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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. Click here 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 

Current Board Members


  • Jennifer Essig, Chair
  • Becky Doubleday, Vice Chair
  • Sara Netzley, Recording Secretary
  • Jim Runyon, Membership Chair
  • Lenora Fisher
  • Diane Hahn
  • John Lamb
  • Tom Mellor
  • Todd Popham
  • Bill Shock
  • Jessica Thomas
  • Kiran Velpula
  • R.C. McBride, WCBU General Manager (ex officio)
  • Melissa Libert, WCBU Development Director (ex officio)
  • Jennifer Armstrong, WCBU Development Director (ex officio)
  • Ryan Denham, WCBU Content Director (ex officio)

Upcoming Board Meetings


  • Wednesday, July 13, 4:00 P.M., via Zoom | Agenda | Minutes
  • Wednesday, September 14, 4:00 P.M., location TBD | Agenda | Minutes
  • Wednesday, November 9, 4:00 P.M., location TBD | Agenda| Minutes

Past Board Meetings