Board of Director’s Meeting
New Wave Corporation
915 E. Broadway – Columbia, Mo.
KOPN Studios, Cope Ashlock Room
Meeting of April 21, 2009
In attendance were Thomas Sobieck, John Betz, Scott Meiner, Randi Bishop, Ryan Kind, Kyle Cook, Ann Mehr, and James Baker. Also in attendance were General Manager, David Owens and minutes-recorder, Meg Poché. Absent: Bridget Early, Sheryl Clapton, Tom Verdot, and Iman Labadia.
Call to Order:
Board President Thomas Sobieck called the meeting to order at 7:10pm and asked for any changes in the agenda.
Changes in Agenda: None.
Review of Minutes:
The minutes from the March 2009 meeting were reviewed. The Minutes were approved.
A review was held on the status of open positions on the New Wave Corporation Board of Directors. A discussion was held on the resignation submission by former member Mike McGowan. John Betz motioned to accept Mr. McGowan’s resignation. Scott Meiner seconded the motion. All agreed.
*Mike McGowan’s resignation from the New Wave Corporation Board of Directors was accepted.
A discussion was held on the continued absence of Board member Iman Labadia. Ryan Kind moved to remove Iman from Board membership. James Baker seconded the motion. All agreed.
*Iman Labadia was removed from the New Wave Corporation Board of Directors.
A discussion was held on potential replacements for the above mentioned vacancies. Meg Poché was asked if she would be willing to serve on the Board. She agreed. Randi Bishop moved to appoint Meg Poché to the New Wave Corporation Board of Directors. James Baker seconded the motion. All agreed. Randi Bishop moved to have Meg Poché assume the duties of Board Representative to the Programming Committee. James Baker seconded. All agreed.
*Meg Poché was nominated as a new appointee to the New Wave Corporation Board of Directors.
*Meg Poché was assigned as the Board Representative to the Programming Committee.Scott Meiner recommended MU professor, Ray Marks, as a second Board replacement. Scott
agreed to contact Dr. Marks and ask him to attend a meeting.
Also discussed were term limits for Board positions. Further discussion will take place after consultation with the by-laws.
Executive Committee Meetings:
1) Meeting 1: Programming Changes – Discussions were held on current programming changes and how to work out the broadcasting mechanics, budget issues and personnel issues. Movement was towards a consensus on laying the groundwork to finalize decisions and enact change. Some problems still remain in getting Deutsche Welle to air without dead space. Further programmer training and familiarity with the replacement programs will correct this, as well as improved technical support.
Staff Reports GM:
FY2009 Budget: John says audit is expected to have their final report to us by Friday the 24th. The CPB annual financial report then should be able to be sent by next week. The latest we would file is May 8th.
Resource Development: The Spring Drive is coming up with a goal of $50,000. An effort is being made to have all materials translated into Spanish for Sat. morning programs during the pledge drive. Persons with bilingual skills, such as Frank Shulse, are being sought to help out with this. Scripts, solicitations, and forms will all be translated, and spanish speakers are being sought to work the phones during that time. Kyle Cook suggested adding Tony Layson to the list of potential translators.
Programming Change Progress: David reported that there had been some emails and calls to the station regarding opinion on the replacement programs for BBC News. At the moment feedback is mostly negative but there have also been some positive reactions. Other programming options and a decision regarding the fate of the noon airing of Democracy Now will be further considered after the May Drive. David also announced that Frank Shulse had given up his Friday 5-6pm news slot. Alternative radio is being aired on Fridays from 3-4, followed by Nina Wilson’s program from 4-6pm, leading into Pat’s Power Pop Hours at 6pm.
Going forward, David will seek technical help from Mike McGowan, Rich Winkel and Sam Griffin to re-arrange computer feeds and make way for internet band width for more than one internet stream. David is also seeking to work a better deal with more band width from Socket.
Programming Committee Agenda Item: It was suggested that the Programming Committee do some theorizing to come up with ideas for possible line-up replacements for DN at noon.
Standing Committees –
Budget Oversight Committee: Scott Meiner, Ryan Kind, and John Betz will meet during the Executive Committee Meeting at 6pm on May 12.
Housing Committee: Tom Verdot and Randi Bishop need to set meeting dates to discuss and explore the future of KOPN housing.
Summer 2009 Pledge Drive – A date for a summer drive meeting will be set immediately following the May drive. The current vision is to hold a short but intense drive using attractive packages such as vacations, balloon rides, etc as auction items. Holly and Brian would lead the way with Board support.
Meeting adjourned: 9:45pm Next Meeting: May 26, 2009
Respectfully submitted to the Board by Meg Poché on May 20, 2009