Bill Davis, a 37-year veteran of public radio, is Principal of SRG.
Bill was the founding President and CEO of Southern California Public Radio. From 2001 to 2019, he steered KPCC 89.3, a small Pasadena, CA radio station, into a high-performing leader in multi-platform public service journalism and civic engagement. He created a regional network of stations, acquired the digital-first LAist, and developed one of the most diverse public media teams in the country. During his tenure SCPR grew its annual budget to $32 million and completed a $27 million capital campaign.
After leaving the SCPR CEO position, Davis continued to support the organization as President Emeritus and advised others in the field, from station leaders to national organizations.
Prior to SCPR, Davis was Senior Vice President for Programming at National Public Radio at a time when the network was expanding both its foreign and domestic coverage and making early investments in on-demand digital content. Bill has served on the NPR and SRG boards of directors and was public radio's first elected member of Arbitron's Radio Advisory Council.