Three KMUD shows are switching places starting Monday, June 15th.      
Classical Spectrum with Margaret Lewis, currently airing at 3 pm will be moving to 10 am to noon.
Club Mud and Music Junkie Support Group, currently airing at 10 am will now be heard 1 to 3 pm
Meanwhile, Fat Mud and Tubby Tunes, currently airing at 1 pm will now be heard 3 to 5:30 pm.
We welcome your comments about our programming, please email comments -at- kmud dot org or call (707) 932-5091.
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. 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.
Redwood Community Radio – Board of Directors
Tues., Apr. 7, 2015 – 3:30 pm
Healy Sr. Ctr., 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 – Bud Rogers [arrived about 5], Secretary Jack Frybulous, Vice-president Dan Murphy. BOARD-APPOINTED – Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese. Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio).
III.Approval of (February and March) minutes. Jack moved to approve, Christine seconded; unanimously approved. Dan moved to approve Sarah as Treasurer, Jack seconded; unanimously approved.
IV.Approval of agenda. Jack added to New Business item E. – Reducing risk of violence at the station, and removed Closed Session.
Christine moved to approve the amended agenda, Cody seconded; unanimously approved.
V.Open time – Maureen Kane is tired of drug busts & car crashes, and asks for more good news, local & global. Emma Nation found that we serve one of the poorest counties in California, wants to hear programming that “targets the underprivileged”. / Working with Maureen on a mission to better ID the broadcast needs of our community. / Also on a positive news program. / Organizing a meeting for northern listeners. Betty Miller - Volunteer ‘91-‘04; reporter ‘93-‘98; member since ’91. Listening to news less and less, because less and less local, with items [e.g.] about Crescent City, Ukiah Valley. Last Wed and Fri “no local news at all.” Said KMUD is doing this to “expand the number of subscribers” and make [newer subscribers] feel that their community is being heard from. / Broadcasts feel inauthentic, sound intermittent and mechanical, and lack context. / It’s not possible to provide competent news coverage of this four-county area. “There are many ways programming could include and hear from other parts of the listening area without replacing the local news”. / For 20 years the news was produced by 1½ full-time [“4 days, 32 hrs/wk”] staffers. Station would save $30K/yr if reporters were paid $20/hr. / Asked that open, public discussion of Board, Staff, Volunteers and Listener/Members take place about the commitment to local news. / If local news is being abandoned, be upfront about it. Jeanette said Betty’s comments would be added to the news surveys, and reminded that this was the point of doing a survey. Dan suggested a “discussion over the airwaves”. Volunteer, Member Jama Chaplin [“past Board, Finance and Policy Com member”]. Mentioned Fitch funds, and expressed thanks for the list of expenditures (in packet); ADA work, doors, etc. Heating and A/C to be installed in Music Library [not approved]. If approved, Fitch funds would be spent, or nearly so. Congrats on passage of Fair Access to the Airwaves, hopes talk-show hosts have been informed. Importance of financial emergencies policy, a message from past Boards: be prepared. Past practice has been to borrow from supporters, (e.g., after the signal upgrade, and “two other times before that”). Said Policy calls for a lenders’ list, asks Treasurer to review and establish contact. Requested dispostion on following topic only: Proposed changes in Election policy. 2 suggestions: no ballots to be put in boxes in kitchen; pass motion tonight that this year’s elections are an experiment. Mark spoke in response to proposed changes in Election. [Also present: BR, Donna King.]
VI.Management report – Many things on compliance calendar will need extensions. All CPB deadlines will be late, so funds coming July or later. Will need extensions for 990 and other IRS-related docs. Next Tues. Strategic Plan discussion with Board and Staff, partially to resolve any misunderstandings over the plan. News survey results announced. / Biggest event of the year Spec! Spec!; business support $4K + 200 @ $100 tix sold. / Apr 25, Jack Flaws showing Prairie Home Companion at station. / On the last Friday of the drive, Mateel ticket packages for SAMF and ROTR prizes. Goal $85K. $20K already received! We earned $22K from the March mini-drive! No thank-you gifts made it a quick and easy drive. “For the record”: March is better for mini-drives than February; last year’s drive [2/14] brought in $18K. / May 2: Dazey Days Bar + Funk Carnival, hoping to bill it as the “Official Dazey Day’s After-Party”! / Mark asked about money coming in online [$250 during last 4-day drive]. / Block Party May 16; Bud’s got bands. SAMF 5/30, 31. Mickey Dulas Coffee coordinator. Table blitz, 12 minimum, although concerns about drawing Vols away fm working on Drive. / Trainings continue and always full. / Finished 2nd round Info brochure, and Bequest brochure. / New car donations materials are in. / Made list for Cody of station’s needs: Fitch, what’s approved, etc. / Stalemate on 2011 FCC enforcement hold. / Panorama over! DonorSnap. We should launch a campaign, apologize to members for how long it took, and how much we appreciate them. / Finances: leveled out, with a more dedicating fund-raising schedule. Biggest challenge: create new revenue streams, a procedure that should be easily explainable. Cash-flow snapshot. / Terri asked to stay until December. Mark Sternfield [mid-‘90s UW rep] was recognized, and asked about vendors and road closure for Block party. The road will again be closed, although hard to find enough volunteers to make that happen. Said that everyone is pushing sustaining membership, we should too. / Dan asked why Terri stayed; Jeanette said she was concerned to see KMUD through the fire-season. / Dan: New database means “let the reserve grow”!
VII.Discussion / questions for Management
VIII.Consent calendar
IX.Finance Com. report
X.Unfinished business
A. Rivendell Automation project – budget. Recommended by Finance. Simon will do 30-day trial; Cynthia and Terri will work with him on it. No money will be spent till after 30-day trial.
Dan moved to approve spending up to $7K on Rivendell, Jack seconded; unanimously approved.
Cody mentioned that $6K had been the original amount discussed. Jeanette pointed out that with the bad weather, we had to program a 12-hour block, missed station IDs.
B. Approval process re: Policy 2.4.1, Board committees – letter of intent. The Policy Com. decided to detract the policy that’d been put forth.
C. New policy 2.4.1 [as addressed above].
D. New policy – Anti-violence – A form needs to be created before this policy will be re-submitted at the next Board meeting.
E. Election process stream-lining. Jack and Mark talked about this. Jama pointed out we should have a motion.
Jack moved that the Membership meeting be set for June 4, and that this year’s elections be held out of policy and by-laws. Christine seconded; unanimously approved.
F. Survey results re: News – committee assignment. Jeanette: Online survey? / Dan asked that the News Director do a presentation for Transition Com on what she got from the survey. Dan said that Terri reported this morning that ppl want more so-Hum-centric reporting, and happier news. Sarah commented that 200 responses out of 3000 surveys sent out is a pretty high rate of return. JT asked what are we hiring Terri’s replacement to do? Do a half-hour of news five times a week? Or be the News Director? Or be a part-anchor with a partner? The survey is helping us resolve this. JT says it’s not reasonable to ask busineses to underwrite us, while we won’t report on them. And we want to broadcast in other areas to show how media can do better; we are setting an example of what community radio can be. Sarah says a positive vibe is important: ignoring drug-busts, e.g., except where kids are affected, or that have a large environmental impact. That would minimize a lot of out-of-the-area reporting. Sarah and Siena agree that the survey results should be used to conduct the next one. Cody asked does the News have its own mission statement? (No.) Drug busts vs. the drug war. We need to balance entertaining, informing, and inspiring. JT said Transition will use the survey to figure out who to hire, and plan a community meeting to make decisions about how to hire the next person. The other part of the survey results would be really appropriate for the Membership meeting.
G. Strategic plan. Siena sent out a Kiley group doc. Marcy had recommended Kiley group in 2013. JT: Pick the best one, and apply for a grant. Dan said he liked the mission statements from Bend and WXXI.
XI.New business 
A. Confirm Sarah Scudder as Treasurer-elect (see item III)
B. Consider date / place Board-Staff retreat.
Jack moved we discuss this at Tuesday’s meeting, Dan seconded; unanimously approved.
C. On-site caretaker. Dan: Is it a good idea? Bud: build a tiny house in back. Jack asked that the legal (and personnel) issues be researched. Siena proposed that the Mateel and Beginnings be approached for info. Dan made a motion [he later withdrew] that the Board ask the Grounds Com to investigate this issue, and present the Board with more information, and possibly a proposal. Bud said he would be glad to follow up on county policies that deal with dangerous ppl. Cody moved to start an email thread asking what questions the Grounds Com. should ask regarding on-site caretaking; Jack seconded; unanimously approved.
D. Station manager evaluation results will be available a week before the next meeting. We’ll need a closed session at the start of our next meeting, and will relay to her our feedback. 
E. Reducing risk of violence at station. Dan: affecting a lot of Redway businesses. JT: We need to take back our front yard; when we start barricading the bldg instead of at the road, we’ve given up that territory. Consider solar gates with codes. Dan agrees, and reminded that late-night programmers have complained about this a long time. Jeanette: During the day, staff calls Sheriff. County mental health used to be called, but they have said they don’t have the staff. We can’t let visitors be endangered. Seed issue: Programmers aren’t sure who should be there; they do have the power to ask someone to leave. Dan suggested this as [ACTION] a topic for next Programmers’ meeting, and asked: Would a gate affect our ability to make good radio? JT said she left last night at 11 and homeless guy had been knocking on windows for an hour asking for stuff. Mark talked about motion lights. Jack: we’re not only blocking [name redacted]; we need to be seen doing something. Cody: neighborhood kids use the back-yard as a short-cut, we don’t want to lock them out; kids are our future. About a gate: the “problem people” are not driving in. Dan moved we direct the Grounds Com. to look into having access gates installed. Jack seconded; unanimously approved. Siena asked Jeanette what else we can do to reduce the risk of violence, who responded that County Mental Health had been asked to give a presentation to the staff, but CMH was unable to approve staff-time for this. Info about mental health has been shared with staff. Dan moved that Bud do more research on what can be done at the community level; Jack seconded. Unanimously approved. [Bud added he’d also talk to the Chamber of Commerce and Estelle.] Siena asked about the van abandoned in our lot; Jeanette said that BR accepted it from a homeless guy; Siena suggested a lien-sale. Jack suggested we not involve BR in getting rid of the car. Siena volunteered to find out about lien-sales. Jama reminded “before the Block Party”!
XII.Committee Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps. Jacks said that Jeanette had instigated quarterly meetings of Programmers, that we are scheduling a meeting for May (after the pledge drive). We’ll need to make an agenda including new meeting rules, and station IDs (that Programmers could use to identify each other).
B.Members’ Reps. Siena: also looking forward to new database. (Jeanette said she didn’t get the last letter sent to Members and was like, “C’mon!!”)
C.Community Advisory Boards. Emma will schedule a meeting of the Northern CAB after the Pledge Drive. 
D.Correspondence Secretary. Christine was asked to write County Mental Health, Julia told her that their office is in dis-array, and so no letter was written. Jack: a letter should still be written at least to show we are doing something, for documentation purposes. Bud: cc Board of Supervisors, and County Counsel. Write first draft, and we’ll provide feedback. / Dan: inform audio engineer Dave Smith that we’re working on this issue. [Christine will inform Dave of the Board’s progress in dealing with this issue.] Sarah said her dad works at the Arcata Night Shelter and will email him asking if he might talk to us. Bud said he would ask Paul Encimer – in his capacity as a founder of CHILL – to address the Board. Jama reminded me to ask Christine to write a thank-you letter to Nella for her database work. Jeanette added Dazey’s supply for gifts and support. Siena asked Christine ACTION to ask us monthly who needs to be thanked.
E.Development: Jack finished the Info brochure with significant last-minute input from Cody; Simon Frech also suggested helpful revisions. / Goal of 40 tables, but problem of less manpower for drive. / Eureka Natural Foods is providing us with $10 gift certificates for all new members. / Cannabis leaf logo to give the next generation 5 reasons to love KMUD. (No work on matchbooks now with fire season coming up!) Two Golden Arms for this drive: one for prize, one for a big donor. / New highway signs are to be ordered. / Mark mentioned Cody’s idea which JT put together: Wish List. Cody: What can we get thru grants, or thru special promotions? Accomplish goals a couple at a time. / Jeanette asked asked about the budget for Cuzzin Marks’ party. Dan explained that KMUD is asked to pay up to $1000 for food; Julia has taken care of the Bar. Dan will ask Mateel to partially waive some fees ($150 clean-up + $500 for Saturday rental). Sarah suggested a raffle. Dan says it’s more a memorial than a fund-raiser. JT suggested if it were annual, we should make it April so as to not be so close to the Block Party; (Marc’s birthday is first week in April). Bud, re: Block Party, bands: Gardner and Friends, Peter Childs, Three-Legged Dog, Marjo wilson Band from Covelo. Lengthy discussion on renting vs. buying tents.
F.Policy – talk of changes to Grievance panel policy, looking at “one-sided grievances”. Jeanette: the related anti-bullying policy changes are still being worked on; in cases where one party is unwilling to mediate, they could go to Grievance and still be heard and documented. Emma was recognized, and allowed to talk about ex parte, that both parties should be informed [they would be].
G.Mediation – A mediation was recently completed. Regular meeting in June. Jama asked if there would be an election for the seat to which Noel was appointed, or was her appointment permanent. Dan suggested asking Noel. Siena will put out a list of names and terms of members.
H.Emergency Preparedness. Cody: said we should have a policy that says we own the air-waves, in the event of martial law. Bud talked about the need for an independent mobile unit. Jeanette will send an email to ID members for this committee; Cody is willing to chair.
I.Management Evaluation.
J.Transition Com. – Met and talked about News Dept. May meet again next week. Siena asked about working toward minimizing the staff budget. Jeanette: it’s always the goal to streamline the budget. If we had a more constant staff, we’d have a more constant budget.
L.Networking. Jack and Siena tabling in Mendocino Apr 29 – May 1.
M. Grounds. Dan: had a great work day, and grounds were cleaned up! Cody: Railings on both porches need adjustments. Dan: Power-pole over line has been pecked away. Jeanette will call PG&E, and suggests locking up spigots. Cody suggests a grounds shed, and new lawn mower. Siena isn’t sure if she can get rid of van in time, and will call Don’s to see about getting it towed.
XIII.Schedule - Committee meetings 
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 Sr. Ctr.)
B.Development 1st Mon., 3 pm
C.Executive Mon., Apr 13, 11:30 (normally 2nd Tuedays)
D.Policy 2nd Mon., 1 pm (time for this month only)
E.Program Selection 2nd + 4th Tues., 1 pm
F.Finance Apr 14, 3 pm (normally 3rd Tuesdays)
G.Board talk show 2nd Wed. (Apr., Jul., Oct., Jan.) – Christine and Bud to host.
H.Board / Staff meetingTues., Apr 14, 11 am.
This meeting lasted 3h, 10m (excl. a break for dinner).
Agenda submitted by the Secretary on 12 May, 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 - 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 - Board of Directors
Mar. 3, 2015 – 3:30 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
A note from the Secretary ~ So that it can be more quickly located, language
dealing with motions and how Board members voted appears in bank gothic font. (See the pdf version of the original minutes for this feature.)
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the Vice-President.
II.Roll call: MEMBERS’ REPS – Julia Minton, Cody “Comfy” Dillon. PROGRAMMERS’ REPS – Bud Rogers, Secretary Jack Frybulous, Vice-president Dan Murphy. BOARD-APPOINTED – Christine Doyka, Mark Marchese. [Our search for a Treasurer may have ended!] Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio). Absent: President Siena Klein.
III.Approval of February minutes was postponed after they were withdrawn from consideration.
IV.Approval of agenda – All of several alterations made to the agenda – remove Consent Calendar from consideration; appoint Richard Parrish to Northern CAB; Closed session – Personnel issues; key policy and building access; transitional budget; board and staff retreat 2015; Fair Access to Airwaves; and anti-bullying and election policies – were unanimously approved. 
V.Open time – Visitors: Simon Frech, Sarah Scudder. Simon expressed sadness there was no party for BR.
VI.Management report – The road will be closed for this year’s Block Party! Volunteers are needed for Summer Arts. Mateel has agreed to waive our SAMF/ROTR coffee booth fees, $2300. New bumper stickers may be on the way. Nella has completed her database-related work. Apr. 1 is the latest that Audited Financial Statements can go out. Hiring Com. being created to identify Terri Klemetson’s replacement.
VII.Discussion / questions for Management – Jack reminded the board about the costs and the work involved in closing the road. Talk about parking space for handicapped. Cody asked to get more info on each of the items listed there. Christine suggested tackling one per month, while Jeanette reminded us about finances.
VIII.Consent calendar
A. Fair Access to Airwaves – 2nd consideration. This item was removed from the consent calendar for discussion.
IX.Finance Com. report – Siena chaired the Feb. 17 meeting (see pp. 36-38).
X.Unfinished business
A. Automation project – Simon has submitted more info about this proposal (approx. cost $6200). Dan asked about down-the-road costs, and learning-curve. Julia said she wanted to make sure we’re on solid footing before voting to approve (and pointed out the lack of a balance sheet in this month’s packet). JT: Fitch fund contains $55K. JT asked Simon if this would be the project to fund over the next 3 years. Simon: hard question.
Dan moved to table, Jack seconded; Unanimously approved.
B. Database project – Nella has communicated that her end of this project is complete; the new db will allow greater access to staff and volunteers doing all kinds of mailings.
C. Cuzzin Marc budget – Mateel will donate hall, and would run the bar (in the event the hall-rental fee is waived); Babette will do kitchen for us; and door, sound, lights and band are free. Discussion of the cost to rent hall ($350) vs. paying it and running the bar. Arrange security. Bud volunteered for a tweener spot. Dan continues the discussion with Mateel staff tomorrow. 
D. Board / staff retreat – travel May 21-23 to KVMR not as a conference but as a retreat. $100 per person. Half the staff are willing to go, half willing to stay and keep station open. Dan, Julia and Mark can’t go. Bud was unsure; Cody is interested; Jack is going.
XI.New business
A. Board recruitment and communication – To be discussed at the Board self-retreat: exit-interviews with previous Board members, and supporting them in the creation of their own group; year-round recruitment of replacement Board members, etc.
B. Appoint Elections Com – Jack (as 2nd year Programmer Rep) volunteered to run Programmer elections (per policy). Mark volunteered to be Overseer. Siena might run Member elections.
C. Approval process re: Board committees – New policy 2.4.1 (p. 17) is an attempt to address the lack of documentation existing around how members join committees. Julia: committee chairs have appointed people; committees should still be allowed to comprise themselves; not do committee work at the Board level; and trust that committee chairs will do what’s required.
Dan moved to table, Jack seconded. No vote was taken on this motion.
D. Report survey results from Appreciation ballots – information is contained in the packet. Dan and Terri are working on news-related results.
E. Fair Access to Airwaves – see p. 15.
Jack moved to approve, Bud seconded; unanimously approved.
F. Appoint Richard Parrish to Northern CAB.
Dan moved to approve, Jack seconded; Unanimously approved.
G. Building access and key. Change alarm code.
Dan moved that JT create a key inventory, and change alarm code. Christine seconded. Unanimously approved.
H. Policy: anti-harassment, -bullying, -violence (p. 16). Cody suggested (and Jeanette had reported) that a form for complainants to submit needs to be produced. Jack wondered if this was a Board responsibility. Julia thought that situations with people who felt unsafe might not be appropriate for Mediation, but that in most extreme circumstances, people [with personal-safety concerns] could seek to go the Board, but that approaching the Station Manager [or] Mediation Com. are preferred first steps. On behalf of prospective complainants, Bud called for making potential pathways and parties clear, that would inform someone if they had violated a protocol. Cody pointed out the proposed Steps 1 and 2 (Submit complaint; and meet with Manager [or Board, when Manager is the subject of any complaint]) were contained within Step 3 (Follow Problem-Solving Procedure).
Jack moved to send back to Policy for more work; unanimously approved.
I. Election process – suggesting that Policy have both Member and Programmer elections run at the same time (not a month apart). Jack asked Policy to ascertain what any negative fall-out from such a change might be. It seemed to be the Board’s consensus to send this back to Policy, although no motion was made.
Possible Treasurer-to-be Sarah Scudder was greeted and thanked for coming. Julia outlined for her Treasurer job duties: chairing the Finance Com., incl. preparing agendas; monthly Treasurer’s reports submitted to the Board [by the Treasurer, or anyone she delegates]; and overseeing the annual budget process (incl. a mid-year budget review). Jeanette added: attend Board meetings!
Bud moved to approve a transitional contingency fund up to $15K to be withdrawn from the Fitch Estate. Dan seconded.
Motion passed, 5-1. Yea: Bud, Christine, Dan, Jack, Mark. Nay: Comfy. Abstained: Julia.
XII.Committee Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps.
B.Members’ Reps.
C.Community Advisory Boards
D.Correspondence Secretaries
i.Pledge Drive
H.Emergency Preparedness
I.Management Evaluation
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.
M.Board of Directors 1st Tues., 3:30 pm (Healy Sr. Ctr.)
N.Development Tues., Mar. 10 – and 1st Mon. – 1 pm
O.Finance Tues., Mar. 10, 3 pm
P.Executive 2nd Tues., 11:30 am
Q.Policy 3rd Mon., 3 pm
R.Board talk show Wed., Apr. 8
S.Program Selection 2nd + 4th Tues., 1 pm
T.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (April)
Meeting over at 7:45. 40-minute meal break.
Agenda submitted by the Secretary 7 Apr., 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 - 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 - Board of Directors
Tues., Feb. 3, 2015 – 3:30 pm
Healy Senior Center, Redway, CA
A note from the Secretary ~ Beginning with these minutes and from now on, language about motions will appear in a different font, so that this information (including how the Board voted) may be more quickly located. (You can download a pdf version of the original minutes, this text version does not support the different font feature.)
I.Call to order: Meeting ground rules; opening comments from the President.
II.Roll call:  MEMBERS’ REPS – President Siena Klein, Parliamentarian Cody “Comfy” Dillon. PROGRAMMERS’ REPS – Bud Rogers, Secretary Jack Frybulous, Vice-president Dan Murphy. Station Manager Jeanette Todd (ex-officio). Absent: Members’ Rep Julia Minton, Mark Marchese. Christine Doyka arrived at 4. Search to identify a Treasurer is ongoing.
III.Approval of January minutes. Jack moved to approve, Bud seconded. Unanimously approved (5 votes).
IV.Approval of agenda. Siena asked that Board Self-Evaluation Retreat be added to New Business. Jeanette asked that two items be added: 2015 Spectacular! Spectacular! [S!S!] budget, and responses to Open Time and to CAB reports. Jack moved to approve the amended agenda, Cody seconded. unanimously approved (5 votes).
V.Open time - Emily Hobelmann and Emma Nation present. Emma advocated creation of an anti-bullying policy. Jeanette replied briefly, in agreement. At Jeanette’s suggestion,
Jack moved that the Policy Com. be directed to add language regarding workplace bullying, violence, and harassment. Bud seconded. Unanimously approved (6 votes).
VI.Management report – Jeanette outlined her report, referring to information contained in the packet. Highlights included plans for the next Silent Drive letter; BoD appointments to Elections Com. in March; and a major tabling blitz planned for Apr – May.
VII.Discussion / questions for Management – Bud asked how one gets on (and expressed interest in joining) the Pledge Drive Com. Jeanette suggested submission of a letter of intent.
Dan moved that Policy be directed to look into how people get assigned to or approved for Committee work. Jack seconded. Motion approved, 5-0. Yea: Bud, Christine, Dan, Jack, Siena. Abstained: Cody.
VIII.Consent calendar
A. Fairness Doctrine – 1st consideration. Jack asked what issue had precipitated the addition of the language about talk show hosts answering callers off-air, and suggested that (except for this), he was ready to approve. Jeanette recalled a show where – because more than one caller had gone off on tangents – the sheriff had only had time to answer 3 questions, while the lines were lit up with other callers. Jeanette had sent it back for more work to Policy, esp. since several drafts had so recently appeared. Bud felt the language was unnecessary, that hosts already have this freedom. Cody felt that “language not being needed” wasn’t a good reason to postpone consideration.
Cody moved that we vote for approval as-is. Bud seconded. the motion passed, 4-2. Yea: Bud, Christine, Cody, Jack. Nay: Dan, Siena.
B. Programmers’ Agreement – 1st consideration.
Jack moved we approve the consent calendar; Christine seconded; approved, 4-1. Yea: Christine, Cody, Bud, Jack. Nay: Dan. Abstained: Siena.
IX.Finance Com. report – from Jan. 20 submitted for review. Will need to look again at budget for staff training. Jeanette will look into where other radio stations get their funding from.
X.Unfinished business
A. revise Management Eval procedure. Dan’s proposals were submitted to committee, but proposed revisions were rejected. Dan: We’ll continue with existing procedure. An evaluation form will be distributed to staff, and another one to Programmers, Volunteers, Members. Completion expected in April.
B. update: search for a Treasurer. Another candidate has declined, and Jeanette is working on another. Jack will follow up with someone he knows who works up Island Mountain way. Bud has also approached someone. Cody suggested filling 9th seat with anyone; Jack argued saving it for someone qualified to be treasurer.
C. streamlining Elections process. Dan read Marcy’s report aloud. Bud moved we direct Policy to streamline this process; Dan seconded. Unanimous.
D. Vice-President job description (neither policy nor a by-law). Jeanette thought overseeing CABs should be a Members’ Rep duty. Dan moved to approve; Bud seconded. Unanimous.
E. Update: database project – All data ready to go to Donor Snap! It’s hoped RCR will have a new db fully functional by the Spring drive.
XI.New business
A. Budget for Cuzzin Marc event, Apr 4 at the Mateel. Dan requested that KMUD fund the Kitchen and Bar, possibly lights, sound and hall rental. Michael Jacinto has been asked to MC. Babette will do kitchen. Bud moved to direct Dan to develop this idea, and present at next Board meeting. Christine seconded. Unanimously approved.
B. Rivendell Automation proposal. Dan and Bud expressed reservations: that the system might be mis-used, substituting for live DJs (Dan) or that it adds complexity (Bud). Jeanette agrees with Cynthia that we do need a system to replace our reliance on iTunes, and to get what we want from our library. Jack thought we should go forward but, with Cody, expressed concerns about paying for it. Ask Simon for alternative proposals, or a demonstration? Cody suggested a field-trip to a station using the system: customer reviews. Bud asked about hidden training and programming costs? Dan moved to ask Simon to look up alternatives and give us a demo; and (with language added by Siena), that the M. and P. Directors also provide feedback. Bud seconded. Unanimously approved.
C. Larry Bruckenstein is appointed to Grievance Com.
D. Policy on anti-harassment, -bullying, -violence: see Open Time.
E. Board retreat for Self-Evaluation. Siena presented 3 options: plan a retreat (possibly professionally facilitated), or respond to a form corresponding to BoD job descriptions; Christine opted for a retreat. Bud agreed, and proposed Team Building. Retreat to KVMR in May, in conjunction with (but separate from) an NFCB regional summit. Siena will develop or discover templates for Board evaluation. Bud asked to develop a proposal for a short team-building exercise. Christine will contact Hospice for availability; Bud will develop his proposal; Siena will work on an agenda.
F. 2015 S!S! budget – Jeanette: 2014 goal was to break even, but we lost money. Max. capacity was 160 meals. $8K most KMUD would be willing to put down in 2015 as start-up, that (producer) Jennifer Metz would cover upfront costs to ensure the show goes on. Producer’s fee: $3000 (waived if KMUD doesn’t make money), or 10% if the door brings in > $20K. Aim to sell 200 tickets, at $75 / $100 + 8 VIP tables. EPIC had initially been approached to partner with us but their schedule required them to scale back, while still offering us volunteer (incl. working the bar) and promo support! Humboldt Green Week has offered to make S!S! a kick-off event.
Bud moved that an $8K budget for S!S! 2015 be approved. Cody seconded; unanimously approved.
G. Responses to Open Time, CAB reports. President’s job to reply (or assign replies) to Open time participants. Siena would like CAB reports to be reviewed (then posted on the bulletin board) by Member Reps. Jeanette offered to respond to the CAB reports.
Dan moved that Member Reps liaise with CABs. Bud seconded. Unanimously approved.
XII.Committee Reports
A.Programmers’ Reps. Dan said that we Reps would better facilitate the next meeting, that some issues like Programmer IDs (Cynthia in favor) didn’t get discussed as a result.
B.Members’ Reps. Siena: nothing to report. Cody: vibes-checker and stacker needed. Dan asked about processing surveys. JT suggested that Programmer Reps look at News portion; Member Reps look at signal upgrade.
C.Community Advisory Boards. Bettye Etter has submitted a report from the CAB - West. Many got pledge drive news in the mail, but not ballots.
D.Correspondence Secretaries.
E.Development (see Manager’s report)
i.Pledge Drive
F.Policy – see report.
G.Mediation. No news.
H.Emergency Preparedness. Nothing to report.
I.Management Evaluation – 3 Board members, a Programmer / Volunteer rep., and a community member. (See as well Dan’s report.) Emma read a letter in which she stated she was “effectively an assistant manager at KMUD for three years;” and expressed interest in Policy, Mediation, Emergency Preparedness, Mgmt Eval, and Finance committees, and said she would attend as many Development meetings as she was able to. Emma was thanked for her willingness to get involved.
J.Transition. Jeanette: met with BR who asked for eight weeks of training, but agreed on four. March 3. Other jobs for her have been discussed.
K.Elections. Siena: Committee to be formed next month. Members are asked to consider signing up. (Naturally, any BoD member running would be ineligible.)
L.Networking. Siena and Jack will go to Mendocino to increase support in Ft. Bragg and focus on outlying areas. JT: put together a taster/mixer, tabling opportunity.
Schedule - Committee meetings 
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.
M.Board of Directors 1st Tues., 3:30 pm (Healy Sr. Ctr.)
N.Development Tues., Feb. 10., 3 pm
O.Executive 2nd Tues., 11:30 am
P.Mgmt Eval 2nd Thurs., Feb. 12, 11 am
Q.Policy 2nd Mon., 10 am
R.Program Selection 2nd + 4th Tues., 1 pm
S.Finance 3rd Tues., 3 pm
T.Board talk show 2nd Wed. (Apr., Jul., Oct., Jan.)
U.Transition Wed., Feb. 18 – 1 pm
V.Board retreat Feb. 25 at noon (Hospice)
W.Board / Staff meeting3rd Tues. (Mar., Jun., Sep., Dec.)
This meeting lasted 3 hrs., 11 minutes, including a ten-minute break.
Agenda submitted by the Secretary 7 Apr., 2015.

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KMUD Block Party May 162015

KMUD Block Party May 16th, 2015 Musical Lineup

12:00 – 12:45 Paul Smolinger's Kids / Sarah Torres
 1:00 – 1:45 Gardner's Band / Bud Rogers
 2:00 – 2:45 Town Square Review
 3:00 – 3:45 Gary Stewart / Lyne Einwechter
 4:00 – 4:45 April Moore and the Ranch Party Band
 5:00 – 5:45 Darryl Cherney and friends
 6:00 – 6:45 Peter Childs and Chris McCurdy
 7:00 – 7:45 Three Legged Dog
 8:00 – 8:45 Marjo Wilson Band
 9:00 – 9:45 Mimur
 10:00 – 10:45 The Ultra Secret Organization of the Good Guys

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.
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

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Dennis Maher

Interim Music Director

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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 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. ~ 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 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, 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.)
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
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