Friends of Public Radio Arizona appoints new board members

The Friends of Public Radio Arizona (FPRAZ) announces the addition of three new members to serve on its nonprofit board in 2010.

“We chose Mark Feldman, Erik E. Hellum and Todd Sanders because of their strong ties to our community, leadership abilities, expert knowledge and passion for public radio,” said Jim Paluzzi, the general manager for Public Radio stations KJZZ 91.5 FM and KBAQ 89.5 FM. “They are perfect additions to the board, given that its priority is to increase awareness and funds for KJZZ and KBAQ.”
Feldman is a senior partner of GenSpring Family Offices, LLC, a wealth management firm that serves ultra-high net worth individuals.  He has approximately 25 years of wealth management experience, which includes a long-time career with Arthur Anderson LLP. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Science Center and Free Arts of Arizona and is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership.

Hellum is president of GAP Broadcasting II, LLC, which owns and operates 56 radio stations in 12 markets. Hellum has enjoyed a successful broadcasting career for the last 22 years, working for Katz Radio, AMFM, Clear Channel and Bonneville International, where he was the Vice President/Market Manager for KTAR AM/FM and KPKX in Phoenix before taking on his current role. He is currently on the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Endowment Board, and has previously served on the board for the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and the Arizona Broadcasters Association.

Sanders became the president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2009. He served as the chamber’s vice president of Public Affairs and Economic Development since 2006. Prior to that, he was a long time Legislative Policy Analyst for the Arizona House of Representatives. He serves on the board of directors for the Arizona Mexico Commission, Greater Phoenix CVB, Esperança, and Phoenix Community Alliance.

FPRAZ is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) established in 2001 by Valley community leaders to increase awareness and funds for member supported public radio stations KJZZ 91.5 FM and KBAQ 89.5 FM, which are a community service of Rio Salado College’s Division of Public Service.  For more information, visit