About Us

We believe relationships are important; they build trust and cooperation among people, organizations, and movements. Please get to know us so that we might cooperate more effectively with you for the advancement of community media in your community, and for the sector worldwide.

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History

RadioExpert is a not-for-profit public service organization founded in 2003 to organize and expedite the continuing activities in support of community media worldwide. Our early activities included advocating the development of community radio in the United States and Europe, building a template for community media social enterprise, and developing training modules for best practices in community media. We also did individual station consulting, and developed university courses in community media.
Today, RadioExpert.org incorporates all those activities and more into an effective and accessible group of tools and services serving community media worldwide.

Team

Henry Loeser - USA – Director

Henry Loeser is a veteran practitioner, advocate, researcher, and teacher of both commercial and non-commercial media since 1985. As founder and director of radioexpert.org Henry has consulted numerous media organizations, regulators, and legislators around the world. He enjoys travel, old pick-up trucks, and plays active sports.

 

Ivana Rybanská - SK - Board Member

Ivana is a Master degree graduate of Sociology at Masaryk University in Brno. She likes being Slovak in Czech Republic - because it makes her feel Czechoslovak. Among other activities she is a freelance/occasional journalist, and event producer. She enjoys training Roma kids in Roma Youth Radio project.

 

 Petra Ginova - CZE – Board member

Petra is a Political Science / Media Law graduate from Masaryk University, and has a particular interest in issues concerning Romani people. Originally from Cheb, Czech Republic, Petra studied in England and still participates in alumni events with her friends there, as well as performing in improv theatre.

 

Jan Martinek - CZE - Content Specialist

Wannabe social scientist, interaction designer & a guy from the country walk into a café. That's Jan. He's trying to help to find out what RX could be - how to promote community media in Czech Republic and how to make people talk with each other a lil'bit more.

 

Filip Johanek - CZE - Technical Specialist

Filip recently earned his MA in Music Arts, which gives him more time now to play the drums in his Czech alt-rock band. He continues to volunteer at the Masaryk University student radio, and cooperates with  professional technicians to design and build studios for Radioexpert projects. Filip also works to develop solutions for radio copyleft music, podcasting and playout systems. 

 

Franklin Huizies - RSA - Consultant                   

Franklin has extensive radio experience both in technics and management, actively involved in community media development throughout Africa. He is past president of the NCRF in South Africa, and a member of the AMARC International board of directors. Franklin is a family man living in Johannesburg.
                                                                                      

Nicol Staňková - CZE - Administration

Nicol is a bachelor student of sociology, journalism and social informatics. She has brought good organizational skills to RadioExpert, faicilitating our orientation in the area of community media. She is interested in how community media can help minorities to stop being marginalized.

 

 

Jan Gerych - CZE - Project Manager

English teacher, musician, volunteer and off air manager at Radio R, hosts a
bohemian talkshow every two weeks. Jan has MA degree in Art History and has released his latest album on vinyl under his alter ego name burningboy. Jan manages the "Europa Schools On-Air" project - with partners from France, UK, Spain and Italy.

 

Jobs & Internships

Career development is an important part of the Radioexpert paradigm. We are always seeking bright, energetic people who are committed to environmental, economic and social justice. If you believe in helping others as a means to develop yourself, please contact us.