Governance | Board of Directors

The Western North Carolina Public Radio dba/Blue Ridge Public Radio Board of Directors is legally responsible for the governance of WNCPRI as a nonprofit corporation. It also holds the FCC broadcast licenses for the radio stations operating as BPR News & BPR Classic. The operation and organization of the Board is outlined in the WNCPRI bylaws.

The Board members are selected for their commitment to the mission and goals of WNCPRI, and for their expertise in various fields. The individual Directors serve as volunteers, and they meet in formal session as listed below.


Finance Committee: Thursday, January, 16, 2020, 12:00 pm

Location: BPR Performance Studio, 73 Broadway Street, Asheville    

Board of Directors: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 12:30 pm

Location: Roberts & Stevens, P.A., City Center Building, 301 College Street, Suite 400, Asheville

Development Committee


These meetings are open to the public, and announced in advance over the air on BPR News & BPR Classic and/or on For specific details about WNCPRI Board meetings, please call 828-210-4800 during regular business hours M-F.

To contact the board please write to:

Board of Directors
Blue Ridge Public Radio
73 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Or email

MaryAnn Kiefer, Chair, Asheville, NC

John Noor, Vice ChairAsheville, NC

Jack Ewing,  Treasurer, Lake Junaluska, NC

Tara Theodossis, Secretary, Asheville, NC

Sandra Byrd, Asheville, NC

Ellen Carr, Asheville, NC

Travis Childs III, Black Mountain, NC

Jean Dubose, Montreat, NC

Elin Gabriel, Bryson City, NC

Bill Gettys, Weaverville, NC

Connie Haire, Sylva, NC

Robert Hooper, Asheville, NC

Lynn Killian, Hendersonville, NC

Dennis King , Asheville, NC

Joe McGuire, Asheville, NC

Scott Marks, Hendersonville, NC

Melissa Wargo, Cullowhee, NC

Angi West, Asheville, NC