Erin Adams

Membership Manager


With more than 15 years of nonprofit experience, Erin joined BPR in January 2020. She previously worked in digital marketing at NTEN in Portland, OR, marketing and communications at NPR in Washington, DC, and membership coordination at Nashville Public Radio in Nashville, TN.  She began listening to The Diane Rehm Show on her father’s car radio in middle school, and she’s been a sustaining member of public radio stations across the country ever since.

Erin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she majored in Mass Communication. A brief career in print journalism inspired her appreciation of fact checking, AP Style, and free food. She enjoys hiking with her dog Loretta, digging in the garden, sifting through thrift stores, and eating her way around Western North Carolina.

Ways to Connect

In a year like 2020, Blue Ridge Public Radio offers strength and stability during these intensely changing and chaotic times.  

BPR’s reliable local, national, and global news coverage and cultural content helps Western North Carolina listeners better understand one another and the world. For BPR to continue the meet this moment with dedicated expertise and integrity, our trusted public service counts on listener support.  

BPR's Summer Member Week

Jul 17, 2020


Thank you to the 300+ donors and local businesses for participating in BPR's Summer Member Week, and to Sustaining Members for ongoing support.

Congratulations to the winners of our daily prize drawings: 

Thanks to the support of more than 1,650 Members, Blue Ridge Public Radio exceeded the Spring 2020 Membership Drive goal, raising more than $225,000 from March 11 through April 8.

While BPR’s news and cultural programming is free to listen to, it takes real financial resources to make it a reality, particularly during the coronavirus crisis. BPR Members are the core of our existence as a local, independent listener-supported public service. You are essential – thank you!