Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) represents the diverse needs and interests of the listening public in regular meetings with the staff and management of Louisville Public Media (LPM). Its scope of activities is guided by the Communications Act of 1934 and Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The purpose of the CAB is to review the various programming goals established by LPM stations, the services provided by LPM, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the stations. The CAB is required to report back to the LPM Board of Directors with respect to whether LPM is meeting the educational and cultural needs of the population of our primary coverage area.

Quarterly CAB meetings are designed to provide strategic analysis and possible answers to the broad question of how LPM can better serve its stakeholders.  A wide range of topics may be available for discussion including, but not limited to, the radio stations, community events, educational programming, special reporting projects, podcasts, and online properties of LPM.

Periodically CAB members will be given the opportunity to join task forces to do specific work that will ultimately be brought to the CAB as a whole. It is hoped that certain skill sets of individual members may make their role in any given task force both important and enjoyable, but participation on task forces is optional.

The CAB works toward specific outcomes.  Although the CAB may determine its own “areas of interest” which to explore, and upon which to make recommendations to the governance board, it is expected that, generally, the CAB will consider those issues brought to it by LPM staff and the Board of Directors.  It is understood that the staff has been directed to work closely with the CAB, and to provide any information required by the CAB in making its determinations.

The role of the CAB is solely advisory in nature. While the CAB does not have authority to exercise control over the daily management or operation of LPM, it may make recommendations to the LPM Board of Directors it considers appropriate to ensure LPM is representing the authentic, honest and accurate voice of our community.

Join us in 2017-2018 on June 13, 2017, September 12, 2017, December 12, 2017, March 13, 2018,  and June 12, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the board room at Louisville Public Media, 619 S. Fourth Street.



Catharine Birch

Paul Bolton

Mac Brown, Vice Chair

Brian Bruenderman

Amber Duke, Chair

Jordan Clemons, Secretary

Mary Ellen Harned

Peter Heesemann

Jason Hesketh

Dana Lindley

Curtis McCubbin

Danny O’Gara

Annette Skaggs

Brian Vowels

Laura Warren

William Morrow                                                                                                                       


Louisville Public Media is seeking applications from motivated individuals who are interested in providing community input to the Louisville Public Media Board of Directors. Recruiting for the Community Advisory Board is continual. The Louisville Public Media Community Advisory Board is made up of 15-24 individuals living within the coverage area who wish to preserve, promote and strengthen the public radio service provided by Louisville Public Media. The nominating committee is sensitive to the need to ensure diversity of the group to reflect the breadth of our community. Review the Community Advisory Board Bylaws here.

If you are interested in applying for one of these volunteer positions on the Community Advisory Board, please fill out an application or pick up a copy of the application from the receptionist at the Louisville Public Media offices at 619 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky.

Complete the document and return by email to:

or by mail to:
Kirsten Pfalzgraf
Louisville Public Media
619 S. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

For more ways to become involved, visit our volunteer page.

Board Meeting Minutes


If you would like to be notified directly of meeting dates, please fill out this form.For more information about the Advisory Council or to receive email alerts about upcoming meetings, please email with the subject line Community Advisory Board.