OnAirFundraising® President Roger Gomoll has been occupied in the field of public radio since 1975. His first 23 years were spent in various roles with Minnesota Public Radio: arts reporter, board operator, classical music announcer, field recording engineer and producer, on-air fundraising manager, and station manager. In 2000, he became a DEI On-Air Fundraising consultant. Roger joined PRI in 2004 as Manager Distribution Services. He left in 2012 to focus on his consulting services with stations for their on-air fundraising. Roger is also a member of National Public Radio’s Distribution and Interconnection Committee.
Roger is a classically trained tubist and pianist, and plays in several musical ensembles. He is a lifelong pilot and holds certificates for glider, single and multi-engine airplanes, and is instrument rated.
OnAirFundraising® CEO Elizabeth Gomoll has been an avid listener and supporter of public radio for more than four decades. While serving as Executive Director of the Rochester (MN) Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, she directed annual on-air fundraising weekends on a local commercial radio station. Under Liz's leadership, the RSOC Radiothon raised more than a half-million dollars in contributions from individuals and businesses.
Elizabeth was awarded regional recognition as an exceptional non-profit administrator. She has also done successful work as a grant writer and development professional. In addition to managing the business side of OnAirFundraising LLC, Liz is a professional flutist and performs in several ensembles. She is also a professional genealogist, and earned her private pilot’s license in 1992 - before she even knew Roger.
Roger and Elizabeth are often seen in each others' concert audiences. When not performing music separately or together, they may be flying their handsome blue open cockpit biplane, a 1928 Travel Air 4000. Their family includes three amazing children and their delightful spouses, ten (so far) adorable grandchildren, and a small yellow bird named Captain, who enjoys demonstrating that life sounds better when accompanied by canary.