Chair - Blythe Johnson, Account Executive, 225
Renee Areng, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Visit Baton Rouge
Laurence Kaptain, Director for Creative Initiatives, LSU
Rosemary Monaco
Philip Smith, Jr., Development Officer, Southern University System Foundation

2014 Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Meeting Place:  Visit Baton Rouge, 359 Third Street, downtown Baton Rouge

Tuesday, May 6 2014
Meeting Place: Visit Baton Rouge, 359 Third Street, downtown Baton Rouge


Chair - Bob Mann
Vice Chair - Vacant
Secretary - J. Cullens
Treasurer - Rodney Braxton 
Andy Batson
Janet Olson
Dustin Puryear
Jenee Slocum
Mary Ann Sternberg
Cyril Vetter

2014 Meeting Schedule
March 26
June 25
September 24
October 29 Annual Meeting
December 10

All meetings are Wednesdays at 5pm at Beau Box Realtors Regular board meetings take place at Beau Box Commercial Real Estate Board Room
8710 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge

WRKF Contest Rules

Guidelines for WRKF Prize Giveaways

Periodically, WRKF offers tickets and other prizes as giveaways with no consideration required. Unless otherwise stated, winners must fall into the following categories to be eligible for contests and giveaways:

* Contests open to listeners 18 years of age and older who reside in the WRKF listening area.

* WRKF employees are not eligible.

* Each contest may have specific qualifying rules that will be posted and/or printed as deemed necessary.

* Only one entry per listener per contest is permitted.

Becoming a Sustaining Member is a way to put more of your dollars into the news, music and the Web. As a Sustaining Member, you will help to…

You can double or triple the impact of your gift by filling out your employer's matching gift form.  You may call (225) 926-3050 or email Development Director Latricia Huston at to check if your employer is a matching gifts company. Check with your human resources department for more information.

Known matching corporations include:

Members of the Legacy Society have made provisions for WRKF in their financial and/or estate plans that will help ensure that the station remains a strong voice of Louisiana news and information.

Planned or deferred giving enables you to arrange charitable contributions in a manner that maximizes your personal objectives while minimizing the after-tax cost. We call them planned gifts because they are directly connected to your financial and/or estate plans. They are also called deferred gifts because, even though they are given today, WRKF will not realize their benefit until some time in the future.

We separate deferred or planned gifts into two categories:

Life Income Gifts

In order to recognize significant annual support, WRKF has established the Circle of Friends, a growing group of our station's most generous donors that make leadership gifts totaling $1,000 or more annually.

WRKF's Circle of Friends share in the vision and commitment that Baton Rouge and south central Louisiana is a better place to live with a vibrant public radio station.

The WRKF Circle of Friends has special benefits that better connect you with the programs and services you help make possible. There are key recognition benefits Circle of Friends members are entitled to, which include on-air, print and the WRKF website. We plan to regularly communicate how Circle of Friends' dollars are making a difference.

David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.

In his years at NPR, David has covered science's discoveries and its darker side, including the Northeast blackout, the anthrax attacks and the collapse of the New Orleans levees. He has also reported on energy issues, particularly nuclear and climate change.

David has won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Former elementary and middle school teacher Claudio Sanchez is an Education Correspondent for NPR. He focuses on the "three p's" of education reform: politics, policy and pedagogy. Sanchez's reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

Sanchez joined NPR in 1989, after serving for a year as executive producer for the El Paso, Texas, based Latin American News Service, a daily national radio news service covering Latin America and the U.S.- Mexico border.

From 1984 to 1988, Sanchez was news and public affairs director at KXCR-FM in El Paso. During this time, he contributed reports and features to NPR's news programs.

Dan is an Associate Professor in Consumer Horticulture with the LSU AgCenter. He is the spokesperson for the LSU AgCenter’s "Get It Growing project," an effort encouraging home horticulture throughout Louisiana. Dan is also author of "Month-by-Month Gardening in Louisiana" and co-author of the "Louisiana Gardener’s Guide."