Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
August 9, 2016, 3:30 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
I. Murphy called meeting to order and read mission statement.
II. Roll call
BOARD-APPOINTED: Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder,
MEMBER REPS: Secretary Rob Bier, Cody “Comfy” Dillon, Maria Savage
PROGRAMMER REPS: Vice President Jimmy Durchslag, Zack “Doopi” Gonzalez, President Dan Murphy
STATION MANAGER: Jeanette Todd
III. Approval of July minutes
Wording was added to show that Todd should pursue the Free Speech Radio idea on her own time. “Committee Reports” was added. Bier moved approval; Murphy seconded. Approved with two abstentions, by Marchese and Gonzales.
IV. Approval of agenda
Scudder moved approval; Doyka seconded. Passed unanimously.
V. Open time
Jama Chaplin praised the work done for the station by Betty Miller and Hillary Hatcher. She also expressed concern regarding the station’s finances. Murphy thanked her for the historical perspective.
Also present: Betty Miller, Hillary Hacker.
VI. Management report
Todd said she and Music Director Cynthia Click were working on Federal Communications Commission and Corporation for Public Broadcasting compliance issues. She estimated that the station had netted about $12,000 from coffee and merchandise sales at Reggae on the River. The station’s PG&E bills have increased substantially since the power upgrades; she is seeking remedies.
VII. Consent Calendar
a. Policy 6.4, Program Selection and Review Council, second reading:
To ensure adequate community representation in the selection of programming on RCR, a Program Selection and Review Council (PSRC) will consist of RCR Program Director(s), Program Assistant(s) and a minimum of 5 active programmers or listeners. Programmer Representatives on the Board of Directors, other Staff or Volunteers may be solicited to help recruit new members to the PSRC. Applicants for membership on the PSRC should apply to the Program Director for review. All applications will be reviewed and put to a vote by the council. The Station Manager shall oversee the ongoing participation of the PSRC in programming decisions. Input, such a comments or complaints regarding programming will be forwarded to the PSRC for review. Input shall be documented in programmer files by the Program Director(s).
Murphy moved adoption; Bier seconded. Passed unanimously.
VIII. Old business
a. Grass Roots Radio Conference
There was consensus that work on this needs to start now. Scudder moved creation of a committee; Murphy seconded. Passed unanimously.
Savage, Gonzales, Dillon and Scudder volunteered to serve. There was agreement that there should also be community members.
b. Six-month budget review
Minor revisions were proposed for line items, including reducing car donations, increasing underwriting cash revenues, reducing underwriting trade revenues. Transmitter rents are uncertain for the time being.
Doyka moved approval of the revised budget; Bier seconded. Passed unanimously.
c. Employee benefits
The Board asked Todd for some dollar figures for use in October budget-making.
IX. New business
a. Transmitter link
Durchslag moved to table; Scudder seconded. Passed unanimously
b. CAB organization
Durchslag moved to table, with agreement that Central CAB Chair Sienna Klein be asked to join the discussion at the next Board meeting. Dillon seconded. Passed unanimously.
c. News department survey
Todd noted opportunity for sending a survey with the upcoming silent letter. She asked Members to give suggestions.
d. Board Grievance Policy, Addition to 5.1.1:
The Board may initiate a grievance and seek mediation at its own determination. The President shall represent the Board and Redwood Community Radio in any mediation or other, related proceedings.
Murphy moved approval; Bier seconded. Approved with eight yea votes; Dillon abstained.
X. Committee reports
a. Programmer representatives
Widespread unhappiness reported over malfunctioning control board in studio C. [It was repaired two days later.]
Work is proceeding on the lineup for the Arcata Halloween show. The Camo Cowboys release party is set.
Work will begin on revisions to programmers agreement.
d. Emergency preparedness
XI. Committee meeting schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings 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, Sept. 6, 3:30 pm, Healy Senior Center, Redway
Development Tuesday, Aug. 23, 3:00 pm
Executive Friday, Aug. 19, 11:00 am
Policy Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10:00 am
Finance Tuesday, Aug. 23,1:00 pm
Orientation & Retreat Fri. & Sat., Sept. 16-17, Benbow
Board & Staff Wednesday, Aug. 17, 11:00 am