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 Joanne Bartell at joanne.bartell@wcny.org or call 315-453-2424.

Meetings

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

The fiscal year 2020 meeting schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. – open to the community. Further details and announcement to be provided closer to the date.

Meeting Location: 415 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.

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

Ann-Marie Adams
Ithaca College

Michael Atkins, Chair
Retired

Tony Baird
Tony Baird Electronics, Inc.

David Bottar
CNY Regional Planning & Development Board

Gregorio Jimenez
Near Westside Executive Director

Orrin MacMurray
Retired

Shawna Papale
Mohawk Valley Edge

Mack Richardson
Retired

Dr. Maria Murray, Ph.D.
The Reading League

Denise Vanderpool
PEACE, Inc.

Dr. Stephen Waldron, Ph.D.
Retired