WESU Board of Directors Meeting 11-27-12
Updates/ Old Business
-Tech stuff: BM replaced CD#2 and fixed input and TTs in studio B. Charles fixed TT1 in Studio A. Ben ordered a new PC per the budget.
-The audio archiving Server equipment is here. Charles hooked up audio feed. Need to coordinate network hookup with developer. Can use it as a pitching point for the pledge drive.
– AI or BS meet up with the guy?
-MB’s going abroad!!
-We need / VP for Spring… IDEAS? We should send an email hoping to get someone to be elected at meeting on Sunday. They could work with/learn from MB up through break.
-Does this season count a season on air? Up for debate. Could make an exception? Up to the board.
-Arts Council of Greater New Haven: is offering grants to host an arts event in Hartford. Perhaps we could submit a concert proposal. We have a large audience in Hartford, particularly within the Caribbean Community- more on this later.
-One grant for one event that they’ll pick? Need to check out the details.
-Middletown remix / to be incorporated as jive sound track… / will change weekly… (BM can do this-make a soundtrack for each week)
-CR is doing F and D!
-need strategies to do spinitron for automated shows (talk about at staff meeting); can offer this opportunity to trainees
-Pledge drive (Next Week AAACK!) (**WSHU Pledge drive will be stepping on our toes Dec 1-10!)
-BM working on letter – hope to get it printed and start folding tomorrow (trainees can come in and fold)
-BM working on finalizing premium offerings and donation levels for our donation form and online system.
-A QR code that takes people to the donation webpage
-VT: turn mailing into press release, this appeal letter can be modified into a press release. We need to get this to Middletown Eye, Middletown Patch, Wesleying, Argus, and Wesleyan Connection.
-AT has written a letter to alumni and it will go to 500+ alumni out sometime between now and next Monday
-phone schedule- needs to be created and coordinated MARY!!!!!
-Dougie B! on air! Sat Dec 8 during Car Talk!
-premiums (use “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream” as a premium-for $35); long sleeve, new t-shirt, hoodies ($75) – $88.1 gets you a t-shirt and a hoody- in the future, figure out from a bank who their contact is for community supports
-next time: make a list of what WESU does for the community; matching donations from banks or lawyers possibly (but really we should check out money from doctors/dentists/bars/liquor stores/Metro)
-Textile Graphic talk! We picked T-Shirt Number 4!!!!!, Shirt design, and Hoody design (design 1 wins!!!!!) and colors (black hoody with white lettering)
-T-Shirt colors will be Brown ink “natural” off white?
-Agenda for Sunday meeting:
next year board positions
Need a VP
Sunday staff meeting agenda
Pledge drive Phones / promos / helping with other shows/ resources/ online donor system
-Film screenings: Mike wants to co-host political documentary series; screen “Heist” and Avery’s documentary that she knows about
-outdoor movie showing (against the CFA)
-Concert Committee was “decidedly chill and supportive,” Zammuto (of the Books) is probably going to happen, 60 percent chance of J from NMH (already sold out in Hartford, talk to Manic Productions-Feb. 7th/11th), SD and GH both coming for 200 dollars each, SK accepted for $1,500 but Concert Committee wants to offer $1,200 (dates? January/February-JB will ask for late February); B wants $1,200 and CC will only give us a $1,000 (so WESU needs to front $500 total-could take out of new music budget, could charge public entry, could use record fair money, CS (only available May 7th-the Tuesday before Spring Fling-we in?? sure.)
-Redesigning Website and moving everything over to wordpress (new.wesufm.org is the sample-check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
-Interview with Sidewalk Dave
-he offered to play a free show before the concert series at Jesse’s house possibly open to the board
-thanks adrien for showing up!