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

The Community Advisory Board is looking for new members. To apply for membership, send a letter of interest to the New York Public Radio Community Advisory Board c/o Jennifer Mack, New York Public Radio, 160 Varick Street. New York, NY 10013, or send an e-mail to or There is no formal application, but the information provided should include: a resume with the applicant's name, home address and 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 2014-2015 Calendar

Monday, September 15 6:30-8:30pm
Location: The Jerome L. Greene Space - 44 Charlton Street
Monday, October 20 6:30-8:30pm
Location: The Jerome L. Greene Space - 44 Charlton Street
Monday, November 17 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Brooklyn, NY - TBD
December 2014 No meeting
Monday, January TBD 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD
Monday, February TBD 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD
Monday, March TBD 6:30-8:30pm
Monday, April TBD 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD
Monday, May TBD 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD
Monday, June TBD 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD


Community Advisory Board As of August 2014:

Steven Rapkin, elected as Chair June 2014, appointed to the CAB December 2011

Vice Chairs:
Lue Ann Eldar, elected as Vice-Chair June 2013, appointed to the CAB August 2012
Sarah Lenigan, elected as Vice-Chair June 2013, appointed to the CAB August 2012

Anita Aboulafia, appointed August 2013
Catherine Arcure, appointed June 2014
John Bacon, appointed August 2013
Gary Brocks, appointed August 2013
Renee Cherow-O’Leary, appointed June 2009
Judith Cholst, appointed December 2011
Barbara Gerolimatos, appointed June 2014
Andrew S. Greene, appointed August 2013
Sue Hornik, appointed August 2013
Merwin Kinkade, appointed June 2014
Stephanie LaFroscia, appointed June 2014
Joyce Lannert, appointed June 2009
Harriet Olson, appointed August 2012
Matthew Ormsbee, appointed June 2014
Daniel Rath, appointed June 2014
Theodore Schweitzer, appointed August 2013
David N. Sztyk, appointed August 2013
Helen van der Voort, appointed August 2013
Adam Wasserman, appointed June 2014
Melissa Williams, appointed June 2014


Recent CAB Minutes:

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