Community Forum | Blue Ridge Public Radio

The Blue Ridge Public Radio Community Forum is a volunteer group that provides community input to Blue Ridge Public Radio about programming and public service. The 40 members of the Community Forum represent different professions, geographic regions, and individual needs and interests of the listeners and the communities Blue Ridge Public Radio serves.

The Blue Ridge Public Radio Community Forum is a community advisory body, which is not involved in Blue Ridge Public Radio's daily management or operations. Meeting three times each year, the Community Forum members learn about public radio, meet Blue Ridge Public Radio staff members, and have regular communication with the station about programs and public service. Members also serve as ambassadors to their communities.

The Community Forum is governed by a steering committee, responsible for basic organizational matters. The steering committee comprises a member of Blue Ridge Public Radio's Board of Directors, three members of Blue Ridge Public Radio's Community Forum and one member of station management.

The next meeting of the BPR Community Forum will be held Summer, 2018. Details will be posted here.

The public is invited to attend and observe.

The Community Forum is an advisory group for Blue Ridge Public Radio. Members representing communities across our region were chosen  from a large pool of applicants.

If you believe you would make a good Community Forum member, please complete the online application form by clicking Community Forum Application. You may contact Blue Ridge Public Radio about the Community Forum by emailing or calling  828-210-4800.

Members of the Community Forum:

Carolyn Comeau

Cheryl Williams

Clark Olsen

David Claxton

Dawn Gilchrist

Jan King

Judy Hammond

Lauren Wise  

Lee Berger

Linnea Linton

Melanie T. McConnell

Melvin Page

Olivia Anderson

Robert Jamison

Robert Milnes

Sallie Broach

Susan Cook

Trina Royar

Jennifer Ashlock

Imke Durre

Jim Davis