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WSHU Public Radio Community Advisory Board

The WSHU Public Radio Community Advisory Board (CAB) serves an important link between WSHU and the community. The WSHU CAB is a volunteer group of 12-15 members that provides community input to WSHU about programming and public service. The members represent different professions, geographic regions, individual needs and interests of the communities WSHU serves. We seek to reflect as broadly as possible the demographic, geographic, cultural, economic and social diversity of our listening region.

The WSHU Community Advisory Board is an advisory body and is not involved in WSHU’s daily management or operations. The CAB members learn about public radio, meet WSHU staff members and have regular communication with the station about programs and public service. Members also serve as ambassadors to their communities.

The WSHU Community Advisory Board meets twice a year – in the spring and in the fall. All meetings are open to the public. Please contact Wendy Packer (wpacker@wshu.org) for details on how to participate or if you are interested in joining WSHU’s CAB.

FY 2023 WSHU Community Advisory Board Meetings:

  • October 12, 2023, 12 noon
  • May 16, 2024, 12 noon

Any member of the public may attend for the purpose of observing the meeting. Members of the public are not required to register their names as a condition of attendance. Visitors may attend the meeting as observers only. They may not speak out or otherwise attempt to participate in or to interrupt or delay the meeting.

The CAB, as required by federal law, reviews the programming goals established by the station, the service provided by WSHU Public Radio, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station, and assesses whether the programming and other policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station. The CAB is an advisory body only, and is not authorized to exercise any control over WSHU’s daily management or operations. The CAB conveys its findings and recommendations based on public input to the WSHU station management and the WSHU Board of Visitors.


Stephanie Branta
Woodbury, NY

Natalie Cioffari
New York, NY

Daniel Coleman,
Washington DC

Ericka Eng, executive director of The Discovery Museum

David Evans
Groton, CT

Charlie Gillespie
Sacred Heart University

Sarah Greenblatt
New Haven, CT

Shoshana Hershkowitz
Centereach, NY

Laurie Lauterbach
Acquebogue, NY

George Lombardi, WSHU General Manager Emeritus
Columbia, Maryland

David McKinnis
Fairfield, CT

Renee Lux
Greenwich, CT

Craig McPherson
Orange, CT

Michael Rettger
Ridgefield, CT

Shirleen Robinson
Norwalk, CT

Will Stone
Tempe, AZ

Shane Weeks
Southampton, NY

Julia Wyant
Branford, CT

Julianne Mosher
Stony Brook, NY