Board of Directors

The Western North Carolina Public Radio (WNCPR) Board of Directors is legally responsible for the governance of WNCPR as a nonprofit corporation. It also holds the FCC broadcast licenses for the radio stations operating as WCQS. The operation and organization of the Board is outlined in the WNCPR bylaws.

The Board members are selected for their commitment to the mission and goals of WNCPR, and for their expertise in various fields. The individual Directors serve as volunteers, and they meet in formal session as listed below.

The meetings for 2017 are as follows:

Board of Directors

  • March 22, 2017        12:30 pm, Location: Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, 4 Vanderbilt Park Dr #300, Asheville, NC 28803
  • June 28, 2017            12:30 pm, Location: TBA
  • September 27, 2017 12:30 pm, Location: TBA

Executive Committee Meetings

  • January  23, 2017       4:00 pm,  Location: WCQS, 73 Broadway, Asheville                    
  • March 20, 2017          4:00 pm,  Location: WCQS, 73 Broadway, Asheville      
  • June 26, 2017             4:00 pm,  Location: WCQS, 73 Broadway, Asheville      
  • September 25, 2017  4:00 pm,  Location: WCQS, 73 Broadway, Asheville     

Finance Committee 

  • January 19, 2017                     11:00 am, Location: WCQS, 73 Broadway, Asheville                      
  • March 16, 2017                        11:00 am, Location: WCQS, 73 Broadway, Asheville          
  • June 22, 2017                           11:00 am, Location: WCQS, 73 Broadway, Asheville          
  • September 21, 2017               11:00 am, Location: WCQS, 73 Broadway, Asheville           

Development Committee

  • December 12, 2017                4:00 pm, Location: WCQS, 73 Broadway, Asheville

These meetings are open to the public, and announced in advance over the air on WCQS. For specific details about WCQS Board meetings, please call 828-210-4800 during regular business hours M-F.

To contact the board please write to:

Board of Directors
73 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Or email

Ken Brame
Leicester, NC

Connie Haire
Vice Chair
Sylva, NC

Gwendolyn Whitfield
Asheville, NC

Lynn Killian
Hendersonville, NC

Sandra Byrd
Asheville, NC

James Canavan
Asheville, NC

John Feichter
Waynesville, NC

Liz Franks
Asheville, NC

Robert Hooper
Asheville, NC

Amy Kelso
Asheville, NC

MaryAnn Kiefer
Asheville, NC

Dee Mason
Asheville, NC

Linda Lewis Nelms
Asheville, NC

John Noor
Asheville, NC

Tara Theodossis
Asheville, NC

Maggie Ullman
Asheville, NC

Melissa Wargo
Cullowhee, NC