The July meeting of the New Wave Board of Directors was held on the 21st day of July, 2015 in
the Ashlock room at the station.
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m. Members present were Kay Allen, Curt Wohleber,
Atish Sen, Jackie Casteel, Ellen Schlie, and Dan Hemmelgarn. Station General Manager David
Owens was also in attendance. John Clark was present as a visitor, and prospective board
member Alex Ewing arrived at 7:24 p.m.
The June minutes were approved by voice vote.
A motion was passed to borrow $5000 on a short-term basis, to cover expenses until the funds
from the pledge drive and the CPB funds are available.
A budget committee will be established in accordance with a motion passed via voice vote. Dan
and Ellen will be members of this committee. They will meet with David, with an option of
including the other board officers to constitute an executive committee.
Station manager’s report:
-Staff report: Overheating was the issue with the transmitter last week that caused David to have
to leave the meeting. There is something of a problem with mice getting into the transmitter
building but repairs have been made to the A/C unit on site; for the time being it is keeping the
Today the internet went down due to technical difficulty at Century Link.
Potential new board members were discussed: Michelle Neelan (sp?) was mentioned as a
A seven-day pledge drive will begin on August 10th and end August 16th.
This week’s farmer’s market remote will be “Mr. P.” Station volunteers are welcome to come and
see/learn how a remote is done. The setup happens around 7:30 a.m.
August 8th there will be a live remote from Stephens Lake Park, a Peaceworks event
commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. Getting more people trained to
do this type of remote would be helpful, since many people leave town in summer.
David attended a meeting of Como Gives, at which he invited participating organizations to
come talk about their missions and pointed out that we do public service announcements,
through which they may help promote their organizational missions and inform the public about
their activities. They were, and are, invited to come up during the fund drive and talk on the air
about their organizations. We pay $300 annually for participation in the Como Gives program.
One Read: Jackie is communicating with library contacts to put events on the calendar:
A live, open-mic storytelling event, Porch Light, will be held on the Thursday before Roots and
A “Dismal Niche” music event will be downtown at the same time.
There will be a live remote from Columbia College Thursday Sept. 10th at 7 p.m. with the
author. The 2015 One Read book is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.
Mike McGowan needs to be contacted about the potential Socket arrangement. He will be
consulted about going rates, the tower, backup power supply, and various technical details.
Alex Ewing was nominated to be a board member and confirmed by voice vote.
Atish Sen is moving to North Carolina and will not be present at the next meeting. He is
therefore stepping down as president. Kay Allen nominated Dan Hemmelgarn, Heather
O’Connor seconded the motion, and the board elected Dan Hemmelgarn as President by voice
vote. Atish nominated Ellen Shlie as Vice President and Kay seconded. Dan Hemmelgarn
nominated Alex for Treasurer and Kay Allen seconded it. By voice vote, Ellen was elected Vice
President and Alex was elected Treasurer.
Regarding the policy change about pay advances, Dan drafted a policy line item stating that this
wording be added to the Personnel Policies under Compensation and Benefits under Article C:
“No pay advances or loans of any kind shall be made to employees.” The board voted
unanimously to accept the change.