Virginia Center For Public Press is the nonprofit parent organization and FCC license holder of  WRIR-LP 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio. VCPP/WRIR is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The station has no paid CEO or Executive Director. All Board members assist with the overall vision and mission of the station. The responsibility of managing the station is left to the President and the volunteers who chair the various committees. All committees meetings are open to the public. For a complete profile of the VCPP, its Board and finances, see

The Board of Directors meets every odd month on the 3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm, WRIR Studios – 1621 W. Broad Street, 2nd floor and on Zoom.

The meeting opens with public comment. All meetings are open to the public. If you are not able to attend, you may request a live chat. Email [email protected] at least three days before the scheduled public meeting.

VCPP Bylaws, Policy & Procedures Handbook

VCPP Org Chart

VCPP Form 990

Board Of Directors – 2023


Melissa M. Vaughn, President (she/her)
January 2020 – Present
@onehitwandaWRIR – Twitter and Instagram
DJ – Unicorn Power, Fridays 3-5am
Producer – Death Club Radio, Final Friday Signal Boost, Municipal Mania (co-host)
Melissa is co-founder of social media politicos RVA Dirt, a civic engagement advocate, an audio editor and podcast host/producer, as well as a boutique cake baker, tiny dog mom and power metal enthusiast. Her goal as President is to create an accessible and inclusive environment for amplifying ALL of the voices that make up the Richmond Community.
LJ Rafalko, Vice President
Maya Walters, Secretary
Christopher Werner, Treasurer
Krysti Albus
Kate Andrews
Brice Maddox
Bradley Stabler
Eric Steigleder