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WYPR Board of Directors

Cindy Amitin. M.D.
Pediatrician

Elizabeth Atwood
Asst. Professor of Journalism, Hood College

Susan J. Baisley
Associate Vice President, Johns Hopkins University

Emile Bendit, M.D. - Board Vice-Chair, Co-Chair, Outreach Committee
Psychiatrist, Private Practice

Cynthia A. Berman - Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Principal, Kramon & Graham, P.A. 

Frank D. Boston, Esquire
General Law Practice

Anthony S. Brandon - Ex Officio/President and General Manager
WYPR

Andrew M. Brooks - Chair, Development Committee
Vice-President, Head of US Equity Trading, T.Rowe Price

Deborah Winston Callard - Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Retired Fundraising Executive.  Board Member:  Open Society Institute-Baltimore; Parks & People Foundation

Darcy C. Carroll, Board Chair
Principal , Brown Advisory Securities

Cheo Hurley
Executive Director, Park Heights Renaissance. Inc.

Gary Levine -  Co-Chair Outreach Committee
Partner, Shirlen Limited Partnership

John P. (Jack) Machen
Special Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department

Mathew B. Martin
Executive Vice President, PNC Bank

Dale R. McArdle
Retired Non-Profit Director

Tyson King-Meadows, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science, UMBC

Neil Meyerhoff, Esq.
Vice-President, Hendersen-Webb, Inc.

Bailey Morris-Eck
Trustee, The American Funds, Trustee, Salzburg Global Seminar
Columnist and Sr. Advisor, London Financial Times, A Wall Street Journal Publication

John Prugh, Chair, Finance Committee
President, CEO, Alex Brown Realty

Ann Quinn
Quinn Strategy Group

Peter Toran - Board Secretary
VP of Planning/External Affairs, University of Baltimore

Albert Williams
Former President, Williams Construction

Founding Board Members

In 2001, Johns  Hopkins University decided to sell WJHU.  While there were several groups that wanted the radio station, Jim McGill of  Johns Hopkins sought a buyer that consisted primarily of local citizens, that would keep the NPR public radio format, that had professional broadcast  management, and that had the resources to complete a sale.  A group assembled by long-time broadcaster, Tony Brandon, met all the criteria and the purchase agreement was drafted. Mercantile Bank (now PNC) agreed to lend the necessary funds for the transaction if it was guaranteed by community citizens.

These individuals came together to secure the bank loan for the purchase of WYPR – essentially ensuring the continuation and future of a public radio station for Baltimore and Maryland.  We remain grateful to these guarantors or Founding Board Members for making WYPR, as it is today, possible.

Barbara Bozzuto
Anthony S. Brandon
William C. Clarke III
Darielle & Earl Linehan
Jonathan Melnick
Charles H. Salisbury, Jr.
Albert Williams
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