Community Advisory Board

The WYPR Community Advisory Board ("CAB") serves as a vehicle for outreach to the communities served by WYPR and its affiliate stations. It advises the station regarding programing and other matters affecting the community. It has no managerial responsibilities or authority.  Over the last two years the CAB's members have begun a series of meetings between the WYPR news department and members of the community for the purpose of informing the news department about important issues in the community and the views of its citizens. This work has provided new connections to the community for the news department and lead directly to segments on Maryland Morning and other WYPR programs.

The CAB is presently exploring additional ways to connect the community to the station and to increase the diversity of the listening audience. The CAB meets bi-monthly from September through May, generally within a few days after a WYPR Board meeting.  All meetings are open to the public and the public is invited to attend. In addition to discussing WYPR's operations, representatives of the station frequently make presentations to the CAB about their programs and projects.  Guests during the last year include Tony Brandon, President and General Manager, Sheilah Kast, Tom Hall, and Dan Rodricks.

Community Advisory Board Purpose and Requirements
Community Advisory Boards like WYPR's CAB are required to be formed pursuant to the federal law that established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The purpose of the CAB is to advise the station with respect to 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 is permitted to review the programming goals established by WYPR, the service provided by WYPR, and the significant policy decisions rendered by WYPR. The CAB may make non-binding recommendations to WYPR's management. It has no managerial responsibilities or authority.

CAB members are a volunteer group of interested citizens and listeners who are appointed by the WYPR Board of Directors. The CAB is required to meet at regular intervals. The CAB deliberates independently of station management and WYPR's Board of Directors. It determines its own agenda and elects its own leadership.

CAB By-laws

2013/2014 CAB Meetings held at Our Daily Bread Employment Center and begin at 6:00 PM
September 25, 2013
November 20, 2013
January 22, 2014  Rescheduled for January 29, 2014
March 26, 2014
May 28, 2014
Directions to Our Daily Bread Employment Center

CAB Members 2013/2014

​Muriel Berkeley

Patricia Brunetti
Real Estate Agent

Kerrie Burch-DeLuca
Director of Communications Catholic Charities of MD

Douglas Carroll, MD
Farmer and land-use activist

Beth Cavanaugh
Senior Media Relations Associate, University of Maryland

Jannette L. Dates, PhD:  Dean Emerita of Communications
Howard University

Toney Dixon
Civil Rights Activist

Jeremy Funk

Gina Hoag
Owner, Personal Trainer

Michael Karas

Gail Amalia Katz

Charlie Klassen

Tom Kohn

James ( Mac) Macomas III
Administrative and Project Assistant, Campaign Consultation

Hal Malone
Coordinator Spanish Services

Dale McArdle
Associated Catholic Charities

Carrie Montague
Community Volunteer

Peggy Obrecht
Director of Church Relations (retired) US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Lottie Sneed
Community Activist

Meadow Lark Washington