Each semester, AZPM provides real-world experience to about two dozen University of Arizona student employees. Through various technical, production, administrative, marketing, and community outreach roles, students receive on-the-job training that helps launch them into successful post-graduate careers. Each May the time comes to bid farewell to our graduating seniors, many who have worked at AZPM for the duration of their college years.
The 2nd Annual AZPM Marconi Award was presented to Bill and Marianne Leedy at a luncheon on April 10, 2019. Named for the Nobel Prize-winning Italian inventor and engineer credited with developing the modern radio, radio-based communications, and radar, the award is presented to a donor whose support elevates student engagement and lays the foundation for success at Arizona Public Media. Prior to Bill’s untimely passing in 2018, he and Marianne made the seminal gift to establish an endowment supporting AZPM student employees. It is through the generous contributions of the Leedys and others like them that AZPM is able to fund student positions within the station.
The 2018 Marconi Award was presented to Therese Berg.