WYPR Board of Directors
Cindy Amitin. M.D.
Elizabeth Atwood, Ph.D.
Associate 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
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
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.
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
Quinn Strategy Group
Peter Toran - Board Secretary
Writer & Communications Specialist; Former Vice President of Communications and Strategic Planning, University of Baltimore
Meadow Lark Washington
Psychotherapist in private practice
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.
Anthony S. Brandon
William C. Clarke III
Darielle & Earl Linehan
Charles H. Salisbury, Jr.