Community Advisory Board

New York Public Radio's Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a volunteer group of interested listeners who meet monthly to gather public comments and advise as to whether the programming and policies of WNYC and WQXR meet the specialized educational and cultural needs of the community.

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.

Join the CAB

Recruitment for spring 2016 is now underway.  The Community Advisory Board will be accepting applications until 4/18/2016.  To apply for membership, send a letter of interest to the New York Public Radio Community Advisory Board c/o Alex Murry, New York Public Radio, 160 Varick Street. New York, NY 10013, or send an e-mail to or There is no application form, but the information provided should include: a resume with the applicant's name, home and e-mail addresses, daytime contact information; and a letter of interest including a brief description of any volunteer activity and listening experience with WNYC and WQXR, explaining why the applicant is interested in being a member of the CAB.

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Community Advisory Board 2015-2016 Calendar

Tuesday, September 8, 2015



Location: The Jerome L. Greene Space - 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY

Speaker:  Laura Walker, President and CEO of New York Public Radio

Monday, October 19, 2015



The Americas Center @ Hispanic Federation
55 Exchange Place, 5th Floor
New York, New York  10005

Speaker:  Paula Szuchman, Vice President, On-Demand Content

               Mary Harris, Host, Only Human

Monday, November 16, 2015



New Visions for Public Schools

320 West 13th Street

New York, NY 10014

Speaker: John Keefe, Senior Editor, Data News


No Meeting Scheduled
Thursday, January 7, 2016


Location: The Jerome L. Greene Space - 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY

Speakers: Graham Parker, General Manager & VP, WQXR

                Kathleen Drohan, Project Manager for the WQXR Instrument Drive 

February  2016 No Meeting Scheduled
Thursday, March 17, 2016


Location: The Jerome L. Greene Space - 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY

Speaker:  Alex Ambrose, Producer, Q2 Music at WQXR

Monday, April  11, 2016

New Jersey
(CAB Application Deadline: 4/18/2016)


Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Speaker:  Jim Schachter, Vice President for News
Monday, May 9, 2016


Location: The Jerome L. Greene Space - 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY

Speaker:  Andy Lanset, Director of Archives

Monday, June 13, 2016


Location: The Jerome L. Greene Space - 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY

Speaker:  John Hockenberry, Host of The Takeaway


Community Advisory Board (CAB) as of June 2015:                      

Lue Ann Eldar, elected as Chair June 2015, appointed to the CAB August 2012

Vice Chairs:
Merwin Kinkade, elected as Vice Chair June 2015, appointed to the CAB June 2014
Adam Wasserman, elected as Vice Chair June 2015, appointed to the CAB June 2014

Barbara Gerolimatos, elected as Secretary June 2015, appointed to the CAB June 2014

Anita Aboulafia, appointed August 2013
Catherine Arcure, appointed June 2014
John Bacon, appointed August 2013
Chad Bascombe, appointed June 2015
Gary Brocks, appointed August 2013
Raesha Cartagena, appointed June 2015
Carole Chervin, appointed June 2015
Judith Cholst, appointed December 2011
Grace Clarke, appointed June 2015
Andrew S. Greene, appointed August 2013
Sue Hornik, appointed August 2013
Stephanie LaFroscia, appointed June 2014
Carmina Lu, appointed June 2015
Steven Rapkin, appointed December 2011*
Theodore Schweitzer, appointed August 2013
David N. Sztyk, appointed August 2013
Helen van der Voort, appointed August 2013*
Nancy Walcott, appointed June 2015

*2015 CAB Officer


Recent CAB Minutes:

April 2016

January 2016

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013 - no CAB meeting
November 2013

October 2013
September 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013

February 2013
January 2013

December 2012 - no CAB meeting
November 2012

October 2012
September 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012

November 2011

September 2011

May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
December 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
November 2008
May 2008
February 2008
January 2008
November 2007
October 2007
May 2007
April 2007
February 2007
January 2007
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
January 2006
October 2005
September 2005
May 2005
April 2005
February 2005
January 2005