Board of Trustees

WCNY first signed on the air in 1965. It is a public, non-commercial broadcasting station governed by the Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York, Inc., a non-profit corporation. The Board of Trustees of the Council represents our listeners and viewers, as well as local business, civic organizations, educational and cultural institutions.


  • Jeffrey Scheer, Esq., Chairman
  • James Burns, Vice Chairman
  • Shiu-Kai Chin, Ph.D., Treasurer
  • Evelyn Carter, Secretary


  • Jason Wallace
  • Robert A. Dracker, M.D.
  • Richard Hezel, Ph.D.
  • Elizabeth Martin
  • Neil A. Rube, Esq.
  • David M. Rubin, Ph.D.
  • Ronald Teplitsky
  • Crystal DeStefano, APR
  • J. Francis Manning
  • Thomas Schneider

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Dracker, 2015 Founders’ Day Gala Honoree at Le Moyne College.

Board and Commitee Meeting Schedules

In compliance with Section 396 (k) of the Communications Act, The Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York, Inc. (WCNY) maintains an open meeting policy. The public is welcome at all meetings. Interested parties wishing to attend should contact the Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York before 4 p.m. on the previous day by calling (315) 453-2424.

In general, the Board of Trustees meets monthly on the last Tuesday of every month (except July, August and December) at 8 a.m. at 415 West Fayette St., Syracuse N.Y. in Tech Suite Big Bird. The upcoming meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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