31March2015

VISION Statement - Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by the example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems, to ensure that all humans and other living species on earth move toward a higher quality of life entertain, and are able to survive challenges in the times ahead.
MISSION - Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, and inspire the listening community through quality programming.
MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
Jan. 6, 2015 – 3:30 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA


I. Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
II. Roll call: MEMBERS’ REPS – President Siena Klein, Julia Minton, Cody Dillon. PROGRAMMERS’ REPS – Secretary Jack Frybulous, Vice-president Dan Murphy, [one vacancy]. BOARD-APPOINTED – Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese. [Search to identify a Treasurer ongoing.] Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio).
III. Approval of (November) minutes. Jack moved to approve, Dan seconded. Yea: Christine, Cody, Dan, Jack, Siena. Abstained: Julia, Mark. Approved.
IV. Approval of agenda: Add to New Business: 1) Appoint Larry Bruckenstein to a 2nd term, Grievance Committee. 2) Appoint Emma to chair CAB North. Jack moved to approve, Cody seconded. Unanimously approved.
V. Open time – Present: Bettye Etter, Bud Rogers, Cynthia Click, Emma Nation, Jack Flaws, Judith Whitlow, Paul Encimer, Sam Meyers, Simon Frech.
Emma explained that she was present her son former KMUD and WOR-FM programmer Sam Meyers to film the meeting, to be used as KMUD promotional material. She also presented a report from a recent meeting of the CAB North that she had organized. Bettye has been a programmer for 25 yrs, a Board member for three, head of CAB West (6 members); she came to discuss changes in policy re: volunteering. During her first 20 years, volunteers were required to do [she thought] 10-12 hrs/yr. 8 hrs/yr are now being proposed. Two policies she had objected to were passed: that Programmers didn’t need to be members, and that they could not be forced to volunteer. She felt this experiment had gone “horribly”, that we do not have enough volunteers. It’s time to bring back a policy requiring Programmers to volunteer. “We should say [to anyone who objects] thank you for your time served. We’ll get someone who will volunteer, since this is a volunteer station.” Asked for help in counting “Celebration” ballots. Simon introduced a proposal for purchase of an automation system [to replace less reliable over-usage of iTunes], to facilitate playing back pre-recorded material, e.g. promos and PSAs. [Music director Cynthia interjected that a Programmer opening the iTunes store one night shut down the station, and described the proposed system as a money-saving life-saver that could even be run from home.] Simon: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need: [popularized by] Karl Marx. Spoke in favor of volunteer hours, but that we should be flexible. Thought that asking 12 hrs/yr was not a lot. Paul would never sign an agreement with a mandatory element. [Former station manager Michael] Jacinto let Programmers sign their own agreements. Only Programmers know anything about KMUD. They are KMUD; Board and Staff mean very little. No one is aware of spectrum of volunteer opportunities, so they can't be expected to agree to volunteer. Programmers need to be matched with abilities. Telephone volunteers; no one reads emails. Inabilities or inefficiencies of Staff should not be "visited upon" the Volunteers, who should not be called upon to make up for mistakes of staff, who should be used more efficiently before "fingers get waved" at Programmers. Advocated a gentler approach: "we need or expect you to volunteer more time, think about it." "As soon as you tell me I have to do something, I'm not gonna do it. And there's a lot of people like me." Believes sympathy will be with Programmers - who say "Why are we being screwed when we do all this time on our shows?" - not with the Board. Dan replied that we are open to editing the Agreement; the word “mandatory” was never used. Siena pointed out a list of volunteer opportunities is being made up. Jack Flaws: Programmers should stop blocking progress; have more respect for the manager. Jeanette read into the record Kelley Lincoln’s comment that there should be more time on the Programmers’ Agreement, not less. And one from Agnes Patak, who is in favor of required volunteer time for Programmers. A statement regarding station finances written by Jama Chaplin was read [see addendum]. Siena suggested that a reply to Jama could come out of the next Finance meeting; Julia said that Jeanette had addressed Jama’s points in an email, and [in reply to Jama’s request that year-end financials be considered] pointed out that policy calls for the Board to approve the Budget by Dec. 1, that the budget had never been approved on time. Jeanette hoped that the Board would feel confident to vote since members had been participating in the budget-making and –review process.
VI. Management report Vacation paid out, COLA instated. Payroll and tax deposits are on par for wrap-up and transmission to auditor. Networking Com. will use the Celebration Appreciation (Jan. 15) as our regularly scheduled opportunity to solicit Board and CAB members. We did a live-stream at the Emerald Cup, which gave us a $3000 gift. $900 in merch sold. Can we do fewer than 4 drives and still raise $250K/yr? Mateel Manager Justin Crellin will approach his Board for leniency on festival fees KMUD is charged. Julia: update on donor base transfer. Nella is out of town for about three weeks. The transfer from the old to the new db is very close to happening. ACTION – ask Nella submit invoice for donation of her services (for enhanced CPB funding). Jeanette: Our license renewal, due last August, has an enforcement hold, due to a 2011 listener-complaint about something a DJ said. CPB has changed the way they pay out. 2nd disbursement now comes after Audited Financial Report is submitted, ours usually completed by June or July. Terri suggested a Hiring Com, including a community member, to ID her replacement, who should be in place by August.
VII. Discussion / questions for Management Cody asked about our moving the Public File online. Jeanette said the FCC is looking into this, but no changes yet. Jack asked if KMUD might benefit from KHSU’s approach to drives (“hitting listeners over the head with successive drives,” then asking them to phone in their donations during a much shorter drive). [Former Board member] Marcy [Stein] seems willing to continue work on the Transition Com.

VIII. Consent calendar
A. COLA – 2nd consideration.
B. Newsroom autonomy, policy 7.2. – 2nd consideration.
C. Policy on use of reserves – 2nd consideration, with last word changed to “proposal.”
D. Marcy Stein’s resignation is confirmed
E. Committee appointments

IX. Finance Com. report ACTIONS – Staff is requested to separate car- from cash-donations. Julia sat with Robie for over 2 hours, thinks that some of our financial history could be re-visited and de-mystified, which she doesn’t think she can do, since she’s been in the middle of it; she’s unaware of questions people have, or what could be further clarified.
X. Unfinished business
A. Fairness Doctrine (see JT for proper draft version). Most recent edit was that complaints must be submitted in writing. Jeanette suggested it be tabled. Jack so moved, Dan seconded, passed unanimously.
B. Revising Management Evaluation procedures. Dan suggests two different evaluations, the one we use now which takes months, plus a shorter evaluation that staff and Board members would do annually. This committee meets Jan. 14, 4 pm. Dan moved to table, Julia seconded. Unanimous.
C. Vice-president’s job description. Tabled, but “taking notes at Board meetings on behalf of those absent, and overseeing CABs” will be added. Dan moved to table, Julia seconded, unanimous.
D. Stream-lining elections process. Policy working on this, reviewing Marcy’s recently submitted report. Jack moved to table, Julia seconded, unanimously passed.
E. Budget approval. In recent years, the Board annually approved a revised budget; total wages needs further review. The expense portion is what it takes (i.e., the minimum) to run the station. Reducing more than what’s here would be noticeable to everyone, incl. listeners. Dan moved to approve, Christine seconded, passed unanimously. Cody pointed out that the amount for news stringers (line 63) had been reduced $5000, but not included in this draft; so added. Dan moved to approve the budget, Christine seconded. Discussion: Jack asked Julia to address Jama’s observations; she felt that she had already done so. Jeanette replied. Jack asked how much year-end cash we had: Jeanette said $169,249. Unanimously approved. Julia pointed out that policy dictates a mid-year budget review.
F. Programmers’ Agreement. A comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities including about 75 items is being finished. Jeanette pointed out that the Agreement was mostly written by Programmers! And a lot of it is what the FCC requires of us when we are on the air. It is not the programmers’ choice to write any kind of agreement they want. She is not personally committed to any language, and does not want a hard-line. (Historical perspective: JT said Jim Keyser said that the Agreement comes from the time after the FCC no longer required programmers to have an FCC license, and to have on them when on-air proof of their having been certified.) Due to the upcoming Programmers’ Meeting, Jack moved to table; Dan seconded, passed unanimously.
G. Search for a Treasurer – update. Dan suggests ACTION – sending to Policy a re-write of the Treasurer’s job description. ACTION – Re-start promos for Treasurer, CABs.

XI. New business
Note: Julia departed 40 minutes prior to meeting’s end.
A. Cuzzin Marc Memorial fund-raiser. Dan suggests making this more of a local event, rather than spending a lot of money to get someone like George Clinton. Cody suggested getting him to do an interview. NPK, Motherlode, New Master Sounds, Camo Cowboys. The Mateel has been booked for April 4.
B. After a secret ballot, Bud Rogers is appointed as a Programmer’s Rep to serve out Marcy’s term. Jack said for the record that some Programmers felt they had not been approached regarding this vacancy; Bud was approached because of the interest in serving he showed by running in the last election. Bud reminded the Board that both he and Marcy Stein had expressed an interest in serving after Nella resigned, and the Board had at that time chosen Marcy. Bud had previously served 3 years, just prior to the signal upgrade.
C. Appoint Larry Bruckenstein (Dan: former game warden, highly respected individual, his neighbor) to a 2nd term on Grievance Com. Jack so moved, Christine seconded, unanimously approved.
D. Appoint Emma to chair northern CAB. Jack moved, Dan seconded; unanimously approved.

XII. Committee Reports
A. Programmers’ Reps. – Programmers’ meeting Jan. 24, 1 pm.
B. Members’ Reps. Info from survey coming shortly.
C. Community Advisory Boards. Emma’s report was submitted. Bettye to supply one Feb. 6. Dan says Suzie in Ft. Bragg is excited to get started.
D. Correspondence Secretaries
E. Development: The bequest brochure is being worked on, to be coupled with on-air promotions, how to get more participation through targeted monthly campaigns coupled with trainings and workshops.
i. Pledge Drive
F. Policy
G. Mediation
H. Emergency Preparedness – A quote was solicited from Green Wired to enhance solar system re: emergency prep to handle a loss of power. Cody said Simon said we own a ham radio, and asked if we should organize a training.
I. Management Evaluation – Four of the 5 members will attend the next meeting.
J. Transition
K. Elections start with the Board appointing an Election Com at its March meeting.
L. Networking – outreach to Shelter Cove, and at Celebration Appreciation: each Board member will approach five prospective Treasurer candidates.

XIII. Schedule - monthly meeting times of Committees
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA.
If you plan on attending a meeting, it would be wise to confirm no changes have taken place.
A. Board of Directors 1st Tues., 3:30 pm – Healy Senior Center
B. Development 1st Mon., 3 pm
C. Executive 2nd Tues. – Jan. 13 – 11:30 am
D. Finance 3rd Tues. – Jan. 20 – 3 pm
E. Policy 2nd Mon. – Jan. 12 – 10 am
F. Board talk show Jan. 14 – Dan, Bud, Jack
G. Board / Staff meeting 3rd Tues. – Jan. 27 – 10:30 am
H. Program Selection 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 1 pm
I. Transition Com. Fri., Jan. 9, 10 am
This meeting lasted 3 hrs., 12 mins.
Minutes submitted by the Secretary 9 Feb., 2015

Name Title Phone Email (@kmud.org)
Station Manager Jeanette Todd (707) 923-2513 ext. 106 jeanette
Beth Comes-Westkamper Membership & Public Service Director (707) 923-2513 ext. 104 psa
Terri Klemetson News & Public Affairs Director (707) 923-2605  terri
 News Department General news contact (707) 923-2605  news
Cynthia Click Music Director (707) 923-2513 ext. 109 music
Kerry Morgan Volunteer Coordinator (707) 923-2513 ext. 107 kerry
Emily Hobelmann Underwriting Representative (707) 923-2513 ext. 103 udw
Simon Frech Technical Director (707) 923-2513 ext. 101 simon
Dave Smith Production Assistant (707) 923-2513 ext. 108 pa
All Sides Now Editorial Your opinion piece, up to 2 minutes (707) 932-5276  
Listener Comment Line Tell us what you think of our programs! (707) 932-5091  
       
       
       
Kauai Panorama By Remember (photo taken by Remember) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Dear KMUD Supporter,
 
By now I should say, dear KMUD Family member, since that is what makes community radio so special.  It is that unique connection we all have with one another through radio.   KMUD is a place to bring people together to agree, to disagree, to learn, to grow, but most of all, a place to talk about what matters most to our communities, and that is, what is going on with us.
This Spring, KMUD celebrates its 28th year on air, and as the years pass and KMUD grows and evolves, so does our listenership.  We hope you will stay tuned as we bring you the KMUD Green Revolution, twelve days of special programming about all things green, spring, and sustainable. 
Also, for our special Green Revolution Pledge Drive, we are offering you, our silent but sure donors who continue to give in your unique way, a thank you, with the opportunity to win an eco-adventure on the beautiful island of Kauai!  This give-away will include airfare for two on Hawaiian Airlines to Kauai out of Oakland, and a 5-day stay at the lush and breathtaking North Country Farms in a lovely cabin.
KMUD will also be giving away dozens of other prizes for donors who give during the Silent Drive, so please return your letter (download it here) on or before Friday April 17th 2015 to be included in the drawings. Or why not donate online right now, we'll enter you in the drawing right away.
What keeps KMUD green and thriving is the part you play in the creation of it. So, I encourage you to get involved.  Become a Volunteer; on and off air Volunteering at KMUD can really show you the inner world of radio and community.  Consider joining the Board of Directors, or Citizens Advisory Board, to give direct feedback on what you hear on KMUD.  Become a Member, with a sliding scale we ask that you give what you can to support KMUD.  Your contribution keeps us going, and keeps you engaged by making you a part of the KMUD decision-making process.  KMUD Members vote for the Board of Directors, and at KMUD, it is the Members who truly own the station.  So, become a part of something bigger than just you or me, become a part of KMUD, or consider doing just a little bit more.
Thank you, on behalf of the Pledge Drive Committee,
 
Jeanette Todd
 

KMUD’s Grand Prize to the Island of Kauai

Spring Eco-Adventure at North Country Farms

 

North Country Farms , a beautiful, fully organic four-acre property in Kilauea, Kauai. In addition to growing produce the farm houses two bed-and-breakfast cottages.

The farm is just minutes away from some of the island's most secluded and pristine beaches. You can go kayaking on the islands many rivers and ocean (in the summer months), hiking on the magnificent Na Pali Coast and other equally spectacular trails, snorkeling over dramatic reefs, or just take in the sheer natural beauty the island has to offer.  They are also just a short drive to many fine clothing and gift shops, restaurants, bakeries, gourmet delis, and art galleries, as well as moments from the spectacular Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.  North Country Farms is a perfect blend of a relaxed getaway with endless activities possible!

The winner of KMUD’s Spring Silent Drive will be flying with a friend on Hawaiian Airlines from Oakland to Kauai and staying 5 days at the beautiful and breathtaking North Country Farms.

(This prize has no cash value, and will be booked based on availability.  This trip is transferable.)

 

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2nd Annual

Spectacular! Spectacular!

A Dinner Circus Cabaret Fundraiser for KMUD Community Radio

Saturday, April 11, Arcata Community Center

Dear Community Members and Business Owners:Spectacular Poster 2015

Burningleaf Productions and KMUD invite you to participate in a fantastic event that some are already calling the most Spectacular happening of the year! We are excited to offer opportunities to promote your business, as you support our event and your local community radio station

This years Spectacular! Spectacular! Presents; Wanderlust in Wonderland. The Wanderlust Circus of Portland, Oregon hits the stage with acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, contortionists, and players beyond description performing their celebrated WONDERLAND show!

Their 10-piece bohemian swing band leads you down the rabbit hole for a night of mad wonderment! All of this while dining on a 5 course enchanted meal prepared by Chef Brett Shuler with musical entertainment to dance your hats and stockings off after the show with Gypsy Jazz Cabaret ensemble, El Radio Fantastique!

With your help, this elegant affair will be a great success in helping KMUD raise their annual funds to keep the station up and running as well as to out reach and gain more support in the larger listener community.

In it's 28th year, Redwood Community Radio offers the community a place for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire listeners through quality programming with the goal of creating a better, more just and sustainable world.

Your sponsorships will go directly into creating a successful fundraising event that fits outreach requirements, raises needed money to keep KMUD on the air and to bring a most Spectacular! event for the community to come together and celebrate each other and life.

Ways you can help:

~ Become a Sponsor: Your donations will help with upfront costs of the event . See the attached Sponsor Matrix to see how you may assist and the perks you will receive from your contributions.

~ Become an In-Kind Sponsor : Many items and skills and services are needed to make this event a success. Donations of Beer, Wine, Food Items, Decorations are all needed.

~ Donate to our Silent Auction:  Items small and large are a great way to contribute

~ Volunteer:  An event like this can take up to 100 volunteers. From working as a team leader now, setting up the event , or filling that night, it takes a lot of hands to create something so successful and Spectacular!

We thank you in advance for your generous donation, as it will help to underwrite the up-front costs of this incredible endeavor. Please see the attached Sponsor Matrix for the perks you will receive from your contributions.

With great excitement and high hopes for our community,

Jenny Metz                                       Jeanette Todd

Burningleaf Productions                    KMUD ~ Redwood Community Radio

707-223-3849                                     (707) 923-2513                  

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 download all this information as an easy to print-out pdf

DONATION AMOUNT

SUPERB
SPONSOR

$150

FABULOUS
SPONSOR

$300

AMAZING SPONSOR

$500

EXTRA-ORDINARY SPONSOR

$1,000

Spectacular
SPONSOR!!!

$2,500

Theatre Ticket

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Dinner & Theatre Ticket

 

 

Yes 2

Yes 4

VIP Table for    8

Listing on Menu

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Listing on Poster

 

 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Logo on Poster

 

 

 

Yes 

Yes 

Stage Thank you

 

 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Value

$40

$80

$100

$400

$1,200

 

For tickets visit:  spectacularwonderland.brownpapertickets.com

Wanderlust Circus
Wanderlust Circus

El Radio Fantastique
El Radio Fantastique

We love volunteers!

KMUD has been relying on volunteers for most of its programs, and for much of the operation for its over 27 year history. On January 17, KMUD held its annual Volunteer Appreciation and Celebration Party at

MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
Nov. 11, 2014 – 3:30
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
II.Roll call: MEMBERS’ REPS – President Siena Klein, Julia Minton, Cody “Comfy” Dillon. PROGRAMMERS’ REPS – Marcy Stein, Secretary Jack Frybulous, Vice-president Dan Murphy. BOARD-APPOINTED – Mark Marchese, Christine Doyka. [The search to identify a Treasurer goes on.] Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio).
III.Approval of (October) minutes. Jack moved, Christine seconded, unanimously approved.
IV.Approval of agenda. Comfy moved to add closed session to agenda to discuss personnel issues; Dan seconded; unanimously approved.  
V.Open time. Present – Jack Monschke, Jackie Pantaleo, Jill Girard, Julie Hill, Molly Sinoway, Rae Shiraishi, Rick Cooper, Robie Tenorio, Ruth Goulie, Sarah Tittmann.
KMUD producer Robie Tenorio expressed concern about the sustainability of Redwood Community Radio [RCR]; frustration with difficulty of getting answers to questions; uncertainty of how what happened at the time of the signal upgrade is affecting RCR’s current finances. She also found the art on the new tote bag to be offensive. Jill Girard asked that a decision be made soon regarding Rick Cooper’s [RC] continued involvement with RCR; she has stopped contributing to RCR as a form of rebellion. Molly Sinoway said she was there due to RC’s presence on-air; said many of the women there had also struggled on deciding how to handle RC: they wrote him letters, and organized an educational program at Salmon Creek School [SCS] on pedophilia; thanked RCR for starting a complicated process. Rae Shiraishi [former admin SCS] said she was sad to withdraw her support of RCR due to RC’s being on-air, added that RCR was really valuable to the community. Julie Hill said she did not want to hear RC’s voice, but expressed horror at censorship of programmers being told who they could not have on-air; she said programmers should be better informed of the community’s concerns; having RC advocate youth programs felt insulting; said she knows many people who turn off KMUD, sometimes for weeks, when they hear his voice; concerned about RCR’s losing support by having him on-air; said it was painful to hear people bad-mouth KMUD, and hopes for a creative solution. Ruth Goulie said she endorsed what had been said, as did Sarah Tittmann, who added her thanks for all that RCR does for the community. Jack Monschke also said he supported the women, had been friends with RC; that dialog to start a process of dealing with RC was a huge first step, as was healing for residents of Salmon Creek; said he was there in support of RCR as well as of RC. Jackie Pantaleo [past Board member] talked about public radio’s mandate: to give voice to community members; that even the Klan has a right to the airwaves. Asked if RCR were taking away a person’s voice due to alleged behavior, or opinions. Said what had been discussed had nothing to do with RCR or its policies. Described as horrifying RCR’s being manipulated by the threat of funds withheld in order to squelch an individual’s rights to the airwaves. Better fiscal oversight could prevent risky investments. Rick Cooper [past Board member] said he’d been harassed for years; had gone through a process to resolve allegations, claimed that that issue was legally and socially finished. Regretted KMUD was being put in the middle. Said RCR should adhere to its values or change them. Molly objected to RC’s use of “harassment” to describe their actions. Siena clarified that “as a radio station I don't think that we are the people who are going to resolve this issue with the community, obviously. [His] being on the air is the issue.”
VI.Management report – An EEO report is due in our public file, but we are not required to file electronically with FCC. Extra effort to get our CABs to meet in December. Programmer meeting moved to Dec. 10. ACTION – planning for next Networking Com. mixer. Last Staff / Board meeting went quite well, minutes are on the way. Tech report on p. 12. FCC “enforcement hold” on license renewal. Emerald Cup [EC] to be live-streamed online, will not be broadcast live on-air. EC donated $3000. Now aiming for two major events per year. Still aiming for $250K in pledges, based on est. receipt of $205K. Most successful Halloween Boogie @ the Mateel ever, brought in $11K for KMUD; Arcata bash also a huge success, although Nov. 1 event was a disaster. Bar at Lost Coast Gallery opening in Trinidad netted $1000, and met > 500 new people: best KMUD outreach event she’d ever been to. Lynette Myers’ fund-raiser: Mark reported that KMUD’s bar took in $550. Silent Drive brought in $28K, Fall drive so far $80K. Lights needed in Music Library and the two offices. Nella will work with Beth on Donor Snap after Beth returns from two weeks’ leave.
 
First two disbursements of CPB grant for 2015, totaling about $100K, have arrived, Finance should look at how much to put in CDs. 2015 award = $135K. Open hiring for BR’s underwriting position to begin this week, and last for two months. Open hiring for Terri’s position begins in April, to wrap in August.
 
Cynthia Click: Work on a new Programmers’ Agreement ongoing, and delivered a new draft. Marcy asked if programming review was still happening; it is. Julia reminded CC of need for signature of parent / guardian in case of minor programmers. Jack suggested we be clear what the repercussions will be for programmers who fail to attend one meeting in a year.
 
VII.Consent calendar
Discussion of confusion over items A – C, due to competing drafts found in the packet, and in the agenda. Dan moved we approve items B and D. Comfy seconded; unanimously approved. Items A and C are tabled, but Item C was taken up again later in the meeting.
 
A. Policies 6.10, 6.10.1, 6.10.2: Fairness Doctrine (aka “Fair Access to the Airwaves”) – 2nd consideration. 6.10 ~ Programmers can say (in decent language) what they think, although with some exceptions, including: endorsements of ballot measures and political candidates (including themselves); initiating talk about KMUD issues without first informing KMUD Management; and personal messages. Talk show hosts and engineers when on-air represent RCR, and as such are “the voice of KMUD.” They not only need to carefully choose their words, but must also be knowledgeable about relevant FCC, CPB and RCR policies and procedures. Talk show hosts must give other sides a fair shake. This means that talk shows (other than regularly scheduled news programs) are encouraged to include and expose all sides of an issue. At least 25% (ideally 50%) of the time of each call-in talk show will be open to callers. (The Public Affairs Program Director may make exceptions to this, for example when a host needs to pre-record a show, or produce a show with an alternate format.) Hosts of call-in shows shall make a statement early in the show that everyone is welcome to call in. Hosts must allow all callers to express themselves on the show, especially those with opposing views. However, talk show hosts may at the start broadcast a message describing another format, such as “This show will take comments and questions, but will answer callers off-air.” Opposing views are not required to receive equal airtime; only a reasonable amount of time. Engineers will disconnect callers who use “the seven dirty words” [piss, shit, fuck, cunt, tits, cocksucker, motherfucker] or express obscene or indecent imagery, and then briefly explain to listeners what happened. Engineers generally need to refrain from adding their own content to the show, and should generally remain neutral. However, a host may invite the engineer to contribute their thoughts, with clear parameters. Engineers should never deliver the last words of a show’s content. They should also not be expressing their views while callers are on hold. 6.10.1 ~ Program proposals shall be submitted to Program Directors, and will be acknowledged in a timely manner (for example, within two weeks of the next meeting of the Program Selection and Review Council). RCR seeks to achieve a balance of diverse programming that encompasses the RCR Mission Statement. 6.10.2 ~ Any unresolved issues and all grievances regarding RCR Fair Access to the Airwaves must be submitted in writing, and should follow the RCR Problem Solving Procedure [policy 5.1.5].
 
B. Policy 7.6.1: Children at the station ~ Redwood Community Radio encourages children and other youth to participate in programming, and a positive family environment, both inside and outside the station. A parent or other designated adult will supervise all children inside the station, including when programming. If the on-air programmer feels like children present in the station are disrupting or interrupting the broadcast or related activities, then RCR supports their right to ask the parent responsible for the children to remove them, and will do so in a way that is in alignment with KMUD's Family Values.
 
C. Policies 5.4.7 and 5.4.7.1: Vacation – 2nd consideration. 5.4.7 ~ Redwood Community Radio is bound by our own Mission Statement and ethical values to support fair treatment of employees including a living wage and other benefits. The Board considers the lack of any health or dental coverage for employees as a critical factor. Since health or dental coverage does not appear financially feasible in the near future, time off becomes the essential benefit: a key component to healing, stress management, and holistic health. All calculations are based on a ‘full time’ 40-hour per week schedule. Other employee schedules are to be prorated. This policy replaces and supersedes all earlier policies. The changes are not retroactive, that is, time accrued before the date of the passage of this policy shall not be affected. 5.4.7.1 ~ Vacation time accrues from the first day of employment and can be used after the completion of thirty days of employment. Vacation time must be accrued before it can be used. The accrual factor is based upon a 40-hour work week. 8 days for the first year, 10 days the second year, 15 days after 5 years and 20 days per year thereafter. There will be a limit of one year of unused vacation time earnings for the year that the vacation day is based upon. Unused vacation days will be paid out each December. Vacation days may only be converted to a cash payout upon separation. RCR strongly encourages each paid employee to use vacation time each year. The intent is 1) that each employee actually gets an annual rest; and 2) that prolonged absences not negatively impact RCR. Exempt employees will accrue vacation hours based on actual hours worked. Notification: Employees will communicate with the Station Manager before approval of vacation plans. The Station Manager is required to notify the Board of his/her vacation plans before approval. Four weeks notice is recommended. Exceptions may be made in unusual circumstances.
 
D. Board officer appointments: Siena Klein, President; Dan Murphy, Vice-president; Jack Frybulous, Secretary; Treasurer [vacant]. 
 
VIII.Finance Committee report
Julia: budget process has begun, but was unable to follow up with previous two meetings. Budget work continues; creative thinking needed around revenue streams and expenses.
IX.Unfinished business
A. Policy on use of reserves, with new language. Comfy moved to pass; Dan seconded. 6 in favor; Jack abstained; Mark was absent. Reserve Fund policy 4.11 reads: The Board shall maintain a Reserve Fund in its own bank account. The Board shall work to increase the reserve annually. Policy 4.11.1 reads: The Board shall review the balance annually, as a component of the budget review process. In order to use these funds, Management must submit a written proposal to the Board, including a repayment plan, and the Board must approve this proposal. FIRST APPROVAL.
B. Elections – need programmers’ portion. Marcy’s report submitted. Elections process needs to be further stream-lined.
C. Revision of Mgmt Eval procedures [policy 5.4.3]. Tabled till next BoD meeting.
D. Newsroom autonomy, policy 7.2. RCR is an independent media radio station. The newsroom needs to have a certain amount of autonomy to ensure journalism ethics can be practiced at the highest possible level. This means monetary gain shall never be a consideration when reporting. No RCR member or other community member shall ever have any input into the daily news with intent to sway the content to gain any edge, preferential treatment or immunity from factual reporting. The RCR membership does not own the news, in terms of owning any ability to shade or change the facts. RCR shall make no policy infringing the freedom of the press to operate.
Dan moved to approve, Jack seconded; unanimously approved. FIRST APPROVAL.
E. Vice-president’s job description. Tabled.
 
X.New business
A. 1st draft 2015 budget is not yet ready. Board commitment to personal fund-raising? Jack began by reminding members of what they’d said at the last meeting (Oct. New business, item F). Siena: It’s not policy. JT: it’s a loose agreement, a goal. Julia: creative ways needed to raise revenue. Jack: both Christine and Comfy asked about certain volunteer activities counting; we should bring in cash, whether it’s from new members or not. Marcy: put on Board agreement. Renew at beginning of year? Table once a year: connect with Networking. Hit up people who need tax reductions at end of year. Use of bequests is being looked into. Comfy suggested we do a Funk-Fest near Cuzzin Marc’s birthday in April.
B. Appointments to Mgmt Eval Com – 5 candidates: Angela Zane, Christine Doyka, Dan Murphy, Julia Minton, Siena Klein. Siena: re-appoint? The board made a plan for who would be on this committee in September. All committee appointments will be formalized at the next board meeting. JT: The evaluation process is cumbersome, and we have talked about it in some way at each of the last several meetings. JT knows of a manager who is evaluated by a Board president, and asked the Board to consider this. MEC meets Dec. 18.
C. Syndication policy is still being worked on.
D. 2015 Programmers’ Agreement will be discussed by email. 
E. Appreciation Celebration (Friday, Jan. 16) budget. We feed 200 people. Cost last year $2000; try to do it for $1000 for food this year, and get the rest donated. Dan moved we approve a $1000 budget, Jack seconded, unanimously approved.
F. Policy re: end-of-year payout / vacation policy 5.7.4 and 5.7.4.1. JT clarified that text in Consent Calendar item C is correct. $15K in accrued vacation time was paid out last year. Jack moved we approve 5.7.4 and 5.7.4.1, Dan seconded, unanimously approved. This policy takes effect.
G. Fund-raising and outreach 2015 schedule. Do ”Spectacular” with EPIC? Siena: coffee booth needs efficient coordinator, who lives in soHum, loves KMUD, and is responsible. Comfy suggests selling the KMUD right to sell coffee. (JT: Come to Development Com. meeting!) Julia spoke about cash-handling, oversight, liability, etc. Siena asked Julia to supply us with KMUD’s cash handling forms (which Amie adapted from the Mateel). Siena: lanyards with ID for Board members would be great for events.
 
COLAs overlooked for inclusion in this month’s agenda. A vote for 2nd consideration was taken, Jack moved, Dan seconded; Marcy abstained, all others voted yea. (Julia suggested proper procedure would be to add this to January’s agenda, since policies are to appear on two consecutive agendas.)
 
XI.Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps. – meeting Wed., Dec. 10, 3 pm.
B.Members’ Reps. Discussion of # new members.
C.Community Advisory Boards. Dan has an email out.
D.Correspondence Secretaries
E.Development Com. A clear and easy-to-understand promo (JT) or letter (Jack) explaining KMUD finances will be developed soon.
i.Pledge Drive subcom. Pledge drive trainings should be combined with Programmer meetings.
F.Policy Com.
G.Mediation Com. 
H.Management Evaluation Com.
I.Transition Com.
J.Elections Com.
K.Networking Com.
 
XII.Schedule - monthly meeting times of Committees
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA.
If you plan on attending a meeting, it would be wise to confirm no changes have taken place.
A.Board of Directors 1st Tues., 3:30 pm
B.Development Nov. 17, 3 pm + 1st Mon., 3 pm
C.Executive 2nd Tues., 11:30 am
D.Finance Nov. 18, 10 am + 3rd Tues., 3 pm
E.Policy 2nd Mon., noon
F.Board talk show Dan, Jack. 2nd Wed. (Jan., April, Jul., Oct.)
G.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (Jan., Mar., Jun., Sep.)
H.Letter-writing Jack Nov. letter / Comfy Dec.
I.Feed the Board (Jan.)Dan Murphy
 
This meeting, not counting the break, lasted 3 hrs., 14 mins.
Minutes submitted by the Secretary 9 Jan., 2015
 
VISION Statement - Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by the example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems, to ensure that all humans and other living species on earth move toward a higher quality of life, and are able to survive challenges in the times ahead. MISSION Statement – RCR will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.
MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
Oct. 7, 2014 – 3 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
 
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
II.Roll call:  MEMBERS’ REPS - President Siena Klein, Julia Minton, Cody “Comfy” Dillon. PROGRAMMERS’ REPS - Vice President Dan Murphy, Marcy Stein, Secretary Jack Frybulous. BOARD-APPOINTED - Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese, [Treasurer seat vacant]. Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio).
III.Approval of Aug and Sep minutes – Jack moved to approve, Christine seconded; unanimously approved.
IV.Approval of agenda – Siena would like to add to agenda: confirm appointments, and submit committee assignments. Mark brings up how the Board deals with certain individuals, and a closed session was added. Julia moved we approve the agenda, with additions named above, Dan seconded. Yea: 6. Nay: 1 (Jack). Abstained: Comfy.
 
Center for Car Donations – so far this year we’ve received $13K from this program. Marcy asked if Pacifica affiliation is sliding scale. JT said we’re trying to get a credit for last year’s bill due to not getting FSRN, but expect to pay the full amount of the bill we just received for the coming year. Board members were urged to listen to last Thursday’s show on Pacifica.
V.Open time – Simon Frech spoke about KMUD’s affiliation with Pacifica, and advocated that we continue our affiliation with them.
VI.Management report – Jeanette recommends that we continue with Stacey Edgmon as auditor. $4K to FSRN Board approval and discussion is in Nov, Dec, Jan Board packets. … More of JT’s time taken by pledge drive and arranging grant-writing. Fund-raising events are at this point running themselves without too much involvement, till the day of the event. Intention: two big events per year, suggest we focus on a Spring and Fall event, netting $10K each, then repeat. ACTION – ROTR / Mateel Liaison Group should meet: Mark, Siena, Jeanette and Dan. Julia and Dian have started work on the 2015 budget. / Employers vs. contractors, factors: is the person supervised? given orders? (If so, then they are normally considered to be an employee. So, news-stringers are clearly contractors: they are not told, e.g., how to put together a news report.)
Fund-raising for syndication.
VII.Discussion / questions for Management
 
VIII.Consent calendar
A. Policy 5.1.6 - Volunteer and Community Member Time Restrictions: 2nd consideration. KMUD recognizes that each individual brings a special skill set to his or her participation time within RCR. To keep RCR healthy, the Board of Directors seeks a broad base of representation from the communities it serves. Volunteers fulfill this need, and to avoid exhausting Volunteerism (burn out) Board Committee participation will be limited. The RCR Board of Directors encourages Volunteers to apply to join and participate in two Board Committees only. Additional consideration by the RCR Board of Directors will be made for Volunteers who are already serving on two Board Committees to additionally join Temporary Board Committees. RCR is in compliance with the annual CPB guidelines for open committee meetings. However, RCR reserves the right to limit participation by visitors, guests, community members, and may choose to address their comments or input at that time, or not.
B. Re: Policy on use of reserves, the Board endorses language created by the Finance Committee in its meetings on 20 May and 3 Jun, 2014: The Board shall maintain a Reserve Fund in its own bank account.  A prudent Reserve for RCR would be at least $100,000.  The Board shall work diligently to increase the Reserve to that level.  The Board shall review the balance annually, by February. In order to use these funds, Management must submit a written proposal to the Board (including a repayment plan), and the Board must approve this proposal.
C. Policy 5.4.7.8 – RCR supports an annual 2% wage increase for all staff: 2nd consideration. This 2% annual cost of living wage increase will be built into the annual budget, which will be reviewed and approved by the Board. This wage adjustment cannot be revoked without valid, ethical, and sound reasoning, and the approval of both Board and staff. In addition, this policy and its intent cannot be removed from the annual budget in order to reduce expenses as a budget-balancing option.
 
IX.Julia moved to approve A and C; Jack seconded. Julia moved to consider item C separately. Item A approved unanimously.
Re: item B: Policy on use of reserves. Good reserve goal would be ½ budget, or roughly $270K. Julia “concerned about balancing the budget.” Jack moved to send B back to Policy Com; Siena seconded; approved unanimously.
 
Policy C. Vacation accrual will not be carried over, so that every year begins with a clean slate. COLA : a living wage is something we want to offer. Based on conversations about bonuses. Dan moved to approve this policy after replacing the last two words of the 2nd sentence (and staff) with “with notification to staff” and deleting “both”. Julia seconded; approved unanimously. This policy now reads: This 2% annual cost of living wage increase will be built into the annual budget, which will be reviewed and approved by the Board. This wage adjustment cannot be revoked without valid, ethical, and sound reasoning, and the approval of the Board, and notification to staff. In addition, this policy and its intent cannot be removed from the annual budget in order to reduce expenses as a budget-balancing option.
 
X.Finance Committee report Julia reports that she met with Dian today: draft budget document coming Friday; next Finance Com meeting chaired by Siena, 3 pm next Tuesday.
XI.Unfinished business
A. Fairness Doctrine – Policy 6.10 has been broken down into 3 sub-sections. Substantive changes: some procedural items were dropped, and “grievances shall be submitted in writing” was added. Julia moved we approve revisions to Fairness Doctrine; Mark seconded; approved unanimously. [Language appears in the packet, p. 33.]
B. Policy 7.6.1 – first consideration of language contained on p. 28. Julia said Programmers’ agreement should include space for parents/guardians to sign indicating responsibility for the youth in their care. Several members seconded; Unanimously approved.
C. Revision of Elections Committee process? Marcy will do a Programmers Election Com report. Mark said we should focus on definition of “member in good standing,” as members who pay in monthly or partial payments are not allowed to vote. [Already in policy: People who volunteer six hours a year can request membership.] Items concerning time-frames and supplies were altered. Marcy’s feedback on the Programmers’ part of elections is needed. Jack moved to table this item; Christine seconded; unanimously approved.
D. Vacation accrual – JT said Dian said that changing 32 to 40 hrs/wk doesn’t change the amount of vacation time approved. Regarding the change for exempt employees, Jack asked if an assessment of the financial impact had been done. Jeanette said it maxes out at 40 hrs/wk, so she could not get additional vacation hours, therefore no impact on KMUD finances. Jack moved to approve both 5.4.7 and 5.4.7.1: unanimously approved.
 
XII.New business
A. Revision of Mgmt Eval procedures, policy 5.4.3. Dan said the public survey will be re-written, along with a separate survey for Mgmt and staff.
B. Newsroom autonomy, policy 7.2 – Julia moved to approve; Christine seconded. Comfy suggested re-wordings (esp. of the second sentence). Julia withdrew her motion and moved to table; Marcy seconded. Approved unanimously.
C. Policy regarding use of bequests: JT wants language about how their money would be used. Policy Com. will work on this.
D. Vice-president job description (communicate with CABs). Tabled. Approved unanimously.
E. 1st draft 2015 budget. Tabled till next we meet.
F. Report of Board members’ progress toward $1000 donation. Jack moved that reporting by Board members of progress toward their goals be dropped from further consideration. After a 16-minute discussion, Christine seconded. Unanimously approved. ACTION - Comfy suggested further discussion of the agreement on a future agenda, esp. due to its relation to the budget: is it a guide-line, is it a policy? Couldn’t certain volunteer activities count toward the goal? Siena: Are Board members still on board with it? Mark: Is a number attached? Which activities would count toward the goal? Jack: How do we communicate with each other? Team vs. hierarchy. When is taking the initiative unacceptable? Does gender play a role in influencing perceptions of agency? Jeanette: it would be worth it for us to talk about the way we communicate, being careful to avoid negative language, or to create an environment that discourages the participation of others, “if that’s what’s necessary to make people feel inspired to be here.”
 
The Committees list has been finalized; Siena asks Board members to review for accuracy. Finance Com. membership is a little undefined at this point; Board members are reminded of their obligation to attend all Finance Com. meetings until a Treasurer is on board.
 
XIII.Committee Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps.
B.Members’ Reps. – Comfy reports a member’s thought: that the Underwriting for marijuana-related goods should be more family-friendly, that KMUD advertises too much marijuana-related activities. Pot ads should not be aired during Kidscentric, for example.
C.Community Advisory Boards – Dan will ask for a report in November, and talk to Jack about a potential CAB in Ft. Bragg.
D.Correspondence Secretaries – Christine was thanked for her contributions to a recent project that required hours of time and effort.
E.Development  – JT: spreadsheet of the year’s activities, incl. possible participation without broadcast in the Emerald Cup, coming in December packet.
i.Pledge Drive
F.Policy 
G.Mediation 
H.Emergency Preparedness 
I.Management Evaluation 
J.Transition – timeframes are in Manager’s report.
K.Elections 
L.Networking  – next mixer December. ACTION - What should we do?
 
XIV.Schedule - monthly meeting times of Committees
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA.
If you plan on attending a meeting, it would be wise to confirm no changes have taken place.
A.Development 1st Mon., 3 pm
B.Executive 2nd Tues., 1 pm
C.Board of Directors 2nd Tues., 3:30 pm: at the station (Dan to be absent)
D.Policy TBA
E.Board talk show Oct. 8: Dan, Mark, Jeanette, Siena, Comfy. 2nd Wed. (April, Jul., Oct., Jan.)
F.Finance Oct. 14, 3 pm; Oct. 21 following B/S meeting
G.Board / Staff meetingOct. 21, 10:30 – (Jun., Sep., Dec., Mar.)
This meeting started at 3:04 and ended, prior to a closed session, at 6:26.
Agenda submitted by the Secretary on 8 Dec., 2014.
 
VISION Statement - Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by the example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems, to ensure that all humans and other living species on earth move toward a higher quality of life, and are able to survive challenges in the times ahead.
MISSION - Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.
MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
Sep. 9, 2014 – 4 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President. 
II.Roll call: MEMBERS’ REPS - President Siena Klein (term ends 2016), Julia Minton (2015), Cody “Comfy” Dillon (2017). PROGRAMMERS’ REPS - Marcy Stein (2015), Secretary Jack Frybulous (2016), Vice-president Dan Murphy (2017). BOARD-APPOINTED - Christine Doyka (2017), Mark Marchese (2016). Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio). President asked Comfy and Dan if they would make sure the Public File, and that postings on bulletin-board are kept up to date. [JT mentioned the new database would be used during Fall pledge drive.]
III.Approval of July, August minutes. Jack moved for approval of July, and to table approval of August minutes. 7 in favor; Dan abstained.
IV.Approval of agenda. Items of new business added: review 3 new policies; heating and cooling quote (in August packet); discussion of budget; correspondence with the Mateel re ROTR; a live-in host; unanimously approved.
V.Outgoing Board member Noel Soucy was thanked. Seat Members and Programmers’ Reps; appoint Board-elected; Preliminary appointment of Board Officers, discussion. Siena agreed to act as Presideant for “a while” longer. Dan agreed to act as VP. Jack agreed to be Secretary one more year. Christine agreed to serve another year as Correspondence Secretary. Board will discuss final appointments and Committee roles at Orientation. JT proposed adding “corresponding with CABs” to VP’s responsibilities.
VI.Open time – [No visitors.]
VII.Management report
CPB-mandated diversity compliance workshop for Board and Staff is tomorrow at Hospice. A Meetings/Communications Calendar was implemented last month (see p. 9 in packet). ACTION - We must get CABs going again; [note: CAB recruitment is a function of the Networking Com., but communication with CABs is a task that has been added to the Vice-president’s plate]. Networking Committee has planned mixer with Chamber of Commerce for 6 pm, Sep. 24, at the Vets’ Hall. Equipment removal quote for Cahto Peak (see p. 33). Verizon has stopped giving service for this area, so we no longer have a phone-link with Pratt Mtn., which urges us to take on an STL (studio-to-transmitter link), for which we received last fall a $3000 quote, solution in solving the HD / analog problems. Kerry Reynolds proposed a temporary tech-writer position for compiling a Procedures Manual for the Tech Director’s (and possibly the Underwriter’s) positions, to be discussed by the Transition committee. Fall Pledge Drive dates have changed, now Oct. 23 – Nov. 5, message: “we want to raise $95K (incl. $20K from Silent Drive) by Nov. 2.” The Fire Drive brought in $30K of a $35K goal. ACTION - JT asks Board members to show our faces at drives, and to act as a kind of cheering squad, and to inspire staff.
In Operations: The need to clarify that a separation exists between KMUD News and the rest of the station: newsroom is autonomous, and strong and clear language regarding the autonomy of newsroom, in line with journalism ethics, is needed. Board asked to give direction to Policy to come up with language. Comfy suggested KMUD News make an occasional disclaimer at the end of some news programs. Marcy suggested the News Dept. make a promo (which they have). JT: “We never want to be like mainstream media, and allow people to buy the news.” Julia moved that Policy Com write a policy regarding the Newsroom’s autonomy, that it cannot be influenced by membership or money. Marcy seconded; unanimously approved.
Removing equipment as required by new owners of Cahto Peak estimated at $1,500. (More info in June-Aug packets.) Employees Terri and BR are both on their way out, Terri by about March; BR’s position will be advertised after the fall drive. JT wonders how we will continue to meet the CPB requirement that we have four FTEs. Get a Treasurer!
VIII.Discussion / questions for Management Jack asked who potential treasurers are: Tracy Thiele, Joyce Yowell (who works as a Sierra Club treasurer), Stephanie Setté (Pledge Drive Com member), Heather Kornberg (has served six years on the Mateel board). Comfy asked how many positions at station need a procedures manual for them. Jack pointed out that when JT mentions Networking Committee actions, she’s talking about actions she herself has implemented.
 
15-minute pause for dinner, followed by a lengthy discussion of a new Board meeting time. Jack moved that the Board of Directors’ meet from now on at 3 pm (still on 1st Tuesdays), Dan seconded; unanimously approved.
 
IX.Consent calendar
A. The Board directs KMUD to establish a reserve of $50K + accrued interest in its own credit-union money-market account. 2nd consideration. Julia moved we approve, Christine seconded; 6 in favor; Dan and Comfy abstained.
X.Unfinished business
A. Personnel policy. (No discussion required.)
B. Review 2% annual COLA: Julia moved we accept the annual COLA policy 5.4.7.8 (see p. 30). Christine seconded. Jack pointed out we should figure out where we can add $4600 to the budget. Unanimously approved.
C. Fairness Doctrine (feedback from last Programmers’ meeting). ACTION - The Board directs Policy to examine where we are with regard to Fairness doctrine.
D. Board orientation, Sep. 30, 11 - 2: Networking Com (JT, Christine, Jack) will plan and discuss. Siena suggests assistance from the Dev’t Com.
E. Station upgrades: Heating and cooling, job quote rec’d $11K (see p. 113 Aug. packet). $25K borrowed from the Fitch fund to cover payroll. ACTION - Board requests that JT obtain 2 more bids. 
F. Bi-annual budget approval – Siena: A concern that Finance Com. has not reviewed it. Auditor said she didn’t see in our Minutes any approval of overspending. Mark moved we accept the 2014 adjusted budget. Julia seconded. 6 in favor; Dan and Comfy abstained. ACTION - Jack will report at next meeting Board members’ donations (cash gifts, money in a jar) to date.
G. Plan Networking Committee Mixer (Sep. 24).
H. The two other policies added to the agenda: Julia moved we approve both 5.1.6 (Volunteer and Community Member Time Restrictions), and 7.6.1 (Children inside the Station); Jack seconded. However, a lot of time discussing 7.6.1 led to Jack’s suggestion that Julia adjust her motion: to accept only 5.1.6, which was unanimously approved. First consideration. 
 
XI.New business
A. Mateel Communications. The Mateel Liaison Group (JT, Siena, Mark) will ask Justin for a meeting date. Julia recuses herself from any communications and interactions with the Mateel, where she serves as an online marketing coordinator, and Youth Alive liaison.
B. Live-in host, and a place to stay for Mudders whose homes are far. Issues: Homelessness, security, vandalism, campers at station, etc. Build a tiny house, with help from Comfy? Marcy asked impact on insurance. Jack clarified that a tiny house would be behind the station. Jack moved for construction of a tiny house behind the station. Dan seconded. One in favor. 6 opposed. Mark abstained. Jack moved that a Building and Grounds Committee be established. Comfy seconded. 7 in favor, Julia abstained.
C. Library quote [no further discussion was required].
 
XII.Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps. Cynthia Click will be asked to write up the notes she took. 17 showed up. JT: Programmers voted practically unanimously that volunteerism be encouraged, and a gold-star chart be looked into.
B.Members’ Reps.
C.Community Advisory Boards
D.Correspondence Secretary
E.Development Com. – Emma Nation, Siena, Marcy, Heather, Dana, Kerry M., JT were present. ROTR didn’t really make any money, reasons discussed. Marketing brochure coming up. 2344 cold-call letters sent to Ft. Bragg; 3000 to Arcata residents will be mailed shortly, followed by a mailing to Laytonville residents.
i.Pledge Drive subcom. – Paying coordinators? What merch to have at the Emerald Cup. Equity of services with the Mateel. Outreach. What the Mateel gets from our broadcasting.
F.Policy Com. – Three new polices currently under consideration. Fairness Doctrine to return to the Board packet.
G.Mediation Com. – Couple new members, but not much happening now.
H.Management Evaluation Com. – Dan says we need to ask JT how her job is going. Synchronize mgmt with staff evaluations. Re-define JT’s job description. Re-write public survey, and staff mgmt surveys.
I.Transition Com. – Julia, Marcy, Siena, JT, and possibly Christine will soon meet.
J.Elections Com. – Mark submitted a report on the Members’ election, and Marcy will submit one on the Programmers’. I will write a comprehensive report. JT suggests “contingency language” – language to solve problems already dealt with. Julia says now is the time to ACTION - be clear with Nella and Beth who is a member (and so who gets a ballot), so that it can be programmed into the new database now, while they’re in the set-up process. JT pointed out that the Lamport-addressed envelopes, and are relatively expensive, and need to be ordered well in advance.
 
K. Networking Com. – Chamber mixer at the Vets’ Hall! Sep. 24, 5:30 – 7:30. Invite your friends, and who will be good Board or CAB members. Rosh Hashanah. Free wine and snacks!
 
 
XIII.Schedule - monthly meeting times of Committees
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA.
If you plan on attending a meeting, it would be wise to confirm no changes have taken place.
A.TransitionSep. 22, 11 am
B.ExecutiveSep. 22, 2 pm; + 2nd Mon. Oct., 11 am
C.FinanceSep. 23, 3 pm
D.Board orientationSep. 30, 11 am
E.Development1st Mon., 3 pm
F.Board of Directors1st Tues., 3 pm: Healy
G.Board talk showOct. 8, 7 pm: JT, Dan & Comfy.
H.Board + staffa Tuesday in Oct. at 10:30; TBA
I.PolicyTBA
Agenda submitted by the Secretary on 21 Oct., 2014.
This meeting started at 4:10, and ended at 7:35.
 
VISION Statement - Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by the example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems, to ensure that all humans and other living species on earth move toward a higher quality of life, and are able to survive challenges in the times ahead.
MISSION - Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.
MINUTES
Redwood Community Radio - Board of Directors
Aug. 5, 2014 – 4 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President
II.Roll call:  MEMBERS’ REPS - President Siena Klein. PROGRAMMERS’ REPS - Vice President Noel Soucy, Secretary Jack Frybulous. BOARD-APPOINTED - Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese, [one vacancy]. Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio). Absent: Marcy Stein, Julia Minton. Also present: Dan Murphy; Scott Kender; marketing consultant Devine Pate.
III.Approval of July minutes. Noel moved we table, Jack seconded. Unanimously approved.
IV.Approval of agenda
V.Thank outgoing Board member Noel Soucy. Seat Members and Programmers Reps; appoint Board-elects; appointment of Board Officers, discussion.
VI.Preliminary appointment of Officers. Board will discuss final appointments and Committee roles at Orientation.
VII.Open time - Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed five minutes.
 
Due to ambiguity of election results, Noel moved we postpone seating of all Board appointments until next meeting; unanimously approved. Jeanette suggested we discuss ROTR budget and audit. Jack moved we consider approval of Audit and ROTR budget separately, Christine seconded. Unanimous. On the consent calendar, item ‘a’ should read 2013 audit [not 2014; this mistake was corrected]. Noel moved we approved the Audit, Christine seconded; unanimously approved. Noel moved we approve the ROTR budget. Jack seconded, unanimously approved.
 
ACTION – Christine will contact CABs and ask them to have a meeting shortly.
VIII.Management report
JT advised the Board to pay attention to the heating and cooling quote (see p. 113). The Website Com. was removed from the monthly meetings schedule. The Transition Com still meets, but date of next meeting is not yet set.
 
Reggae on the River wrap-up: We took in $17.5K. Not enough volunteers; Press tent vs. Coffee booth (fee $2K). About a dozen of 120 Programmers worked the Press Tent; interviews will be on the video-feed next year. Coffee vs Volunteer coordinator. Location of the coffee booth was horrible. Do we have the market on all coffee, or just iced? Servers should again work the crowd.
 
Database update – Members expecting ballots may not have received one if they weren’t paid up through June.
IX.Discussion / questions for Management
 
X.Consent calendar
A. Approval of draft 2013 Audit
B. Approval of ROTR budget (reconfirm Board poll)
 
XI.Treasurer’s report
XII.Unfinished business
A. Personnel policy
B. Review 2% annual COLA: budget forecast
C. Fairness Doctrine
 
XIII.New business
A. Board orientation: Networking Com plan and discuss 
B. Station upgrades: solar; heating and cooling; security lighting
C. ROTR budget
D. Bi-annual approval budget
 
XIV.Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps. – Next Programmers’ Meeting is 13 Aug. Discussions of ROTR: better promotion, esp. for Coffee Booth; a structured way to present ourselves (a card reminding people in the Press Tent); provide feedback on the event, and on our relationship with the Mateel.
B.Members’ Reps.
C.Community Advisory Boards
D.Correspondence Secretaries
E.Development Com.
i.Pledge Drive subcom.
F.Policy Com.
G.Mediation Com.
H.Website Com.
I.Emergency Preparedness Com.
J.Management Evaluation Com.
K.Transition Com.
L.Elections Com.
M.Hiring Com.
N.Networking Com.
 
XV.Schedule - monthly meeting times of Committees
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Dr., Redway, CA.
If you plan on attending a meeting, it would be wise to confirm no changes have taken place.
A.Board of Directors 1st Tues., 4 pm; Healy Sr Ctr
B.Development 1st Mon., 3 pm
C.Executive 2nd Mon., 11:30 am
D.Finance 3rd Tues., 3 pm
E.Policy 2nd Mon., 3 pm
F.Website 2nd or 3rd Tues., 10 am
G.Board talk show 2nd Wed. (April, Jul., Oct., Jan.)
H.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (Jun., Sep., Dec., Mar.)
 
Agenda submitted by the Secretary on 21 Oct., 2014
 

Over $80,000 raised in pledge drive.
Over 100 new members.
Thank you!

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Congratulations to Camille Fellion, she won this rug in our pledge drive long raffle. The drive ended Friday night, November 7 with over $80,000 raised. Thank you everyone for the support of your community radio station!

Traditional Tibetan rug, gold with a blue, red and silver dragon motif, this 3 x 6 foot hand-knotted wool rug was donated by Julie and Joanna of  Himalayan Rug Traders in Eureka.

Made without child labor by Tibetans in Nepal. Mud, kids and dogs are no problem for this rug, simply hose it off with water and hang to dry. 

This rug has a retail value of $650. It can be yours with a donation or membership to KMUD and a little bit of luck.* This is another great prize, along with the Emerald Triangle bracelet, to be drawn after the Local News on the last day of our pledge drive, from all those who have participated in our Fall Pledge Drive and including all those who donated during the Silent Drive.  Get in the raffle by donating online now.  Or, call 707-923-3911 and pledge your support now!

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Our Mission and Vision

Vision Statement: Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems to ensure that all human and other living species on earth move toward higher quality of life and are able to survive the challenges in the times ahead.

Mission Statement: Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.

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Redwood Community Radio, Inc. • PO Box 135 - 1144 Redway Dr. • Redway, CA 95560 • Office (707) 923-2513 • News (707) 923-2605 • Studio (707) 923-3911