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Manager Social Media

Spring, Texas, United States
March 15, 2019

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Will Robedee



Co-developer of national nonprofit organization. Successful manager and developer of projects and events with experience working with student electronic media, diverse populations, and commercial and noncommercial broadcast professionals.

Specialties: Organizational Planning; Event Planning: Negotiating; Facilities Planning, Installation, and Maintenance; Training: Webcasting; Music Copyrights; College Media; and Teaching.


KTRU and RTV-5 Rice University

General Manager

July 1998 - Present

Houston, Texas

General Manager of KTRU-FM in the Houston market (#6) and the staff adviser of RTV-5 (1999-2017), the Rice Student Cable Television station. In these capacities, I work with a culturally diverse student population and supervised employees. Responsible for staff management, station operations, financial and legal matters, and leadership development. Instituted a variety of new partnerships between KTRU and RTV with other university units, student organizations, faculty, staff, and administrators. Completely rebuilt the studios, installed automation to enable unattended operations, added an FM translator, LPFM, HD-2, webcasting, satellite programming and the widespread use of computers and technology.


Executive Director

November 2009 - June 2018

Provided executive leadership and management to national nonprofit organization focused on advancement and advocacy for student-run electronic media outlets. Worked with students, advisers, faculty and industry professionals in order to bring them together for the purposes of education, pre-professional development, and potential employment via social media, collaboration groups and national conferences. Reported monthly to the board of directors about organizational activities, membership needs, and industry trends and challenges. Successfully led efforts to shape the regulations for webcasting rates and terms for noncommercial educational outlets from 2002 through 2020.

Launched in 2012 the National Student Electronic Media Convention, which sold out for inaugural year and has grown steadily since. Responsible for planning and executing all elements of this national convention. Secured a record number of convention sessions in 2017, exceeding more than 100 panels and interactive sessions.

College Media Advisers

Broadcast Chair

2001 - January 2012

Curated sessions for two annual conventions concerning student media and careers in electronic media at various locations across the country. Speakers included local and nationally prominent professionals in radio, TV and regulatory agencies. Coordinated the change in venue from New Orleans to Kansas City for broadcast sessions in the wake of hurricane Katrina.

CBI - Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc.

Chair, Board of Directors

July 2001 - December 2003

Led the organization from fledgling newcomer to an important voice and player in the media world. Launched the CBI web site and developed the content that is the most comprehensive resource for college media available. Secured significant media mentions about CBI, representing the organization in USA Today, NY Times, and LA Times, among others. Created newsletter for member stations with a circulation to more than 1,000 student media outlets across the nation.

State University of New York College at New Paltz

Director of the Campus Media Center/Chief Engineer

September 1993 - May 1998

New Paltz, NY

Supervised diverse staff, student employees, volunteer student management, and staff for Radio, Television and Audio/Video operations. Coordinated all facility usage, including Radio, TV, AV, Cable Television plant and satellite teleconferencing facilities. Overall management, supervision, development and long term planning. In addition, functioned as Chief Fiscal Officer for the Campus Media Center, Planned, budgeted, purchased and rebuilt studios from scratch, Coordinated FCC Proceeding for New FM Station, Established Shared PEG Cable Access Facility, Proposed, Developed and Implemented Internship Program. On-Air Host and Producer.


State University of New York at New Paltz

Bachelor's degree, Communication and Media Studies


College Media Advisers Distinguished 4-Year Broadcast Adviser

CBI Special Recognition for contributions to Student Broadcasters

College Media Advisers Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award

College Media Association Presidential Citation

CBI Outstanding Service Award

CBI Joel R. Willer Award for Exceptional Dedication and Service

Scouts Ship 1332 Service Award

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