WPSU Board Member Spotlight: Kelly Hastings

The WPSU Board of Representatives is an advisory board of community members that gather on a regular basis to advise the station on programming and other activities. In this blog post series, WPSU Board Member Spotlight, we sit down with these individuals and discuss their love of public broadcasting and its impact in the communities throughout the viewing area.

Kelly Hastings lives in Mill Hall (Clinton County) on her family farm, where five generations of her family have resided. She graduated from Lock Haven University with a degree in elementary education and from Old Dominion University with a M.Ed. in educational administration. Kelly has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, curriculum director, and superintendent. She enjoys paper art, embroidery, reading, gardening, and volunteering at WPSU.

How long have you been a board member with WPSU? Were you involved with WPSU before you were a board member?

I’ve been a board member at WPSU for several years, but have volunteered as a radio host for the past 15 years.

What inspired you to begin volunteering at WPSU?

I was inspired to begin volunteering at WPSU when my husband heard the call for volunteers and encouraged me to audition as a radio host. We have been long-time members of WPSU and are tuned to it constantly throughout the day. It seemed like a great way to further support the station.

What WPSU programming do you connect with the most? 

I enjoy so much about the programming on WPSU, but particularly listen to the news shows and classical music on the radio and Masterpiece Theatre on television. As members, we utilize Passport and enjoy streaming the great shows.

How do you see WPSU positively impacting the communities throughout Central Pennsylvania?

WPSU has such a positive impact on the community through the wide range of programming available. There is something for everyone, regardless of age or area of interest. I am especially proud of the outreach and work to bring educational materials and opportunities to students and teachers throughout the region.

What do you wish people knew about WPSU?

Something I would want people to know about WPSU is what great, dedicated people work for the station. This group is always looking for ways to expand the services of the station and bring more content that is relevant and important to the communities they serve. This hardworking group is the heart and soul of WPSU. We are so lucky to have them.