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WLRN's Community Advisory Board
The mission of the WLRN Public Radio and Television Community Advisory Board (CAB) is to serve the South Florida Community, the WLRN audiences and WLRN management as an independent and diverse group of listeners, viewers, and supporters, committed to enhancing public broadcasting by working collectively to ensure that WLRN continues to provide quality, responsive, and independent noncommercial broadcasting services that adhere to the Editorial Integrity Policy and Advisory Mechanisms for WLRN Public Television and Radio (School Board Policy 0172). The role of the CAB is solely advisory in nature.
Statement of Purpose
Members serving on the Community Advisory Board are residents and/ or business people within the South Florida area. They provide input to the General Manager on matters of WLRN's radio and television programming.
The committee's role is solely advisory in nature. By Federal Communications Commission regulations, the CAB has no authority to exercise any control over the daily management or operation of the stations.
The Community Advisory Board shall be composed of a maximum of twenty members who are representative of the cultural, education, civic, ethnic, geographic, and economic diversity of the WLRN-TV and WLRN-FM coverage area; plus two currently elected Miami-Dade County School Board Members appointed by the Chair of the School Board; two Friends of WLRN, Inc., Board Members appointed by the Friends of WLRN, Inc. Board; and one member of the South Florida Chapter of Professional Journalists appointed by the Chapter's Board. CAB members shall not be WLRN employees, Friends of WLRN, Inc. employees, program producers or representatives of WLRN underwriters or their agents. The members of the Advisory Board shall certify in writing that they will abide by standards of ethical governance and shall not use their position for personal gain for themselves, family members or personal friends.
Nominations for membership can be made by any member of the CAB that is in good standing. The CAB evaluates the nominees and makes recommendations to the CAB Selection Committee. Interested applicants should forward a resume, with a letter of interest detailing (1) the applicant's interest in WLRN, (2) the applicant's involvement in any community groups or organizations, and (3) the applicant's ability to represent the cultural, educational, civic, ethnic, geographic, and economic diversity of South Florida, to the attention of WLRN CAB Liaison Bernadette Siy at 172 N.E. 15th Street, Miami, Florida 33132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Term of Office
The term of office for all members of the Community Advisory Board shall be three years. Members may succeed themselves for one additional three-year term. The terms of the School Board Members, the Board Members of Friends of WLRN, Inc. and the Member from the South Florida Chapter of Professional Journalists shall run concurrently with their terms of office or membership with their respective organizations, but will not exceed the term limits contained herein.
The officers of the Community Advisory Board shall be a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary. Officers shall be elected at the first meeting of the fiscal year and shall serve for one year. Officers shall be eligible for reelection.
The current CAB Chair is Jo Asmundsson; the Vice-Chair is Alex R. Beguiristain; and the Secretary is Jeneissy Azcuy.
WLRN Public Radio & Television
Community Advisory Board 2013-2014
Jo Asmundsson, Chair
Alex R. Beguiristain, CRPC , Vice-Chair
Jeneissy Azcuy, Secretary
Max W. Borges
George Holmes Braddock, II, CLTC
George H. Early
Dr. Martin Karp
Sultan Shahid Khan
Michael N. Kreitzer
Raquel A. Regalado
Rafael R. Ribeiro
Dr. Gloria P. Ruiz
Michelle A. Simmons
Cynthia D. Weems
The WLRN Community Advisory Board meets at the WLRN main office (ABM Telecommunications Center) located at 172 N.E. 15th Street, Miami, Florida 33132, unless otherwise specified. Meetings are open to the public and announced in advance on WLRN Radio (91.3 FM) and Television (Channel 17) and posted on this website.
The 2014 CAB Meeting Schedule:
Thursday, January 16 at noon
Thursday, March 13 at noon
Thursday, May 8 at noon
Thursday, September 11 at noon
Thursday, November 13 at noon
You may review the minutes of previous WLRN Community Advisory Board meetings by clicking highlighted dates below.