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Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
June 13, 2017, 4:00 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
 
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED: Treasurer Sarah Scudder, Mark Marchese, 
Christine Doyka,
MEMBER REPS: Maria Savage, Secretary Rob Bier, Sarah Starck
PROGRAMMER REPS: President Jimmy Durchslag, Eden Goldberg
 
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
 
ABSENT: Vice President Zack “Doopi” Gonzales
 
GUESTS;  Michael McKaskle, behr
 
Approval of April, May minutes
Bier moved approval of the April Minutes.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Scudder moved approval of the May minutes.  Durchslag seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Approval of agenda
Starck moved approval of the agenda.  Durchslag seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Open time 
Michael McKaskle asked that language concerning election ballots include provision for dropping them off as well as mailing them.  He expressed concern about RCR finances, asking for profit and loss statements for special events.  He suggested that volunteer hours be included in such accounting.  He also suggested that for every hour spent on the air, programmers should contribute one hour of volunteer time.
Management report
Rivendell has been under development for more than a year.  It is already handling the HD2 signal for KMUD and KMUE.  Complettion looks a month away.  Natural Log is coming into use, but there are questions about it.  New underwriter deals are on hold until NL is fully functional.  Click is trying to get a tutor to visit Redway.  A rough estimate for repairing the KLAI antenna is $15,000, half of which would be paid by the carrier for Radio Bilingue, which shares the antenna.  Consideration is going into changing the way lost/found pet announcements are handled, to improve their timeliness.
Finance committee report
Starck brought up the matter of special event P&Ls, saying those are the job of the Development Coordinator.  Starck suggested that there be a line item in the budget for special event Expenses, itemized out from the total net income line in order to make more informed financial decisions. Marchese raised the question of risk versus return on special events, asking how much is enough.  Starck asked what pledge drive expense funds are used for, Click noted they include the Thank You gifts, such as radios and promo T’s, etc. 
Old business
Policy changes
Remove two prohibited classes for definition of community member on Mediation Committee
Bier moved to approve.  Scudder seconded.  Passed unanimously.
By-laws changes regarding timing of Board elections
Durchslag noted that the attachment does not indicate what language is being removed and added.  This is because the changes there have already been approved by the Board.  Action will make by-laws consistent with the policy manual.  Savage moved to approve.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously
Contacting unpaid pledges
Durchslag said he had sent two lists to Board Members: one containing unpaid pledges of more than $50 from the spring drive, the other all unpaid pledges for the last three drives.  There was agreement that Members should first contact people whom they know.
Committee reports
Programmer representatives
A programmers’ meeting is being planned for July 9 at 1:00 pm.
Community Advisory Board (CAB)
Several Members expressed appreciation for the detailed report from Chair Sienna Klein.
Committee meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meeting take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  Persons planning on attending a meeting should confirm beforehand that no changes from this schedule have taken place.
Board of Directors July  11, 4:00 pm, Healy Senior Center
Development June 20, 2:30 pm
Executive June 21, 11:00 am, Calico’s upstairs
Policy June 21, 1:00 pm
Finance June 20, 11:00 am
Pledge Drive June 20, 1:00 pm
Board talk show July
 
 
Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
May 9, 2017, 4:00 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
 
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED:  Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder,
Mark Marchese
MEMBER REPS:  Maria Savage, Secretary Rob Bier, Sarah Starck
PROGRAMMER REPS:  Interim President Jimmy Durchslag, Vice President Zack “Doopi” Gonzales, Eden Love
 
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
 
GUESTS: none
 
Approval of April minutes
Tabled unanimously, due to lack of same.
Approval of agenda
Durchslag moved adoption, with elimination of “Nominations for appointed Board seat” under New Business. Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously. 
Consent Calendar
a. Approval of Board Committee Chairs: Development: Maria Savage; Finance: Sarah Scudder; Policy: Rob Bier; Mediation: Christine Doyka; Pledge Drive: Jimmy Durchslag
b. Approval of Board Officers: President: Jimmy Durchslag; Vice-President: Zack Gonzalez; Secretary: Rob Bier; Treasurer: Sarah Scudder; Correspondence Secretary: Christine Doyka
Doyka moved approval.  Marchese seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Management report
Click reported that staff progress on RCR’s strategic plan has bogged down somewhat.  She expects more regular staff meetings will ease that.  Bids are out for new attic insulation.  A deadline of May 30 has been set for combined Rivendell and Natural Log programs to go operational.  The Mateel Center has already contacted Click about talent for the Halloween Boogie.
Finance committee report
Scudder moved to allow withdrawal from the money market account  if needed to meet payroll.  Marchese seconded.  Passed 7-1 with one abstention.
Old business
a. Station-to-transmitter link, new estimates
Durchslag moved to table.  Scudder seconded.  Passed unanimously.
b. Building Maintenance
Covered in Management Report.
c. Policy Manual changes
Referred to Policy Committee.
New business
a. Nate Horning’s name added to wording of Programmer’s Agreement.
Gonzales moved to approve.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
b. Cahto Peak antenna.
There was an extended discussion, which moved to general remarks about station equipment, its maintenance and replacement.
Committee reports
Programmer representatives
A programmers meeting is tentatively set for June 11.
Mediation
Doyka reported on recent training and interest in sharing some of it with the Board.  She was asked to see whether it could be done without too much expenditure of meeting time.
Management Evaluation 
Durchslag pointed out that the evaluation just completed was not mandated, but done at Click’s request.  A more formal evaluation will be done at year’s end.
Committee meeting schedule
Board of Directors June 13, 4:00 pm, Healy Senior Center
Development May 23, 1:00 pm
Executive May 16, noon, Calico’s upstairs
Policy May 16, 1:30 pm
Finance May 23, 10:30 am
Pledge Drive May 23, 3:00 pm
Board talk show May 10, 7:00 pm
Board & staff meeting June 7, 1:00 pm
 
Minutes 
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
April 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
 
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED:  Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder,
Mark Marchese
MEMBER REPS: Cody “Comfy” Dillon, Maria Savage
PROGRAMMER REPS:  Interim President Jimmy Durchslag, Vice President Zack “Doopi” Gonzales
 
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
 
ABSENT:  Secretary Rob Bier
 
Approval of March minutes
Marchese moved approval.  Doyka seconded.  Passed with five yea votes, none opposed or abstaining.
Approval of agenda
Durchslag moved approval, with addition of “Building Maintenance” to Old Business and seating of new Board members moved to follow approval of agenda.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
New members
Sarah Starck was seated as the new members’ representative.  Eden “LADY FLAVAH” Love was seated at the new programmers’ representative.  Christine Doyka was approved for a second term as a Board-appointed member.  Durchslag thanked Dillon for his service.
Open time 
Jama Chaplin proposed changes to the compliance calendar, by-laws and an underwriter’s announcement.
Consent Calendar
Deletion from policy Manual Section 5.4.6, Termination of Employment [second reading]
Durschlag moved approval.  Marchese seconded.  Vote was three yeas, two nays, two abstentions. Motion failed for lack of required two-thirds approval.
Changes to Section 2.4.7, Evaluation Committee for Station Manager [second reading]
Marchese moved to table until after Board orientation so that the two, new Board members could gain more knowledge of policy.  Scudder seconded.  Passed with six yeas, one abstention.
Finance committee report
Scudder explained lack of financial documents, pointing to the pledge drive activity and a bookkeeping backup due to preparing for the audit.  She said RCR is staying on top of expenses and cash flow and promised to have better documents in May, along with a complete report.
Old business
Station-to-transmitter link, new estimates
Lacking new estimates, Durchslag moved to table.  Starck seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Orientation planning
Board orientation will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on May 4 at Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice in Garberville.  Potluck lunch.
Policy Manual changes to conform with elimination of elections for Management Evaluation Committee (see attachment)
Referred to Policy Committee.
Building Maintenance
Click will continue bringing future expenditures to the Board for its approval.
New business
Nominations for appointed Board seat
Durchslag moved to reappoint Doyka.  Scudder seconded.  Passed with six yeas, Doyka abstaining.
By-laws changes
Durchslag moved to send back to Policy Committee.  Scudder seconded.  Passed unanimously.
 
Minutes 
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
April 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
 
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED:  Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder,
Mark Marchese
MEMBER REPS: Cody “Comfy” Dillon, Maria Savage
PROGRAMMER REPS:  Interim President Jimmy Durchslag, Vice President Zack “Doopi” Gonzales
 
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
 
ABSENT:  Secretary Rob Bier
 
Approval of March minutes
Marchese moved approval.  Doyka seconded.  Passed with five yea votes, none opposed or abstaining.
Approval of agenda
Durchslag moved approval, with addition of “Building Maintenance” to Old Business and seating of new Board members moved to follow approval of agenda.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
New members
Sarah Starck was seated as the new members’ representative.  Eden “LADY FLAVAH” Love was seated at the new programmers’ representative.  Christine Doyka was approved for a second term as a Board-appointed member.  Durchslag thanked Dillon for his service.
Open time 
Jama Chaplin proposed changes to the compliance calendar, by-laws and an underwriter’s announcement.
Consent Calendar
Deletion from policy Manual Section 5.4.6, Termination of Employment [second reading]
Durschlag moved approval.  Marchese seconded.  Vote was three yeas, two nays, two abstentions. Motion failed for lack of required two-thirds approval.
Changes to Section 2.4.7, Evaluation Committee for Station Manager [second reading]
Marchese moved to table until after Board orientation so that the two, new Board members could gain more knowledge of policy.  Scudder seconded.  Passed with six yeas, one abstention.
Finance committee report
Scudder explained lack of financial documents, pointing to the pledge drive activity and a bookkeeping backup due to preparing for the audit.  She said RCR is staying on top of expenses and cash flow and promised to have better documents in May, along with a complete report.
Old business
Station-to-transmitter link, new estimates
Lacking new estimates, Durchslag moved to table.  Starck seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Orientation planning
Board orientation will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on May 4 at Heart of the Redwoods Community Hospice in Garberville.  Potluck lunch.
Policy Manual changes to conform with elimination of elections for Management Evaluation Committee (see attachment)
Referred to Policy Committee.
Building Maintenance
Click will continue bringing future expenditures to the Board for its approval.
New business
Nominations for appointed Board seat
Durchslag moved to reappoint Doyka.  Scudder seconded.  Passed with six yeas, Doyka abstaining.
By-laws changes
Durchslag moved to send back to Policy Committee.  Scudder seconded.  Passed unanimously.
 
Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
March 14, 2017, 3:30 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED:  Correspondence Secretary Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder, Mark Marchese
MEMBER REPS:  Maria Savage, Secretary Rob Bier
PROGRAMMER REPS:  Interim President Jimmy Durchslag, Vice President Zack “Doopi” Gonzales
 
ABSENT:  Cody “Comfy” Dillon, Station Manager Cynthia Click
 
GUESTS:  Sarah Starck, Bob Froelich, Eden “Lady Flavah” Goldberg
 
Approval of February minutes
Bier moved approval, with correction of the name of Marian Mapes-Bouck and the $12,000 mentioned in  the management report; it is actually $1,200.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Approval of agenda
Items VI. Consent Calendar and XII. Closed Session were removed as errors.  Board meeting time was added under New Business.  Durchslag moved approval with those changes.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously, with Scudder abstaining.
Open time
Bob Froelich spoke about the proposed deletion of elections for Mediation Committee members.  He urged the Board to retain the current practice, that it is part of a system of checks and balances.
Management report
In Click’s absence, discussion focused on her written report.
Discussion and questions for management
Bier asked if the estimate for electrical work at the back of the building included work to repair the hole there.  He also suggested that the question be placed on the April agenda of how RCR’s workers’ compensation was allowed to lapse.
Finance committee report
Scudder reported that preliminary figures from the previous weekend’s Animal Party indicate that it broke approximately even.  She suggested that future budgets include a line item to provide funds for building maintenance and equipment replacement.  Working from requests in Scudder’s written report, Marchese moved approval of borrowing $25,000 from reserve.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Bier moved approval of emptying the new reserve, with the stipulation that it be paid back with payments of $500 a month.  Marchese seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Both those motions were made to deal with cash shortfalls in this time of a seasonal low ebb in finances.  Durchslag moved approval of a credit card for Click, asking the Policy Committee to develop controls for its use.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Old business
Station-to-transmitter link, new estimates
Since no estimates had been made, Bier moved to table..  Durchslag seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Confirm email vote on new telephone system
Gonzales moved to confirm this email vote.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Building maintenance updates
This was covered in the management report.  The question arose of whether the Board needed to approve any other of the expenditures.  Scudder moved to table that question.  Marchese seconded.  Passed unanimously.
New business
Policy manual changes (see attachment)
Delete second to last paragraph in section 5.4.6, Termination of Employment.
Bier moved to approve.  Gonzales seconded.  Passed with five yea votes, two nay votes.
Make indicated changes in Section 2.5.4.1, Mediation Committee Guidelines and Responsibilities and Section 2.4.7, Evaluation Committee for Station Manager.  Delete Section 3.6, Representatives To The Mediation And Management Evaluation Committees.
Scudder moved to send changes in Section 2.5.4.1, Mediation Committee Guidelines and Responsibilities, back to the Policy Committee, with instructions to retain voting for the two volunteer and programmer committee members and to correct confusing language in the section.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Bier moved to adopt the changes proposed for Section 2.4.7, Evaluation Committee for Station Manager.  Passed with four yea votes, three nay votes.  The motion passed.  Gonzales moved sending the deletion of Section 3.6 back to the Policy Committee, in light of the previous votes.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.  [The vote to change Section 2.4.7 must be reaffirmed at the April Board meeting before taking effect.]
Orientation planning
Durchslag, Bier and Gonzales volunteered to assist in preparing the Board members’ binders.  Scudder moved to table consideration of a date and location pending consultation with Click.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Meeting time
Doyka moved changing the starting time for future Board meetings to 4:00 pm.  Scudder seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Committee reports
Mediation – Doyka
Dates are set for the training, in Garberville:  March 31 - April 2 and April 8 - 9.  All interested parties are welcome.  Fee is $300.
Management Evaluation 
Set time and date upon Click’s return.
Committee meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meeting take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  Persons planning on attending a meeting should confirm beforehand that no changes from this schedule have taken place.
Board of Directors Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 pm, Healy Senior Center, Redway
Development Tuesday, March 28, 3:00 pm
Executive Tuesday, March 21, 11:00 am, Calico’s, upstairs, Garberville
Policy Wednesday, March 22, 11:00 am
Finance Thursday, April 8, 11:00 am
 

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Proposed for Deletion from the Policy Manual

Purpose: Remove Board, station manager abilities to suspend termination procedures

From Section 5.4.6, Termination of Employment:

In any given instance, the appropriate supervising body (RCR Board of Directors or the station manager), at either body’s sole discretion, may elect to not follow the above guidelines for the termination of employment.

Proposed changes to the Policy Manual

Purpose: Eliminate election of Mediation and Mgt Evaluation Committee members

[Deletions are lined out.  Additions are underlined.]

From Section 2.4.5.1, Mediation Committee Guidelines and Responsibilities:

The committee is to be composed of five members.  KMUD programmers and volunteers will elect two of these seats. The Board of Directors selects and appoints the remaining three five seats made up of one Board member, one community member, one volunteer, one programmer and one person of any category at the Board’s discretion. To be considered a “Community Member”, a person must not be a KMUD Board member, programmer or active KMUD volunteer.  The committee may request that a specific sixth member (of any category) be appointed by the Board. Regarding the length of terms for Mediation Committee members: Each elected member serves three years. In the eventuality that one or more of the elected members is no longer able to serve, a special election will be held to replace the member(s). At the end of their three-year term, elected members may run for re-election. The three appointed seats are yearly appointments and will be re-appointed by the Board at the end of each term, or the Board will appoint a replacement member(s).


From Section 2.4.7, Evaluation Committee for Station Manager:

This committee, also known as the Management Evaluation Committee, is to start meeting each in January and to conduct management evaluations through March. Committee to be made up of three Board members (senior Board members recommended), one member elected by chosen from volunteers and programmers, and one member from the community, all appointed by the Board.

For election of representatives, see Section 3.6.

Proposed deletion from Policy Manual:

Section 3.6 REPRESENTATIVES TO THE MEDIATION AND MANAGEMENT EVALUATION COMMITTEES

3/28/06; Rev 06/27/06

3.6.1 Candidate Eligibility

All candidates shall be programmers or volunteers in good standing 30 calendar days prior to nomination.  (Note:  An employee or person contracted for services is ineligible.)

3.6.2 Voter Eligibility

All programmers and volunteers in good standing may vote.  A volunteer who delivers six hours of service to the organization in a six-month period may vote.

3.6.3 Candidates’ Forum

The election coordinator shall schedule a forum during a programmers’ and volunteers’ meeting before or at the beginning of the voting period.

3.6.4 Nomination Period

The nomination period is from until the close of the last business day (Monday – Friday) in .  The election coordinator shall notify all programmers and volunteers in writing and shall post a sign near the studios.

3.6.5 Ballots

Two representatives will be elected to the Mediation Committee and one representative to the Management Evaluation Committee.  All candidates may submit a statement. Ballots shall be mailed to all programmers and volunteers by the close of the fifth business day in, and with return envelopes addressed to the referee. For programmers, the ballots will be sent in the same mailing as the programmers’ representative ballots.  All ballots shall be returned postmarked no later than.  Ballots shall be counted by the close of the tenth business day in.  Note:  RCR’s general election policies apply.  See Section 3.1.

3.6.6 Committee Member Seating

New representatives to the Mediation Committee shall be seated at the August committee meeting. The results of the election for Management Evaluation Committee shall be announced at the August Board meeting, and that committee will usually 
Traffic Director
Job Description
 
Job Title:  Traffic Director
Reports to:  Station Manager  
Employment Status:  $16.00 per hour, 4 days per week
 
General Description:
Redwood Community Radio (RCR) is a dynamic community radio station, established 29 years ago and driven by a mission of public service
 
The Traffic Director for RCR is responsible for our daily radio logs, as well as working with the community and our local non-profits in getting their announcements on the air.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
 
Prepare Public Service announcements (PSA’s), makes sure their wording is compliant with the FCC and CPB guidelines
Create classified ads
Create lost pet ads
Creates community calendar
Maintain and update Natural Log software
Generate reports for BOD and Management when requested
Prepare daily radio program logs
Oversee giveaways of promotional tickets, including tracking, distributing and contacting donor and recipient
Update website with classified ads, lost pet ads, and community calendar
Work in conjunction with KMUD’s Development Director to create and foster relationships with local business underwriters. Assist in writing Underwriter announcements keeping their language compliant with FCC and CPB guidelines
Participate in annual Pledge Drives
Manage billing for Underwriters 
Create bank deposits
 
 
Qualifications
 
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
 
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Computer literacy, using both Macs and PC’s.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to train volunteers.
Ability to work effectively with socio-economically, racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse communities.
Ability to model respectful, inclusive, responsible behavior that is consistent with RCR’s mission and its written family values.
Familiarity with the utilization of social media platforms.
 
 
Introductory period
 
There is a three-month introductory period.  This period is not to be construed as a contract.  This means that employment can be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at any time during or after the introductory period, at the option of the organization or of the employee.  The employee shall be evaluated before the end of the introductory period, and within 30 days of the annual anniversary of the employee's hire date.  Employees of Redwood Community Radio are reviewed on an ongoing bi-annual basis.
 
Benefits
 
This position offers paid vacation, sick leave, an annual personal day and at least 11 paid holidays per year, in accordance with KMUD Employee Benefits Policy.
KMUD annually observes a 2 percent cost of living annual increase (COLA).  The COLA is applied on January 1st of each year.
 
Working Conditions
 
RCR has a small paid staff and about 400 volunteers.  RCR has regular membership drives.  The membership drives require a substantial amount of time and coordination. The atmosphere is animated and stimulating.  The ability to work in this kind of environment is essential.
 
Equipment Used & Physical Working Conditions
 
Computer (Mac & PC), voicemail, copier.  Applicant must be able to remain in a stationary position approximately six hours a day.  The person in this position needs to occasionally move about the inside of the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.  Applicant must have the ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.  
 
Applicant must also be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. 
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
KMUD Redwood Community Radio is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer.  Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  The organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, class, creed, physical or mental disability.
 
To Apply:
RCR must receive a cover letter, resume and three professional references no later than July 25, 2017.  We would prefer receiving your application (ideally as one attachment) emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may also mail your application to KMUD Redwood Community Radio, Membership Coordinator Hire, P.O. Box 135 Redway, CA 95560.  And, you can deliver your application (M-F, 9am – 4pm) to 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA 95560.
 
Download the pdf of the Job Description here 
 

AntennaOnGround

Storms on April 11 are the cause of signal impairment for Redwood Community Radio’s KLAI (90.3 FM).
 Update May 3, 2017
On Tuesday, May 2nd professional climbers from Six Rivers Communications in Eureka installed a signal antenna to restore service to much of the area served by the original antenna array. Due to the nature of the temporary antenna the signal is not quite as strong and will not reach as far as before the damage occurred. We are working with our consulting engineer on a permanent replacement that will restore full service, and will last for years to come.
 
Update 4/28/2017
We're looking at Tuesday, May 2 to mount a temporary antenna. Weather forecast looks good, and highway 101 should be open by then.
 
Update 4/26/2017
Highway 101 is closed again, so a repair crew won't be able to get to the transmitter site. Replacing the antenna is a high priority, and may happen as soon as the highway opens, except on the weekend, due to increased (overtime) cost for the tower climbers. We're hoping for Friday or Monday.
Update 4/24/2017
Depending on road and weather conditions a temporary antenna will be installed on Thursday, April 27. The signal will not be as strong as with the original antenna array, but at least there will be a signal.
 
Strong winds had broken off one antenna completely, and severely damaged a second one, making it non-functional. The antennas were part of a three antenna array that serves Northern Mendocino and parts of Southern Humboldt county. They’re installed on a tower high atop Cahto Peak west of Laytonville.
 
KLAI is a repeater for KMUD, the non-commercial station licensed to Garberville. KMUD started broadcasting in 1987, and KLAI started as a low power translator, financed and installed largely by volunteers in the early 1990s.
 
The installation also transmits Radio Bilingue, a non-commercial radio network based in Fresno, California, on their station KVUH, 88.5 FM. The two radio stations share equipment and an antenna array. Radio Bilingue has programs in Spanish and English, music and news. The two organizations jointly installed the equipment in 2006, at the same time increasing the KLAI signal to 500 watts, and KVUH to 1,000 watts.
 

 

KMUD provides daily local and regional news at 6 pm, and call-in talk shows six days a week and a vast range of music. Community support is critical to keep both stations on the air.
 
 The stations will be reinstalling antennas as soon as possible. It may take several weeks for equipment to arrive and for the weather to be sunny and calm enough for tower climbers to complete their work. 
CahtoSite4 15 17CahtoTower9 2014
 
For more information see http://kmud.org and http://radiobilingue.org. Both stations also broadcast on the internet.
 
Top photo: Antenna broke and fell to the ground.
Middle photo: Tower site on April 15, 2017
Bottom photo: Tower on September 15, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
February 14, 2017, 3:30 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
Roll call
BOARD-APPOINTED:  Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder
MEMBER REPS:  Secretary Rob Bier, Maria Savage
PROGRAMMER REPS:  Interim President Jimmy Durchslag, Zack “Doopi” Gonzalez
ABSENT:  Cody “Comfy” Dillon, Mark Marchese
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
GUEST:  Sarah Starck
 
Approval of December and January minutes
Bier moved adoption of December minutes. Doyka seconded.  Passed with six yea votes,  Scudder abstaining.  Scudder moved adoption of January minutes, with additional language in summary of financial report.  Insert “-to-actual” following “budget” in second sentence.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Approval of agenda
Bier moved adoption of the agenda, with elimination of items b through e under New Business, saying all would be covered in the Management Report.  Scudder seconded.  Passed with six yeas.  Durchslag abstained.
Management report
Click detailed problems discovered with termites attacking the back wall.  There may be other infestations, but this is all that was evaluated.  She has a proposal, including rodent control, from Terminex and is seeking others.  Based on that proposal, Durchslag moved to authorize expenditure of $1,200 for termite extermination and repair of the rear wall.  Scudder seconded.  Passed with six yeas.  Gonzales abstained.  Click is also seeking contractors to clean attic prior to installing new telephone system, another project for which she is seeking proposals.  She is looking for an electrician to install wiring for a security light in the front of the building.  Click said she was also seeking solutions for the wintertime pond on the handicapped parking pad.
Finance committee report
Scudder reviewed problems with producing timely financials for the Board.  She also expressed a desire to develop historical data, particularly on the disposition of the Fitch and Mapes-Bouck bequests.  Discussion turned to the need to make Durchslag a check-signer.  Apparently, the credit union requires the name of the Board vice president, a post vacated by Durchslag in becoming interim president.  Bier moved appointing Gonzales vice president.  Scudder seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Old business
a. Station-transmitter link report from Technical Director
Despite unease about the cost estimates, Click was directed to proceed and to keep the Board informed.
b. Confirm email approval of Joanne Pardini for seat on Grievance Panel
Scudder moved approval.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
New business
a. Policy Manual
Bier moved to approve latest version for distribution, with the understanding that this document is always a work-in-progress.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
b. Programmers Agreement
Scudder moved approval.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.
c. Approve Jimmy Durchslag as a check signer
Doyka moved approval.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Closed session – Legal 
Committee reports
Programmer representatives
Durchslag reported on the Jan. 14 programmers meeting, attended by 32.  Lady Flava (Eden Goldberg) has declared for the open programmer representative seat.
Mediation – Doyka
Meeting dates for training have been set on two weekends in March.
Management Evaluation 
Evaluation set for March 15.  Committee will be Durchslag, Savage, Bier and Doyka
Elections – Durchslag
Agreement that elections for Management Evaluation and Mediation Committees should be eliminated from the policy manual, having been honored in recent years more in the breach than the observance.
Committee meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meeting take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  Persons planning on attending a meeting should confirm beforehand that no changes from this schedule have taken place.
A. Board of Directors March 14, 3:30 pm, Healy Senior Center
B. Development Feb. 28, 3:00 pm
C. Executive Feb. 21, 10:00 am
D. Finance Feb. 28, 1:00 pm
E. Pledge Drive Feb. 21, 1:00 pm
 
Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
January 10, 2017, 3:30 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
 
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED:  Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder
MEMBER REPS:  Secretary Rob Bier, Maria Savage
PROGRAMMER REPS:  Vice President Jimmy Durchslag, Zack “Doopi” Gonzalez
 
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
 
ABSENT:  Cody “Comfy” Dillon, Mark Marchese
 
GUEST:  Daniel P. Murphy
 
Approval of December minutes
Clerical error kept draft December minutes out of meeting package.  Deferred to February.
Approval of agenda
Bier moved adoption.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Discussion and questions for management
There was discussion of the agenda for the annual meeting on Jan. 22.  Doyka suggested 1) remarks by the president, 2) report from the treasurer, 3) comments by individual Board members, 4) statements from Board candidates, if any.  
Finance committee report
Durchslag and Bier, among others, pointed out errors in the budget-to-actual spreadsheets.  These will probably prevent a budget-to-actual statemen from being presented at the annual meeting.  There was extended discussion of how to correct such repeated errors.  Scudder noted that for two years now, the budgeted pledge drive goals have been exceeded.  She pointed out the overage in staff pay, saying it was due primarily to the many transitions during the year.  
Old business
Transmitter link
Questions arose as to why this item is again on the agenda when there has been no plan or budget presented.  Click said equipment for the link envisioned by Technical Director Simon Fresh does not exist.  Scudder moved to table until such time as a budget is submitted.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
New business
Security lighting
Several expressed frustration with the lack of progress on this task.  Bier moved to authorize proceeding with installation, utilizing the $7,000 designated for the task in April.  Scudder seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Click will pursue.
Replacement of President Daniel P. Murphy
Scudder moved making Durchslag interim president until officers are selected in April.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Possible candidates were discussed for the vacant programmer representative seat.  Without a willing candidate at the moment, it will remain vacant.  
Committee reports
Programmer representatives
Durchslag reminded all of the quarterly programmers’ meeting on Jan. 14.  
Development – Jeanette Todd
Discussion revolved around Todd’s efforts to make certain that on-air messaging about fundraising hew to established themes and avoid confusion or conflicts.  There was agreement that Todd, as development director, was the appropriate person to be responsible for this.
Mediation – Doyka
The committee is looking at options for training programs.
Emergency Preparedness – Todd
Funds raised at the Democracy Now fundraiser were earmarked for emergency preparedness.  Agreement that it should go on the February agenda.
Management Evaluation
Click’s interim evaluation will take place at the end of March.
Committee meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meeting take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  Persons planning on attending a meeting should confirm beforehand that no changes from this schedule have taken place.
Board of Directors Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3:30 pm, Healy Senior Center, Redway
Development Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:00 pm
Executive Tuesday, Jan. 17, 11:00 am
Policy At the call of the chair
Finance Tuesday , Jan. 24, 1:00 pm
Pledge Drive Thursday, Jan. 19, 3:00 pm
Board Talk Show Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7:00 pm
 
Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
December 13, 2016, 3:30 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
 
Roll call
 
BOARD-APPOINTED:  Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese
MEMBER REPS:  Secretary Rob Bier, Cody “Comfy” Dillon, Maria Savage
PROGRAMMER REPS:  Vice President Jimmy Durchslag, Zack “Doopi” Gonzalez, President Dan Murphy
 
STATION MANAGER:  Cynthia Click
 
ABSENT:  Treasurer Sarah Scudder
 
GUESTS:  none
 
Approval of October and November minutes
Murphy moved approval of both.  Durchslag seconded.  Passed unanimously.  
Approval of agenda
Murphy moved addition of 2017 budget approval to consent calendar and a closed session.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously, with one abstention.  Bier moved adoption of amended agenda.  Durchslag seconded.  Passed unanimously, with one abstention.
Open time
No speakers
Consent Calendar
a. Authorize Simon Frech, Daniel P. Murphy, Cynthia Click and Sarah Scudder as check signers on Southern Humboldt Community Credit Union account.
b. Approve 2017 budget (second approval).
Murphy moved approval.  Savage seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Management report
Click reported that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has changed its accounting requirements for funding recipients, resulting in a delay of the first check until 2017.  She reviewed plans for year-end funding promotions and the Jan. 22 annual meeting and volunteer appreciation party.  Durchslag moved appropriation of $3,000 for the event.  Murphy seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Closed session -- legal
Finance committee report
Scudder provided a narrative report via email.  Financial documents were not available.
Old business
a. Transmitter link budget
Desired equipment does not exist.  Doyka moved to table.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.
b. Rivendell costs
An extended discussion took place.  Click said the start-up work is nearly done.  Murphy moved to table.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.
c. Policy manual
Durchslag expressed concern that the current draft contained changes only through March, 2016.  Changes to election dates and to manager evaluation were not included.  He moved sending it to the Policy Committee for completion.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
New business
a. Appoint Anon Forrest of Mendocino as CAB member
Murphy moved appointment.  Doyka seconded.  Passed unanimously.
b. Reappoint as Grievance Panel members Larry Bruckenstein, Carol Van Sant, David Ordoñez and Sandra Tilles
Durchslag moved reappointments.  Dillon seconded.  Passed unanimously.
c. Funding Plan
Members expressed perplexity over this first attempt.  Murphy moved that additional work be pursued.  Gonzales seconded.  Passed unanimously.
d. 2017 Spring Fundraising:  ‘Muddy Gras’ event?
After some discussion, there was general agreement that this was a matter for the Development Director.
e. Annual payout to staff for unused vacation days
Durchslag took exception to this policy and moved to send it to the Policy Committee for reconsideration.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.
Committee reports
Programmer representatives:
Durchslag noted Jan. 14 programmers’ meeting and said revised programmers’ agreement would be on agenda there.
Pledge drive – Durchslag:
There was discussion of Board members calling those who had not paid their pledges in the past year.
Building and Grounds – Murphy:
The defective slab for handicapped parked was briefly discussed.
Mediation – Doyka:
Recent joint meeting of Mediation Committee and Grievance Panel went well.  New forms are being prepared for both.
Management Evaluation – Murphy:
Although Click had requested a three-month review, she said having responsibility for the music director job made it impractical.  Reverted to six-month review.
Committee meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meeting take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  Persons planning on attending a meeting should confirm beforehand that no changes from this schedule have taken place.
A. Board of Directors January 10, 3:30 pm, Healy Senior Center
B. Development Thursday, Jan. 5, 3:00 pm
C. Executive Monday, Dec. 19, 11:00 am
D. Policy Friday, Jan. 6, 11:00 am
E. Finance Tuesday , Jan. 3, 1:00 pm
F. Board Talk Show Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7:00 pm
 

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Back to put you in beast mode the Animal Party returns to the beginning with KMUD at the Portuguese Hall on Saturday March 11th in Arcata.

This year will feature beats by well known hip hop master:

Sir Mix-a-lot, who brought us legendary music like: Baby Got Back, Posse on Broadway and Buttermilk Biscuits!
Also some bat shit crazy animals will take over the stage throughout the night including:
Gone Ban(Na-Na-Na)anas! AKA Bryce
ATLephant AKA Hudson DJ SOULES
Thug Panda AKA Esch
Noel Screech Owl
Feral Feline Selector
Glitch Kitten AKA Av8triX
Skunk Serum AKA Stereo Serum
Owlchemy AKA Jason Burruss
And many more TBA!
Doors open at 8pm (will call opens at 7pm) show ends at 4am.
Two stages all night, with large outdoor space to roam!

All species welcome!

Outlet tickets will be available at Wildberries Marketplace in Arcata, and at Redway Liqours in Redway. Also at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2856933


Questions? Please call the KMUD Offices at 707-923-2513.

Thank you to our annual sponsors: Humboldt Distillery, Lagunitas Brewery, Briceland Vineyards, Frey Vineyards, Cabot Vineyards, Burningleaf Productions, Mateel Community Center, Satori Movement, Trim Scene Solutions and many more!

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