Board Meeting Minutes — April 2018

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Board Meeting Minutes — April 2018

Minutes of the April 2018 meeting of the KOPN/NWC Board of Directors

The meeting was held on the 17th of the month in the Cope Ashlock room at the station.


In attendance were Laura Wacker, Jackie Casteel, Allen Vaught, Margot McMillen, Heather

O’Connor, Tim Pilcher, Mohammed Sawani, John Loftin, Gordon Rogers, John Clark, Laird

Okie, and Sean Spence. The meeting was run by Vice President Jackie Casteel because Dan

Hemmelgarn was not present. Also attending were staff members Jay Teutenberg and Sarah

Catlin. Jeff Stack arrived at 7:15 p.m. Ellen Schlie arrived at 7:25.


Move to approve the agenda was made by Laird and seconded by Gordon, then passed by

voice vote.


A motion to approve the minutes was made by Margot, seconded by John and passed by voice



Financial report:

Allen provided statements of activity (for the period October 2017-March 2018, March 2018, by

month for October 2017-March 2018, an A/P aging summary as of April 17, 2018, and a

statement of financial position as of March 31, 2018.

Laura asked about the General Manager salary that showed up as only $5089.66 for the period

of October 2017-March 2018.

Laura moved the financial report be accepted, John Clark seconded, and it was approved by

voice vote.


Station manager’s report:

-Earth Day is Sunday April 22.

Jackie gave some tips on how to manage the Earth Day remote broadcast and communications.

-Jay gave the technical & engineering update. We are now providing our own streaming service.

As soon as he can get and updated, we can stop paying

ZOE, and not need to pay a new company to provide us the service, because there are

computers to serve the streams to all the end users from the Broadway location. The new

encoders are now online and doing the work. Jay will rotate out the old machines and set them

up in the green room as additonal workstations. If we wanted we could perform the streaming

service for other stations.

-The grant committee has a list of grants for which applications will be submitted.

-Community Calendar: Jackie suggested that the event postings on the calendar could also be

used as scripts for PSAs.

-April local music concert: The acts will be John Galbreth and the Burney Sisters. The date is

April 26th at 7 p.m.; the location is Broadway Brewery.

-CPB audit: There was some discussion about how to get receipts to verify expenses for the last

year. John Clark, Ellen, and Laura advised Sean to track down all the materials requested by

the auditor.

-Next fund drive: dates are tentatively June 3-9.

Discussion ensued of the way donated items from underwriters are distributed as premiums etc.

-The next quarterly all-station meeting is scheduled for May 1, Tuesday, from 7-8:30.

-Sean is planning to begin making daily calls to former donors to ask for donations.

-Jay has an idea for an auction, based on “Bids for Bargains,” where the station would auction

off donated gift certificates. The structure is open for discussion; it could break into programming

like a pledge drive or be adopted by various shows. The bidding would take place online.


Committee and Working Group Reports:

Financial working group: The committee meets the second Thursday at 6 p.m. The committee

has been meeting and working. Allen has a meeting scheduled with Accounting Plus to discuss

what levels of service are appropriate, what is being provided, and what’s available.

Programming committee: Met the previous Sunday. Two guests were present for the purpose of

asking that the station pick up the WAMU show 1A, which is the program WAMU is offering to

take the place of The Diane Rehm Show. This couple said that they would donate around $800

toward that. The show would apparently cost $3000/year. Sean’s inquiries led him to suspect

that KBIA supposedly has a sort of temporary “hold” on the show as they have the right of first

refusal. Further information is needed.

There was some discussion of the programming committee and whether the programming

protocols are being followed in training of new programmers, and selection of the new

programmers and new shows to fill time slots opened by the departure of Diane Rehm.

Membership/Development Working group– Gordon gave the report: The group met on April 5,

and looked into Survey Monkey as a way to obtain listener feedback. Gordon also looked into

donations via cell phone and

The group dedicated to reviewing archived organizational data set April 30th as a date to meet

and start working.


Unfinished business:

Allen moved that a plaque should be made for the new air board, whenever a new air board is

purchased, commemorating and honoring Debra Hardin for her posthumous donation. The

motion was seconded by Laura and passed by voice vote.


The meeting went into closed session at 9:45.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 p.m.

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