Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a group of people reasonably representative of the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by Rhode Island Public Radio. The CAB operates independently of the governing body and staff of RIPR and is intended to provide a vehicle for effective community input into the station’s governing body about station programming, community service, and impact on the community from the station’s major policy decisions. The role of the board is advisory in nature and does not have the power to exercise any control over the daily management or operation of the station.

The members of the Community Advisory Board are:

  • Frank Baptista
  • Lee Blake
  • Kristin Crane
  • Don Deignan
  • Antonieta Falconi
  • Alexandra Hahn
  • Diana Kushner
  • David Leach
  • Cynthia Marland
  • Chad McFarlane
  • Dawn Robertson
  • Emily Steffian
  • Annie Talbot

The next meeting for the Community Advisory Board:

  • Monday, January 29, 2018.  Time & Location TBD.

Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public. If you would like more information, please email or call 401-351-2800


If you are interested in joining the CAB, please email, or complete the CAB interest form PDF (below) and return it to RIPR by mail:

Community Advisory Board
Attn: RIPR
1 Union Station
Providence, RI 02903