Board of Directors | Blue Ridge Public Radio

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 & WCQS. 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.

Board of Directors

  • September 20, 2017 12:30 pm, Location: TBA

Executive Committee Meetings                    

  • September 18, 2017  4:00 pm,  Location: 73 Broadway, Asheville     

Finance Committee      

  • August 17, 2017                      12:00 pm, Location: 73 Broadway, Asheville          
  • September 14, 2017               11:00 am, Location: 73 Broadway, Asheville           

Development Committee

These meetings are open to the public, and announced in advance over the air on BPR News & WCQS. 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

Ken Brame
Leicester, NC

Connie Haire
Vice Chair
Sylva, NC

Gwendolyn Whitfield
Asheville, NC

Lynn Killian
Hendersonville, NC

Sandra Byrd
Asheville, NC

James Canavan
Asheville, NC

John Feichter
Waynesville, NC

Liz Franks
Asheville, NC

Robert Hooper
Asheville, NC

Amy Kelso
Asheville, NC

MaryAnn Kiefer
Asheville, NC

Dee Mason
Asheville, NC

Linda Lewis Nelms
Asheville, NC

John Noor
Asheville, NC

Tara Theodossis
Asheville, NC

Maggie Ullman
Asheville, NC

Melissa Wargo
Cullowhee, NC