Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
July 12, 2016, 3:30 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
I.Call to order
Murphy called the meeting to order and read the mission statement.
BOARD-APPOINTED: Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder,
MEMBER REPS: Secretary Rob Bier, Cody â€śComfyâ€ť Dillon, Maria Savage
PROGRAMMER REPS: Vice President Jimmy Durchslag, President Dan Murphy
STATION MANAGER: Jeanette Todd
ABSENT: Zack â€śDoopiâ€ť Gonzalez
III.Approval of May and June minutes
Murphy moved approval of both sets of minutes. Doyka seconded. Passed unanimously.
IV.Approval of agenda
Scudder moved approval. Marchese seconded. Passed with seven yeas, one abstention.
Bettye Etter praised the work of retiring Station Manager Jeanette Todd and urged that programmers be required to perform volunteer service.
Also in attendance were Jama Chaplin and Betty Miller.
Consensus was reached on conducting CPB diversity compliance at a fall Board retreat/orientation.
Sponsorship of a grass roots radio conference was discussed, with consensus in support of holding such an event in 2017.
The Rivendell project received considerable discussion. Scudder moved formation of a financial plan for it through 2017. Doyka seconded. Passed unanimously.
Todd was directed to develop some options for employee benefits with price tags for the Boardâ€™s consideration.
a.Todd presented the idea of RCR producing a five-day-a-week version of Free Speech Radio News. Durchslag expressed strong reservations. Bier and Dillon voiced support. Todd was encouraged to pursue the idea in her own time and to report back to the Board.
b.A draft of the annual audit is in hand. Board agreed to respond to Todd by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, July 19 with approvals and/or queries.
c.Bier moved adoption of a revision, with his suggested change, of Policy Manual Section 6.4, Advisory Committees. Durchslag seconded. Passed unanimously. The amended policy follows:
6.4 Program Selection and Review Council (PSRC)
To ensure adequate community representation in the selection of programming on RCR, a Program Selection and Review Council (PSRC) will consist of RCR Program Director(s), Program Assistant(s) and a minimum of 5 active programmers or listeners.
Programmer Representatives on the Board of Directors, other Staff or Volunteers may be solicited to help recruit new members to the PSRC.
Applicants for membership on the PSRC should apply to it for review. Applications will be put to a vote by the council.
The Station Manager shall oversee the ongoing participation of the PSRC in programming decisions.
Input, such a comments or complaints regarding programming will be forwarded to the PSRC for review. Input shall be documented in programmer files by the Program Director(s).
d.Murphy moved tabling the six-month budget review. Bier seconded. Passed unanimously.
IX.Closed session â€“ personnel
The Board discussed ongoing employee reviews.
Durchslag moved and Murphy seconded removal of Emma Nation a member of the northern Community Advisory Board (CAB), telling her not to affiliate herself any further with RCR and that the Board continued its willingness to meet with her about the matter. Passed unanimously.