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WCBU Community Advisory Board

The WCBU/Peoria Public Radio Community Advisory Board functions as an advisory body for station staff and management and to Bradley University, WCBU's licensee.

The board also represents the station in the community, is involved in fundraising activities, and advises station staff on ways WCBU can best serve the Greater Peoria community. Meetings are open to the public. Schedules, locations, agendas, and meeting minutes can be found below. 

Interested in joining WCBU's Advisory Board? Board membership is capped at 15, with members serving two year terms. Prospective members are generally nominated in each May, approved in July, and seated in September. Clickhere to submit an interest form.

Click here to submit feedback to the board.
Click here for the board's bylaws.
Click here for a fact sheet about the board.
Twitter: @WCBUCAB
WCBU Advisory Board Facebook Page
Advisory Board Annual Letters to the Bradley University and the Community: 2022 | 2021

Current Board Members


  • Jennifer Essig, Chair
  • Becky Doubleday, Vice Chair
  • Sara Netzley, Recording Secretary
  • Jim Runyon, Nominating Chair
  • Lenora Fisher
  • Diane Hahn
  • Tom Mellor
  • Megan Pedigo
  • Bill Shock
  • Chama St. Louis
  • Brittany Strickland
  • Jessica Thomas
  • Kiran Velpula
  • Yolanda Wallace
  • Jennifer Armstrong, WCBU Development Director (ex officio)
  • Anna Chumbley, WCBU Corporate Support Director (ex officio)
  • Melissa Libert, WCBU Development Director (ex officio)
  • R.C. McBride, WCBU General Manager (ex officio)

Upcoming Board Meetings


  • Wednesday, January 11, 5:00 P.M. |(virtual - link) | Agenda
  • Wednesday, March 8, 5:00 P.M. |(virtual - link) | Agenda
  • Wednesday, May 10, 5:00 P.M., Bradley University Caterpillar Global Communications Center Reading Room (room 103) (map) | Agenda
  • Wednesday, September 13, 5:00 P.M., Bradley University Caterpillar Global Communications Center Reading Room (room 103) (map) | Agenda
  • Wednesday, November 8, 5:00 P.M., Bradley University Caterpillar Global Communications Center Reading Room (room 103) (map) | Agenda

Past Board Meetings