Staff & Board
APM Staff

(L-R) Executive Director Jay Allison w/ producers Samantha Broun and Sydney Lewis

APM Staff

Executive Director: Jay Allison
Jay Allison has been an independent public radio producer, journalist, and teacher since the 1970s. His work has won most of the major broadcasting awards, including six Peabodys. He produces The Moth Radio Hour and was the curator of This I Believe on NPR. He has also worked in print for the New York Times Magazine and as a solo-crew reporter for ABC News Nightline, and is a longtime proponent of building community through story. Through his non-profit organization, Atlantic Public Media, he is a founder of The Public Radio Exchange,, and WCAI, the public radio service for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. More about Jay, more than you’d reasonably need to know, is available at

Associate Director: Viki Merrick
Viki is an independent radio producer and editor. She began as a radio stringer for ABC News in Rome, Italy, while working as a location/production manager for film documentaries. Since the founding of Atlantic Public Media in 1995, she has been producing essays and features for national broadcast on NPR and for the Cape and Island public radio stations. Viki is an editor for Transom, and a collaborator on four Peabody Award-winning series, Lost & Found Sound and The Sonic Memorial Project, and The Moth Radio Hour. She was the Senior Editor on the NPR series This I Believe and is currently helping to produce The Moth Radio Hour.

Transom Web Director: Barrett Golding
Barrett makes radio and web work. He is Fearless Leader of the Peabody Award-winning pubradio series Hearing Voices from NPR and a United States Artists Rasmuson Fellow in Media. He was General Manager of KGLT-Bozeman and an NPR Audio Engineer in DC. Other accolades include: the NFCB Silver Reel, the Scripps Howard Award for Journalism Excellence, the ABA Gavel Award, Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence, Montana Arts Council Fellowship, and grants from CPB, NEA, Rockefeller and Andy Warhol Foundations. He is a 35-year volunteer DJ/producer at kick-ass KGLT.

Producer: Samantha Broun
Samantha Broun is a latecomer to radio. For 15+ years, she worked with and around youth in urban schools and mentoring programs. In the fall of 2005, realizing she couldn’t fight the pull any longer, she attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine where she learned everything radio. She now happily lives in Woods Hole, MA and works with Atlantic Public Media.


(L-R) Associate Director Viki Merrick w/ producers Sydney Lewis and Samantha Broun at APM

Editor: Sydney Lewis
Sydney is the author of three oral histories, published by The New Press, and for close to thirty years assisted oral history maestro Studs Terkel. She co-authored his memoir Touch and Go. In 2001, Sydney moved to Southeastern, Massachusetts and has been working with Atlantic Public Media ever since.

Logo Design: Michelle Sauvé


Board of Directors

President: Nubar Alexanian

Vice-President: Caroline Bacon

Treasurer: Sydney Lewis

Voting Members: Jay Allison, Allan Ditchfield