Community Advisory Board
New York Public Radio’s Community Advisory Board
We’re a diverse volunteer group of radio lovers with a shared goal: support the future of New York Public Radio (NYPR).
To provide meaningful feedback about NYPR’s programming and policies directly to the stations.
As a group, we represent the diverse needs and interests of the communities NYPR serves.
We call ourselves an Advisory board because we gather feedback—we advise the station of what listeners have to say. (The CAB does not exercise control over the daily management or operation of the station. CAB requirements are part of an overall set of the station’s statutory obligations.*)
From different boroughs, backgrounds, and a wide range of professions, ages, and preferred ways of listening. We promise a spirited and supported discussion each meeting.
The CAB can have up to 25 members at a time. Members are selected for one three-year term, and are encouraged to attend meetings afterward.
We gather monthly, with the exception of July, August, and January.
Meetings last two hours and are town-hall style. The first hour, we hear from a special guest from the station. The second hour is reserved for public feedback and conversation.
Detailed minutes go directly to the station and are shared publicly on this page.
Applications are submitted online and reviewed during annual recruitment each Spring. Members are chosen by a joint committee comprised of three or four CAB members.
Join the CAB
We’re currently recruiting new members for our 2017 class. To apply, please complete our online application here by Sunday, April 23rd.
*The CAB, as required by federal law, reviews the programming goals established by the station, the service provided by WNYC and WQXR, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station, and assesses whether the programming and other policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station. The CAB deliberates independently of station management and New York Public Radio's Board of Trustees, determining its own agenda and electing its own leadership. The CAB is an advisory body only, and is not authorized to exercise any control over WNYC and WQXR's daily management or operations. The CAB conveys its findings and recommendations based on public input to the Board of Trustees.
Community Advisory Board 2016-2017 Calendar
|Tuesday, September 6, 2016||
Speaker: Delaney Simmons, Social Media Director
|Thursday, October 6, 2016||
Speaker: Matt Abramovitz, Program Director, WQXR
Monday, November 7, 2016
Speaker: Laura Walker, President & CEO, New York Public Radio
|December 2016||No Meeting Scheduled|
|Monday, January 23, 2017||
Speaker: Jennifer Keeney Sendrow, Executive Producer, The Greene Space
|February 2017||No Meeting Scheduled|
|Monday, March 13, 2017||
Location: The Jerome L. Greene Space - 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY
Speaker: Dean Cappello, Executive Vice President & Chief Content Officer
Monday, April 4, 2017
(CAB Application Deadline: TBD)
Speaker: Kathleen Drohan, Director, WQXR Instrument Drive
|Tuesday, May 2, 2017||
|Tuesday, June 6, 2017||
Community Advisory Board (CAB) as of June 2016:
Lue Ann Eldar, elected as Chair June 2016, appointed to the CAB August 2012
Grace Clarke, elected as Vice Chair June 2016, appointed to the CAB June 2015
Barbara Gerolimatos, elected as Vice Chair June 2016, appointed CAB June 2014
Merwin Kinkade, elected as Vice Chair June 2016, appointed to the CAB June 2014
Nancy Walcott, elected as Vice Chair June 2015, appointed to the CAB June 2015
Raesha Cartagena, elected as Secretary June 2016, appointed to the CAB June 2015
Anita Aboulafia, appointed August 2013
John Bacon, appointed August 2013
Chad Bascombe, appointed June 2015
Gary Brocks, appointed August 2013
Lisa Buffa, appointed June 2016
Carole Chervin, appointed June 2015
Judith Cholst, appointed December 2011
Andrew S. Greene, appointed August 2013
Stan Ince, appointed June 2016
Peter Kentros, appointed June 2016
Carmina Lu, appointed June 2015
Lisa Nearier, appointed June 2016
Samantha "Sam" Pedreiro, appointed June 2016
Steven Rapkin, appointed December 2011
Theodore Schweitzer, appointed August 2013
Kathryn Tornelli, appointed June 2016
David N. Sztyk, appointed August 2013
Adam Wasserman, appointed June 2014
Jacob Wojnas, appointed June 2016
Recent CAB Minutes:
December 2013 - no CAB meeting
December 2012 - no CAB meeting