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 2014 are as follows:

  • February 26 - 12:30 pm at the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity offices
  • May 28 - 12:30 pm at the offices of Ward and Smith at 82 Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville.
  • Aug 15 - 3 pm at the studios of WCQS at 73 Broadway in downtown Asheville
  • Sep 24 - 12:30 pm - Goodwill Offices at 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Dec 3 - 12:30 pm - Asheville Ballroom and Dance Center at 991 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803

The 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

Chair: Chuck Cloninger
Asheville, NC

Vice Chair: Ken Brame
Leicester, NC

Treasurer: Linda Nelms
Asheville, NC

Secretary: Amy Kelso
Asheville, NC

Sheryl Aikman
Asheville, NC

Ben Anderson (ex-officio)
Warren Wilson College
Asheville, NC

Ken Brame
Leicester, NC

Heidi Campbell-Robinson
Hendersonville, NC

Chuck Cloninger
Asheville, NC

Bill Forsyth
Murphy, NC

Liz Franks
Asheville, NC

John Gardner
Brevard, NC

Connie Haire
Sylva, NC

Marlene Hyatt
Waynesville, NC

Lewis Isaac
Asheville, NC

Amy Kelso
Asheville, NC

Dee Mason
Asheville, NC

Clifton Metcalf
Cullowhee, NC

Nancy Nehls Nelson
Weaverville, NC

Linda Lewis Nelms
Asheville, NC

Melissa Wargo (ex-officio)
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

Interim President and CEO: Barbara Sayer
Asheville, NC