Classical Music Hostckaufmann@bpr.org
Chip Kaufmann was raised in Greenville SC. He attended the University of South Carolina where he studied film and first learned about classical music. After graduating from Furman University he participated in Spoleto USA and worked for SC...
General Manager & CEOdfeingold@bpr.org
David Feingold is General Manager and CEO of Blue Ridge Public Radio. He grew up in Brooklyn (as he says "before it was cool") and fell in love with broadcasting at his college's student radio station. David spent the first part of his career...
Duncan Fowler joined Blue Ridge Public Radio in April of 2016. He is a member of the Tech team that helps keep Blue Ridge Public Radio on the air.
Duncan grew up in rural Vermont, listening to Vermont Public Radio from a young age. He...
All Things Considered Host, Reporterhchickering@bpr.org
Helen Chickering is a reporter and host of All Things Considered on Blue Ridge Public Radio. She joined the station in November 2014.
Helen grew up in Texas. Her broadcast career began in television news in 1985 at WLBT, the NBC...
Director of Technology & Broadcastingjreed@bpr.org
Jason Reed is the Director of Technology & Broadcasting at WCQS. He joined the station in October of 2014.
Jason grew up in the small community of Wears Valley, TN just outside of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg TN. After graduating from...
Reporter & Morning Edition Hostjloeb@bpr.org
Jeremy Loeb is a reporter and host of Morning Edition on WCQS. He joined the station in December 2014.
Jeremy grew up in Durham, North Carolina. He got his start in radio as an intern at WHQR Public Radio in Wilmington, NC while...
Jodi John Pippin is the Membership Associate at WCQS, coordinating the Sustaining Membership Program, the Generation Listen group and the WCQS Volunteers. Jodi was born and raised in Florida, but spent her summers in the mountains of Western...
Katy earned a BA in Journalism (with a concentration in advertising) from UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a news reporter for The Daily Tarheel.
Katy has been in marketing and sales for over 25 years. Her professional...
Jennifer-Land Deer joined Blue Ridge Public Radio in October 2017 as Copy Coordinator. She spent the first 15 years of her working life in theatre, both as a performer and in management, before moving into Public Radio. She has worked in...
Operations & Programminglwilcher@bpr.org
Back in 1986, after working very hard in various jobs including landscaping, commercial fishing, cable tv, telephone and electrical construction, I graduated from Southwestern Community College with a degree in Video and Audio production. Soon...
Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington...
Matt Peiken, BPR’s first full-time arts journalist, has spent his entire career covering arts and culture.
He spent ten years at the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota writing profiles, opinion columns, and trend stories on visual,...
Weekend Edition Hostmbarlow@bpr.org
Matthew Barlow is the host of Weekend Edition on Blue Ridge Public Radio. He joined the station in November 2014. A lifelong fan of NPR, Matthew is proud to be a part of the BPR family. Aside from his love for being on air with listeners, he...
Michelle Keenan is the Director of Membership at WCQS. She began volunteering for the station in 1996 and has been a full-time staff member since 1998.
The daughter of a pilot, Michelle grew up in many places but chose Western North...
On Air Hostmcooper@bpr.org
Mike Cooper will be immediately recognizable to listeners as "that British guy" (though folks here in WNC are forever asking him if he's Australian…)
Mike and his partner relocated from London in late 2014 – along with their two rescue...
Director of Underwritingsbusey@bpr.org
I spent the first 20 years of my professional life working in the music industry as a marketing and sales representative for Capital EMI and Sony Music. In 1997 I moved to Asheville and started at WCQS as volunteer during the membership drives....
Suzanne Clark Hageman came to Asheville with her family in 1994 from New York. A passionate and longtime supporter of WCQS and NPR, “I joined my first NPR station in New York (WNYC) while I was still in college.” She came to WCQS after working...