Community Advisory Board

New York Public Radio's Community Advisory Board (CAB)

Welcome to New York Public Radio’s Community Advisory Board!

We’re a volunteer-powered advisory group of radio lovers supporting the future of New York Public Radio.

Be heard! Our town hall-style meetings are a rare chance to share feedback that gets funneled directly to the station and speak with those reporting stories, expanding digitally, and driving fundraising.

Our Mission: We Listen to Those Who Listen.

  • Our mission: advise NYPR of what the listenership is thinking and feeling.

  • We are the only in-person forum to share feedback with the stations.

  • We do not exercise control over management or policy and can’t make statements on behalf of NYPR. We listen.

About the CAB

  • Meetings are town hall-style — part conversation with a guest, part feedback session.
  • We’re 25 volunteers, representing different boroughs, backgrounds, ages, and professions.
  • Each CAB term is 3 years.
  • We meet monthly with the exception of July, August, December, and February.

*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.

CAB 2018-2019 Calendar

 September 12, 2018

7:00-8:30pm

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

Speaker: Laura Walker, President & CEO of New Public Radio

October 10, 2018

6:30-8:30pm

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

Speaker: The Gothamist Co-Founders, Jen Chung & Jake Dobson

November 28, 2018 

6:30-8:30pm

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

Panel Discussion: The Role of Supporting Music Programs in Public Schools and Communities.  Please click here for details.

December 2018

No Meeting Scheduled 

January 3, 2019

(alt. date Jan. 23)

6:30-8:30pm

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

Speakers: TBD

February 13, 2019

6:30-8:30pm

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

Speaker: 

March 13, 2019

6:30-8:30pm

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

Speaker: TBD

April 17, 2019

6:30-8:30pm

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

Speaker: TBD

May 15, 2019

6:30-8:30pm

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

Speaker: TBD


New CAB Nominees Approved by CAB

June 12, 2019

6:30-8:30pm

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

Speaker: TBD

New Slate of Officers (depending on BOT June Meeting)

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Chair: The CAB as of June 2018

  • Barbara Gerolimatos, elected as Chair June 2017, appointed to CAB June 2014

Vice Chairs:

  • Erica Johnson, elected as Vice Chair June 2018, appointed to the CAB June 2017
  • Kathryn Tornelli, elected as Vice Chair June 2018, appointed to the CAB June 2016
  • Jacob Wojnas, elected as Vice Chair, appointed to CAB June 2016

Recording Secretary:

  • Chad Bascombe, elected as Secretary June 2018, appointed to CAB June 2015

Members:

  • Anita Aboulafia, appointed August 2013 
  • Michaela Balderstonappointed June 2017
  • Marlene Birnbaum, appointed June 2017
  • Donna Blank, appointed June 2017
  • Michael Brown, appointed June 2017
  • Liz Buffa, appointed June 2016
  • Carole Chervin, appointed June 2015
  • Grace Clarke, former Vice Chair June 2016, appointed June 2015
  • Julia D. Fields, appointed July 2018
  • Alex Hu, appointed July 2018
  • Stan Ince, appointed June 2016
  • Peter Kentros, appointed June 2016
  • Lisa Nearier, appointed June 2016
  • Samantha "Sam" Pedreiro, appointed June 2016
  • Curry Sloan, appointed June 2018
  • David N. Sztyk, appointed August 2013
  • Jane Tillman Irving, appointed July 2018
  • Nancy Walcott, former Vice Chair June 2015, appointed June 2015
  • Adam Wasserman, appointed June 2014

Board of Trustees’ CAB Liaison:

  • Mary White, MD

 

Summary Reports:

October 2015

May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015

Recent CAB Minutes:

September 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

January 2018

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

January 2017

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

May 2016

April 2016

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