About the Author
Philip Benoit is an adjunct professor of English at Pennsylvania's Millersville University. He was the director of public affairs at Middlebury College in Vermont, and associate vice president for communications at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. Benoit has a broad background in radio, television, and public relations and he was the first director of the broadcasting academic program at SUNY Oswego. He was executive officer of the American Forces Network in Europe and American Advisor to the Vietnamese Armed Forces Radio Network.
Fritz Messere is founding dean of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts at the State University of New York at Oswego. A member of Oswego's communication studies faculty since 1977, Messere is a former coordinator of its broadcasting and mass communication program and two-time department chair. Messere received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Oswego and did post-graduate work at Cornell University. He is the co-author of five textbooks on electronic media and communication, including "Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet and Beyond." He is a nationally recognized expert on broadcasting regulation and telecommunications. Messere has served as external assistant to FCC Commissioner Mimi Wayforth Dawson, as senior fellow of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communication Policy, and on the Rural Policy Research Institute's National Experts Panel on Telecommunications.
Lewis B. O¿Donnell (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at SUNY Oswego. O¿Donnell, former president of a radio station ownership group, has worked in a variety of management and performance positions in radio and television. He has been awarded the Frank Stanton Fellowship by the International Radio and Television Society and the New York State Chancellor¿s Award for Excellence in Teaching.