11-27-12 Board Meeting Notes

WESU Board of Directors Meeting 11-27-12


Updates/ Old Business

-Tech stuff: Ben M 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.

-Adam . or BS meet up with the guy?


-Mary’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 Mary up through break.

-EP? ER?

-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… (Ben M can do this-make a soundtrack for each week)

-Spinitron volunteers?

-Chazelle 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!)

-Ben M working on letter – hope to get it printed and start folding tomorrow (trainees can come in and fold)

-Ben M 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

-Virgil: 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.

-Avery 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 Series:

-Concert Committee was “decidedly chill and supportive,” Zammuto (of the Books) is probably going to happen, 60 percent chance of Jeff from Neutral Milk Hotel (already sold out in Hartford, talk to Manic Productions-Feb. 7th/11th), Sidewalk Dave and Gifted Higgs both coming for 200 dollars each, Stepkids accepted for $1,500 but Concert Committee wants to offer $1,200 (dates? January/February-Jesse will ask for late February); Boldy 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, Colin Stetson (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!