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Board of Directors


Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR, d/b/a The Public's Radio) is the community licensee for WNPN 89.3 FM and WNPE 102.7 FM. RIPR leases WELH 88.1 FM from the Wheeler School, and WCVY 91.5 FM from Coventry Public Schools. RIPR is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), Rhode Island corporation. 

Meetings of the full board are held at 8:00 AM on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Rhode Island Foundation, 1 Union Station, Providence. Meetings are open to the public.

Meetings of the finance committee are held at noon on the third Tuesday of each month at the offices of Kahn Litwin Renza, 951 N. Main St., Providence. Meetings are open to the public.

The full board of directors consists of the people listed below.

  • Jon A. Andrade
  • Nicholas Bowen
  • Jeremy Crisp
  • Cornelia Dean
  • Jonathan Fain
  • Peggy Farrell
  • Elizabeth Francis
  • Carl Freedman
  • Mark Gim
  • Adam Hamblett, Chair
  • John Hoey
  • David W. Kellogg
  • Todd Knapp
  • Fraser Lang
  • Tony Lucci
  • Torey Malatia, President, CEO and General Manager
  • Beth Ann Marootian, Secretary
  • Joop Nagtegaal, Exec. Cmte. Mem. at large
  • Robert Naparstek
  • David Palombi
  • Diane Ritchie, M.D., MPH
  • Dawn Robertson
  • Janet Robinson, Co Vice-Chair
  • Shelley Roth
  • Henry Sharpe III
  • Teresa L. Schraeder, M.D.
  • Ken Shimberg
  • Bill Stone, Co-Vice Chair
  • Bob Vetromile

RIPR is a recipient of grant funds from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and, therefore, subject to certain requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act). One obligation of the Act surrounds open meetings of the recipient's Board of Directors (see Sec. 396(k)(4)). The Act allows Board meetings to be closed to the public in order to discuss certain, specified matters (discussion of individual employee(s), proprietary information, litigation, matters involving advice of counsel, confidential commercial or financial information, or the purchase of property or services the exposure of which would compromise the business interests of RIPR). RIPR conducts its meetings in accordance with the open meeting requirements of the Act. Portions of the meetings are closed to the public to discuss these matters.