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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: http://www.npr.org/about-npr/182677290/meetings-of-the-npr-board. 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
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
National Federation of Community Broadcasters
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
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
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.

Kit Jensen
Chief Operating Officer
Ideastream, WVIZ-TV, WCPN-FM
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44115
Phone: 216.916.6100

Ideastream is a non-profit organization that applies the power of media to education, culture and citizenship. It includes WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, educational and public service cable channels, broadband interactive video distance learning, the Internet and other interactive media.

Victoria St. John
Director of Operations
Vermont Public Radio
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.

Joyce Slocum
President & CEO
Texas Public Radio
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229-5903
Phone: 210.614.8977

Texas Public Radio (TPR) operates five non-commercial radio stations.  KPAC 88.3 FM and KSTX 89.1 FM broadcast to San Antonio and South Central Texas, KTXI 90.1 FM, broadcasting to the West Central Hill Country, KTPR 89.9 FM, broadcasting to Snyder and the Big Country, and KVHL 91.7 FM, broadcasting to the Highland Lakes region.

Bari Scott
Executive Director
Sound Vision Productions
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.

Connie Walker
President & General Manager
North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC
120 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: 919.445.9170

North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC is operated by the University of North Carolina, and serves the Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham area on 91.5 FM, Rocky Mount on 90.9 FM and Manteo on 88.9 FM.