Barbara Sayer

Diane Hendrix

Have you been missing a voice on the air at BPR?  So have we.   Last month, Barbara Sayer signed off after nearly four decades in public radio here in Western North Carolina.   If you know Barbara, you know she’s the kind of person who quietly slips out the back door.  Fanfare is not her calling card.  We wanted to honor that while still giving her a proper goodbye and a thank you and thought this would be a great opportunity to take a look back at BPR's (and Barbara Sayer's) incredible history here in Western North Carolina. 

Blue Ridge Public Radio’s longtime Program Director, Barbara Sayer, will retire at the end of July, after 38 years of service. Sayer has been with the station since its roots at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. She started as a volunteer at the then fledgling station but quickly became an integral part of the station’s leadership team and a trusted voice in the community.

The Board of Directors of Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. / WCQS named WCQS Program Director Barbara Sayer as Interim President and CEO, following the resignation of WCQS President and CEO Jody Evans. Evans’ last day at WCQS is December 5.