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The NPR Board of Directors governs the PRSS. The Distribution/Interconnection (D/I) Committee of the Board is charged with proposing rates and policy to the Board and overseeing the operation of the satellite system. The composition of the D/I Committee is unique, consisting of both Board and non-Board members.

The presence of the non-Board members on the Committee reflects NPR Distribution's role as manager of an interconnection system which serves all public telecommunications entities needing satellite distribution services, including public radio stations, program producers, and other organizations not affiliated with NPR. The non-Board members of the D/I Committee are elected by the NPR Board and confirmed by the interconnected stations.

The D/I Committee meets during the meetings of the NPR Board, usually four times a year -- generally in February, May, September, and November. The agendas for the D/I Committee meetings will be posted at least seven (7) days in advance, with the time and location of the meeting on the NPR web site.  The regular meetings of the NPR Board and its committees are open to the public, although some portions of those meetings may be held in closed executive session. For more details about when the NPR Board and its committee may move into executive session, this information is provided: http://www.npr.org/about-npr/182677290/meetings-of-the-npr-board

All users of the PRSS are encouraged to share their views on system issues with the D/I Committee.

NPR Board Members Non-Board Members

Caryn Mathes, D/I Committee Chair
General Manager
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
http://www.kuow.org/
4518 University Way NE, Suite 310
Seattle, WA  98105
Phone: 206.543.2710

KUOW serves communities in the Puget Sound region, Western Washington and Southern British Columbia. The station is licensed to the University of Washington, which is assisted in its operation and management by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, a private, non–profit corporation established in 1999 and governed by a community board.

 

 

Sally Kane
CEO
National Federation of Community Broadcasters
http://www.nfcb.org/
P.O. Box 16
1308 Clear Fork Road
Crawford, CO 81415
Phone: 970.279.3411

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) is a national alliance of stations, producers, and others committed to community radio.

 

 

 

Mike Savage, D/I Committee Vice Chair
General Manager
WBAA
http://wbaa.org
Purdue University
712 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2005
Phone: 765.494.5920

WBAA is owned and operated by Purdue University and serves North Central Indiana on AM 920, Classical/News on 101.3 FM and Jazz on 101.3 FM HD2.

Nick Kereakos
Vice President, Technology & Operations
American Public Media
http://www.americanpublicmedia.org/
480 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651.290.1336

American Public Media is the largest owner and operator of public radio stations in the nation, and is a leading producer and distributor of public radio programming.

LaFontaine Oliver
President & General Manager
WMFE Radio
http://www.wmfe.org
11510 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32817
Phone: 407.273.2300

WMFE is a non-profit, member-supported, community-based public broadcasting company that operates 90.7 WMFE-FM, metro Orlando’s primary provider of NPR programming and 90.7 - HD2 Classical. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming.

Victoria St. John
Director of Operations
Vermont Public Radio
http://www.vpr.net
365 Troy Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: 802.655.2799

Vermont Public Radio has been serving the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont's only statewide public radio network, VPR provides an essential and trusted independent voice for news, information, music and cultural exploration for the people of the region.

 

Jay Pearce
CEO & General Manager
WVIK, Quad Cities NPR
http://www.wvik.org
Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: 309.794.7500

WVIK 90.3 provides news and classical music to the Quad Cities and surrounding communities in eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. The station is owned and operated by Augustana College.

Bari Scott
Executive Director
Sound Vision Productions
http://svproductions.org/
2991 Shatruck Avenue
Suite 304
Berkeley, CA  94705-1872
Phone: 510.486.1185

Established in 1995, SoundVision Productions is dedicated to bringing compelling stories to public radio listeners. SoundVision's radio features and documentaries have been recognized for excellence with numerous awards, including two Peabody awards.

 

Kerry Swanson
Station Manager
Northwest Public Radio
http://www.nwpr.org/
The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Washington State University
P.O. Box 642530
Pullman, WA 99164-2530
Phone: 509.335.6512

Northwest Public Radio is a multi-station network serving Washington and portions of Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. The network's 19 transmitters and 13 translators can be heard by more than 3.6 million residents in the region.