Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors
Date & Time: 22 January 2013, 4 pm
Place: Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland Rd, Redway, CA
I. Call to Order: Meeting Ground Rules and Opening Comments from Vice President
II. Roll Call: Siena Klein, Vice President, Members' Rep; Noel Soucy, Secretary, Programmers' Rep; Nella White, Member's Rep; Antonia Lamb, board-elected; Marcy Stein, Programmers' Rep; ex officio member: Jeanette Todd, Interim Station Manager.
Carlos Casarez, board-elect, resigned 3rd January 2013.
Others Present: Michael McKaskle, Felix Omai
III. Approval of Minutes: (November 2012)
• Consent Calendar- Please note that it is the draft dated October 16, 2012.
• Item VI- Take out books and accounting, and Suzanne Dockal will help update and improve our financial statements
• May consider taking out closed session
• Nella moves to table. Antonia seconds. Approved unanimously.
IV. Approval of Agenda
• Omit D under Unfinished business
• Antonia moves to approve the agenda. Nella seconds. Unanimous.
V. Open Time: Speakers will be assigned an amount of time not to exceed 5 minutes
• Michael M. would like us to enforce the takes guests with you rule, and no camping at the station. He is especially alarmed about Jane specifically and shares several actions that she has done. He wants the station to be a safe place at night. Michael is also not into Richard being there either, and feels less safe with his presence there than Jane's.
VI. Management Report
VII. Discussion/Questions for Management

VIII. Consent Calendar
A. Create a checking account- Noel moves (Marcy Seconds):
1. That we open a new checking account with the Community Credit Union of Southern Humboldt using account # 2199, which is to replace our Umpqua checking account as our primary checking. The check signers shall be Jeanette Todd, Interim Station Manager; Simon Frech, Technical Director; Julia Minton, Treasurer.
2. Also to open a new Money Market account under the same account number as our new primary checking (#2199) for the purpose of transferring $50,000 from the sale of the Spy Rock mortgage note to a money market reserve while the finance committee investigates a line of credit and certificate of deposit options. The signers for this account shall be Jeanette Todd, Interim Station Manager; Simon Frech, Technical Director; Julia Minton, Treasurer.
3. To transfer $10,000 from the sale of the Spy Rock mortgage note to the "Signal Upgrade" checking account (#15268) for use as a "Signal Upgrade Outreach & Fundraising" checking account. The signers for this account shall be Jeanette Todd, Interim Station Manager; Simon Frech, Technical Director; Julia Minton, Treasurer.
B. Approve Stacey Edgmon Letter of Engagement for 2013 Audit. Antonia moves that we approve Stacey Edgmon Letter of Engagement for 2013 Audit. Marcy seconds. Unanimous.
C. Approve Board Talk show months of January, April, June, October- V.P. will be point person for any re-scheduling with PD. Marcy moves that we approve the Board Talk show months of January, April, June and October. Nella seconds. Unanimous.
D. Appoint new Policy Committee Chair- Suzanne Beers- Marcy moves to table. Noel seconds. Unanimous.
E. Confirm Board Poll for Wine Gala Budget- Noel moves to approve the budget for the Wine Gala. Nella seconds. Unanimous.

IX. Finance Committee Report
X. Unfinished Business
A. Human Resources / Transition Committee / Development Director position
• Noel moves to table, Antonia seconds. Unanimous.
B. Music Server Proposal
• Noel mentions that one of our members would like us to table this item until we get a disbursement from the Fitch Property.
• Nella wants us to research the pricing again before this item gets approved.
• Nella also mentioned that any technology that improves efficiency of staff is worth investing in.
C. Budget
• Noel moves that we table to approve the Budget. Siena seconds. Unanimous.

XI. Closed Session- Personnel Issue
XII. New Business
A. Plan recruitment of Board Members- Invite potential candidates to the Wine Gala, and announce the opening / upcoming openings as well.
B. Consider forming Grants Committee- Marcy moves to table this item. Nella seconds. Unanimous.

XIII. Reports
A. Fitch Property Update
B. Programmers' Reps
C. Members' Reps
D. Community Advisory Boards (CAB's)
E. Correspondence Secretaries- Thankyou letters need to be sent to: Rotary Club, Carlos Casarez, Lagunitas, Humboldt Wine Association, Jim & Barb Truitt... Ask Jeanette for a full list.
F. Staff meeting report, and appoint next Board member(s) to attend- Siena
XIV. Other Committee Reports
A. Hiring Committee- Report from Marcy and Nella
B. Development, including Pledge Drive Subcommittee- Development Committee meets next week. The Pledge Drive is going to start on the 18th of April. The Silent Drive starts on the 20th of February. The amount is going to remain the same at $125K.
C. Policy
D. Website- Please see written report.
XV. Scheduling -- proposed meeting times are:
A. Board of Directors: Fourth Tuesday, 26th February, 4 pm, Healy Senior Center
B. Executive Committee: Second Tuesday, 12th Feb, 3 pm, Studio B
C. Finance Committee: Third Tuesday, 19th Feb, 3 pm, KMUD
D. Website Committee: Third Tuesday, 19th Feb,10 am, KMUD
E. Development Committee: 1st Monday, 4th of Feb, 3pm, KMUD
F. Policy Committee: 2nd Tuesday, 12th Feb, KMUD
G. Board member(s) to next staff meeting: Siena- Tuesday, February 5th 10:30 am

Minutes respectfully submitted by Noel Soucy, KMUD Board Secretary, on 6 April 2013.

Whitethorn weather spotter and KMUD News correspondent, Cheryl Albritten, has compiled rainfall data for March for 2011 through 2013.

Graph of rainfall data


  2011 2012 2013
Arcata 12.08 13.06 3.67
Bayside 14.57 12.78 3.67
Bayview 12.66 13.71 3.07
Blue Lake   13.37 2.79
Bridgeville 26.17 26.22 6.07
Eureka 13.30 14.29 3.28
Fortuna 11.45 10.25 2.99
Garberville 20.92 16.91 4.42
Kneeland   15.08 3.81
McKinleyville 14.41 15.04 4.11
Orick 15.87 17.87 3.67
Petrolia 28.50 28.66 6.15
Redway 15.81 15.07 3.22
Trinidad     3.20
Whitethorn 28.31 28.97 6.29
Willow Creek 15.52 13.52 2.66

The Spring 2013 Pledge Drive is on!

Pear blossoms, April 1, 2013Spring is here!  KMUD's doors are wide open to let in the new fresh air and energy that abounds in our community. Our two-week Spring Pledge Drive starts April 18 and our goal is $125,000.  Please send in your donation today, for automatic entry into our Silent Drive raffle. If you didn't receive a letter, please download it here, print it out, send it in. Fabulous gifts from community-oriented local businesses are given away weekly before the on-air drive begins, and daily during the drive.  It’s our way of saying thank you for ongoing support of our community radio station.


Mud Fling

KMUD is unleashing a series of MUD Flings!

The first one to kick off the year will be on
Saturday, February 16th  -  at 6 PM -
directly following our Wine Tasting Event.
Both events at: the Portuguese Hall in Arcata,
located at 1185 11th St., Arcata.

Tickets: $15.00 presale and $18.00 at the door.




wine tasting poster imageThe Humboldt Wine Association 
is proud to offer 100% local wine as part of 

KMUD's Signal Upgrade 
Wine Tasting Fundraiser

on Valentines Day weekend,
Saturday February 16th
at: Portuguese Hall Arcata,
located at:1185 11th St., Arcata.

Tickets are $25.00 presale and
$30.00 at the door.


Night Shade Presents:

Come on out for an evening of glitchy dance music at the Mateel Community Center.

This Friday, January 25!

The first in a series of benefits for KMUD - Redwood Community Radio during the New World Age starting in 2013.

And now, a Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs


with thanks to boingboing.net


Himalayan Rug

Tibetan Rug donated by Himalayan Rug Traders, 529 Second Street, Eureka, California, 95501.

The rug depicts a Golden Dragon flying throught the clouds, a protective symbol. It is 3x6 feet in size, 100 knots per inch.
This hand-knotted wool rug was made by a Tibetan weaver in Kathmandu, Nepal. Himalayan sheep wool has a high lanolin content which makes the rug very soft and naturally repels stains. The dyes are color-fast and the rug can be washed with soap and water. These rugs are made to last a lifetime.

Every pledge today will be entered in a raffle for this rug. As soon as $5,000 are reached, the The raffle drawing will be held this afternoon at 5 pm. Donation is welcome but not necessary to be entered in the raffle. Call (707) 923-3911 or (800)568-3723, or pledge online now.


As seen on TVElection Coverage on KMUD

This Tuesday, November 6, 2012, KMUD once again teams up with Access Humboldt to bring you election results and discussion. From 8 to 11 pm KMUD will be sending a video stream from studio B the will show on Channel 11 on the Suddenlink cable system. Unfortunately Access Humboldt is not able to make a video stream available on the internet.




KMUD and Dancing Dog Productions will be holding a benefit at the Mateel Community Center on November 18th 2012!

The David Nelson Band!

The David Nelson Band has been recording and performing around the country since 1994. Their broad musical palette spans the Almost Acoustic style that Nelson played with Jerry Garcia, through roots rock n' roll, and psychedelic country-rock.

The doors open at 5pm. Opening musician Tony Nester will kick off the night!

Tickets are $30, and $35 at the door, they are available at Mateel.org, and Brown Paper Tickets.com, also you can buy them in person at Redway Liquor. Please call the KMUD office 923-2513 with questions.

There will be food, drinks and plenty of dancing! Please join us!

All ages welcome,12 and under free with paying adult.

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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