Become an inaugural Fresh Air Society Member

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About the Show

For nearly 50 years, Fresh Air with Terry Gross on WHYY-FM has brought you poignant interviews with your favorite authors, artists, scientists, actors and more. Terry Gross is known for her inquisitive and in-depth interview style. Fresh Air is more than just a radio program — it’s a time capsule of American history and culture. The program is broadcast on over 657 stations and regularly reaches over 5 million listeners every week. Podcast downloads reach an average of 3.5 million weekly.

About Terry Gross

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Gross began her radio career in 1973 at public radio station WBFO in Buffalo, New York. There she hosted and produced several arts, women’s and public affairs programs. Two years later, she joined the staff of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia as producer and host of Fresh Air, then a local, three-hour daily interview and music program. In 1985, WHYY-FM launched a weekly half-hour edition of Fresh Air with Terry Gross, which was distributed nationally by NPR. Since 1987, a daily, one-hour national edition of Fresh Air has been produced by WHYY-FM. Terry has received a number of awards, including two prestigious Peabody Awards, An American Women in Radio and Television award, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Edward R. Murrow award in, the Literarian Award, and the National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama.

Become an inaugural Fresh Air Society Member

Fresh Air is a cultural institution in our country, and you have the exclusive opportunity to become a part of the Fresh Air Society, an important group of Fresh Air supporters founded by Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joseph Neubauer to ensure this show’s legacy. You can receive special benefits and recognition when you join us at one of the following levels:

How to Talk to People, According to Terry Gross, The New York Times, 2018

WHYY's Terry Gross To Receive National Humanities Medal, Philly Mag, 2015

Finding Your Roots, 2020

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, 2017

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 2021

Terry Gross, In Conversation, Vulture Magazine, 2018

We thank our generous Fresh Air Society members for their leadership:

Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson – Fresh Air Family
Ralph W. Muller and Beth Johnston – Fresh Air Family
Gordon Gund – Honorary Member
Lauren Mathon – Honorary Member