People

  • Ashlyn DeLoughy is a rising senior at Elon University, where she is pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance & Choreography as well as a B.A in Broadcast Journalism. She is excited to be joining the Public Radio East news team this summer.

  • General Manager

    PRE's General Manager Ben Donnelly joined the team in August of 2018. He brings nearly 2 decades of public radio experience and enthusiasm for the future of the organization. 

    Ben hails from the small town of Versailles, Ohio where his...

  • Hi! I'm Brandon Mitchell, a rising senior at UNC Charlotte pursuing a career in audio journalism. Before this internship, I started my university's student podcast network and managed six shows. I want to use my experience to tell other people...

  • Membership Coordinator

    Membership Coordinator Breth Howerin Powers joined PRE in October of 2016. Her responsibilities include administration of our member database, fundraising, and most important, providing PRE members with the best in customer service.  

    A...

  • Classical Host

    Finley Woolston's voice is very familiar across Eastern North Carolina to listeners of WTEB 89.3 FM, Public Radio East's Classical Music station. For over 20 years Finley has hosted a variety of classical programs and currently is the producer...

  • All Things Considered Host / News Coordinator

    Jared Brumbaugh is the News Coordinator for Public Radio East, covering health and the environment.  His news spots and feature stories can be heard during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  Jared is the...

  • Senior Administrative Assistant

    Jeanette joined PRE in 2020, bringing 33 years of progressive accounting, banking, and administrative experience to the station. She has two grown daughters and lives on a small farm in Pamlico County, where both she and her husband were born...

  • Morning Edition Host; PRE. Program Director

    Kelly Batchelor  hails from the small crossroads community of Cabin in Duplin County in eastern North Carolina. Since 1989 Kelly has been actively employed in radio.

    Kelly's first full time broadcast job was with  WAVY/ 99.5 FM.   The...

  • Host, The Softer Sounds of Jazz

    As a lifelong lover of American jazz Ken Meades  began “The Softer Sounds of Jazz” first  on WNOS Radio in New Bern  and later, Public Radio East. It is designed as a different kind of jazz program aimed at a wider audience.  “Softer Sounds”...

  • News Reporter

    Meredith Radford is a News Reporter for Public Radio East. She studied at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a degree in Journalism and Political Science. Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, Meredith is excited to...

  • Host of The Sound

    Born in Jacksonville, FL, the youngest of four to a Navy Chaplain and an elementary school teacher, Neal Ganaway followed his family around the world as a military dependant.  He moved from Mississippi to Rhode Island and Japan to Germany. ...

  • Corporate Sponsorships

    Tony joined PRE in mid 2019, bringing experience in broadcast, print, and internet media. At different points, he has worked as a radio host, news anchor/reporter, producer, and promotions director; advertising/PR consultant; newspaper editor;...