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. This has also led to a series of meetings called Ascertainment where different organizations present to WYPR CAB, Board and volunteers to share what they are doing successfully in our communities. View those meetings.
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, and Tom Hall,.
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.
2016/2017 CAB Meetings held at WYPR Offices
October 13, 2016
December 8, 2016
January 24, 2017
March 22, 2107
May 23, 2017
WYPR is located at 2216 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Muriel Berkeley, Ph.D.
Ignatian Volunteer Corp.
Douglas Carroll, MD
Farmer and land-use activist
Strategic Communications Manager, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Francis J. (Skip) Clarke, Jr.
Teacher (Retired), Baltimore City Public School System
Jannette L. Dates, Ph.D.
Dean Emerita of Communications, Howard University
Owner, Goddard School of Hunt Valley and Bare Hills
Gina Hoag, LCSW-C
Executive Director, TasteWise Kids
Gail Amalia Katz
Vice President (Retired), American Cancer Society
Horticulturalist and environmental scientist
Staff Writer, Lutheran World Relief
James ( Mac) McComas III
Program Coordinator, 21st Century Cities Initiative
Director of Operations, Second Chance Inc.
Director of Church Relations (retired) US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Adjunct Chaplain, Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pastoral Care
ACLU of Maryland
Director of Development, Everyman Theatre