Gary J. DiGiuseppe
20 Hightrail Drive
Maumelle, AR 72113
2001-current Farm Director, Arkansas Radio Network, Little Rock, AR
Host and supervise daily news and commodity programs for 36 affiliate stations, cover local, state and national agricultural events, maintain liaison with affiliates, write for in-house publications, determine content and structure of programming.
1999-current Contributing Writer, Heartland Communications, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Pesticide & Chemical Policy, Ozarks Farm & Neighbor & Others
Has written over 600 articles for publications covering general production agriculture, cattle ranching, dairy production, biofuels, aquaculture, the chemicals industry, and country living.
1991-2001 Farm & Promotions Director, KWMT Radio, Ft. Dodge, IA
Hosted 90 minutes of agricultural programming daily on second-ranked farm station in Iowa. Reported on futures and cash commodity markets, news and weather. Covered live events in the field, and local, state and national meetings; maintained liaison with local agricultural interests; public speaking; hosted broadcasts at live events (e.g. Iowa State Fair). Purchased promotional goods; planned promotional activities; edited and published a monthly newsletter for listeners and advertisers.
1984-1991 Associate Farm Director, Brownfield Network, Jefferson City, MO
Hosted 12-14 farm news and commodity reports daily for 150 affiliated stations in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska; covered live events in the field and state and national meetings.
1980-1984 Reporter and Director of Program Development, Michigan Farm Radio Network, Milan, MI
Produced and/or hosted 70 programs weekly on a wide range of commodity information; covered state and national news; added new programs and revamped existing ones.
1980-1981 Newscaster and Reporter, WEMU Radio, Ypsilanti, MI
Covered meetings and events and hosted evening news for the public broadcasting station of Eastern Michigan University.
1979-1980 Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University, Major in Speech/Communications, Minor in Journalism
1973-1977 University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Related curricula: Speech, Journalism, Psychology, Sociology, Creative Writing
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
• Music; synthesizers and related keyboard instruments.
• National Association of Farm Broadcasting; Broadcast Council member since 1983. Past chairman, Resolutions Committee (1999), Market News Committee (1992-94) and Farm Safety Committee (1990-92), and past editor of the NAFB members’ newsletter, CHATS (1998).
• Awards: Distinguished Service, Iowa FFA Association, 1987; Certificate of Appreciation, Illinois Beef Association, 1988; Plaque of Appreciation, Webster County, IA Farm Bureau, Cattlemen’s Association, Pork Producers Association and Soybean Association, 1994.
• Maintained a personal website 1999-2001, targeted toward farm listening audience.