Madison Hodges Public Media Management Award

Thanks to the Hodges family and its generous donations over the past 7 years, U:SA has been able to provide a cash award for the Madison Hodges award winner each year.

We endeavor to establish a designated fund to assure that the annual cash distribution will continue by creating a Go Fund Me fundraiser.

The late Madison Hodges (1947 – 2014) Manager of WQCS at Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, Florida will long be remembered for his many contributions to Public Media. He was a mentor, a friend, a colleague, and a model leader. He had a long and admirable career in television and radio. As a leader, he knew how to build consensus. Madison worked at several university public radio stations and he worked for many years in Washington, DC as a project manager for the Public Telecommunications Facilities program (PTFP) and as NPR’s Director of Policy and Station Services. He then served as Executive Director of University Station Alliance. Throughout his career he also served on several national boards including the University Station Alliance, PMBA board, and the executive board of the Florida Public Broadcasting Service. Hodges was Manager of WQCS at Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, Florida when he lost his long-term battle with cancer in 2014 at the age of 66.

Madison was the University Station Alliance Executive Director in 2006. From 2007 to 2014, he served on the U:SA Board of Directors including roles as Vice President, President, and at the time of his passing a board member.

We invite those of you who knew Madison personally and those of you who have only heard or read about his lifelong contribution to the public media system to donate.


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