Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The WCNY Community Advisory Board is an advisory group consisting of members of the community who wish to provide input into programming decisions for WCNY TV and radio.

Its members offer advice on programming and other services and share feedback from the public with WCNY staff. The CAB must be independent from the governing board of the station, which is WCNY’s Board of Trustees.

For information on becoming a member of the WCNY CAB, please email Amanda Grant at amanda.grant@wcny.org or call 315-453-2424.

Meetings

All CAB meetings are open to the public unless otherwise specified.

The fiscal year 2023 meeting schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 12 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 12 p.m.

Due to COVID, all meetings will be held virtually.

The WCNY CAB welcomes relevant constructive comment from the public at its meetings. The CAB encourages input from all individuals and groups across the station’s listening and viewing area. So that the process will be efficient and productive, the following protocol is established.

A “Public Comment” line will be included in the agenda for all regular Community Advisory Board meetings. The comment period will be at the start of the meeting after the adoption of the meeting’s agenda and prior to the start of old and new Business.

The total time for public comments will be limited to twenty (20) minutes, with each person limited up to five (5) minutes. Priority recognition will be given to those persons who have not previously addressed the CAB.

Comments made at CAB meetings, or written inquiries sent to the CAB, must be relevant to the CAB’s functions and responsibilities, i.e., programming and/or community involvement.

Public comments, and any matter submitted, where a response is requested from the CAB must be in writing (e-mail is acceptable) and submitted to the CAB Chairman. All written responses will be processed in a timely manner but may take up to 30 days to allow time for review by the station’s Board of Trustees, management, and/or WCNY’s General Counsel.

Special CAB meetings, such as public forums, may be held for the sole purpose of gathering public input. For such meetings, this policy can be suspended by CAB directive.

This policy is subject to cancellation or modification, at any time, in the discretion of the CAB.

This policy will be published on WCNY’s web site. WCNY’s management and staff are also available to hear and respond to public comments. Submit a comment to WCNY directly here.

Current Members of the WCNY CAB

Michael Atkins, Board Chair
Retired

Stacey Bailey
Clubhouse Director, Boys and Girls Club and CEO of The Taste of Honey

Travis Bort
Owner/Creative Director, ABC Creative Group

David Bottar
CNY Regional Planning & Development Board

Kristi Eck
Chief of Staff and Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, External Partnerships, and Legislative Affairs, SUNY Oswego

Stefon Greene
Creative Media Manager, Dept. of Communications & Film Studies, LeMoyne College

Heath Hanlin
Assistant & Associate Professor of Computer Art, Syracuse University (1998 – present)

George Kilpatrick
Radio Host

Donald Mabbett
CPA Lead Program Manager, Customer Operations, National Grid SOC

Orrin B. MacMurray
Retired

Cassandra Miller
Director of Marketing and Communications, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute

Pamela Murchison
Executive Director, Symphoria

Shawna Papale
Chief Administrative Officer, Mohawk Valley EDGE

Mack Richardson
Retired

Dr. Stephen Waldron, Ph.D.
Retired