KPFA’s Community Advisory Board (CAB), the local group mandated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is charged with assessing and reporting the needs of the community served by KPFA to the governing board and management of KPFA.
Members are appointed by the Local Station Board and meetings are held once per month, usually on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To nominate someone for KPFA’s CAB click here: CAB Nomination Form Check this website to confirm the date, time and place of the next meeting. Meetings are open to the public.
The law provides that “[t]he role of the board shall be solely advisory in nature….” It also stipulates that the board shall advise the governing body of the station and therefore must be distinct from and independent of the governing body.The purpose of the advisory board is to provide a vehicle for effective community input to the station’s governing body about station programming, community service and impact on the community from the station’s major policy decisions. Congress believed that the establishment of community advisory boards would assist the stations to develop programs and policies that address the specific needs of the communities that they endeavor to serve.
The advisory board is intended to provide the public the opportunity to be heard on station programming, community service and impact on the community of major policy decisions.
Current CAB Board Members: Robin Collin, Jennifer Fazio, Judith Gips, Rahman Jamaal, Steve Martinot, Mary Prophet, Carol Wolfley.
Upcoming CAB Public Meeting:
Date: April 19, 2015
Time: 11 am –1 pm
Location: The Grass Roots House is located at 2022 Blake Street in Berkeley
We invite individuals and representatives from local community organizations to join us to share your ideas and proposals about KPFA programming, community services and policy decisions and how they address the specific needs of our community.
The KPFA Community Advisory Board can be reached at: CAB.KPFA@gmail.com
CAB Meeting Minutes: