Michael Flaster has provided a range of consultation services for a diverse group of media clients including National Public Radio, TeleRadio Moldova, South Dakota Public Television, Marketplace Productions and the University of California San Diego Extension. He has recruited faculty, developed curriculum, provided long-term and strategic planning, project and program development, talent training and coaching as well as research analysis.

Michael Flaster has provided a range of consultation services for a diverse group of media clients.  For three years he served as advisor for the Digital Arts Center at the University of California San Diego Extension, where he managed and recruited part-time faculty, provided long-range planning and curriculum development.  For nine months he was Project Director for Marketplace Productions and Minnesota Public Radio steering the development of nationally distributed Public Radio Weekend project. For nearly a month he consulted for the U.S. Department of State, stationed in the Republic of Moldova, he offered guidance to the senior management of TeleRadio Moldova as they transitioned into technical and programmatic compliance with European Union standards. Since 1999, he has served six times as a peer review panelist for Television, Radio, Film and New Media for the National Endowment for the Humanities. His list of station-based consultancies includes South Dakota Public Television and KWGS-FM in Tulsa and he has consulted with senior management for National Public Radio. Mr. Flaster currently serves as Strategic Advisor to UCSD/Calit2 ArtPower’s Filmatic Festival.

Selected Consultations

2010 – 2013

Advisor to University of California San Diego Extension, Digital Arts Center

Faculty management and recruitment, long-range planning, industry alignment and curriculum development.


Consultant for Senior Management of Teleradio Moldova for the US Department of State in the Republic of Moldova

Updated management, technology and programming techniques for the country’s commercial and public television and radio services to meet European Union standards.


Project Director for “Public Radio Weekend” for Marketplace Productions, Minnesota Public Radio

Managed national program development, project’s budgetary, scheduling, station and network relations.


Consultant to Senior Management of National Public Radio in Washington, D.C.

Advisor on managing programming change in the digital broadcast environment.


Consultation to Senior Management at South Dakota Public Television and Radio in Vermillion, South Dakota

Consultancy on managing change, talent development, program design and program production.