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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
WYPR-FM
http://www.wypr.org
2216 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410.235.1660

WYPR is a member-supported news and music station serving Baltimore and the state of Maryland. The station is owned by the Your Public Radio Corporation.

Sally Kane
CEO
National Federation of Community Broadcasters
http://www.nfcb.org/
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.

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.

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.

Joe O’Connor
President & General Manager
WFAE-FM
http://www.wfae.org/
8801 J.M. Keynes Drive, Suite 91
Charlotte, NC  28262
Phone: 704.549.9323

WFAE is a major source of news and information for the Charlotte region. The station is an independent, non-profit organization, licensed to the University Radio Foundation, Inc.

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.

Maria O’Mara
Executive Director
KUER-FM
http://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.

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.

Mike Savage
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.