Board of Trustees & Management

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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.

Board of Trustees Officers

Michael Humphrey, Chairman

Francisco Suárez, Vice Chairman

Greg Fedele, Treasurer

Hanka Grabovica, Secretary


Shanelle Benson-Dawson

Michael D’Eredita

Anthony Farella

Diane Gayeski

Thomas Griffith

Jon Jensen

Peter G. King

Don McPherson

Maria Murray

Tere Paniagua

Deryn Pomeroy

Vijay Srinivas

Colleen Viggiano

Directors Emeriti

Shiu-Kai Chin

Robert Daino

Evelyn Ingram

Ronald A. Teplitsky

Board and Committee 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 unless the meeting goes into Executive Session (closed). Interested parties wishing to attend should contact the Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York before 4 p.m. the previous day by calling (315) 453-2424.

In general, the Board of Trustees meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except for July, August, and December) at 8 a.m. at 415 West Fayette Street, Syracuse NY.

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

  1. September 24, 2024
  2. October 22, 2024
  3. November 26, 2024
  4. January 28, 2025
  5. February 25, 2025
  6. March 25, 2025
  7. April 22, 2025
  8. May 27, 2025
  9. June 24, 2025

In general, the Finance Committee meets every other month on the Wednesday before the Board of Trustees meetings at 4 p.m. at 415 West Fayette Street, Syracuse NY.

Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

  1. September 18, 2024
  2. November 20, 2024
  3. January 22, 2025
  4. March 19, 2025
  5. May 21, 2025