February 21, 2012 KSDP Meeting Minutes

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January 3, 2012 KSDP Meeting Minutes

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MEETING MINUTES

 

  1. Call to order

Jim Brown called the meeting to order at 5:36pm on Tuesday, January 03, 2012 at the Sand Point School Library.

  1. Roll call

Shalene called the roll.  The following persons were present:

 

Board members present: Jim Brown – Director; Luke Meinert – Director; Jack Foster – Director; Marta Varga – Director

 

The following members were not present: Dan Williams – Director

 

KSDP staff present: Austin Roof – General Manager; Shalene Chebetnoy-J – Administrative Assistant

  1. Approval of Agenda

Jack motioned to approve the agenda. Austin asked that the General Manager’s Contract be added underneath new business. Jack asked that Certification of Election be added after Approval of Minutes. Jim Seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.

  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting

Jim made motion to approve minutes from last meeting. Jack seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.

 

  1. Certification of Election

Jack made motion to accept election ballots as counted. Marta seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.

 

  1. General Managers Report

No report at this time.

 

  1. Old Business
    1. Swearing in of Board Members. Dan Williams now present at meeting. All board members signed Oath of Office and Board Member Job Descriptions. All members sworn in. Luke Meinert now President.
    2. New Business
      1. Resolution for language change of FY 12 State Grant. Table open for discussion. Austin explained what would be changed. Monies for office reconstruction reallocated to replace tower in King Cove. Jim made motion to approve resolution. Marta seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
      2. General Managers Contract. Jim made motion to discuss General Managers Contract. Luke seconded. Open for discussion. Board members would like to put a cap on roll over vacation hours. Jim made motion to amend General Managers Contract language to say; General Manager’s vacation hours rolled over up to 20 days. Luke seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.

 

  1. Public Comment & Discussion
    1. Board members given copy of Bylaws. Board asked if agenda and minutes could be handed out a week in advance before meetings.

 

  1. Next Meeting
    1. Austin would like to meet in February to discuss GM salary and to present KSDP budget. Luke set next meeting for February 21, 2012 at 5:30pm at the Sand Point School Library. All members agreed.
    2. Adjourn

Jim made motion to adjourn meeting at 6:01pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Luke seconded. All in favor. Meeting adjourned.

 

Minutes submitted by: Shalene Chebetnoy-J, Administrative Assistant

Minutes reviewed by: Austin Roof, General Manager

 

November 29, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 | Author: Sha | Filed under: Minutes

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

  1. Call to order

Jim Brown called the meeting to order at 7:22pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the KSDP Radio Station.

  1. Roll call

Jim called the roll.  The following persons were present:

 

Board members present: Jim Brown – Director; Luke Meinert – Director; Jack Foster – Director; Dan Williams – Director-via Skype

 

The following members were not present: Marta Varga — Director

 

KSDP staff present: Austin Roof – General Manager; Shalene Chebetnoy-J – Administrative Assistant: Virgil Porter – Station Technician

 

  1. Approval of Agenda

Luke made motion to approve the agenda. Jack seconded. Motion passed.

  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting

Jack made motion to approve minutes from last meeting. Jim seconded. Motion passed.

 

  1. General Manager’s Report

Austin read and explained his report.

  1. Generators for the station and transmitter sites just started being manufactured this month and should be completed by January.
  2. Luke asked about the ARCS tower in King Cove. KSDP currently has a microwave dish placed on the tower. The tower is in horrible condition; unstable and unsafe. Austin suggested instead of using the money (FY12 Grant) that was allotted to remodel office to use it to rebuild the King Cove tower. Jack asked about just getting a stand for the dish that is currently on the tower instead of rebuilding tower. Austin thinks it will be mutually helpful for ARCS and KSDP to rebuild tower.
  3. Van Craft is coming to Sand Point in the near future to wrap up some projects.
  4. Membership drive was average this year. Jim suggested that instead of putting box holder actually address the envelope to a person because most people throw anything that says box holder away. Also Luke commented on maybe basing the membership drive around Silver Salmon Derby. Austin is hoping to do a few day membership drive last time giving people more of an opportunity to be a part of KSDP.
  5. The district wide ididapodcast contest will be announced November 30, 2011. Youth from ages K-12 are welcome to enter. The contest is being announced through the schools throughout the district. The students can email their podcasts directly to Austin and this district contest also gives them a jumpstart on the statewide competition. Austin has asked different entities throughout the area for donations so that station has not had to contribute any money as of now.
  6. Austin and Virgil have been working with the current events class at the school. They have been meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays during first period. The students are learning how to report news, hold interviews and to get comfortable on the radio. This is all leading up to interviews with the new Mayor Martin Gundersen and after that being able to report local current events.
  7. The board would like to see KSDP encourage more volunteers to get on the air and host their own shows, but take precautions as to what is being played by people.

 

  1. Old Business

No old Business

 

  1. New Business
    1. 1.      Election of Officers; Jim nominated Luke as President. Dan seconded. Luke accepted. Roll call vote; Luke-yes, Jim-yes, Jack-yes; Dan-yes. Motion passes.
    2. 2.      Luke nominated Dan to be Secretary/Treasurer. Jim seconded. Dan accepter. Roll call vote; Jack-yes, Jim-yes, Luke-yes, Dan-yes. Motion passes.
    3. 3.      Luke nominated Jim for Vice President. Jack seconded. Jim accepted. Roll call vote; Luke-yes; Jack-yes; Jim-yes; Dan-yes. Motion passes.
    4. 4.      Qagan Tayagungin Tribe Donation; Austin recommended we say yes at a value of $25-$50 which will help the station with community involvement. Luke asked if QTT sponsored the radio station, no they currently do not. Jim made a motion to donate $50 to the QT Tribe for the annual Christmas Potluck. Dan seconded. All in favor. Motion carries.
      1. Public Comments and Discussion
  2. Luke suggested having Aariah and Virgil do written reports for each meeting just so the board has an idea of the projects they are working on.
  3. Jack suggested holding a special meeting where the only thing on the Agenda would be swearing in all the board members. Jim asked Austin to check with Tina on the protocol for swear-ins. Austin said he would print out a copy of the bylaws for each board member. Next meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 22, 2011 at lunch.

 

  1. Adjournment

Luke made motion to adjourn meeting at 8:17PM. Jim seconded. All in favor. Motion passes.

 

 

Minutes submitted by: Shalene Chebetnoy-J, Administrative Assistant

Minutes reviewed by: Austin Roof, General Manager

 

August 22, 2011 KSDP Meeting Minutes

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MEETING MINUTES

 

  1. Call to order

Jim Brown called the meeting to order at 7:25pm on Monday, August 22, 2011 at the KSDP Radio Station.

  1. Roll call

Laura called the roll.  The following persons were present:

 

Board members present: Jim Brown – President; Marta Varga – Vice-President; Laura Clark – Secretary/Treasurer; Jack Foster, Jr. – Board Member; Mary Olsen – Board Member

 

KSDP staff present: Austin Roof – General Manager; Shalene Chebetnoy-J – Administrative Assistant

 

  1. Approval of Agenda

Jim asked to move Public Comments and Discussion to after the General Managers Report. Laura moved to accept agenda. Mary seconded. Motion passed.

  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting

No minutes from last meeting.

 

  1. General Manager’s Report

Austin gave GM Report. Mary had a few questions about King Cove project and funding.

Austin discussed two grants he is currently working on. Membership drive is still going on and elections can be held as early as next week.

 

  1. Public Comments and Discussion

Luke Meinert spoke on behalf of Austin. Said he believed Austin was very community oriented and a positive attribute to the station. Robert Kochuten also spoke on Austin’s behalf to be hired as General Manager, saying he was committed, enthusiastic and inspired. Dawn Kochuten was also present. Pastor Alan Ward thanked the board for allowing him time on the radio for “My Dad Rocks”. Also spoke on Austin’s behalf and encouraged board members to hire him for the GM position.

 

 

  1. Old business

Jim asked public and Administrative Assistant to vacate the room for an Executive Session. Executive Session ended. Jim made a motion to hire Austin Roof as General Manager at KSDP. Jack seconded motion. Members voted. Marta-no; Mary-no; Laura-yes; Jack-yes; Jim-yes. Motion passes. There was discussion of Austin’s salary. Jim made a motion for a salary of 52K with a 6 month reevaluation for more. Laura seconded. Members voted. Mary-no; Marta-no; Jack-yes; Jim-yes; Laura-yes. Motion passes.

  1. New Business
  2. There was discussion on programming content, specifically “My Dad Rocks”. Maybe consider putting guidelines in place for religious criteria on the radio. It was suggested that the time of “My Dad Rocks” be changed to 2-3pm on Thursdays instead of 3-4pm. Also was mentioned that there be less preaching and more music. Marta brought up the fact that the “Top of the Hour” news programming may be repeating itself. Austin suggested the news be staggered instead of at the top of every hour it be every other. Also suggested him and I work on getting our own news broadcast going. Jack asked if there was a way to get the community more involved with radio station, getting more volunteer DJ’s. There was also some discussion of talking to the teachers at the school about starting up a program for the students. Mary suggested getting a curriculum from other stations.
  3. There was a discussion of the use of the station vehicle. All board members agreed that station vehicle should be used for station purposes only.
  4. Austin showed a zero risk option for a new bank account that would increase the interest 6 times of what account we are currently holding. Asked permission to move 100K into this preferred interest account. Board agreed.

 

  1. Adjournment

Jim motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:01pm. Jack seconded. Motion passed.

 

 

Minutes submitted by: Shalene Chebetnoy-J, Administrative Assistant

Minutes reviewed by: Austin Roof, General Manager

 

February 16, 2011 KSDP Meeting Minutes

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 | Author: Sha | Filed under: Minutes

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

  1. Call to order

Jim Brown called the meeting to order on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7:11 p.m.  The Board meeting took place at the station at the Sand Point City Building.

  1. Roll call

Jim called the roll.  The following persons were present:

 

Board members present: Jim Brown – President; Marta Varga – Vice-President; Jack Foster, Jr. – Board Member; Mary Olsen – Board Member

 

Board member excused: Laura Clark – Secretary / Treasurer

 

KSDP staff present: Kells Hetherington – General Manager; Austin Roof – Music Director; Shannon Sommer – Administrative Assistant

 

  1. Approval of Agenda

Jack Foster made a motion to approve the agenda.  Mary Olsen seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting

Jim made a motion to move last meeting minutes until the next meeting.  Marta seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

 

  1. General Manager’s Report

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Old Business

 

 

  1. New business
    1. The Board of Director’s appointed Laura Clark to finish out Austin Roof’s position on the Board of Director’s for KSDP.  Jim Brown made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Marta seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

 

  1. Public Comments and Discussion

 

  1. Adjournment

The Board will next meet on April 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.   Mary adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Minutes submitted by: Shannon Sommer, Administrative Assistant

Minutes reviewed by: Kells Hetherington, General Manager

December 11, 2010 KSDP Meeting Minutes

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 | Author: Sha | Filed under: Minutes

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

  1. Call to order

Jim Brown called the meeting to order on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:13 p.m.  The Board meeting took place at the station at the Sand Point City Building.

  1. Roll call

Shannon Sommer called the roll.  The following persons were present:

 

Board members present: Jim Brown – President; Marta Varga – Vice-President; Laura Clark – Secretary / Treasurer; Jack Foster, Jr. – Board Member

 

Board members excused: Mary Olsen – Board Member

 

KSDP staff present: Kells Hetherington – General Manager; Austin Roof – Music Director; Shannon Sommer – Administrative Assistant

 

  1. Approval of Agenda

Jack Foster made a motion to approve the agenda.  Marta Varga seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting

Jim Brown made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Marta seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

 

  1. General Manager’s Report

 

 

  1. Old Business
    1. The Employee Savings Plan was discussed.  Jim Brown made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Marta seconded the motion.  The motion passed.
    2. The Budget was approved for FY 11.  Jack Foster made a motion to approve the agenda.  Marta Varga seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

 

 

  1. New business
    1. The Board of Director’s appointed Laura Clark to finish out Austin Roof’s position on the Board of Director’s for KSDP.  Jim Brown made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Marta seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

 

  1. Public Comments and Discussion

 

  1. Adjournment

The Board will next meet on February 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.   Laura adjourned the meeting at 3:15 p.m.

 

 

Minutes submitted by: Shannon Sommer, Administrative Assistant

Minutes reviewed by: Kells Hetherington, General Manager

November 10, 2010 KSDP Meeting Minutes

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 | Author: Sha | Filed under: Minutes

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

  1. Call to order

Jim Brown called the meeting to order on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7:15 p.m.  The Board meeting took place at the station at the Sand Point City Building.

  1. Roll call

Jim called the roll.  The following persons were present:

 

Board members present: Jim Brown – President; Marta Varga – Vice-President; Austin Roof – Secretary / Treasurer; Jack Foster, Jr. – Board Member

 

Board members excused: Mary Olsen – Board Member

 

KSDP staff present: Kells Hetherington – General Manager; Shannon Sommer – Administrative Assistant

 

  1. Approval of Agenda

Jim made a motion to approve the agenda.  Marta Varga seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting

Jim made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Marta seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

 

  1. General Manager’s Report

The Office of Homeland Security informed the station it will receive through the City of Sand Point a reimbursable grant of seventy four thousand dollars for installing two backup generators.  The backup generator project is ours, but the money will flow through the city.  The City of Sand Point will be handling cutting the checks for the equipment that we purchase; we will then reimburse the City.

 

The current cash position of the radio station is better than in the same period a year ago.  The station finances will also improve with the receipt of Community Service Grant I for seventy five thousand dollars from the federal government via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

 

Kells Hetherington asked the Board members for their approval of a proposed 401(k) program for station employees.  The station would administer the program through Automatic Data Processing.  ADP would also do the necessary reporting and ensure our savings plan is always fully ERISA compliant.

 

The radio station will receive an additional five thousand dollars from an old grant with which the station had become non compliant.  The grant award and reporting was predated Kells’ time at the station.  The money was described as being for internet service acquisition and the five thousand dollars will need to be spent along those lines; and likely on the website itself.

 

The station is waiting for a reply on its Round Six Capital Grant award.  The applied for amount was less than the sixty thousand dollar maximum.  The funding request includes adding an RPU and the purchase and installation of a climate control ventilation system.

 

Kells is also thinking of filing a PTFP grant to raise the tower.  Don Rinker, a former Alaska Public Broadcasting executive director is willing to help the station write the federal grant.

 

  1. Old Business
    1. Under the budget, a savings plan was discussed.  Jim would like to discuss the 401(k) plan at a later date and Marta asked Kells to find out about matching radio station saving plans.  All Board members agreed to wait on the savings plan and to look for other plans / rates.
    2. Kells expressed to the Board he would like to redesign the website.  Austin Roof asked how this would fit in the budget.  Kells responded by reminding the Board of the five thousand dollar grant award.  Austin said he has friends in the website field possibly interested in the project.   The board members liked the idea.  Kells also added that Virgil Porter was interested.

 

  1. New business

No new business was discussed.

  1. Public Comments and Discussion

The Board members all agreed they would like to have the meeting packets earlier.  They said it was alright for Kells to post the Music Director position.  Marta would like more music every Saturday.

 

  1. Adjournment

The Board will next meet on December 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.   Jim adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

 

 

Minutes submitted by: Shannon Sommer, Administrative Assistant

Minutes reviewed by: Kells Hetherington, General Manager

September 9, 2010 KSDP Meeting Minutes

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 | Author: Sha | Filed under: Minutes

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

  1. Call to order

Jim Brown called the meeting to order on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 7:20 p.m.  The Board meeting took place at the station at the Sand Point City Building.

  1. Roll call

Jim called the roll.  The following persons were present:

 

Board members present: Jim Brown – President; Marta Varga – Vice-President; Austin Roof – Secretary / Treasurer; Mary Olsen – Board member

 

Board members excused: Jack Foster, Jr. – Board member

 

KSDP staff present: Kells Hetherington – General Manager; Katherine Ford – Music Director; Shannon Sommer – Administrative Assistant

 

General public present: Gavin Carlson

  1. Approval of Agenda

Austin Roof made a motion to approve the agenda.  Mary Olsen seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting

Marta Varga made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Jim seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

 

  1. General Manager’s Report

Kells Hetherington reported the Corporation for Public Broadcasting approved the station’s rural bonus grant; the amount of the award is twenty five thousand dollars.

 

The station received a check from Alaska Public Broadcasting, the Alaska Capital Grant Round Five Program in the amount of twenty thousand dollars for certain capital improvements.

 

Ben Bryce, the station’s Merrill Lynch account representative answered questions asked by the Board.  The Board was agreeable to stay with Merrill Lynch as the station’s bank.

 

Kells has been in contact with Chuck Lakaytis, Gray Hartig, Nolan Brothers and Frigid North Company about working on the King Cove FM translator and the Sand Point AM ground system.  Chuck Lakaytis is working with Gray Hartig on the new location for the FM translator license in King Cove.  Kells and Frigid North have been working on an equipment list needed for both projects.  He also spoke with Nolan Brothers about traveling to King Cove and Sand Point to assist Chuck with both projects.  The first project to be completed will be in ground system in Sand Point, then the FM translator in King Cove.  All are working on equipment shipped from Seattle on Coastal Transportation.  All expenses will be paid for by the State Capital grant.

 

Kells is currently working one Round Six Alaska Capital Grant Program for renovations to the studio which include:  a ventilation system, new studio window, new exterior windows, new carpeting for the radio station’s office, and to install a RPU system.  Kells is also preparing a grant application to the Federal Telecommunications Facilities Program which is due early 2011.  The grant is for requesting funding to improve the tower access road and to raise the height of the radio station tower.

 

In early November, Catharine Persinger with Foraker Group will be her to work with Shannon Sommer and me with QuickBooks and financial training.

 

Kells has been working with Austin Roof about a wireless hotspot on the radio stations tower.  He asked the Board for their permission.  It would be separate from the radio station and would provide high speed internet access through HughesNet systems.

 

New tower light was ordered.  The radio station will bring Nolan Brothers to Sand Point to replace the top beacon and a sidelight.

 

The Internal Revenue Service contacted the station about a debt from a late filing of a 941 in early 2006.  The Government identified the station owing the amount of five thousand dollars after the radio station started receiving payments from NOAA through Central Contractor Registry.  The station is in the process of responding to the IRS through the Taxpayer Advocate Service.  The IRS also waived a seven thousand dollars made through Taxpayer Advocate Service.

 

  1. Old Business

a)      King Cove translator and Sand Point ground system project budget & timeline were reviewed.

b)      The radio station is staying with Merrill Lynch as our bank provider.

 

  1. New business

a)      Update of Grant applications in progress.

b)      Foraker Group financial training will begin November seventh through November eleventh.

c)      A proposed tower lease agreement.

  1. Public Comments and Discussion

Ben Bryce was on the phone with a few of the Board members, he answered the questions the Board had.  Ben answered all questions and the Board was pleased.

 

Jim asked if there was something in the by-laws about a Board member absent so many times to Board Meetings.  Jim also will ask Jack Foster Jr. if he is still interested in being on the Board.  Kells informed the Board, both Justin Godbehere and Louise Zeile are interested being on the Board.

 

The Board agreed to have Kells work with Glen Gardner, the City Mayor to apply for a grant to help with the city building’s water damage problem.

 

Jim suggested the station call Western Marine, here in town for gravel to help cover the tower access road.

 

The Board agreed, Kells write to Don Young’s office about the tax issue.

 

  1. Public Comments and Discussion

The Budget will be discussed at the next meeting.

 

  1. Adjournment

The Board will next meet on October 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.   Mary adjourned the meeting at 8:07 p.m.

 

 

 

Minutes submitted by:  Shannon Sommer, Administrative Assistant

Minutes reviewed by:  Kells Hetherington, General Manager

August 10, 2010 KSDP Meeting Minutes

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 | Author: Sha | Filed under: Minutes

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

  1. Call to order

Marta Varga called the meeting to order on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 7:10 p.m.  The Board meeting took place at the station at the Sand Point City Building.

  1. Roll call

Marta called the roll.  The following persons were present:

 

Board members present: Jim Brown – President; Austin Roof – Secretary / Treasurer; Mary Olsen – Board member

 

Board members excused: Marta Varga – Vice President; Jack Foster, Jr. – Board member

 

KSDP staff present: Kells Hetherington – General Manager; Shannon Sommer – Administrative Assistant

 

General public present: Louise Zeile

  1. Approval of Agenda

Jim made a motion to approve the agenda.  Mary seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting

Minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting.

  1. General Manager’s Report

Kells reported that the station has installed a new internet service with the help of the Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission’s Discretionary Fund.  Will Johnson flew from Fairbanks in mid July to do the installation.  The new internet service is ten to twelve times faster than the more expensive internet service with TelAlaska currently used by the station.

 

The station was awarded a thirty five hundred dollar Management Assistance grant by the Rasmuson Foundation in Anchorage.  This is a reimbursable grant for the station to bring a woman from the Foraker Group to Sand Point to work on QuickBooks with Shannon and Kells.  The Board is welcome to participate in the financial training.

 

Engineers Chuck Lakaytis and Gray Hartig and Dillingham General Manager Rob Carpenter are finally moving forward with the King Cove FM radio translator license transfer.   Gray and Chuck are filing the paperwork through Larry Miller, an FCC attorney in Washington, D.C., to register the new location of the radio translator with the FCC.  The Dillingham School Board will officially approve the license transfer at its August meeting.  When KSDP has the approval, it will move forward on the engineering visit needed to make the translator upgrade a reality.

 

The tower light situation will be rectified when Justin Godbehere installs the part that needs to be replaced at the transmitter site.  This should start the top light flashing again.

 

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is about to rule on our rural bonus grant application check here.  CPB is moving very slowly on this.

 

Kells reported a major grant opportunity with the Alaska Public Broadcasting Capital Grant – Round Six – Program.  Last year, the program provided KSDP funding for a comprehensive studio renovation.  The station is in the final stages of its grant reporting for the project.  When complete, the station will receive about eight thousand dollars more from the grant award.

 

  1. Old Business

There was no Old Business

 

  1. New business

a)      Mary Olsen and Austin Roof were sworn in as KSDP Board members.

b)      Kells updated the Board on the Merrill Lynch account.

c)      The Board looked at the ventilation system proposal.  They want more information on the subject.  They also recommended that the project be made part of a grant application.

d)     The Board wants more budget details for the King Cove translator upgrade and for the replacement of the ground system in Sand Point.

  1. Public Comments and Discussion

During Kells’ General Manager Report, Jim Brown asked how much longer until the translator in King Cove is transferred to KSDP.  Kells responded saying that we should have it by October, and said Dillingham is making it a very lengthy process.

 

Mary wants monthly statements of the station’s bank accounts and asked if the station had thought of moving its account to an Alaska bank.  Kells responded saying, Shannon and he would research local banks.  Jim Brown would also like board meeting packets sent to each member a few days before the meeting.  Austin Roof asked about funding a scholarship program.  The scholarship would be for a college or vocational school bound student.

 

The Board would also like to see more local programming, such as: live and recorded programs, Silver Salmon Derby coverage, Culture Camp reports, and more field reporting.

 

 

 

  1. Adjournment

The Board will next meet on September 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.   Jim adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Minutes submitted by:  Shannon Sommer, Administrative Assistant

Minutes reviewed by:  Kells Hetherington, General Manager

May 27, 2010 KSDP Meeting Minutes

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 | Author: Sha | Filed under: Minutes

 

MEETING MINUTES

 

  1. Call to order

Marta Varga called the meeting to order on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 5:15 p.m.  The Board meeting took place at the station at the Sand Point City Building.

  1. Roll call

Marta called the roll.  The following persons were present:

 

Board members present: Marta Varga – Vice President / Secretary / Treasurer; Jim Brown – Board Member; Jack Foster, Jr. – Board Member

 

Board members excused: Robbe Gilmour – Chairman; Jack Foster, Jr. – Board Member; Joanna Karlsen – Board Member

 

KSDP staff present: Kells Hetherington – General Manager; Shannon Sommer – Administrative Assistant

  1. Approval of Agenda

Jim made a motion to approve the agenda.  Jack seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting

Minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting.

  1. General Manager’s Report

Kells reported on the installation of the new studio furniture, as well as other improvements taking place as part of the major renovation.  He mentioned a few minor completions.  The new mic booms require side mounts in order to slide down (the part has been ordered).  The lower step in the on-air studio must be removed and the new radio console in the production studio must be hooked up to the telephone hybrid for interviews.

 

The transmitter site has been cleared of wood, rusted cables and assorted debris that were scattered around.

 

KSDP has started to receive payments from NOAA for its tower lease.

 

The tower light has not been working properly due to a piece of blown electrical equipment located in the tower shack.  The part has been ordered.

 

The station has been awarded $50,000.00 in the state capital budget.  The grant will be used to replace the ground system at the transmitter site, as well as to renovate the FM radio translator in King Cove.

 

During the last Board meeting, a transfer agreement prepared by FCC attorney Larry Miller was signed.  The agreement was sent to Dillingham.  Dillingham wants a four thousand dollar payment for the transfer.

 

Virgil is leaving for salmon fishing then moving to California.  Katherine Ford (KK) will be replacing Virgil.

 

There are four candidates running for three seats on the Board.

  1. Old Business

a)      Marta made a motion to approve payment for the transfer of King Cove radio license.  Jim seconded the motion and the motion passed.

b)      To date, the production room window has not been fixed.

c)      The tower light problem has been identified.  A new piece of equipment has been ordered.

  1. New business

a)      Jim made a motion to approve the Board election, and the election ballots.  Marta seconded the motion and the motion passed.

b)      Kells reported to the Board the state capital grant award success.

c)      Board members toured the new production and on-air studios.

d)     Two Board members signed checks.

  1. Public Comments and Discussion
  2. Adjournment

The Board will next meet on June 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.   Jim adjourned the meeting at 6:12 p.m.

 

 

 

Minutes submitted by:  Shannon Sommer, Administrative Assistant

Minutes reviewed by:  Kells Hetherington, General Manager

Aleutian Peninsula Broadcasting, Inc. – Board of Directors Meeting – Tuesday, November 23, 2012

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Agendas, Station Documents

Aleutian Peninsula Broadcasting, Inc.
KSDP Radio P.O. Box 328 Sand Point, Alaska 99661 Phone: (907) 383-5737 Fax: (907) 383-5271
Board of Directors Meeting
KSDP Radio Station Office
Tuesday, November 23, 2012
5:30 P.M.
Agenda
I. Call to order
II. Roll call
III. Approval of agenda
IV. Approval of minutes
V. Reports
a.) General Managers Report
b.) Administrative
c.) Programming
VI. Old Business
VII. New business
a.) Generator Update
b.) Personnel
c.) Credit Card EFT Payment
VIII. Public Comments and Discussion
IX. Next Meeting
X. Adjournment

KSDP Meeting Agenda

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 | Author: Sha | Filed under: Agendas

Board of Directors Meeting

KSDP Radio Station Office

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

5:30 P.M.

Agenda

 

I. Call to order

II. Roll call

III. Approval of agenda

IV. Approval of minutes

V. Reports

a.) General Managers Report

b.) Administrative

c.) Programming

VI. Old Business

a.) Membership Meeting

b.) Company Credit Card

c.) Cold Bay Translator

VII. New business

VIII. Public Comments and Discussion

IX. Next Meeting

X. Adjournment

Aleutian Peninsula Broadcasting, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Agendas, Community Window, Station Documents

Aleutian Peninsula Broadcasting, Inc.
Board of Directors Meeting
Sand Point School Library
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
5:30 P.M.

Agenda

I. Call to order
II. Roll call
III. Approval of agenda
IV. Approval of minutes
V. Reports
a.) General Managers Report
b.) Administrative
c.) Programming
VI. Old Business

VII. New business
a.) KSDP Budget/P&L
b.) General Manager’s Salary
c.) Survey Results
d.) Strategic Planning

VIII. Public Comments and Discussion
IX. Next Meeting
X. Adjournment

Aleutian Peninsula Broadcasting, Inc. Board Meeting

Posted on: December 28th, 2011 | Author: Sha | Filed under: Agendas, Community Window

Aleutian Peninsula Broadcasting, Inc.

Meeting of Board of Directors

Sand Point School Library

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 5:30PM

AGENDA

a. Call to Order

b. Roll Call

c. Approval of Agenda

d. Approval of Minutes

e. Report from General Manager

f. Old Business

  • Swearing in of Board Members

g. New Business

  • Resolution for language change of FY 12 State Grant

h. Public Comments and Discussion

i. Next Meeting

j. Adjourn

KSDP Board of Directors Meeting

Posted on: November 14th, 2011 | Author: Sha | Filed under: Agendas

Board of Directors Meeting

KSDP Office, Sand Point City Building

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

7:00 P.M.

Agenda

 

I. Call to order

II. Roll call

III. Approval of agenda

IV. Approval of minutes

V. General Manager’s Report

VI. Old Business

a.) King Cove Project Update

VII. New business

a) Election of Officers

VIII. Public Comments and Discussion

IX. Next Meeting

X. Adjournment