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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

Jay Pearce, D/I Committee Vice Chair
CEO & General Manager
WVIK-FM, Quad Cities NPR
http://www.wvik.org
Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: 309.794.7500

WVIK 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.

Mollie Kabler
Executive Director
Alaska Public Broadcasting Inc.
http://www.akpb.org/
P.O. Box 200009
Anchorage, AK  99520
Phone: 907.277.6300

Alaska Public Broadcasting Inc. (APBI) provides engineering services to rural public radio stations and manages the Alaska Rural Communication System, a television service reaching 192 locations within Alaska. APBI provides representation to state and federal agencies for the public media system

Executive Director
Coast Alaska
https://www.coastalaska.org/
360 Eagan Drive
Juneau, AK  99801
Phone: 907.586.1670

CoastAlaska is a collaboration of Southeast Alaska public media entities in Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell and Juneau.

Mike Savage, D/I Committee Vice Chair
General Manager
WEKU-FM
http://www.weku.fm/
102 Perkins Building
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY  40475-3102
Phone: 859.622.1655

WEKU broadcasts news and music programming to listeners across central eastern portions of Kentucky. The station is owned and operated by Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

Josh Kubasta
Managing Director, Broadcast Production    & Operations
Minnesota Public Radio
http://mpr.org/
480 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651.290.1500

Minnesota Public Radio is one of the nation’s premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences and operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states.

Maria O’Mara
Executive Director
KUER-FM
https://www.kuer.org/
Eccles Broadcast Center at the University of Utah
101 S. Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
Phone: 801.581.6625
 
KUER public radio, a charter member of NPR, broadcasts a commercial-free mix of NPR, BBC and local news to thousands of listeners throughout Utah.

Loretta Rucker
Executive Director
African-American Public Radio Consortium
http://aaprc.org 
10 Plaza Street, East
Brooklyn, NY  11238
Phone: 718.636.1516

The African-American Public Radio Consortium is a network of nearly 80 stations deeply invested in including African-American diverse culture and voices in the national media landscape and presenting the epitome of black culture with understanding, honor, and dignity.

Erika Pulley-Hayes
President and CEO
WMFE / WMFV-FM
Community Communications Inc.
https://www.wmfe.org/
11510 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL  32817
407.273.2300

Community Communications Inc. 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; 90.7-2 Classical; and 89.5 WMFV, public radio for The Villages, Leesburg and The Golden Triangle.

Victoria St. John
Director of Operations
Vermont Public Radio
http://www.vpr.net
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.

Judith Segura
Lead Thermal Architect
Apple Inc.
https://www.apple.com/
One Apple Park Way
Cupertino, CA 95014
408.996.1010

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud.