Community Advisory Board

KLRU is a community-licensed station managed by a Board of Directors. Further community input comes to the station through our Community Advisory Board.

Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) every 3 months. All meetings are at KLRU (unless otherwise noted) and start at 5:30 p.m.

  • August 21, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

KLRU Community Advisory Board Members

Alka Bhanot, Indie Meme, Chair

Trey Hamlett, Agriculture, Chair Elect

Charles Foster, COA Park Adopter and City Planner, Secretary

Alice Adams, Journalist-Advocate

Melissa Ayala, Waller Creek Conservancy

Juanita Budd, Austin Free-Net

Kathleen Vale Castillo, Texas Department of Community Affairs

Mitchell Fuller, J.L. Powers & Associates

Gil Garcia, Aceable

Montserrat Garibay, Texas AFL-CIO

Jenny Hawkins, Seton Healthcare

Denise Hernandez, Travis County District Attorney’s Office

Christine Hoang, Color Arc Productions

Shadia Igram, Muslim Space

Martin Kareithi, Capital Metro

Jeff Knight, Under Armour

Stephanie Locke, SAFE Alliance

Tandera Louie, Educator

Sumaiya Malik, Writer, Austin South Asian Newspaper, Co-founder AADi

Robert Malina, Frost Bank

Joe Morin, Principal, Morin Associates

Pramod Patil, Philanthropist, Commissioner (AAQLC), iACT

PJ Raval, Filmmaker, UT Austin, OUTsider

Erika Reyes, Facebook

Gissela SantaCruz, Austin American-Statesman

Andrea Genevieve Townson, Upbeat Marketing

Yasmin Turk, HOPE for Senegal

Sandra Vera-Summers, City of Austin

Cletus Wilkins Jr, Ph.D., Motorola (Retired)

Richard K. Yuen, Ph.D., Lonestar Psychological Services

KLRU Members

Bill Stotesbery, CEO and GM

Lori Bolding, Chief Operating Officer

About the CAB

The KLRU Community Advisory Board is composed of up to 30 individuals who reflect the diverse interests, concerns, organizations, issues and populations of the Central Texas community. The CAB helps guide KLRU in a variety of ways. Membership in the CAB is open to anyone who lives in the designated market area for KLRU and who has demonstrated an interest in KLRU. Members are selected by the existing CAB after being nominated by the staff, or the CAB, or they may nominate themselves. The role of the CAB is to provide a link between the community-at-large and the staff of KLRU. Members elected to the CAB commit to serve a two-year term.

The duties of the CAB are:

  • Act as a liaison between KLRU and the community.
  • Raise community awareness about KLRU, its programming and its services.
  • Advise KLRU on issues of importance in the community where KLRU may have an impact.
  • Encourage community involvement in KLRU projects, activities.
  • Ensure that the content of the programming reflects the community.