Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board


Joseph Abraham, Chair
Colette Ballew, Tasa Faroni-Butler, Peter Melnick, Dick Riseling, Gloria Sims, Alan Svoboda, Nicole Slevin, Kalika Stern, Mike Vreeland

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of members of the community who meet regularly to advise WJFF’s Board of Trustees on how the station might best serve its listeners. Its members are appointed by the Board of Trustees. The group is diverse, with members drawn from different segments of the community. CAB members are encouraged to seek out the views of the community at large and to use those views in providing guidance to the Board of Trustees. The CAB is charged with reviewing the station’s programming goals, the community service provided, and significant policy decisions made by the station. It also advises the Board of Trustees with respect to whether the station is meeting the community’s cultural and educational needs. The CAB is an advisory board only. The Community Advisory Board can be contacted by calling WJFF or by email at:

CAB Statement on Police Brutality and Systemic Racism:

The WJFF Radio Catskill Community Advisory Board (CAB) in our capacity as advocates of the diverse communities within our station’s listening area and in conformance with the station’s overall mission of promoting understanding among people of diverse social and cultural backgrounds, condemn the racially motivated murders of Black people and other People of Color. We express our support for dismantling institutional and systemic racism that has been deeply rooted across the country for hundreds of years. As a coalition of individuals who have experienced privilege and/or discrimination, we are committed to supporting human rights and equal justice for all.

WJFF has historically been a predominately white, middle class station in staff and volunteer representation. The CAB serves as the unique eyes and ears of the station’s Board of Trustees, and we seek input on what issues exist in the community, its inherent strengths, as well as how it can be improved by enhancing the voices of those rarely heard and typically forgotten.

Email to get involved.

Take the Community Advisory Board’s WJFF Survey by Clicking HERE

Approved minutes from CAB meetings:

June 10, 2021
April 29, 2021
March 18, 2021
February 4, 2021

October 29, 2020
August 13, 2020
June 25, 2020
May 7, 2020
April 2, 2020
February 20, 2020

December 6, 2019
October 1, 2019
August 19, 2019
June 3, 2019
March 11, 2019
January 14, 2019

April 17, 2018

November 14th 2017
Sept 12th 2017
August 7th 2017