CPB Transparency

As a public media entity, WBUR makes every effort to be transparent as possible in order to comply with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Below you will find documents and information related to WBUR's governance and finances.

WBUR is owned and operated by Trustees of Boston University.  The University is governed by a Board of Trustees.

Business Management

Dawna Johnson is director of finance. Karl Voelker directs the station’s corps of engineers. Sam Fleming is managing director of news and programming. John Davidow serves as the executive editor of wbur.org.

2019-2020 WBUR Community Advisory Board Meeting Dates

WBUR Community Advisory Board meets two to three times a year. As of March 2020, meetings are being held remotely and are open to the public. Dates and times for the meetings are posted on our website and announced on-air at least seven days in advance. Additionally, the Community Advisory Board may hold additional ad hoc meetings on specific topics. These are also posted on our website. For further information, please call Dawna Johnson at (617) 353-0107 or send an email to dagonsal@wbur.org.

Please contact Katie (kestack@wbur.org) for details on how to participate in meetings, which as of 3/16/2020 are held remotely.

  • Wednesday, October 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 25 from 2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

2019-2020 WBUR Board of Directors and Committee Meeting Dates

PLEASE NOTE: As of 3/16/2020, all open meetings of the WBUR Board of Directors are being held remotely. Please contact Katie (kestack@wbur.org) for details on how to participate.

Updated 3/23/2020.

July 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
HR Committee Meeting
9:00am - 11:00am
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Monday, July 29, 2019
Governance Committee Meeting
12:00pm - 2:00pm

August

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

September

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Finance Committee Meeting
8:00am - 10:00am
Meeting closed due to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Executive Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Governance Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

October

Monday, October 7, 2019
Digital & Emerging Platforms Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting
5:30pm - 9:00pm

November

November 6, 2019
Human Capital & Compensation Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Finance Committee Meeting
8:00am - 10:00am
Meeting closed due to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

December

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Executive Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting cancelled.

Monday, December 16, 2019
Governance Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

January

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Development Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Digital & Emerging Platforms Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

February

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Executive Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Board of Directors Meeting
5:30pm - 9:00pm

March

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Human Capital & Compensation Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Finance Committee Meeting
8:00am - 10:00am
Meeting re-scheduled for April.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Board of Directors Meeting
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Governance Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday, March 30, 2020
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

April

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Development Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Digital & Emerging Platforms Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Finance Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Board of Directors Meeting
5:30pm - 9:00pm

May

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Human Capital & Compensation Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Governance Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

June

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Executive Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Digital & Emerging Platforms Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Development Committee Meeting
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Finance Committee Meeting
8:00am - 10:00am
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Documents

2020 Staff & Governing Board Diversity Report

WBUR Financial Statements, June 30, 2019

2019 CPB Annual Financial Report

WBUR FCC EEO Report, 2018-2019

WBUR’s Annual Local Content And Services Report, 2019

Diversity Statement

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