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Governance | Board of Directors

The Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc., d/b/a Blue Ridge Public Radio Board of Directors is legally responsible for the governance of BPR 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 its bylaws.

The Board members are selected for their commitment to the mission and goals of BPR, and for their expertise in various fields. The individual Directors serve as volunteers. The standing Board and Committee meetings are listed below for the current operating year of October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. If special or additional meetings are called outside of this standing schedule, they will be posted here.

All meetings are open to the public. Meeting minutes are available for inspection at the BPR offices or upon request to board@bpr.org. Click here for the FY23 Board & Committee Master Calendar. In order to attend these meetings, please contact board@bpr.org. 

For more information about BPR Governance or to contact the Board of Directors, please call 828-210-4800 during regular business hours, write to the address listed below, or email board@bpr.org. You can click here to access BPR's Conflict of Interest Policy.

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

2022-2023 Board of Directors

John Noor, Chair, Asheville, NC
Travis Childs, Vice Chair, Asheville, NC
Jack Ewing,  Treasurer, Lake Junaluska, NC
Deborah Wright, Secretary, Asheville, NC

Carol Burton, Cullowhee, NC

Ellen Carr, Asheville, NC

Grainger Caudle, Mars Hill, NC

Tim Collins, Asheville, NC 

Jeannie Dubose, Montreat, NC

Andrea Fey, Bryson City, NC
Elin Gabriel, Bryson City, NC
MaryAnn Kiefer, ex officio, Asheville NC
Diane Mance, Asheville, NC
Marianne Martinez, Asheville, NC
Joe McGuire, Asheville, NC
Bill Medina, Hendersonville, NC

Artie Miller, Asheville, NC

Jorge Redmond, Asheville, NC

Susan Reiser, Asheville, NC

Charlie Rowe, Asheville, NC
Angi West, Asheville, NC

Monica Flippin Wynn, Brevard, NC