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KMUD Bylaw Amendment Proposals

 

Underlined words are proposed new language; stricken words are language proposed for deletion (except for Proposal #5, where existing and new language are presented).

 

Proposal #1)  State law requires elected reps on boards to be removed from the board (when necessary) by a recall election by those who elected them, with very few exceptions.  These exceptions all involve attendance problems or court actions.  Years ago the Board created a Recall Policy that provides for this, but the Bylaws still state that the Board could vote off any Board member.  That would be illegal, for those board members elected by Members or Programmers.  Therefore we propose this revision: 

Article VIII. Vacancies and Replacement of Board Members 

Section 3.  A two-thirds majority vote of the full Board is necessary for removal of any Board member from a Board Officer position, or of any Board member for attendance reasons as stated above, or of any Board-elected Board member. 

Section 4. With very few exceptions (see SECTION 1 ABOVE AND California Corporations Code Section 5221, which specifies certain court actions which can be cause for removal), removal of a Director elected by the Members or Programmers can only be done through a recall election.  Such a rRecall election of a Board members by the constituency represented shall be conducted allowed within 30 days of receipt of a petition by the Board Secretary, signed by 25% of the programmers or 10% of general members, requesting the recall of one or more of the current directors. A committee of three Board members whose recall is not being sought shall be appointed to oversee the recall and subsequent election of a new representative.  (See Policy Manual.)

 

Proposal #2)  This change is non-substantive.  It attempts to clear up the confusion the Board encountered last fall over the meaning here of “constituency” when referring to the Board-elected seats: these Board members do not “represent the interests of” the Board members.  So we’ve eliminated the word “constituency” in favor of “appropriate electors.”

Article VIII, Section 5. If any Director’s seat is vacated with one year or less remaining in that term, the Board shall appoint a replacement. If any Director’s seat is vacated with more than one year remaining in that term, there shall be a special election by the constituency represented.appropriate electors (which, for the Board-elected category, means the Board).

 Proposal #3)  This change is substantive, but only adds language that already governed the Board in this regard.  It puts Article X in conformity with California Corporations Code Section 5150:

 

Article X. Amendments and Ratifications

Section 1. Amendments to the By-Laws or Articles of Incorporation shall be presented to the Board at a regular meeting, to be voted on at the next regular meeting. which adversely affect the voting rights of Members or Programmers must, after a ballot is approved by the Board, be voted for by a majority of the voters of that constituency who return their ballots.  

 

Section 2. All other amendments to the By-Laws or Articles of Incorporation shall be presented to the Board on the agenda at a two consecutive regular Board meetings, to be voted on at the next regular meeting.shall be ratified when and voted on at both meetings, and at subsequent meetings if not resolved by the second meeting.  They must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the entire Board.

 

Proposal #4)  This change is slightly substantive.  It brings the section up-to-date with the station’s current practice, namely changing the name of the CABs (formerly called Community Advisory Councils, CACs) in line with CPB usage, and allowing for more than one regional CAB.  And it corrects the source of the requirement for a CAB.

 

Article XIII. Community Advisory Committee Boards  

Section 1. One or more A Community Advisory Boards Committee for this corporation shall be appointed and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. state law. The President shall appoint CAB members, the committee, subject to the approval of the Board.

 

Proposal #5)   The main purpose of these changes is to clearly state that Programmers who are also Members may vote in both elections.  Almost everyone we have asked has stated that this is how it has been done for many years.  We’ve never heard of a process where the membership list was edited to remove Programmers before ballots were sent out.  Ballots were definitely sent to programmers in the Members’ Election in 2001. So if we were to change this practice, the programmers would need to approve that change by majority vote.  It’s important that the bylaws be made unambiguous about this.

 

            Attorney Michael Veiluva of Walnut Creek verified that there is no law preventing us from defining our governance system in this way, with overlapping sets of voters for board members.

 

            We also propose removing the phrase “All members have the same rights and privileges.”  It’s not true – some Members are board members, for example.  We define in the bylaws the rights and privileges Members receive – voting.


Proposed new language (existing language appears below):

 

Article II. Membership

Section 1. RCR is a membership-based organization. A “Member” is any real person who has paid at least the basic or sliding scale annual fee, or completed an approved exchange of service in lieu of fees. The Board of Directors shall determine the dollar amounts associated with the various categories of Membership. Each Member is entitled to one vote in Member elections.

 

Section 2.  Members who are also Programmers are entitled to vote in both Member elections and Programmer elections.

 

Section 3. No Member shall have any right, title, or interest in any of the property or assets of RCR, nor shall such property or assets be distributed to any Member upon dissolution of the corporation.

 

(And, throughout the Bylaws we propose to capitalize Member and Programmer when they are used according to the bylaw definitions of these words.  This will help a LOT.  We’ve also received the good suggestion that we always use “Director” instead of “Board member” so we propose that to the Board as well.)

 

Current language:

 

Article II. Membership

 

Section 1. RCR is a membership-based organization. A “member” is any real person who has pledged to support KMUD and paid at least the basic or sliding scale annual fee, or completed an approved exchange of service in lieu of fees. The Board of Directors shall determine the various categories of membership. Each member is entitled to one vote in Member elections. All members have the same rights and privileges.

 

Section 2. No member shall have any right, title, or interest in any of the property or assets of RCR, nor shall such property or assets be distributed to any member upon dissolution of the corporation.

 

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05/18/12 proposal from Policy Committee (same proposals, with language slightly improved, as were made in June 2011). Minor corrections made 9/19/2012.   


 

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Listing of KMUD Board of Directors with the year their term ends shown in parentheses - Information updated as of Aug. 16, 2014

Members’ Reps - President, Siena Klein (2017); Julia Minton (2015); Cody "Comfy" Dillon (2017).
Programmers’ Reps - Dan Murphy (2017); Marcy Stein (2015); Secretary, Jack Frybulous (2016).
Board-appointed - Christine Doyka (2014); Mark Marchese (2017).
Station Manager, Jeanette Todd (ex-officio).

One seat is currently vacant and  will be filled as soon as the Board is able to identify someone willing and able to act as Treasurer.
A Vice-President will be appointed at the next Board meeting: Sept. 9, beginning at 4 PM, at the Healy Senior Center in Redway.

Our Board of Directors usually meets at the Healy Senior Center (456 Briceland Rd., Redway) on the 1st Tuesday of the month, starting at 4 pm. If you'd like to attend, be sure to first phone the KMUD office (923-2513) during business hours: 9 AM- 4 PM, Mon - Fri.) to confirm that no changes in meeting location or time have taken place.

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Thanks to Otis Maclay for his assistance and for developing the Open SourceOticorderand the Archive and Podcasting System, both of which are freely available to any community radio station. Thanks to John Bachman of WJFF Radio Catskill for writing these instructions!

CHANGE OF TIME AND PLACE for the August meeting of Redwood Community Radio's Board of Directors will take place on Friday, Aug. 24 at 1:00 pm in the dining room at the Humboldt House Inn, Garberville.


Read the agenda for the meeting.

Redwood Community Radio announces an opening for a new KMUD Board Member to be appointed by the Board at its August meeting. The nomination period is open now and continues until August 21st. Nominations can be emailed to: boardelections - at - kmud.org. Board terms are three years.

HD Radio™ Technology upgrades broadcast radio from analog to digital. Broadcasters that upgrade to HD Radio Technology can provide consumers listening with HD Radio enabled receivers many benefits that improve their listening experience: CD-like digital audio quality and useful data services such as real-time traffic, iTunes Tagging and Artist Experience are just a few examples. Today, there are more than 2,100 stations serving local markets across the country with HD Radio Broadcast Technology. In addition to the upgrades to the original primary channel – the HD1 – HD Radio Technology enables broadcasters to create extra FM channels on the radio dial. We call these HD2/HD3 channels and today more than 1,400 HD2/HD3 channels are available in radio markets across the country, thereby providing consumers more diverse listening options than ever.

HD2/HD3 channels are found adjacent to a radio station’s traditional location on the dial. These channels provide a wide range of new, diverse content and often provide expanded coverage of the content played on the primary HD1 channel. For example, if a consumer traditionally enjoys listening to classic rock on 101.1 FM (the HD1), with HD Radio Technology there can be a second rock channel – perhaps deep cuts from a great album – on the HD2 channel and additional creative programming on the HD3.

With HD Radio Technology, stations have many ways to reach listeners with exciting new services and additional useful content via HD2/HD3 channels. Whether that is by broadcasting three related music genre on each HD Radio channel, by mixing talk radio with music, placing sports on the FM dial, by providing in-language channels, or numerous other possibilities, HD Radio Technology is a major upgrade to the traditional analog radio listening experience.

Approved by the Federal Communications Commission as the only system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the United States; HD Radio Technology is developed and licensed by iBiquity Digital Corporation and supported by the leaders of the broadcasting, consumer electronics and automotive industries.

HD Radio broadcasts are available subscription free. Only an HD Radio enabled receiver is required and there are many choices. A couple of models will be available from KMUD in the very near future. To review available HD Radio enabled receivers, please visit www.hdradio.com and click on “Buyer’s Guide.” 

 

 On 12-27-2011, at approximately 9:15 a.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff was driving north on US 101 near Fernbridge Drive, Loleta when he witnessed a 1994 White Mazda Protégé weaving on the highway. The deputy ran a registration check on the vehicle which revealed the registration was expired. The deputy activated his emergency lights to stop the vehicle for the traffic violations. The vehicle yielded to the deputy after it took the Singley Hill off ramp where it stopped. As the deputy approached the vehicle on foot to make contact with the driver, the vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed. The deputy was able to look at the driver and passenger before they fled. The deputy pursued the vehicle with his lights and siren as the vehicle drove onto Loleta Drive, and into the town of Loleta. The vehicle reached speeds of over 80 mph in a 25 mph zone and ran several stop signs to evade the deputy. The deputy terminated the pursuit in the interest of public safety.

Shortly after the pursuit was terminated the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center was notified by a citizen the car was now parked on Park Street, Loleta The deputy located the car and a female walking away from the vehicle. It was the same female who had been in the passenger seat. The driver had fled on foot. The deputy searched the vehicle and found a loaded .44 magnum handgun with the serial numbers removed under the front passenger seat, along with an 8” long double edged dagger and a syringe. The female passenger, Nachel Black, 33 years old of Arcata was arrested for interfering and resisting arrest, along with possession of loaded firearm in a vehicle, possession of firearm with the serial numbers removed and possession of an illegal weapon. She was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, where her bail is set at $25,000.00. The deputy through his investigation and a tip from Rio Dell Police Department learned the driver of the vehicle was Christopher Glen Mell, 31 who is on active parole.

The Sheriff’s office issued a be-on-the lookout (BOLO) for Mell to all local law enforcement agencies, and contacted his parole agent. Mell is wanted for felony evasion; felon is possession of a loaded handgun, felon in possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm in vehicle.

Christopher Glen Mell is further described as: White Male, 31 years old, strawberry blond hair, blue eyes, 5-4, 150 pounds.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding wanted suspects or criminal related activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line 707-268-2539.

Christopher Glen Mell

On 12-27-2011, approximately 7:00 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to the 41000 block of Highway 36, Dinsmore in regards to an assault. Upon the deputies arrival they spoke with two female victims outside the residence who reported Todd Vernon Nelson, 49 years of Dinsmore assaulted three people at the residence with his fists, and was armed with a filet knife. Nelson had been residing at the residence with the victims.

Deputies learned during their investigation Nelson had a no bail felony warrant out of the State of Washington Department of Corrections for Escape.

When deputies attempted to contact Nelson, he barricaded himself in the residence shoving chairs and other items against the doors. Deputies spent approximately forty five minutes attempting to negotiate with Nelson before forcing entry into the residence and taking him into custody.

The victims did not need treatment for their injuries and Nelson is being held in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility without bail awaiting extradition to Washington.
 Todd Vernon Nelson

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Vision Statement: Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems to ensure that all human and other living species on earth move toward higher quality of life and are able to survive the challenges in the times ahead.

Mission Statement: Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.

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