Our new Field Director has arrived!

We are thrilled to welcome Belinda Rawlins as Field Director at the Prometheus Radio Project. Belinda will lead our campaign to expand low power radio, coordinating Prometheus staff and the People Powered Radio Coalition to organize and support applicants for new low power radio stations. 

Belinda's strengths in strategic planning, coalition building, organizational development, and technical geekery are a perfect fit for Prometheus as we grow our organization and our movement on the heels of the Local Community Radio Act. She brings 25 years of experience in community radio, proven success in grassroots campaigns for community media, and over a decade of executive leadership in public media organizations.

Most recently, Belinda has been the executive director at the Transmission Project since 2008, where she transformed the CTC Vista program into the Digital Arts Service Corps, placing over 400 VISTAs at over 170 organizations to build capacity for public and community media. She also works as the part-time Policy Strategist for NAMAC, the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, where she was a board member prior to accepting a position. She is a voting member of the Media and Democracy Coalition (MADCo).

Belinda served as the executive director at the New Mexico Media Literacy Project and at Media Bridges in Cincinnati, Ohio, successfully transitioning both organizations through the departure of founding executive directors. At Media Bridges she planned and directed a million dollar capital campaign to build a media arts education center as well as regular campaigns to renew public support for cable franchise agreements.

On the radio side, Belinda has served as the Executive Director and General Manager at Mendocino County Public Broadcasting, as well as Program Director, Station Manager, and on-air programmer with Stepchild Radio in Cincinnati, Ohio. She helped Media Bridges apply for their LPFM license in 2000, so she knows the FCC process well.  Today she programs at WMFO, the freeform station at Tufts University, where she also coordinates the public file and trains students about obscenity and indecency policies.

Please join us in welcoming Belinda to Prometheus!