated for several years,” wrote David Duff, AMPPR’s president, on the group’s website. “The two organizations began exploring the possibilities last year, and have agreed to work together to develop a strong and robust music track for this year’s conference.” AMPPR will survey its members for feedback on which topics should be covered at the conference. Members of AMPPR will not need to join PRPD to attend.