Paul Damberg

Paul Damberg
Paul Damberg
Paul Damberg Paul Damberg
Regional Manager WI Public Radio KUWS 91.3 FM
KUWS Radio (91.3 FM)
office. HFAC 3167
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Most recent degrees:

1987 - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Sociology - Macalester College – Dissertation/thesis topic: Springfest - Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll on a college campus

Non-academic interests:

I am an active Scouter, Rotarian, and supporter of community connectedness. My work background is in fundraising and philanthropic support for various community organizations. I also have spent the bulk of my near 30+ year fundraising career in public radio at stations large and small.  It is my belief that communities are stronger when there is a thriving arts and culture ethos that creates the value added amenities that attracts an educated engaged work force. I strive to build bridges between these efforts to ensure a thriving dynamic region that enables good economic growth. It is also critical to have adequate support services that can serve the needs of all in the community. I enjoy spending as much time as possible at our cabin on Lake Vermilion with my wife and family.

Notable awards:

1995 - Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (AMPERS): Broadcaster of the Year

1996 - University of Minnesota - Duluth: Outstanding Service Award

1999 - Public Radio Association of Development Officers (PRADO): PRADO Pioneer Award        

2008 - Voyageurs Area Council - Boy Scouts of America: Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service

Area of knowledge:

Public broadcasting and its role connecting disparate populations.  Helping non-profit board grow their fundraising competency and fundraising capacity.  

Recent accomplishments:

For almost 30 years I have worked in fundraising for non-profits in and around the twin ports region. I also have had more than 25 years working and volunteering in public radio. I have extensive experience working at and serving on non-profit boards and helping them grow their fundraising competency and capacity building. I have seen the benefit public broadcasting can have providing under-served populations access to much needed information.