Linfield Home » Linfield News » Index
News from Linfield College

Michael Huntsberger

Professor Michael Huntsberger’s publications focus on community and public radio, media technology and emerging models for public service media. He teaches courses on media ethics and the history of mass media, as well as electronic media production and other topics.

Huntsberger has served as a consultant to the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the Northwest Public Affairs Network, and to radio stations and community television providers in Washington, Oregon and other areas of the U.S.

He serves on the conference planning group of the global RIPE research initiative (Revisionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise) and chairs the Student Audio Competition of the Festival of Media Arts for the Broadcast Education Association. Huntsberger also serves as secretary and treasurer of the Hennock Institute, a public media policy and research organization. He previously chaired the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (1995–2000) and served as vice-president of West Coast Public Radio (1992–94) and as secretary of the Washington Public Broadcasting Association (1992–96).

Huntsberger is the producer of “The Pinot Chronicles: 25 Years of Oregon’s International Pinot Noir Celebration,” a documentary about the first pinot noir celebration in the U.S. Other productions include a video podcast series on public service media and numerous radio programs.

He has worked as a producer, engineer and consultant in commercial and noncommercial broadcasting, and managed KAOS FM Community Radio in Olympia, Wash. (1981–2000). Huntsberger oversees Linfield’s student radio station, KSLC 90.3 FM, and Linfield’s student video club, Wildcat Productions.

PhD, University of Oregon, Communication and Society
BA, The Evergreen State College, Music Technology