Carol Broome, born in West Palm Beach, Florida had a career in education, before coming to PRE. She graduated from Wesleyan College, in Macon, Georgia with a BM in Music Education. She later earned an MM in Choral Conducting, and an EDS in Education from Georgia State University. Fully intending to teach music education, there was no such position in Middle Georgia, so she was hired to teach second grade. Since then she has taught several different grades, choral music, band, even did a twelve-year stint in sixth grade science. Over the years she returned to college to earn new areas of certification, as her teaching positions required.
After living in Florida and Georgia, she now lives in the old Broome family farmhouse with two cats, Virgil and Roxie, and Gracie, a big, black dog. She enjoys "four-wheeling", which, in her case means mowing her acreage. Since Hurricane Irene, she has been renovating and repairing the 110-year old house, like many Eastern North Carolinians. She loves to watch birds and takes long drives in the country enjoying seeing accidental wildlife.
She became a public radio listener in Atlanta, listening to WABE. As he travelled back and forth between Atlanta and ENC, she discovered PRE. She listened to the station, called Sefton and Finley occasionally to play music on air for her music classes. She became a volunteer and a contributor and, when an on-air position became available, she applied. She is very happy to be affiliated with PRE in every way.