WFDD selected as Greater Public's Benchmarks Station of Year

This is a guest post from radio station 88.5 WFDD:

On July 12 at the national Public Media Development and Marketing Conference (PMDMC), 88.5 WFDD was awarded the Benchmarks Station of the Year Award from Greater Public, the development and marketing organization for public media.

Greater Public’s Benchmarks for Public Radio Fundraising tracks fundraising performance across the public radio system. The metrics are designed to allow Greater Public, and stations, to make apples-to-apples comparisons of public radio stations’ fundraising effectiveness.

Fundraising metrics considered by Greater Public included net membership revenue, which increased by 81 percent; major giving growth of 167 percent; underwriting revenue growth of 36 percent; increase of underwriting sponsors of 52 percent. Only two other top-50 market public radio stations have converted more listening to revenue than 88.5 WFDD.

Judges for this distinguished award were impressed not just with 88.5 WFDD’s significant fundraising growth over the past five years, but also with the station’s “consistent commitment to better serve its audience and community,” Greater Public said.

Molly Davis, 88.5 WFDD Assistant General Manager, was at the PMDMC in Chicago to accept the award on behalf of the station.

“This award reflects several years of hard work by the many talented individuals who make up the 88.5 WFDD team,” Davis said. “Five years ago, we devoted ourselves not only to serving our listeners better, but to fundraising more effectively and efficiently, to support that increased and more robust service. We’re deeply honored to be recognized by our colleagues at Greater Public, an industry organization that understands the challenges facing the entire public media system today.”

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HELPS TLC starting new group soon; registration open

This is a guest post from the HELPS TLC program:

What is the HELPS TLC?

HELPS TLC is a medically directed, professionally supervised “Therapeutic Lifestyle Change” program designed to develop a healthy and active lifestyle utilizing exercise and education programs.

Our next group is starting soon, sign up today by emailing:!

What will I receive?

  • Individualized assessments, therapies and follow-up. Entry physical activity levels are evaluated with exercise testing and computerized accelerometers. This information is used to determine and define the amount of physical activity you need to foster a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Entry dietary intake is assessed through computer analyzed food records. Specific calorie, nutrient and food group changes are identified.
  • Supervised exercise sessions at our conveniently located monitored exercise facility. Located close to campus next to BB&T Field in the Health & Exercise Science Clinical Research Center.
  • Weekly small group sessions, held on campus in Worrell Professional Center.

These group sessions meet weekly here on campus in Worrell 1162 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and teach behavioral strategies for the management of physical activity and eating. Cognitive (what and how much?) teaching is combined with psychological approaches to take the participant beyond the limits of “will power.” Personal journals are used as a basis for program development, strategy monitoring and evaluation.

HELPS TLC Cost? The cost will be covered by Wake Forest University.

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Faculty books: June 2018

Knox, John H., & Ramin Pejan, Eds. (Law). The Human Right to a Healthy Environment. Cambridge University Press. June 2018.

Scholl, Mark B., & James T. Hansen, Eds. (Counseling). Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues: Approaches Across Diverse Settings. Oxford. June 2018.

Young, Julian. (Philosophy). German Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: Weber to Heidegger. Routledge. June 2018.

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WFDD receives national awards from public radio organization

Mankaprr Conteh (left), former WFDD intern, and WFDD reporter Keri Brown accepted five awards at the PRNDI Awards Banquet June 23.

88.5 WFDD was honored recently with 5 national awards by Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI).

WFDD won a first place award in the News Feature category for David Ford’s story “Business 40 Changing Lanes: A Painful Legacy.” The station also received second place honors in the Enterprise/Investigative, Arts, and Series categories. Additionally, the work of former WFDD intern and Wake Forest student Mankaprr Conteh was recognized for her story “Carolina Curious: How Field Trips Level The Playing Field.”

“There has been a lot of growth in WFDD’s news department over the past several years, with more staff and more training, allowing us to really tell stories in a whole new way,” says News Director Emily McCord. “That’s why it’s especially exciting to have our work acknowledged by our peers in the public media industry.”

The PRNDI awards celebrate the work of reporting, editing, anchoring and producing at local public media radio stations across the U.S.

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Wayne honored for extraordinary research contributions

Wake Forest business professor Julie Holliday Wayne teaches class in Farrell Hall

This is a guest post from the School of Business:

Wake Forest School of Business Associate Professor Julie Holliday Wayne was named an “extraordinary contributor” to work and family research. At the 2018 Work-Family Researchers Network Conference held June 21-23 in Washington, D.C., the organization recognized the top 60 scholars whose scholarship has made an impact on the field.

The selection came after researchers at Brigham Young University analyzed metrics for researchers in the field including their publishing articles and books, making landmark contributions that shaped the field, dissemination of research to policy makers and the public, providing service to the field, and reputation among work-family scholars.

In her research, Wayne studies how people’s work and personal lives intersect and how this affects their attitudes and behaviors at work as well as that of their spouses. She and her colleagues were among the first to study how work and family can benefit one another (work-family enrichment). Her research examines the meaning of work-life balance, considers factors that promote balance, and shows that employees having greater balance is good business for organizations.

Wayne’s research has been published in leading journals and books as well as in Fast Company,,, Psychology Today, the Chicago Tribune, and Parents Magazine, among others. She serves on editorial boards and consults and conducts workshops to help organizations maximize their employees’ potential at work and in their personal lives.

“This is an esteemed group of scholars from multiple disciplines from institutions around the world,” said Michelle Roehm, the School’s vice dean of faculty. “We are pleased WFRN has recognized Julie Wayne for this significant achievement based on her years of research and contributions to the field.”

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