Four new members will come together to serve on the board of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters — a group of individuals that will bring their knowledge of local, grassroots, community-minded radio to the NFCB.
The new members include station managers, general managers and an executive director from far-flung parts of the country. They are Amanda Eichstaedt, station manager/executive director for KWMR(FM) at Point Reyes Station, Calif.; Serah Mead, station manager for KZMU(FM) in Moab, Utah; Nathan Moore, general manager for WTJU(FM) in Charlottesville, Va.; and Kerry Semrad, general manager for KZUM(FM) in Lincoln, Neb.
“NFCB begins a whole new chapter on its board of directors,” said NFCB CEO Sally Kane. “We were delighted to see a broad slate of talented candidates step up.”
Mead and Moore were elected by membership, while Eichstaedt and Semrad are appointments. In addition, NFCB’s board has reappointed Carl A’see and Darrah Blackwater to full terms. Both were filling the terms of previously departed board members Marcellus Shepard and Jenni Monet, respectively.
Julia Kumari Drapkin and board President Sonya Green will conclude their service at the end of 2020, the NFCB said. Board members’ terms begin in January 2021.
“A sure sign of a healthy organization is lively interest in board service and we are so humbled to see that at NFCB,” Kane said.
NFCB also elected officers for the 2021 cycle including President Nathan Moore, Vice President Darrah Blackwater and Secretary Colin Andrews.