Community Advisory Board

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


Now accepting applications through Wednesday, May 11th. Click here to begin the application process.

The CAB is an independent body of listeners and exists to provide specific value-added feedback on station programming and strategic direction to senior management and the NYPR Board of Trustees. The goal is to facilitate improvement of the listener experience, and ensure that NYPR is fulfilling its mission and meeting the needs of the public. The CAB is comprised of members representing a diverse group of professions, local lifestyles, demographics, and communities, and serves as a proxy for the listening public.

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 2020-2021 Calendar

For the interim, CAB public forum meetings will be conducted virtually.  Please visit the CAB Facebook page for access details.

 February 24, 2022 - 6:00 p.m.

Improving Listener Experience

 March 24, 2022 - 6:00 p.m.

Parents on fostering the next generation of classical music fans

 April 2022

Topic To Be Announced

 May 2022

 Topic To Be Announced

 June 2022

Topic To Be Announced



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The CAB  July 2021 - June 2022


  • Alex Hu, elected as Chair June 2021, appointed to CAB July 2018

Vice Chairs:

  • David Boyd Booker, elected as Vice Chair 2021; appointed June 2020
  • Emily Hacker, elected as Vice Chair 2020; appointed to CAB June 2019
  • Hani Khalil, elected as Vice Chair 2021; appointed June 2020
  • Sinduja Srinivasan, elected as Vice Chair 2020; appointed to CAB June 2019
  • Jacob (Jake) Wojnas, elected as Vice Chair 2021; appointed June 2015

Recording Secretary:

  • Kathryn Tornelli, elected as Secretary 2020, former Vice Chair, appointed to CAB June 2016


Nomi Berenson, appointed June 2021
Asa Block, appointed June 2021
Christopher Bromson, appointed June 2021
Liz Buffa, appointed June 2016
Carole Chervin, appointed June 2015
Grace Clarke, 
former Secretary former Vice Chair, Appointed June 2015
Julia D. Fields, 
appointed June 2018
Lauren Filler, 
appointed June 2019
Stan Ince, 
appointed June 2016
Erica Johnson, 
former Vice Chair, appointed to CAB June 2017
Jane Tillman Irving, appointed June 2018
Sara Mael, appointed June 2021
Christopher Metzger, appointed June 2021
Marie Nachsin, appointed June 2019
Lisa Nearier, 
former Vice Chair, appointed to CAB June 2016
Natalie Nevarez, 
appointed June 2020
Caroline Pasion, appointed June 2021

Board of Trustees’ CAB Liaison:

  • Josh Empson

Summary Reports: 

October 2015

May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015

Recent CAB Minutes:

March 2021

January 2021

October 2020

October 2019

September 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

January 2019

November 2018

October 2018

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