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.

Many thanks to new and longtime members from across Western North Carolina for showing your support for Blue Ridge Public Radio during our Fall Membership Drive last month. We appreciate how much you value our local, independent journalism, inspiring cultural connections, and beautiful music. 

Blue Ridge Public Radio informs you with reliable, fact-checked journalism you can trust and cultural connections you depend on. Both BPR News and BPR Classic and all the programs you love and count on are possible thanks to support from listeners like you.   

BPR’s Fall Membership Drive is happening now, and you can help us meet our goal of $250,000 by Wednesday, September 29.

Congratulations to the winners of BPR’s Summer Raffle, announced today on All Things Considered.   

Special thanks to everyone who entered BPR’s Summer Raffle from July 12-31. 700 raffle tickets were sold and the raffle is now closed, with 100 percent of ticket purchases supporting the programming you rely on.   

Listen on Wednesday, August 4 at 5:18 PM and 5:48 PM during All Things Considered to find out the winners for the six raffle prizes. Winners will be selected at random and will be notified by telephone and email after the announcement. View official rules here.  


BPR's Summer Raffle

Jul 12, 2021

BPR’s Summer Raffle is on! Get in on the fun with a chance to win valuable prizes from independent businesses from across Western North Carolina.

Blue Ridge Public Radio’s General Manager and CEO David Feingold recently announced to staff and BPR’s Board of Directors that he plans to retire later this year. BPR’s Board will conduct a search to fill the position, and Feingold plans to remain in the role in the interim.  

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One year into the pandemic, life is still complex. Now is the time to support the facts and cultural connections you rely on from Blue Ridge Public Radio.   

BPR’s Spring Membership Drive is happening now, and our goal is to raise $225,000 by Wednesday, April 7. With your support, BPR can continue to provide trusted information and civil conversations that help you understand our complicated world and keep you safe.  

As you donate to organizations that made a difference in your life and community this year, help Blue Ridge Public Radio meet our year-end goal of $150,000 by December 31st.

In a year like 2020, our lives changed rapidly. Yet the one thing that remains steady is BPR. Our in-depth news, calming music, and thoughtful programming cuts through the distractions and the misinformation to give you a reliable source that keeps you connected to your community and the larger world. The coverage you count on counts on you.

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!