21September2014

MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
4 Mar., 2014 :: 5 – 8 pm
Redway, CA
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President.
II.Roll call: MEMBERS’ REPS - President Siena Klein, Nella White. PROGRAMMERS’ REPS - Marcy Stein, Secretary Jack Frybulous. BOARD-APPOINTED - Christine Doyka.
Absent: MEMBERS’ REP Treasurer Julia Minton; PROGRAMMERS’ REP Vice President Noel Soucy. BOARD-APPOINTED - Kim Peterson, Mark Marchese. STATION MANAGER Jeanette Todd (ex-officio).
 
Visitors present: Bettye Etter, Jama Chaplin.
III.Feb. Minutes unanimously approved.
IV.Approval of agenda - Jack moved to delete Closed Session, Marcy seconded. Unanimous.
V.Open time - Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed five minutes.
Jama: Member’s election dates will need to be changed in Policy and Bylaws, because they are based on the Board meeting on 4th Tuesdays. The Board could decide it doesn’t want to have the BoD meeting back-to-back with the Annual Members meeting. To be discussed at next ExCom meeting. Jama was thanked.
VI.Management report
Someone should ask Jeanette if Block Party is happening. Pledge Drive totals were mentioned. Marcy asked Nella about Donor Snap. JT has hired Jay to work with Beth on Panorama. Moving the data isn’t the big deal; it’s understanding it. Nella still unable to meet with Julia. Jama points out that a contractor was hired to work ten days @ $1600 to prepare for transition. Nella will meet with Beth and Jay. Marcy commented the Wine-tasting event was well-attended; it’s unknown how much money the event brought in.
 
VII.Consent calendar
Jack requested removal of item re: Bill Telnes to CAB Central.
Marcy requested removal of item re: Carlos Casarez to CAB North.
Jack moved to accept the consent calendar as amended; Christine seconded. Unanimous.
 
A. Quarterly Board / Staff meeting: Mar. 18, 10:30
B. The Board will hold a retreat to self-evaluate on Fri., Apr. 18, 1 – 4 pm.
C. Board establishes Community Advisory Board (CAB) West
D. Board appoints:
i. Jack and Mark to Policy Com
ii. Bettye Etter to [founder of] CAB West
E. Board acts to delete policy 6.19.1 (Underwriting - Read on-air); in the absence of objection, deletion to be effective at April board meeting.
F. Board gives first approval to policy revisions re: appointment (rather than election) of the representative of the programmers and volunteers to the Management Evaluation Com. each year. See draft in packet.
 
VIII.Treasurer’s report
Finance Com members present: Nella said Julia said Finance Com reports are often prepped by staff. Jama reports about auditor’s contract: June 30 is same day as CPB reporting deadline after first extension, so audit should be completed sooner. Clear about compensation. Does Board want auditor to come to Board meeting? Signal upgrade ongoing expenses: how much have energy bills and rent gone up? Energy: $11K (2011) to $18K (2013). Rent seems to have decreased slightly. Unknown cost of repair of damage by digital signal to analog signal. $900 was spent on tech and engineering consultants (2013). Nella: JT said it’s hard to break out how much the upgrade is costing us in regular monthly payments. Some costs have gone down.
IX.Unfinished business
A. Tech proposal – unanimously tabled.
B. Auditor’s report; contract provisions (tabled in Dec.). Marcy moved we ask JT to negotiate the date of completion of the audit by June 15. Unanimous. Jama asks that the posting of info to the CPB website should be mentioned in the auditor’s engagement letter (i.e., her contract). She should be directed to report on anything she thinks that would improve this process.
C. CPB requirements (see esp. pp. 16-17, CPB General Provisions; on pp. 42-43 in Feb packet). Diversity implementation. Jama reminds us we are to define diversity and to state how we are working to achieve greater diversity; we are directed to choose from five options; two of those are diversity training 1) for staff, and 2) for the Board. Nella mentioned Ben Shill as being a good resource on Native American issues. She will ask his advice how to approach them. I volunteered to help out in any way possible. ACTION: Siena will give Bettye rules about CABs, FCC regulations. Nella: “The CABs might appreciate the structure of being given a job” (in helping us to remain in CPB compliance).
D. Budget: The Jan. 30 draft shows $4K more income than expenses. Of the three line items that Board wanted revisited, Finance Com recommends: 1) Pledge drive expenses: $10K (spent $17K last year). Discussion of cost of vacation package prize: $2K. 2) “Other consultants” [incl. Pledge drive coordinators and database work] increase from $10K to $14K. 3) Website Dev. & Hosting: info is being gathered. The two recommendations would take us to a $10K deficit. Final budget approval is tabled, since Treasurer isn’t present, and approval of most items occurred in February.
Bettye reminds us a lot of letters didn’t go out for Silent Drive. Nella will ask Jay if we can send out Silent Drive letters. Jack mentioned we should do more major donor outreach; cold-calling, in addition to continuing pledge drives.
 
X.New business
A. Treasurer’s responsibilities. Nella moved to table, Christine seconded. Passed; Jack abstained. 
B. Appoint three Board members to Elections Com, whose roles are Members’ Elec. Coordinator, Programmers’ Elec. Coordinator (which includes the Mediation Com. election), and a third Board member to “monitor progress toward election” (who will then create Board binders for those elected). Policy recommends Board members whose terms end in 2015. Siena’s, Noel’s, and Christine’s terms are up. Siena wants time off, and will not run again.
 
Jama: first action re: Election Com. is Apr 15. Siena suggested we finish this by email. Tabled unanimously.
 
Topics for Board Talk show (Siena and Noel did the last show): next Pledge Drive, Station Manager’s report, other upcoming events, staff reductions, Library addition, people moved into new offices.
 
Jack moved we not consider Bill Telnes for appointment to the CAB. Christine seconded. Unanimous.
Jack moved we not appoint Carlos Casarez to the CAB because he has not submitted a statement of interest. Christine seconded. Unanimous.
 
Jama mentioned we need an updated list of Committee members. ACTION: Christine will email the Committees to ask them this information.
 
XI.Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps. Feb. 22 meeting: Marcy reported. Programmers’ Meeting in April prior to Pledge Drive? Jama: Policy calls for Programmers’ Meeting early June around the time ballots go out. Jeanette suggested May 11.
B.Members’ Reps. Siena said CAB reports should be posted.
Community Advisory Boards - Siena suggested CABs have their suggestions / reports to us posted.
C.Correspondence Secretaries – Katy Stern (for her work at the Eagle House), Liz Davidson (for her work on the Feb pledge drive, and the silent drive letter), Kelley Lincoln (for her work on Water programming) should all be thanked.
D.Development Com.
E.Pledge Drive Sub-com (see report).
F.Policy Com.
G.Mediation Com. is getting a new community member.
H.Website Com (see report).
I.Management Evaluation Com.
J.Transition Com.
XII.Schedule - monthly meeting times of Committees
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA.
If you plan on attending a meeting, it would be wise to confirm no changes have taken place.
A.Board of Directors1st Tues., 5 pm – at the Healy
B.Development1st Mon., 3 pm
C.Executive Mar. 18, 2 pm
D.Finance TBA
E.Policy TBA
F.Website TBA
G.Board talk showApr. 9, 7 pm
 
 
This Board meeting lasted from 5:07 to 7:45.
 
Respectfully re-submitted 3 June 2014
 
VISION Statement - Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by the example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems, to ensure that all humans and other living species on earth move toward a higher quality of life, and are able to survive challenges in the times ahead.
 
MISSION - 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.
 
 
MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
Station (Music Library), Redway, CA / Feb. 4, 2014 – 5 pm
 
I. Call to order: Opening comments from the President
 
II. Roll call: President Siena Klein (Members’ Rep.); Treasurer Julia Minton (Members’ Rep.); Secretary Jack Frybulous (Programmers’ Rep.); Christine Doyka (Board-appointed); Marcy Stein (Programmers’ Rep.); Vice President Noel Soucy (Programmers’ Rep.); Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio).
 
Absent: Nella White (Members’ Rep.); Kim Peterson (Board-appointed); Mark Marchese (Board-appointed).
 
Others present: Bill Telnes, Jama Chaplin, Judith Whitlow, Michael McKaskle.
 
III. Approval of minutes: Marcy moved approve Oct. Christine seconded. Unanimously approved. Jack moved approve Nov. and Dec. Marcy seconded. Unanimously approved.
 
IV. Agenda unanimously approved, with CAB report shifted to just after Open Time.
 
V. Open time 
Michael thanked KMUD for Emerald Cup. Asked that the Board move slowly on Fairness Doctrine. Hosts must accept opposing viewpoints. “Board should stay away from doing control of programming.” PSRC now meeting twice a month; visitors invited.
 
Michael said many things need to be addressed in Programmers’ agreement. (For example, talk-show host training should include they sit in with engineers.) He said it’s hard to get some Programmers to live up to the agreement, and that some believe replacing them would be difficult. He thinks the agreement should include that talk-show hosts must be respectful. Disposition: Siena thanked Michael.
 
Jama agrees with Michael that Fair Access to Airwaves needs to be thoroughly circulated. A couple of points – about which she has heard no disagreement (e.g., not hanging up on callers you don’t agree with) – should be finalized tonight.
 
Airwaves belong to the public. Our mission to serve our community. Programmers as well as Listeners and Members should be consulted about policy. The FAA effects the community’s right to call in and be heard, and to submit program proposals that will be considered. Policy has not yet established these rights of the community. Hopes this will be discussed in April Board Talk Show. 
 
Frida Worden, producer of WINGS, in a study of community radio in Namibia found that in their struggle to operate, stations became detached from their communities. The solution seemed to be to invest in strengthening community participation.
 
Comment about Finances: Year-end cash balance affects the budget. Cash-total on most recent balance-sheet, for year-end, is about $144K. But that includes our reserve which last heard is now at $50K + Fitch funds for special projects, which might be at $86K. Those two balances should be provided to Board monthly. If those numbers are right, we only have $8K in bank at year end. 
 
Finally, Policy Com not made much progress to update Policy manual, which is complete until Feb., 2013. Could any board members help review minutes for us? Updating policy thru Dec. will help lots of people do their work. Only one person looking is precarious. And looking for policy updates in the minutes is a good way for Board members to learn this stuff.
 
Disposition: Jama was thanked by Siena.
 
CAB Report (see written report in Public File). Judith came to report in person. The Central CAB met on January 15. Attendees requested more comedy, more pro-cannabis talk, more music and less talk. All Sides Now. More live coverage of S. Fork High sports as way to involve families and youth. Outreach to schools. Coverage at Redway school very well received. This sort of event should include a table to sign up new members. Live broadcast when S. Fork traveled to Lake County 2 years ago was exciting! Promote on KidsCentric.
 
Road conditions, lost dogs, Class Ads benefit us all. Imperative we be able to broadcast w/o internet.
 
Bill expressed desire to join CAB. Next meeting Apr. 15, noon at KMUD. Siena asked Bill submit statement for consideration at next meeting.
 
VI. Station Manager’s report (See written report in Public File) - 2014 public report, p. 39 list of events. Any event added would need to be funded outside of KMUD.
 
Block party date undecided, energy to produce it uncertain.
 
Updated new pledge drive dates. No theme yet for Fall drive. Goal for the year is again $250K. March 1 wine mixer on its way. Munchkinland Children’s Expo (youth in radio outreach) Mar. 15: great reaction; two trainings. 3/29 Battle of Bass.
 
Recent events : pleased with Celebration Appreciation and Emerald Cup, received overwhelming support. On-air volunteer trainings + Terri’s Community Journalism Project to address youth sports, for Cooper, and CJP ongoing. More people in newsroom. Monthly volunteer trainings desired. Dec. 7 Programmers’ meeting had been canceled, misunderstanding.
 
Tech report – long-term fix is needed for HD interference with analog signal. Fuzziness in KMUD area being caused by interference with HD signal. Before next meeting, hope for solution. Tower crews may be required.
 
We’ve secured our reserve. Next step might be a Technical reserve protected by Board approval, maybe $30K for emergency repair. Outlays for emergency repairs have happened a number of times in JT’s tenure. Staff on-board with implementing digitization of music CDs.
 
New database, Donor Snap: Nella has committed to following through. Data manipulators – to decipher and code – are needed to work on 8-12,000 rows of data.
 
ADA upgrade deadline Feb. 15. Pad signed off. Door jams, and painting the pad are done. Only signs remain. Bldg. Inspector to be asked back. Bill volunteered to help.
 
Employee self-evaluations ongoing.
 
Finance, grants and FCC. $8K in bank at year-end, plus two reserve funds, which is better than the expected $50K in hole. Dian was asked for report on money movement: $106,899 Fitch money dep. Oct. 9 into money-market account, and moved $30K into Music library acct, for use in ADA upgrades and to finish Music Library. Another $32K moved for year-end bonus, vacation payout, and secured credit-card (all Board-approved). Paid back that $32K with CPB final check into money market account. $44,639 from CPB deposited Jan. 13. Current balance money-market account: $121,648.
 
Regarding Fair Access: the actual access to the airwaves. JT is often asked: how does one get on the air with one’s opposing viewpoint or programming idea?
 
CPB requirements. Diversity training. Upshot: We need to choose one from item 3. Board can direct staff to get training in this. Put this in Board Staff retreat. We can direct Dev. Com to look at this. Should a committee be formed to look at this? Set our sights on annually meeting these requirements. Diversity training program for Board members.
 
Block Party. Not much energy for it at Dev’t. Com. Concerns about May 24 (Kinetic Sculpture Race day). Summer Arts is following weekend. Sparse volunteering in 2013. Downsize it; leave the road open. Maybe potential Volunteers not coming to Dev Com meetings. A work-day for the Staff as well.
 
VII. Discussion / questions for Management – none that weren’t already asked.
 
VIII. Consent calendar
 
A.Disciplinary policy, Oct. 16, 2013 (second look).
B.Programmer’s agreement revisions: tabled.
C.The Board directs the Policy Com. to draft revisions for next month's agenda providing for appointment by the Board of a representative of the Programmers and Volunteers to the Management Evaluation Committee. This appointment would eliminate an election process which for several years has received little interest. (That elections occur six months prior to the start of the evaluation process has also been a problem.) The language will include that the Board desires input from Programmers and Volunteers before making these appointments.
 
Julia moved to approve the entire consent calendar. Noel seconded. Unanimously approved.
 
IX.Treasurer’s report – Unable to issue a written report; this report is the proposed budget. Budget-drafting process started in Oct. [Date at top should read Jan. 30, the date it was sent.]
 
Kim has not yet attended any Finance meetings. Finance had 3 three-hour meetings in Dec. Treasurer needs help from Board making the job more manageable. Budget process last year was 10 months long. Clarity about Board’s role in financial oversight.
 
X.Closed session – personnel
 
XI.Unfinished business
A.Budget discussion. Pledge drive expenses: 2013 budget $5K, actual: $17,580. JT explained that it came from > 100 HD radios; > 100 C. Crane radios; coordinator pay; the vacation raffle-prize. Many unanticipated expenses.
 
JM suggests Board provisionally approve Budget. Christine moved we accept Budget, with a friendly amendment that Treasurer report back on these expense lines: Website development hosting, Other consultants, and Pledge drive expenses. Unanimously approved.
 
B.Appointment to Management Evaluation Com. Jack moved we appoint Dan Murphy, confirming a board poll. Marcy seconded. Unanimous.
C.Second consideration – Fair Access to Airwaves policy change. Jack moved we incorporate these two lines: “Hosts of call-in shows must allow callers with opposing views to express themselves on the show [and be given] a reasonable amount of time.” Christine seconded. Unanimously approved.
D.Tech proposal – Noel moved we allocate $5K to cover transmission-tower repairs. Jack seconded. Unanimously approved. JT reminds the Board to set up a Tech fund.
E.Auditor appointment, contract provisions – Noel moved we appoint Stacey Edgmon as auditor. Marcy seconded. Unanimously approved.
F.FSRN budget – was $4500, now $5K. Christine moved we approve this expense. Noel seconded. Unanimously approved. Jack Frybulous moved to rescind its direction to the Dev’t Com. to initiate a Kickstarter campaign in order to finance FSRN. Motion passed. 
 
XII.New business
A.Plan Board Evaluation retreat – Marcy moved to table. Christine seconded. Unanimously approved. Discussion to be continued by email.
B.CPB requirements (see esp. pp. 16-17: CPB General Provisions). Marcy moved we table. Christine seconded. Unanimously approved.
 
XIII.Reports
A.Programmers’ Rep. – Meeting scheduling will be discussed more via email.
B.Management evaluation – Marcy asked for an update: Dan Murphy chaired a meeting that everyone on the committee attended. The Committee’s timeline is later than the procedure calls for, but they’ve had a good start. 
 
Noel moved we table consideration of the remaining reports. Christine seconded. Unanimously approved.
 
XIV.Scheduling - monthly meeting times of Committees
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA.
Before showing up for a meeting, it would be wise to confirm no changes have been made.
 
A.Board of Directors 1st Tues., 5 pm
B.Development 1st Mon., 3 pm
C.Executive 2nd Mon., 11:30 am
D.Finance 3rd Tues., 3 pm
E.Policy TBA
F.Website 2nd Tues., 10 am 
G.Board talk show 2nd Wed. (April, Jul., Oct., Jan.)
 
 
 
Respectfully submitted 24 May, 2014
 

 

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Candidates for 3rd District Supervisor Mendocino County, California, at debate in Laytonville, California on April 24, 2014

Long Valley Teachers Association organized a debate between the candidates for Mendocino County 3rd district supervisor on April 24, 2014. From left to right: Moderator Alison Pernell, Holly Madrigal, Clay Romero, Hal Wagenet, Tom Woodhouse. The event took place at the Laytonville Elementary School and was broadcast live on Redwood Community Radio's KMUD Garberville, KLAI Laytonville and KMUE Eureka, as well as Round Valley Community Radio's KYBU Covelo.

You can listen to or download the audio from the forum, see the link below.

Terrance D. BrownAccused Nashville murderer Terrance D. Brown is now in custody in Eureka (Humboldt County), California.

          Brown, 25, was arrested Monday night at a casino hotel after security there found a substance thought to be meth in bedding that had come from his room and notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.  Brown claimed to be someone else; however, a fingerprint check revealed his true identity and that he is a fugitive from Nashville.

          Brown is under indictment for the September 8, 2012 shooting death of Dennis Prutianov on Moss Road in South Nashville.  Prutianov, 26, was fatally wounded when shots were fired into his house.  A second suspect, Terrence Clark, 24, was arrested in July of last year on a murder indictment and remains in the Metro Jail awaiting trial.

          The murder case is not Brown’s only issue.  He is also named in arrest warrants issued in October 2012 charging two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault.  In that matter, he is accused of entering a residence in the 2500 block of Elm Hill Pike, robbing the two persons inside at gunpoint, and firing a shot at one of the victims as he fled.

          Brown’s return to Nashville is pending.

Silverio Parro Snider SanchezBased upon their investigation, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have been able to identify Silverio Parro Snider Sanchez, 22 years old from Eureka, as being responsible for the intentional assault of a United States Forest Service Law Enforcement Agent on March 15th, 2014. Detectives are in the process of requesting a warrant for Sanchez’s arrest. Detectives are requesting charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, felony evading a police officer, and a variety of other charges. Sanchez is currently wanted on five other outstanding felony and misdemeanor arrest warrants. Those warrants include charges of rape, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, vandalism, drugs, and battery. 
 
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshals Service, United States Forest Service, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and Fortuna Police Department are requesting the public’s help in locating Sanchez, who is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911. He has connections to the Ruth Lake, Fortuna, Eureka, and Rio Dell communities.
 
There is reward money available for information leading to Sanchez’s arrest.
 
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707)-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707)268-2539.
 
 
Previous Press Release:
 
On Saturday March 15th at approximately 8:56 PM, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified that Officers from the United States Forest Service (USFS) were involved in a pursuit with a silver Jeep Liberty on Highway 36 in the 28000 block range. A USFS Officer was injured after being struck by the suspect’s vehicle and shots were fired by USFS Officers at the suspect vehicle. Units from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, and Fortuna Police Department responded to the area to assist. CHP units located the suspect vehicle and were involved in a pursuit after the suspect vehicle failed to yield. CHP units attempted to disable the vehicle. The suspect vehicle was eventually disabled in the area of mile post marker 28; however, the suspect fled on foot into the brush. 
 
The USFS Officer was later flown to an area hospital in Redding were the officer’s condition was listed as stable. The incident is still under investigation by the USFS and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are investigating the officer involved shooting. The CHP’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the multiple vehicle collisions involving Law Enforcement units and the suspect vehicle. The suspect is currently at large and is considered armed and dangerous. 
 
Mike Downey
Sheriff
 

Thomas William CarlsonUpdate: April 10, 2014 - According to an article in the Eureka Times Standard, 15-year-old Thomas William Carlson, who was reported missing on April 8, 2014 and last seen at Eureka High School on Mon., April 7, was located unharmed Tuesday April 8 around 3:30 p.m. in Willow Creek. The original post on the missing teenager appears below.


 

The Eureka Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Thomas William Carlson who was reported missing on 04/08/14.  Thomas was last seen at Eureka High School on 04/07/14.  He left class upset and threw his books in the trash.  He has not been seen since.  A friend reported that he contacted her on Facebook and said that he was walking to Redding, CA. 

Thomas is an American Indian male, 5’11”, 160 lbs., with brown eyes and neat brown medium length hair.  He was last seen wearing a black jacket and grey sweatpants.  Anyone with any information regarding Thomas Carlson is urged to contact the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4300 or (707) 441-4044.

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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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