Community Forum | Blue Ridge Public Radio

The Blue Ridge Public Radio Community Forum is a volunteer group that provides community input to Blue Ridge Public Radio about programming and public service. The 40 members of the Community Forum represent different professions, geographic regions, and individual needs and interests of the listeners and the communities Blue Ridge Public Radio serves.

The Blue Ridge Public Radio Community Forum is a community advisory body, which is not involved in Blue Ridge Public Radio's daily management or operations. Meeting three times each year, the Community Forum members learn about public radio, meet Blue Ridge Public Radio staff members, and have regular communication with the station about programs and public service. Members also serve as ambassadors to their communities.

The Community Forum is governed by a steering committee, responsible for basic organizational matters. The steering committee comprises a member of Blue Ridge Public Radio's Board of Directors, three members of Blue Ridge Public Radio's Community Forum and one member of station management.

The next meeting of the BPR Community Forum will be held  on Tuesday, April 9th,  from  3- 6  pm at the Goodwill Career Center - located at 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville 28806

The public is invited to attend and observe.

The Community Forum is an advisory group for Blue Ridge Public Radio. Members representing communities across our region were chosen  from a large pool of applicants.

If you believe you would make a good Community Forum member, please complete the online application form by clicking Community Forum Application. You may contact Blue Ridge Public Radio about the Community Forum by emailing or calling  828-210-4800.

Members of the Community Forum:



SUSAN BEAN - Asheville  

ANNE BELANGER - Lake Toxaway  


SALLIE BROACH - Weaverville 

THOMAS CARSWELL - Whittier    

DAVID CLAXTON - Cullowhee  

SUSAN COOK - Hendersonville  

ANDREW FLETCHER - Asheville   

SUSAN SLYE GILES - Lake Junaluska   



ROBERT JAMISON - Asheville    

MATTHEW LUTZ - Asheville    

JUDY MAJOR - Mars Hill  

GINA MALONE - Waynesville  

MARTA MARTIN - Asheville 

ROBERT MILNES - Asheville   

ANDREW THOMAS O”NEIL - Hendersonville  

SUSAN ORTIZ - Hendersonville  

JOSE SAID OSIO - Asheville

MELVIN  PAGE - Asheville  

TRINA ROYAR - Asheville  


RICH WYDE - Asheville