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With so many things changing in our own communities, and so many changes with our local and national governments, it’s hard to know how to plan for our futures. Our way of life is changing, in many cases without our understanding or consent. 

KMUD is, and always has been, a beacon of independence; of free speech. We exemplify our communities with radical inclusivity and we support local lifestyles of all kinds.

Our goal is to bring you balanced community services and support. We quantify this idea by encouraging you to get your voice included in community conversations, to listen with critical ears, and pledge your support to us with a membership.  It is only with all communities participating both on and off air that we can truly represent all of you.  KMUD is what you make it.

This Fall we will bring you a special on air Pledge Drive with the theme, ‘Living like a Local’. During this drive our programming will focus on what it means to live like a local.  What are our collective values, what defines our communities, and how are we facing the changes? In these turbulent times, our community radio station has never been more valuable: providing community news, services, support, and a platform for information and conversations with our neighbors about the issues that we all face.

By sending in your Silent Drive Entry with a donation, or making a donation online, you are making a tangible difference in your community, and ensuring that your radio station will be here for you today and into the future.

Thank you for your continued support, we could not be here without you.
Jeanette Todd, Development Director
Return the entry form below, or make a donation online now for a chance to win a Trip to Jazz Fest 2017!

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By returning this Silent Drive Entry, or making a donation online, you will be eligible to win a Trip for two to the 2017 Jazz Fest in New Orleans. The trip will include airfare, a 5-day hotel stay, and tickets to a weekend of festivities. Entries accepted until October 31st.

This trip is based on availability and is transferable. This trip has no cash value and must be redeemed within one year from date of win.

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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.
II.Roll call
BOARD-APPOINTED:  Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder, 
Mark Marchese
MEMBER REPS:  Secretary Rob Bier, Cody “Comfy” Dillon, Maria Savage
PROGRAMMER REPS:  Vice President Jimmy Durchslag, President Dan Murphy
ABSENT:  Zack “Doopi” 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.
V.Open time 
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.
VI.Management report
Consensus was reached on conducting CPB diversity compliance at a fall Board retreat/orientation.
VII.Old business
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 Board’s consideration.
VIII.New business
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 – 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.
X.Committee Meetings
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
June 15, 2016, 1:00 pm
Redwood Playhouse, Garberville CA
I.Call to order  Murphy read the mission statement.
II.Roll call
BOARD-APPOINTED:  Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese
MEMBER REPS:  Secretary Rob Bier, Cody “Comfy” Dillon, Maria Savage
PROGRAMMER REPS:  Vice President Jimmy Durchslag, Zack Doopi Gonzalez, President Dan Murphy
Treasurer Sarah Scudder
III.Approval of May minutes
In view of the fact that most members had not seen the draft May minutes, Bier moved to table approval until the July meeting.  Murphy seconded.  Passed unanimously.
IV.Approval of agenda
Dillon moved the addition of Board orientation to the list of upcoming meetings.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.   Bier moved approval of the agenda.  Murphy seconded.  Passed unanimously.
V.Open time 
The following individuals spoke:  Jama Chaplin, Betty Miller. 
Murphy thanked the two for taking the time to express their concerns and support for Redwood Community Radio.  He said that the Board had formed a committee to address issues raised by the so-called “Concerned KMUDers” and expected to have a report by the July meeting.
VI.Management report
In Todd’s absence, attending the annual meeting of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, there was no discussion of her written report.
VII.Discussion and questions for management
VIII.Consent calendar
a.Syndication 6.2
b.Removal of a CAB Member 2.5.2
Bier moved approval, Murphy seconded.  Approved unanimously.
IX.Finance committee report
In the absence of Scudder, there was no report.
X.Old business
This item was moved to the closed session because of need to discuss individual performance.
b.Security Lighting
Murphy said he would take personal responsibility for moving the project forward.
c.Rivendell, Staff Updates/ Reports
Murphy moved to table.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.
XI.New business
a.Employee Benefits Program- discussion
Durchslag suggested the station manager hiring would be a sweeter deal with some kind of health benefits.  Dillon suggested the Executive Committee come up with a way to develop and explore options.  Agreement by consensus.
b.Hosting GRC KMUD 30th Anniversary 
Discussion was mostly positive concerning sponsoring a Grass Roots radio conference in 2017.  Todd will be asked to explore what such an effort would require.
XII.Closed session – personnel
a.Personnel- Performance Evaluation Reports, follow up.
b.Station Manager Hiring
XIII.Committee reports
a.Hiring Committee
b.Pledge Drive Committee
c.Development Committee
d.Policy Committee
e.Community Input Committee 
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
May 10, 2016, 3:30 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway CA
I.Call to order  Murphy read the mission and vision statements.
II.Roll call
BOARD-APPOINTED:  Christine Doyka, Treasurer Sarah Scudder
MEMBER REPS:  Secretary Rob Bier, Cody “Comfy” Dillon, Maria Savage
PROGRAMMER REPS:  Vice President Jimmy Durschlag, Zack Doopi Gonzalez, President Dan Murphy
III.Approval of April minutes
The April minutes were approved as submitted unanimously.
IV.Approval of agenda
The agenda was approved unanimously.
V.Nomination and seating of new director
Murphy nominated Mark Marchese for the open Board-appointed seat.  Scudder seconded.  There being no other nominations, Marchese was approved unanimously and took his seat immediately.
VI.Open time 
The following individuals spoke:  Suzelle, Jama Chaplin, Betty Miller, James “Duff” Ficklin, Pamela Parson, Agnes Patek, Donna King, Robie Tenorio, Isabella Vanderheiden, Michael McKaskell, Frenchy, BR Graham, Paul Encimer.  Also present were:  Mark Sternfield, Simon Frech, Tom O’Neil, behr, Brittany Hutcherson, Hilary Hacker, Dian Griffith, Andy Feretto, Cynthia Click, Nathan Hosning, Ruby Guillette, Jack Frybulous. 
All speakers addressed issues of the station’s mission and performance.  Most spoke from notes.
Murphy thanked the group for taking the time and effort to express their concerns and support for Redwood Community Radio.  He said the Board would confer and provide a response.
VII.Management report
VIII.Discussion and questions for management
IX.Consent calendar
a.Appoint Siena Klein to central Community Advisory Board
Murphy moved approval, Durschlag seconded.  Approved unanimously.
X.Finance committee report
XI.Old business
a.Syndication policy
Murphy moved approval with top extra paragraph moved to top of policy.  Savage seconded.  Approved unanimously.
Murphy moved to table.  Durschlag seconded.  Approved unanimously.
XII.New business
a.Station sustainability and focus
Murphy proposed ad hoc committee to address sustainability and focus.  Seconded.  Passed unanimously.  Murphy moved to name Marchese as chair of this committee.  Bier seconded.  Passed unanimously.
b.Fundraising financial controls
Scudder moved that the Board direct the Financial Committee to do research and start to outline policy and financial controls.  Seconded.  Approved unanimously.
Scudder moved to eliminate Simon Frech’s credit card and to add his name to the KMUD card.  Murphy seconded.  Approved unanimously.
c.New schedule for policy manual updates
Murphy moved to table.  Doyka seconded.  Approved unanimously.
d.Review of Policy 2.5.2, Appointment or Removal of CAB Member
Durschlag moved approval.  Murphy seconded.  Approved unanimously.  This will go to the consent calendar.
XIII.Closed session – personnel
XIV.Committee reports
Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
Upcoming Public Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at KMUD, 1144 Redway Drive, Redway CA.  If you plan on attending a meeting, it would be wise to confirm in advance that no changes from this schedule have taken place.
Board of Directors: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3:30 pm, Healy Senior Center, Redway
Pledge Drive Committee: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1:00 pm
Development Committee: Immediately follows Pledge Drive Committee
Policy Committee: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10:00 am
Finance Committee: Tuesday, Sept. 27,1:00 pm
BASIC FUNCTION:  The Station Manager is responsible for the overall management of the station and is expected to work in collaboration and cooperation with the staff, independent contractors, the Board of Directors, volunteers and membership.
SUPERVISED BY AND REPORTS TO:  Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
SUPERVISES:  All paid and contract staff.
Salaried full time (40 hours per week) position.
•Emphasize teamwork and consensus building in decision making and all aspects of staff coordination.
•Make and implement decisions regarding the operation of the station including personnel, contracts, legal requirements, finance, and maintenance.
•Implement hiring and firing, training and evaluation of paid staff.  Create, modify or eliminate positions, job descriptions or contracts, within the expenditure limits established by the Board for total staff costs and total contractor costs. 
•Participate as an advisor to the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.  Submit written reports and recommendations to the Board at the monthly board meetings.
•Participate in other committees, including Finance, Development, Pledge Drive and Policy.
•Hold regular meetings with staff and contractors as well as plan board/staff meetings, board trainings, and board/staff retreats including strategic planning.
•Help mediate and resolve disputes between staff members, staff and public and listen to/respond to complaints from all.
•Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
The priority for the Station Manager is oversight of operations with delegation of tasks to the Staff, Volunteers and Programmers whenever possible.
•Oversee the maintenance of buildings, equipment and grounds. 
•Responsible for outreach for and promotion of KMUD, its programs and events, including: public speaking, press releases and advertising in all appropriate media, and production of program guides, newsletters (internal and external), and website.
•Merchandising, creation of KMUD Merchandise for sale or promotions.
•Oversee and supervise staff with responsibilities for station daily operations.
•Responsible for the financial affairs of the station, including oversight of development, grants, book-keeping, underwriting, budgeting, purchasing, sales and other relevant financial matters.  The Board will decide issues of extraordinary circumstance; for example, land sales.  
•Recommend auditor candidate(s) to the Board; work with Board on auditor’s contract.
•Work collaboratively with financial staff to:
- prepare timely and accurate financial reports required by the Board of Directors, local, state and federal agencies, and by lending and grant-making institutions.
- facilitate the completion of the annual audit required by CPB.
- prepare a draft annual budget along with the Finance Committee.
•Provide a monthly narrative report analyzing the financial situation for the Board.
•Oversee the public posting of designated financial reports one week before the monthly Board meeting. 
•Oversee the coordination of all fundraising and outreach activities.
•As part of the Development Committee, plan yearly calendar of fundraising events.
•Oversee pledge drives in coordination with the Pledge Drive Subcommittee.
•Search for and secure public and private grants.
SALARY: $42,000.00 per year

To apply send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Aug. 12, 2016.

Redwood Community Radio / KMUD is hiring a Development Coordinator. The deadline to submit your application package is Friday July 29th at 5pm. 

Please see the job description and details below. You may also download the job description as a pdf.

Redwood Community Radio / KMUD

Job Title: Development Coordinator Reports to: Station Manager Employment Status: Full Time Hours: 40 per week- salary position

General Description: The Development Coordinator will ensure the sustainable growth and financial health of the organization. This will be done by increasing revenue at KMUD Community Radio through a variety of means, including, but not limited to: major donor identification and cultivation, capital campaigns, annual campaigns, special events, online fundraising, underwriting contracts, bequests, in-kind giving, as well as serve as the primary Underwriting Representative. The Development Coordinator will also generate promotional materials, press materials and press relationships for KMUD. This position requires extensive work with volunteers, including members of the Development Committee. As in all positions at KMUD, the Development Coordinator will work very closely and interdependently with other staff.

The Development Coordinator will ensure that the fundraising strategies are in alignment with KMUD Community Radio's mission, goals and policies.


The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • Proven development experience in the non-profit sector, preferably with major donor fundraising work, as well as large event planning.

  • Excellent knowledge of technology and appropriate software, including database management, spreadsheets and electronic communication, including online giving.

  • Ability to delegate responsibility and ensure accountability

  • Ability to produce accurate and timely reports, with research and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work with graphic artists to produce print materials.

  • Highly self-motivated, with the ability to manage multiple projects and work according to specific deadlines.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to train and supervise volunteers.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as necessary.

  • Ability to work effectively with socio-economically, racially, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, ability to participate in public speaking events.

  • Ability to work with a diverse population within KMUD’s multicultural, cooperative, progressive organization.

  • Ability to model respectful, inclusive, responsible behavior that is consistent with KMUD's mission and KMUD Family Rules.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Create and implement annual development plan and strategy.

  • Develop and present KMUD’s overall development efforts to meet annual budget requirements.

  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential donors.

  • Develop and grow our individual donor base; manage multiple annual Pledge Drives, cultivate major gifts, and special thank you gifts (premiums).

  • Work closely with the Membership Director, and Board of Directors to address lapsed memberships.

  • Create and maintain press kit, underwriting literature and paper promotional materials.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy, including building relationships with other media.

  • Work closely with Development Committee, and Finance Committee to develop and promote annual funding campaigns and signature events.

  • Work closely with Development Committee, Finance Committee and Station Manager to develop annual funding plan.

  • Must be willing to follow and fully understand FCC and IRS rules regarding Underwriting language and execute messaging on KMUD following the letter of the licensing law.

  • Train and lead volunteers to support fundraising and marketing efforts with the KMUD Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Develop and manage Board fundraising.

  • If directed, develop and coordinate culturally appropriate fundraising events in our multiple communities.


    Range $32,000- $41,600 annually. Salary commensurate with experience.

    Introductory Period

    There is a three-month introductory period. This period is not to be construed as a contract. This means that employment can be terminated, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time during or after the introductory period, at the option of the organization or at the option of the employee. The employee shall be evaluated before the end of the introductory period, and within 30 days of the annual anniversary of the employee’s hire date. Employees of Redwood Community Radio are reviewed on an ongoing bi-annual basis.


    This position offers paid vacation, sick leave, an annual personal day and at least 11 paid holidays per year, in accordance with KMUD Employee Benefits Policy.
    Annually KMUD observes a 2% cost of living annual increase (COLA). The COLA is applied on January 1st of each year.

Working Conditions

KMUD has a small paid staff and about 400 volunteers. KMUD has regular membership drives. They require a substantial amount of time and coordination. The atmosphere is animated and stimulating. The ability to work in this kind of environment is essential.

Workplace expectations at KMUD radio include: effective verbal and written communications, conflict de-escalation, skillful volunteer relations and utilization, capable project management, work-area organization, response to phone calls and correspondence, teamwork and cooperation with other employees, volunteers, and Board members; furtherance of KMUD mission, goals and values; meeting attendance and participation; capable departmental budgeting and punctuality.

KMUD is currently implementing a strategic plan through 2020. All positions have responsibilities specified in that plan.

Equipment Used & Physical Working Conditions

Computer (mac and pc), voicemail, copier, fax. Applicant must be able to remain in a stationary position approximately 50% or more of the time. The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Applicant must have ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.

Applicant must also be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs regularly, and be prepared to move and haul various sized equipment for use in live special events. Hauling of equipment is a normal part of working at KMUD.

Equal Opportunity Employer

KMUD Community Radio is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, class, creed, physical or mental disability.

KMUD observes all state and federal law concerning employment.

To Apply:

We must receive a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and a writing sample no later than 5:00 pm PDT on July 29th 2016. We'd prefer receiving your application (ideally as one attachment) emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., but you may also mail/deliver your application to:

KMUD Radio - Development Director Hire, P.O. Box 135 Redway, CA 95560

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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.



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