One thing I’ve learned over the years, is the importance of celebrating successes. This summer, when we wrapped up our fiscal year, I asked each of our staff members to reflect on both their personal and shared successes over the past year here at Ozarks Public Broadcasting. Reading their responses was an energizing exercise for me...and I thought you might enjoy hearing some of them as well:
- “I feel most proud of offering something that no one else does, namely the kids programming. When I hear a kid have an excited, enthusiastic reaction to a PBS program or online game, it does instill some warm fuzzies.”
- “Our organizational voice is civil, fair and polite. That makes me extremely proud.”
- “Implementing the new IT infrastructure and phasing out the old SD (standard definition) plant model for an all HD (high definition) internal plant was a significant accomplishment.”
- “Ozark Air Lines. I had so many viewers call to congratulate us on a job well done and many folks had their own stories to share with me about the airline.”
As you can see, there is so much to celebrate! It’s been another year of exceptional programming that has made us laugh, cry, question and – most importantly – think. It’s been a year of connecting and reconnecting, as we celebrated 40 years of public broadcasting. And it’s been a year of strong support from our community. Please know that we never – not for one moment – take for granted the generous and consistent support that you provide to make each year one worth celebrating. Thank you for that support – and for giving our staff the resources and motivation to make this year even better.