The Sounding Board - CPM's Community Advisory Council

Interested in becoming a member of
Chicago Public Media's Sounding Board?
Submit your application by January 8th.


·     A Community Advisory Council (CAC) is established to review the programming and significant policy decisions of a Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) funded public broadcasting station, and to advise the station on how it serves the educational and cultural needs of its coverage area.

·     A CAC does not exercise any control over the daily management or operation of the station.

·     CAC requirements are part of an overall set of statutory obligations for stations that receive funds from CPB.

Sounding Board Mission

·     To provide meaningful feedback about Chicago Public Media programming and policies, and to represent the diverse needs and interests of the communities it serves. 

Sounding Board Membership

·     The Sounding Board may have up to twenty members.  Members are selected for one two-year term and are eligible to serve a second term.  Applications are made online when membership opportunities become available.  Sounding Board members are chosen by a joint committee comprised of three CPM representatives, and two Sounding Board members.

Sounding Board Member Responsibilities:

·  Must be a member of WBEZ or Vocalo;

·  Have knowledge of CPM programming;

·  Offer insightful perspectives from the communities they identify with;

·  Speak to the impact public media has on their communities;

·  Read or listen to material for discussions at meetings;

·  Attend and participate in four meetings a year and in discussions via online   forums year-round

2017 Sounding Board Meetings Calendar

Time:          6:00 p.m.
Location:   Chicago Public Media
                   Lifton-Rosofsky Family Community Room
                   (unless otherwise indicated)     

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (2:30 p.m. - offsite TBD)
Thursday, November 2, 2017

All Sounding Board meetings are open to the public.

2017 Sounding Board Members

Terreene Bryant
Lucy Flores
Anita Kavuu
William Lee
Sheila Lewis
Victoria Long
Laura Lukens
Tracey Mabrey
Ty Martinez
Trent A. McCain
Erin McDuffie
Caitlin McElroy
Sameena Mustafa
Rosie Nolan
Sandra Pérez
Daniel Quero
Jackie Rosa
Misuzu Schexnider
Dave Stanford
Brad Sterner