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Executive Staff & Governance

Executive Staff:

String Quartet Brooklyn Rider performs Live in IPR's Studio A.
Interlochen Public Radio frequently broadcasts live music performed in our Studio A. It's a tradition that goes almost all the way back to our founding as a radio station in 1963.

Peter Payette
Interlochen Public Radio
Executive Director


Phone: 231-276-4446

Find a complete staff listing here.

Interlochen Public Radio is owned and governed by the Interlochen Center for the Arts and its Board of Trustees, with advice from our Community Advisory Council

The public is invited to attend all meetings of the Community Advisory Council, and those meetings of the Interlochen Board of Trustees when public broadcasting is on the agenda for discussion. Open meeting notices are posted here or you may contact IPR to request that notice be sent to you. Meetings are online unless otherwise noted and any member of the public who wants to join can email Peter Payette for a user link.


Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - IPR Community Advisory Council
Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership (MTCal) building Great Room at the Interlochen Center for the Arts - open to the public

Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - IPR Community Advisory Council Classical Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - IPR Community Advisory Council News Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - IPR Community Advisory Council Engagement Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. - IPR Community Advisory Council
Local Content and Services Report

Interlochen Public Radio reports annually to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on the ways our reporting and community partnerships impact our region.  

Read more.


In accordance with our mission as a public broadcaster, Interlochen Public Radio is committed to serving our community as broadly as possible, with programming and EEO policies that reflect the diversity of the area we serve. We define diversity broadly, with respect to ethnicity and gender, but also things like socioeconomic and geographic diversity.

Read more:
Diversity Goals
EEO Report
IPR Code of Ethics

Public Inspection Files:

Interlochen Public Radio maintains current public files hosted on the website for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting as well as copies of our public files on our website. Links to our public files follow:

Classical IPR Stations:
WIAA Interlochen MI
WIAB Mackinaw City MI

IPR News Stations:
WICA Traverse City MI
WLMN Manistee MI
WHBP Harbor Springs MI

Financial Statements:

Below you will find our most recent audited financial statement. Our Annual Financial Reports to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are also open to the public and interested parties may obtain them in the Public Inspection files listed above, or by requesting them at 9350 Lyon Street, Interlochen, MI 49643. Interlochen Public Radio does not have any staff paid above the threshold to warrant filing an IRS Form 990.

IPR Comparative Financial Statement 2019-2020

CPB Financial Report 2021