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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

LaFontaine Oliver, D/I Committee Chair
President & General Manager
WMFE Radio
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.

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.

Kerry Swanson
Station Manager
Northwest Public Radio
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.

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.

Nico Leone
General Manager
4825 Troost, Suite 202
Kansas City, MO 64110


Phone: 816.235.1551
Email: nico@kcur.org
KCUR 89.3, a charter member of NPR, holds itself to the highest journalistic standards in service to the citizens of Kansas, Missouri, the broader Midwest, and
the nation. Content encompasses music and talk programs; feature and breaking news reporting. The station also leads Harvest Public Media and the Kansas News Service, among other collaborations.

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.


Jay Pearce
CEO & General Manager
WVIK, Quad Cities NPR
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
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.


Carlos Watson
CEO & Co-Founder
OZY Media, Inc.
800 West El Camino Real, Suite 260
Mountainview, CA 94040
Phone: 650.465.7723

OZY Media, Inc. operates as a daily news magazine and video streaming site. The site focuses on news, politics, sports, business, entertainment and technology.