WYPR Board of Directors

Emile Bendit, M.D. Psychiatrist,
Private Practice

Cynthia A. Berman
Principal, Kramon & Graham, PA

Frank D. Boston, Esquire - Chair, Development Committee
General Law Practice

David Bowen - Chair of the Finance Committee
Executive Vice President, PNC Bank

Anthony S. Brandon - Board member - Your Public Radio Corporation
President and CEO, Your Public Radio Corporation
Executive Vice President, American General Media

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

Deborah Winston Callard - Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Executive Director, Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine - retired

Darcy C. Carroll
Principal, Brown Advisory Securities, LLC

John Claster
Former President of Claster Television

Beth Falcone - Vice-Chairperson, Board of Directors - Your Public Radio Corporation
Board of Directors, Center Stage; Board of Directors, Parks and People Foundation

Geoffrey L. Greif, DSW
Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Catherine Horta-Hayden
Associate Professor, Department of Dance Towson University

Gary Levine
Partner, Shirlen Limited Partnership

John P. (Jack) Machen - Chairperson, Board of Directors - Your Public Radio Corporation
Special Chief Solicitor, Baltimore City Law Department

Tyson King-Meadows
Associate Professor, Political Science, UMBC

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

Bailey Morris-Eck - Co-Chair, Governance Committee
Senior Associate, The Reuters Foundation
Co-Chair, The International Women's Media Foundation Board of Directors

Samuel Penn - Secretary; Chair, Audit Committee
PHH Corporation - Retired
Executive-In-Residence, College of Notre Dame
Executive-In-Residence, Towson University

Jonathan Rogers
First Vice President - Investments – Merrill Lynch

Eva Simmons-O'Brien
Dermatologist

Aldan T. Weinberg
Professor of Journalism & Director, Communications Arts Program, Hood College

Albert Williams
Former President, Williams Construction

Caroline Worrall
Chief Financial Officer of Health Solutions

Jean Wyman
Psychotherapist

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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