People

  • Classical Music Host

    Chip Kaufmann was raised in Greenville SC. He attended the University of South Carolina where he studied film and first learned about classical music. After graduating from Furman University he participated in Spoleto USA and worked for SC...

  • All Things Considered Host, Reporter

    Helen Chickering is a reporter and host of All Things Considered on Blue Ridge Public Radio.  She joined the station in November 2014.

    Helen grew up in Texas.  Her broadcast career began in television news in 1985 at WLBT, the NBC...

  • Reporter & Morning Edition Host

    Jeremy Loeb is a reporter and host of Morning Edition on WCQS. He joined the station in December 2014.

    Jeremy grew up in Durham, North Carolina. He got his start in radio as an intern at WHQR Public Radio in Wilmington, NC while...

  • Afternoon Classical Music Host

    Joe Brant has a great love of music and shares it daily on his classical music program produced by WDAV Classical Public Radio in Davidson, NC, especially for BPR. Brant is heard weekdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on WCQS. He’s been with WDAV...

  • News Director

    Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016.  Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington...

  • Weekend Edition Host

    Matthew Barlow is the host of Weekend Edition on Blue Ridge Public Radio. He joined the station in November 2014. A lifelong fan of NPR, Matthew is proud to be a part of the BPR family. Aside from his love for being on air with listeners, he...

  • On Air Host

    Mike Cooper will be immediately recognizable to listeners as "that British guy" (though folks here in WNC are forever asking him if he's Australian…)

    Mike and his partner relocated from London in late 2014 – along with their two rescue...