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Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
Date & Time: 26 March 2013, 4 PM
Place: Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland Rd, Redway, CA
I. Call to Order: Meeting Ground Rules and Opening Comments from President
II. Roll Call: Suzanne Beers, President, Board-elected; Siena Klein, Vice President, Member's Rep; Julia Minton, Treasurer, Members' Rep; Noel Soucy, Secretary, Programmers' Rep; Nella White, Members' Rep; Jordan Jumpshot, Programmers' Rep; Antonia Lamb, board-elected; Marcy Stein, Programmers' Rep; ex officio member: Jeanette Todd, Station Manager.
III. Approval of Minutes: (Nov, Jan, Feb)
• Marcy moves, Julia seconds to approve November minutes. Approved unanimously.
• Siena moves, Julia seconded to approve January minutes. Suzanne offers a friendly amendment to add 'Personnel Issue' to describe Closed Session. Approved unanimously.
• Nella moves, Marcy seconded to approve February minutes. Suzanne offers a friendly amendment to add a spending limit of $2500 to the motion on the server. Approved unanimously.
IV. Approval of Agenda: Move Transition Committee Report to Closed Session. Add New Music Library Quote to Unfinished Business. Remove Finance Committee Report. Remove Staff Meeting Report. Julia Moves to approve the Agenda. Siena Seconds. Agenda approved unanimously.
V. Open Time: Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed 5 minutes- No speakers are present.
VI. Management Report
• Jeanette reports that all the Compliance Calendar items are completed at this date.
VII. Discussion/Questions for Management
Jeanette added to her written report that the Board would be meeting with Strategic Planning facilitator Barb Truitt after the Annual Membership Meeting June 25.
VIII. Consent Calendar
A. Consideration of Development Director Position referred to the Transition Committee
B. Management responsible for Grants work, rather than a Board Committee
C. Appoint Jeanette to Policy Committee
• Nella moves to accept all three items on the Consent Calendar. Noel Seconds. All Consent Calendar Items approved unanimously.
IX. Closed Session- Personnel Matter
• Transition Committee Report
X. Unfinished Business
A. HD Radios- Best Buy Link-
• Noel moves to put two links on the RCR website for HD Radios. One link on the website will lead to Best Buy (the link won't say 'Best Buy'). The other link will be to a local vendor of HD radios. Siena seconds. Antonia adds the friendly amendment that the Website Committee adds other local options as they become available. Board approves the motion as amended unanimously.
B. Board Recruitment
• Julia would like to see the RCR Board partner with a local business up north to have a Board Mixer (one of the breweries would be great)
• Antonia mentions that we talk about Board recruitment on our radio shows.
• April 10th is the Board Talk Show
• The deadline for nominations for Programmer's Rep is at the end of May.
C. Budget
• Noel moves to provisionally approve Budget Draft 10 with a more thorough review in July or August. Antonia seconds. Approved with 7 votes and Siena abstaining.
D. Fitch Estate: Suzanne has the check from the sale of the property, which she as Executrix of the Fitch estate will deposit into the estate's account at the Credit Union. We don't know when probate will be done, and assets will be distributed to RCR and the other heir.
E. New Music Library Quote
• Julia moves that Jeanette can spend up to $4000 to get the equipment needed (including the music server) to digitize the Music Library, with the request that Staff works on 5 year technology plan. Noel seconds. Unanimously approved.
XI. New Business
A. Appoint Elections Committee- Antonia, Siena and Noel are appointed to the Elections Committee. Noel will coordinate Programmers' election, Antonia the Members', and Siena will monitor the process and make Board Binders.
XII. Reports
A. Programmers' Reps- A meeting is in the process of being planned for April.
B. Members' Reps
C. Community Advisory Boards (CAB's)
XIII. Correspondence Secretaries- After discussion, the Board asked Jeanette to respond to the News Director regarding the News Department's letter to the Board.
XIV. Other Committee Reports
A. Development, including Pledge Drive Subcommittee
B. Mediation
C. Policy
D. Website
XV. Scheduling -- proposed meeting times are:
A. Board of Directors: 4th Tuesday, 23rd April, 4 pm, Healy Senior Center
B. Executive Committee: 2nd Monday, 8th April, 3 pm, Studio B
C. Finance Committee: 3rd Tuesday, 16th April, 3 pm, KMUD. 2nd meeting TBA.
D. Development Committee: 1st Monday, 1st April, 3 pm, KMUD
E. Policy Committee: 2nd Monday, 8th April, 11 am, KMUD
F. Website Committee: 9th April, 10 am KMUD
G. Transition Committee
H. Jordan, Noel, & Marcy to Board talk show, 2nd Wed. 10th April.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Noel Soucy, RCR Board Secretary, on 29 April 2013.

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Law enforcement would like to talk to the hikers. Where did they find the dog?

From a HCSO press release of 5/15/2013: The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public with the identity of two hikers who were on the beach at the end of Lighthouse Road, Petrolia on Wednesday May 8, 2013 during the late evening hours.

Scenario:Miller family dog "Gigi"

Investigators were aware on the night of the homicide that the Miller family pet “Gigi”, a tricolored Dachshund, was unaccounted for.  On Monday May 13, 2013, Humboldt County Detectives learned that a woman from the Petrolia area was in possession of Gigi.  This subject was contacted and it was confirmed the Dachshund she possessed was Gigi.  The woman told detectives she was on the beach at the end of Lighthouse Road in Petrolia during the late evening hours of Wednesday May 8, 2013.  Two hikers were walking off the beach and were carrying Gigi.  The hikers said they found the dog and were not able to locate an owner.  The woman offered to care for the dog and took possession of Gigi.  Names were not exchanged with the hikers and their identity is not known.  It would be greatly beneficial to this investigation and the search of Shane Miller, if the location Gigi was originally found was known.  

The Humboldt and Shasta County Detectives are asking the persons who located Gigi call the following numbers to provide that information.  Shasta County (530-245-6025) or Humboldt County (707-445-7251).

Gigi remains in the care of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and arrangements are being made for the safe return of Gigi to members of the Miller family.  Gigi was in excellent health when she was found by the hikers and injury free.  Attached are photographs of Gigi.

Update on Search for Miller

The search for triple homicide suspect Shane Miller continues this morning.  Efforts are a continuation of yesterday’s tactics, consisting of foot searches in the King Range trails and door to door searches of residences and cabins in the Petrolia, Honeydew and Shelter Cove communities.  As a reminder there is a 5:00 PM community meeting scheduled at the Honeydew School.  The King Range Conservation Area remains temporarily closed to all recreational activities.

Agencies and Resources Assigned

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, SWAT Teams from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at Pelican Bay and High Desert, Fortuna Police Department, Humboldt County Drug Task Force, California Highway Patrol, Humboldt State University, Eureka Police Department, helicopters from the California Highway Patrol and Homeland Securtiy.

Click here for the original post and updates to the manhunt for Jason Miller.

 

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KMUD will be present at Trinidad's Indie Craft Show.

Stop on by and talk with us!

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Join KMUD this Saturday during our Community Yard Sale from 8am to 3pm.

Imbibe in a refreshing drink or two at the KMUD Beer & Margarita Garden next door at Dazey Daze...

then join us for Community Movie Night in the KMUD front yard as dusk falls.  Bring chairs, blankets and snacks. See you there!

World Press Freedom Day


Freedom of expression and communication are fundamental human rights

Today World Press Freedom Day (May 3), we salute thousands of Community radios that exercise their right to communicate. Radios that work in diverse conditions, bringing together ideas and perceptions that are transformed in innovative communication processes. Community radios being managed by women, indigenous communities, youth groups, in urban and rural areas.

For the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC (Association Mondiale Des Radiodiffuseurs Communautaires), freedom of expression and communication are fundamental rights, recognized in international treaties and that should be guaranteed as such by all democratic states. These rights including fair and equitable access to the media, should be protected and extended in the context of rapidly evolving transformations introduced by new information and communication technologies.

Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
Date & Time: 26 February 2013, 4 PM
Place: Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland Rd, Redway, CA

I. Call to Order: Meeting Ground Rules and Opening Comments from President
II. Roll Call: Suzanne Beers, President, Board-elected; Siena Klein, Vice President, Members' Rep; Julia Minton, Treasurer, Members' Rep; Noel Soucy, Secretary, Programmers' Rep; Nella White, Member's Rep; Jordan Jumpshot, Programmers' Rep; Marcy Stein, Programmers' Rep; ex officio member: Jeanette Todd, Interim Station Manager.
Others Present: Dan Glaser, Jama Chaplin, Maria Velazquez-Soleto, George Monroe, Cynthia Click, BR Graham, Felix Omai.
III. Approval of Minutes: (November, January, and February Special) Julia moved, and Nella Seconded to approve the February Special Minutes. Unanimous. Suz moves to table approval of November and January meetings. Nella seconds. All in favor except Noel abstains.
IV. Approval of Agenda- Siena moves to accept agenda with three amendments: Closed Session after Financial Report, and move Station Manager up to item A. Add Item E. Budget to Unfinished Business. Julia seconds. Unanimous.
V. Open Time: Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed 5 minutes
BR Graham- BR thanks us for hiring our new Station Manager. She is personally looking forward to great things from all of us, and is delighted for the new leadership. BR and Dian (who couldn't be here) both endorse the idea of a Transition Committee.
George Monroe- George likes Jeanette's style, and thinks she is going to be great in the position. George is concerned that people who hang out at the station have some dysfunction. George would like to see everyone rise to the situation to help keep the station safe and successful. George thinks Jane is getting a lot of mileage out of our dysfunction. George feels that Jane is financially and legally a liability to the station.
Dan Glaser- Dan is back. He has a cane. He came to talk about the financial fiasco and the signal upgrade. Dan wants to welcome our new fearless leader. Are we serving our community with high tech fiascos and grant dependency? Are we prepared for a disaster or are we the caboose on the next high tech train wreck? The finger shouldn't be pointed at any one particular person. We pissed away (pardon his French) two properties, and we are going to go the way of KZYX if we don't fix things now.
Cynthia Click- Is stoked we hired Jeanette. She is really excited we are moving ahead on the Library. She is stoked on the trainings that are going on. She is bummed about the theft of a big pile of vinyl, and she is going to put the rest of the vinyl under lock and key. Cynthia locks the front door when she is in the studio late night. She would like programmers to lock up at night when they are in the studio to try to stop the thievery.
Felix is really pleased we hired Jeanette and didn't vacillate forever. Felix is also delighted about the Signal Upgrade.
VI. Management Report
Jeanette informed the Board during her lengthy report that everything on the Compliance Calendar is up to date.
VII. Discussion/Questions for Management

VIII. Consent Calendar
A. Appoint Suzanne Beers as Policy Chair- Marcy and Nella moved to appoint Suzanne as Policy Chair. Siena seconds. Unanimous.
IX. Finance Committee Report
X. Closed Session- Personnel matters
XI. Unfinished Business
A. Hiring a Station Manager- Nella moves to accept the recommendation of the Hiring Committee and hire Jeanette Todd as our Station Manager. Noel seconds. Unanimous.
B. Transition Committee- Julia moves to form the Transition Committee, Marcy seconds. The motion is amended that the Transition Committee up to be six months or longer. Unanimous. Jordan moves to appoint Noel, Nella, Jordan and Marcy to the Transition Committee. Siena seconds. Unanimous.
C. Music Server Proposal- Noel moves to approve the purchase of a music server for Redwood Community Radio with a spending limit of $2500. Nella seconds. Unanimous.
D. Plan Recruitment of Board Members- Board mixers, promote with other groups, on-air promos, Membership meeting, Board talk show.
E. Budget- Julia moves to table. Marcy seconds. Unanimous.
XII. New Business
A. HD radios- Link for Best Buy on website- The Board wants to do more research to find out what all of our options are to promote HD radio and our new HD radio signal.
XIII. Reports
A. Programmers' Reps
B. Members' Reps
C. Community Advisory Boards (CAB's)
D. Correspondence Secretaries- Hiring Committee Thankyous
E. Staff meeting report, and appoint next Board member(s) to attend
XIV. Other Committee Reports
A. Hiring Committee
B. Development, including Pledge Drive Subcommittee
C. Mediation
D. Policy
E. Website
XV. Scheduling -- proposed meeting times are:
A. Board of Directors: Fourth Tuesday, 4 pm, Healy Senior Center
B. Executive Committee: Second Tuesday, 11:30 am, Studio B
C. Finance Committee: Third Tuesday, 3 pm, KMUD
D. Website Committee: March 12th, 10:00am, KMUD
E. Development Committee: 1st Monday, 4th March, 3:00 pm, KMUD
F. Policy Committee: 2nd Tuesday, 3:00 pm, KMUD
G. Transition Committee: 11 March, 1:00 pm, KMUD

Minutes respectfully submitted by Noel Soucy, KMUD Board Secretary, on 6 April 2013.

Minutes
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
Date & Time: 22 January 2013, 4 pm
Place: Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland Rd, Redway, CA
I. Call to Order: Meeting Ground Rules and Opening Comments from Vice President
II. Roll Call: Siena Klein, Vice President, Members' Rep; Noel Soucy, Secretary, Programmers' Rep; Nella White, Member's Rep; Antonia Lamb, board-elected; Marcy Stein, Programmers' Rep; ex officio member: Jeanette Todd, Interim Station Manager.
Carlos Casarez, board-elect, resigned 3rd January 2013.
Others Present: Michael McKaskle, Felix Omai
III. Approval of Minutes: (November 2012)
• Consent Calendar- Please note that it is the draft dated October 16, 2012.
• Item VI- Take out books and accounting, and Suzanne Dockal will help update and improve our financial statements
• May consider taking out closed session
• Nella moves to table. Antonia seconds. Approved unanimously.
IV. Approval of Agenda
• Omit D under Unfinished business
• Antonia moves to approve the agenda. Nella seconds. Unanimous.
V. Open Time: Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed 5 minutes
• Michael M. would like us to enforce the takes guests with you rule, and no camping at the station. He is especially alarmed about Jane specifically and shares several actions that she has done. He wants the station to be a safe place at night. Michael is also not into Richard being there either, and feels less safe with his presence there than Jane's.
VI. Management Report
VII. Discussion/Questions for Management

VIII. Consent Calendar
A. Create a checking account- Noel moves (Marcy Seconds):
1. That we open a new checking account with the Community Credit Union of Southern Humboldt using account # 2199, which is to replace our Umpqua checking account as our primary checking. The check signers shall be Jeanette Todd, Interim Station Manager; Simon Frech, Technical Director; Julia Minton, Treasurer.
2. Also to open a new Money Market account under the same account number as our new primary checking (#2199) for the purpose of transferring $50,000 from the sale of the Spy Rock mortgage note to a money market reserve while the finance committee investigates a line of credit and certificate of deposit options. The signers for this account shall be Jeanette Todd, Interim Station Manager; Simon Frech, Technical Director; Julia Minton, Treasurer.
3. To transfer $10,000 from the sale of the Spy Rock mortgage note to the "Signal Upgrade" checking account (#15268) for use as a "Signal Upgrade Outreach & Fundraising" checking account. The signers for this account shall be Jeanette Todd, Interim Station Manager; Simon Frech, Technical Director; Julia Minton, Treasurer.
B. Approve Stacey Edgmon Letter of Engagement for 2013 Audit. Antonia moves that we approve Stacey Edgmon Letter of Engagement for 2013 Audit. Marcy seconds. Unanimous.
C. Approve Board Talk show months of January, April, June, October- V.P. will be point person for any re-scheduling with PD. Marcy moves that we approve the Board Talk show months of January, April, June and October. Nella seconds. Unanimous.
D. Appoint new Policy Committee Chair- Suzanne Beers- Marcy moves to table. Noel seconds. Unanimous.
E. Confirm Board Poll for Wine Gala Budget- Noel moves to approve the budget for the Wine Gala. Nella seconds. Unanimous.

IX. Finance Committee Report
X. Unfinished Business
A. Human Resources / Transition Committee / Development Director position
• Noel moves to table, Antonia seconds. Unanimous.
B. Music Server Proposal
• Noel mentions that one of our members would like us to table this item until we get a disbursement from the Fitch Property.
• Nella wants us to research the pricing again before this item gets approved.
• Nella also mentioned that any technology that improves efficiency of staff is worth investing in.
C. Budget
• Noel moves that we table to approve the Budget. Siena seconds. Unanimous.

~Break~
XI. Closed Session- Personnel Issue
XII. New Business
A. Plan recruitment of Board Members- Invite potential candidates to the Wine Gala, and announce the opening / upcoming openings as well.
B. Consider forming Grants Committee- Marcy moves to table this item. Nella seconds. Unanimous.

XIII. Reports
A. Fitch Property Update
B. Programmers' Reps
C. Members' Reps
D. Community Advisory Boards (CAB's)
E. Correspondence Secretaries- Thankyou letters need to be sent to: Rotary Club, Carlos Casarez, Lagunitas, Humboldt Wine Association, Jim & Barb Truitt... Ask Jeanette for a full list.
F. Staff meeting report, and appoint next Board member(s) to attend- Siena
XIV. Other Committee Reports
A. Hiring Committee- Report from Marcy and Nella
B. Development, including Pledge Drive Subcommittee- Development Committee meets next week. The Pledge Drive is going to start on the 18th of April. The Silent Drive starts on the 20th of February. The amount is going to remain the same at $125K.
C. Policy
D. Website- Please see written report.
XV. Scheduling -- proposed meeting times are:
A. Board of Directors: Fourth Tuesday, 26th February, 4 pm, Healy Senior Center
B. Executive Committee: Second Tuesday, 12th Feb, 3 pm, Studio B
C. Finance Committee: Third Tuesday, 19th Feb, 3 pm, KMUD
D. Website Committee: Third Tuesday, 19th Feb,10 am, KMUD
E. Development Committee: 1st Monday, 4th of Feb, 3pm, KMUD
F. Policy Committee: 2nd Tuesday, 12th Feb, KMUD
G. Board member(s) to next staff meeting: Siena- Tuesday, February 5th 10:30 am

Minutes respectfully submitted by Noel Soucy, KMUD Board Secretary, on 6 April 2013.

Whitethorn weather spotter and KMUD News correspondent, Cheryl Albritten, has compiled rainfall data for March for 2011 through 2013.

Graph of rainfall data

 

  2011 2012 2013
Arcata 12.08 13.06 3.67
Bayside 14.57 12.78 3.67
Bayview 12.66 13.71 3.07
Blue Lake   13.37 2.79
Bridgeville 26.17 26.22 6.07
Eureka 13.30 14.29 3.28
Fortuna 11.45 10.25 2.99
Garberville 20.92 16.91 4.42
Kneeland   15.08 3.81
McKinleyville 14.41 15.04 4.11
Orick 15.87 17.87 3.67
Petrolia 28.50 28.66 6.15
Redway 15.81 15.07 3.22
Trinidad     3.20
Whitethorn 28.31 28.97 6.29
Willow Creek 15.52 13.52 2.66

The Spring 2013 Pledge Drive is on!

Pear blossoms, April 1, 2013Spring is here!  KMUD's doors are wide open to let in the new fresh air and energy that abounds in our community. Our two-week Spring Pledge Drive starts April 18 and our goal is $125,000.  Please send in your donation today, for automatic entry into our Silent Drive raffle. If you didn't receive a letter, please download it here, print it out, send it in. Fabulous gifts from community-oriented local businesses are given away weekly before the on-air drive begins, and daily during the drive.  It’s our way of saying thank you for ongoing support of our community radio station.

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Our Mission and Vision

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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