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
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Margot, seconded by John and passed by voice
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
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 tunein.com and radiofreeamerica.com 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
-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 MobileGiving.org.
The group dedicated to reviewing archived organizational data set April 30th as a date to meet
and start working.
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.