KMUD's Vision, Mission, and Diversity Statements and Current Board Members


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.

Diversity Statement: Redwood Community Radio is dedicated to diversity in broadcasting with acceptance and understanding with regard to diversity in our actions within our communities. Redwood Community Radio seeks programming that reflects our commitment to diverse radio.
Redwood Community Radio identifies our Communities diversity as; encompassing acceptance and respect. 
It means understanding that each individual is unique, 
and recognizing our individual differences.  These can be along 
the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, 
political beliefs, or other ideologies.  It is the exploration 
of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. 
It is about understanding each other and moving beyond 
simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the 
rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual, and Redwood Community Radio is not limited to this definition, we are always growing and expanding our base of understanding and compassion, predominately through our programming.
Annually the Redwood Community Radio Board of Directors and Staff have and will continue to undertake Diversity and Multicultural training, hosted by qualified individuals and recommended by the Humboldt Area Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to working for social, economic and environmental prosperity for the North Coast.
Board Minutes: 
Once approved, Board Minutes are searchable through our Blog on this website.
FCC Public Inspection File is available at: https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/kmud
Current Board Members:


 Vice President Behr

 Secretary Rob Bier

Kim Phelps


 Holly Kreb

Shira Brown

 Treasurer Sarah Scudder


 President Jimmy Durchslag

 Wendy Emerson



Learn about the committees that keep KMUD running smoothly

Executive Committee (ExCom)

Committee Members: Jimmy Durschlag, Rob Bier, Alyssa de Leon Behr

Scope of the Committee: The Executive Committee sets the agenda for Board meetings and also works on any other task(s) assigned to it by the Board.

Meeting Time: zoom

Development Committee

Committee Members:
Jimmy Durchslag, Jama Chaplain, Lisa Luv, Kim Phelps, Holly Kreb, Daralee Fallin, Tanya Horlick, Bud Rogers

Scope of the Committee:
The Development Committee helps KMUD management with fundraising and outreach planning and execution.Meeting Times:
1st Monday, 3 pm at KMUD

Finance Committee

Committee Members:
Sarah Scudder, Behr, Jimmy Durchslag, Chanin, Alyssa de Leon

Scope of the Committee:

  • The Finance Committee is the fiscal awareness component of the Board. It educates, advises and recommends to the Board and management the financial possibilities and monetary consequences of KMUD’s plans, ventures and activities.Discussion during the monthly meetings is expected to consider current and projected cash flow; profit and loss trends; balance sheet items; budget alignments; status of secured, pending and potential grants and loans, and communications with the issuing agencies; current and upcoming expenditures and strategies for funding and reducing costs; any policy work that might be needed; assessments of fundraisers, benefit trends, and underwriting outlook, and general financial picture.
  • Any ideas for actions and solutions which are outside the manager’s authority will be brought to the Board.
  • The committee will begin drafting the budget for the following year starting in September and present a first draft in the Board packet for October. 
  • The Committee will also assist the Station Manager in reviewing potential Auditors.
  • If the need for a loan is anticipated, the Committee should determine the amount necessary, and with the Board’s approval take action to secure the organization’s line of credit, either privately or with an institution for the coming year.

Meeting time is the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3 pm at KMUD, although at times this may be changed to accommodate schedules.

Mediation Committee

The Mediation Committee is committed to assist, in a fair and respectful manner, in resolving personnel problems involving KMUD staff and volunteers when the involved parties have become stuck trying to resolve their issues. As a Staff Member, Programmer, or other Volunteer at KMUD, when a problem related to your activities at KMUD arises you should:

As a Staff member, Programmer, or other Volunteer at KMUD when a problem related to your activities at KMUD arises you should:

  • Step 1: Attempt to resolve the problem directly with those involved in the issue.
  • Step 2: If Step 1 fails, bring the issue to the staff member most directly involved. For example, programming issues should go to the Program Director.
  • Step 3: If Step 2 fails to resolve the problem, discuss the issue with the Station Manager.
  • Step 4 :In the event that the problem is not satisfactorily resolved in the preceding steps, parties to the dispute are encouraged to enter into mediation with the Mediation Committee, but it is understood that the mediation process is entirely voluntary.
  • Step 5: In the event that the mediation process does not resolve the issue, it will be referred to the RCR Grievance Panel.  This will be accomplished without incurring cost to RCR.
  • Step 6: Upon completion of the grievance hearing, the hearing officer will submit a recommendation to the Board of Directors.
  • Step 7: The Board of Directors will either accept the recommendations of the Grievance Panel Hearing Panelist(s) or the Board may, by unanimous vote of the Board, overturn that decision and make a different ruling to resolve the issue.

Remember, the Mediation Committee is here to help. In any particular situation, if any of the earlier steps are found not to be practical, the individuals involved may contact the Mediation Committee, or any member of the Committee, at any time.
Committee e-mail address:[email protected]

Mediation Committee Members:

  • Siena Klein, Paul Encimer, Mark Marchese, Holly Kreb, Kim Phelps

The Mediation Committee meets on an as needed basis and has a mailbox in the KMUD Office.

Policy Committee

Committee Members:
Jimmy Durchslag, Rob Bier, Alyssa de Leon

Scope the Committee:
The purpose of the Policy Committee is to develop and maintain a complete and concise policy manual, collect policies as they are made by the Board, and assemble other rules and regulations which apply to the governance arena of Redwood Community Radio, for example CPB rules; Board meeting ground rules; FCC governance-related rules; etc. Additionally, the Policy Committee shall review policies, rules, and bylaws, and propose improvements to the Board and assist the Parliamentarian.

Meeting Times:
Old meeting time - 2nd Thursday, 11:30 am, KMUD; New  meeting time - TBA

Community Advisory Board!

Members: Siena Klein (Chair), Bonnie Blackberry, Bettye Etter, Tanya Horlick

KMUD’s Community Advisory Board, CAB, would like your input to make KMUD the best it can be.If you have any ideas or concerns about KMUD programming, music or shows or would like to become involved please come to our future meetings. Email [email protected], write to CAB c/o KMUD, PO Box 135, Redway, CA 95560, or call our office (707) 923-2513.

The Community Advisory Board is a requirement of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); Redwood Community Radio is CPB qualified and receives an annual Community Service Grant from CPB.

Section 396(k)(8) of the Communications Act

A. Section 396(k)(8) of the Communications Act provides that:

"(A) Funds may not be distributed pursuant to this subpart to any public broadcast station (other than any station which is owned and operated by a State, a political or special purpose subdivision of a State, or a public agency) unless such station establishes a community advisory board. Any such station shall undertake good faith efforts to assure that: (i) its advisory board meets at regular intervals; (ii) the members of its advisory board regularly attend the meetings of the advisory board; and (iii) the composition of its advisory board are reasonably representative of the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by such station.

"(B) The board shall be permitted to review the programming goals established by the station, the service provided by the station, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station. The board may also be delegated any other responsibilities, as determined by the governing body of the station. The board shall advise the governing body of the station with respect to whether the programming and other policies of such station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station, and may make such recommendations as it considers appropriate to meet such needs.

"(C) The role of the board shall be solely advisory in nature, except to the extent other responsibilities are delegated to the board by the governing body of the station. In no case shall the board have any authority to exercise any control over the daily management or operation of the station.

"(D) In the case of any public broadcast station (other than any station which is owned and operated by a State, a political or special purpose subdivision of a State, or a public agency) in existence on the effective date of this paragraph, such station shall comply with the requirements of this paragraph with respect to the establishment of a community advisory board not later than 180 days after such effective date.

"(E) The provision of subparagraph (A) prohibiting the distribution of funds to any public broadcast station (other than any station which is owned and operated by a State, a political or special purpose subdivision of a State, or a public agency) unless such station establishes a community advisory board shall be the exclusive remedy for the enforcement of the provisions of this paragraph."

For complete rules, and an interpretation of the law, goto http://cpb.org/stations/certification/cert3.html

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