Board Meeting Notes — 9/13/16

Abby:
— Chris & Cloie–what we gonna do?

— Set up individual meeting times–either W 12:30-2:30, F 11-1 or 3-5

— Getting a head start on the pledge drive

— Theme? T-shirt design, PSAs, me & Bens (& Beth) should prolly write stuff

— WESU app–who wants to follow-up on this?

— SoundCloud acct–who wants to manage this, create some standards, etc.?

Program:
– Program should be going next week! We do not have anything for the other side right now. If anyone has anything in the next week, we’ll add it–if not, we can just print one-sided.

DB:
– DB will be shooting a staff photo next weekend. He is proposing the idea of holding something that resembles their radio shows. He is talking about individual pictures that we could maybe add to the website. Maybe adding staff bios to the website? We will send an email out about this

Beth:
– Michelle might be having a problem getting into the email (we should ask her?) Will send everyone the WordPress contact info and make everyone a FB admin. Also ask Ben M for how to access the HTML wordpress stuff!

– She will post on the website/FB page about the new fall season

– Press release is written, has edits, and she will send it out to the new group of people

Keys:
– Everyone put in requests!

Julia:
– Reducing service hours? It might be a waste of time for everyone. Bryan proposes that we just make a resolution this season to credit everyone 2 service hours to test it out this semester.

– Should trainees still do four hours? We could assign specific service hours to trainees rather than just encouraging it. We could still trainees to a concrete list of stuff.

– Last semester, a lot of people did not do their service hours or it just wasn’t recorded.

– Coming to an agreement that reducing the service hours to 2 for the semester and giving specific tasks for trainees and making them do 4.

Bryan:
– Fundraising dinner in Middletown (might be a 21+ event unfortunately–let’s shoot for November!) Maybe we could shoot for a rooftop event/block party event in the spring.

– Formalized relationships with local businesses. Bryan will send out an email shortly. Getting businesses to donate for either tax exemption or underwriting (bare minimum being $50)

– Promotion of local non-profit organizations

– Status of WESU ticket give-aways. Wants to work with Manic Productions, etc. and set up a formal process as opposed to just DJs deciding for themselves. We could do this on the website or FB page

– We need to create an email for this position

Argus Collaborations:
– Beth is meeting with the Argus soon. It would be really cool to have a column. We can put in ads to the Argus (record fair/spring press release). We are their neighbors and should totally communicate with them.

Lara:
– This is not production related, but it’s the 10 yr anniversary of MYRP in the Spring, can we do a MYRP T-shirt this year? Ideally with drawings by the kids! More pledge-drive MYRP themed stuff

– Also – is new Audition on every computer? Didn’t see in Studio B

Record fair:
– Michelle isn’t here but we need to talk through all this stuff (making a press release/PSA/promo stuff)

– Michelle should reserve the table

Julia:
– Student group fair from 1-5pm! Everyone sign up! Julia will be in contact with Michelle about setting all this up

Training info session on Sunday, Sept 18? Does that day work for Abby/Ben G?
Starting training on Thursday, Sept. 29 @7pm and Sunday Oct. 2 @ 3pm

Pledge drive:
– We are trying to start this earlier

– We should start making promos for this–everyone make a promo! Everyone have a promo made for 9/27

– Lara already has a huge list of promos that they can play

– Think about a T-shirt design for all this

– What about the retro baby ideas? Would this sell?

– We should figure this out next week

Board Meeting Notes — 9/6/16

Welcome new and old board members!

Board Hours (work in progress)

Monday: Beth, Michelle

Tuesday: Lara, Zazie

Wednesday: Babe, Julia

Thursday: Ben, Abby

Friday: Chris

Unknown: Helly & Adam

  • Hopefully starting this week if you are able to

Email:

  • Sending out the word doc to all board members

Keys:

Board Meeting Time:

  • Tuesday @ 5pm?
  • It works!!! Yay!

Individual Board Meetings:

  • Setting up individual meetings in Usdan
  • 10 minutes or whatever to discuss long term goals
  • Hopefully the week of September 12th

Summer Board:

  • No real cohesive summer board this year, but each individual member (Cloie, Chris, and Bryan) was super great–thank you all so much!!!
  • Maybe we should try having a meeting at the beginning and end of the summer next time and make it a little more official? But it did work well as a concept this time

Fall Program:

  • The fall program is almost done!
  • There is one half hour (Monday, 7:30-8pm) is open–do we want to offer it to MB? Public affairs? Ben M and Chris will figure it out
  • Hoping to get the program guide going out soon (Cloie is going to work on designing it)–she thinks she can do it in about a week or two
  • We can solicit designs from staff members too–looking for a two-sided program guide
  • Remind the staff about the start of the fall program via email

Student Activities Fair/Michelle:

  • Michelle will register for the event
  • Also she will create a google doc for the schedule

StreamRewind & Spinitron Calendar/Babe:

  • Babe will update the calendar
  • Chris/Ben M will add people as admin

PR/Press Release:

  • Beth will write a press release ready to go out about the new fall season
  • Spread that through social media

Lara/Production:

  • Update with new PSAs/promos
  • We have a new Audition!

Training/Service Hours/Julia:

  • Open to suggestions about training
  • Do we need to have all trainees do required service hours?
  • Interest meeting after getting the sign-ups

Music Director’s Blog:

  • Do we want to bring this back? Maybe just even posting the charts!
  • But also picture of NS
  • People can come in and review new music too
  • Getting people to come and help with MD stuff
  • Consistency with sub-MDs

Record Fair/Michelle:

  • We are only a month away from the record fair–October 9th! 11-4pm
  • Michelle should collaborate with other board members on this
  • We need a post on our website–also a flyer would be great
  • Wesleying would be great. What about The Argus?
  • Let’s get an on-air announcement going (Lara?)
  • Paid early bird admission from 10-11?
  • We need to get DJs to work the event (and they need to bring their own records!!!)

Board Agenda:

  • Collaborative google doc so that this is all more of a discussion!

There is a staff meeting THIS SUNDAY @ 6PM!

Board Meeting Notes 5/3/16

— Pledge Drive – Need an alumni email pitch (hopefully from Ethan). Can be short and sweet. Will go out to 600 plus WESU alumni! Also have ticket winner and station guest email lists that can be addressed separately. Any volunteers to write up email pitches for these groups? Tee Shirts should be ready before Friday (to have for sale at Feet to the Fire). Ben M has also submitted order for (2 doz) WESU caps. Ben M will get a tally going on our fb page soon. Tess and Ethan H. will write up these three pledge letters this week!

— Abby has made a great blog post about her experience at a radio preservation conference in DC. Its great example of the type of Student WESU attracts and what their WESU experience can lead to. We should exploit this in our pledge pitches! Perhaps a web/fb post?

–Reunion Commencement Open House Figure this out and get back to Ben G so he can confirm with R/C office. Options are: Friday, 1-4pm at the station for an open house – or – Friday, 1-4pm in the Woodhead Lounge for a reception and Saturday, 2-5pm at the station for an open house. (Will also need a staff schedule, for setup, breakdown, and in between) *** Talk to Rob DeRosa about some sort of catering? We decided on one open house event on Saturday, from 12-3 pm. Ben G. and Lara: talk to Rob DeRosa, Nora’s cupcakes, Franco about catering?

— Feet to the fire – firm up plan. Need a staff schedule (including setup / breakdown) New shirts should be in by then! We can sell old shirts for $10 and new shirts for $20. Bumper stickers for $1.00 donation. Ben G. — update here? What’s our plan?

— Summer program – finalize and come up with a plan to design. (Cloie has volunteered for summer board…) or Did Ethan and Hannah already volunteer for this? Ethan and Hannah + Cat Walsh will take care of this.

— Spinitron – Streamrewind…. Imperative that we have a smooth transition for this for summer. Will also need to update the studio schedule (for reservation board) with any relevant changes. Abby will work this out with Ben M., and maybe get Babe on board with this too?

— MS office and Adobe Ben M finally has install files (making it possible to do the program design in-house).

— New Board – What can we do to aid transition for the positions that will have new members….? New Board will come to our meeting next week — be sure to get in touch with your counterpart, as needed. Tess will send along password/email document and make sure that information is all shared.

— Summer Board – any other ideas on how they can help? (maybe invite them to next week’s meeting, too?) — Ethan H. will invite Cloie to the next meeting, too, as the other two on summer board are Chris + Bryan, who will already be there 🙂

— Ethan H. and Tess will buy and set up the soundcloud pro account before the end of the year.

Ideas for summer thus far

Help with program mailing

admin help – pledge, summer program guide,

Music processing and reporting?

Disciplinary action as needed?

update/filll out soundcloud

Board Meeting Notes 4/26/16

— Personnel Issue #1: warning issued. Tess and Ethan will write follow up email to J+P this week.

— Personnel Issue #2: 52 week suspension issued. Tess and Ethan will write D a follow-up email this week.

— Also: re: code of conduct changes, E + T will make the necessary changes to the absence policy this week, to go into effect shortly.

— R+C event: in progress. Ben G. will keep us posted over the week via email.

Board Meeting Notes 4/21/16

— Who needs housing for senior week? If you need it – tell ben M tonight. He’s sending list to Stacey Phelps tomorrow. Ben G. and Lara.

— Staff list usage protocol: when is it ok to email list? What should be excluded? How to properly use it to request coverage. While it is not our recommended first step, it is ok to use the staff list to get coverage. You are still responsible for the time until you have alerted the staff list and PD that it has been covered. In order to avoid confusion, the staff member responsible for spot, is the only one who should email the staff list. All other emails should be direct to the staff member and should cc GM and PD.

— Percentage of missed show policy – Perhaps something as easy as: The more of your shows you miss, the less likely we are to give you priority in programming. If a broadcaster misses more than ¼ of the airtime they are responsible for, in one season, they will not get the same spot in the schedule. Also, if you miss, we give you extra service hours — put this change into the code of conduct to be voted on at the May staff meeting.

— Pledge Drive: There’s a batch of promos ready to go. They I’ll be updated next week with a new selection. Need a blurb for our web page and fb page. Need FB event. Need new promo from board and staff! Working on mailing: Still waiting for the online processing to be updated to include the baseball cap.

— Confirming design choices – off white shirt with transparent lettering & navy cap with white graphic. Need to get graphic over to vendor for hat and place the order (2 week turnaround). Also need to put in T-shirt order with Sandbox. (Ben M can do Both)

— How about the MD collage for the mailing?

— Ben M has finally finished his draft of pledge letter. Will pare it down for proofing tonight. Hope we cani get the mailing going for Thursday. Board has pledge drive promos due next week for the competition.

— Did we ever follow up with the SBC to see if they had money for our digital delay unit? no dice 🙁

— Prison Radio event and meeting? How did they go? Well — more to come1

— Google Calendar reservation instructions? Can mount system as soon as instructions are ready and tested.

— Reunion Commencement – need to figure out the details (when) and get listed in the directory. Ben G. is on it. The plan is to have an open house at the station and put all efforts towards that. More on that from Ben G. next week re: dates/times.

— Creation of a WESU Staff FB page has been requested as a closed group to help facilitate in house communications. Ben G. will start making the group this week.

— Personnel: T + E will send email to D. about upcoming meeting.

— 2016-2017 Board of Directors – need to start mapping this out. Hopefully, everyone on board is interested in continuing. The station really benefits from continuity. Are there any conflicts among board members? Can we work out a slate that includes all board members who want to return? Contested spots are good and healthy as well. Running for 2 positions can help prospects have a backup position but that can also backfire.

Board Meeting Notes 4/12/16

– Record Fair Kudos – Thanks to all, special shouts to Arianna and Ben! $1,500 for WESU. Better turnout all around! Great PR and volunteer support. – room for growth, perhaps incorporate a performance element in one of the downstairs spaces? Live mellow performances per previous suggestion? IF we did it downstairs, it might help us encourage people to explore all the rooms and bring in more patrons.

– Google Calendar reservation instructions? Can mount system as soon as instructions are ready and tested. Abby will finish them this week.

– Pledge Drive – BM still working on his pledge letter, Tess and Ethan H. finishing are up md label packet element. Envelopes and program guides are prepped. Artwork has been send to Sandbox, awaiting proofs to finalize colors. We need to finalize a Hat color, too – Vote: navy hat with white lettering, passed.

– Sat Night at WESU – incident, midnight -3am — Ben M will issue a warning here.

– Need a policy/protocol for Staff email list etiquette. i.e.: What content is acceptable to post? (WESU news, coverage requests – and confirmations, and opportunities for WESU DJs) What is discouraged–non WESU Solicitations, conversations about pretty much anything, frivolous chatter. Why is this important? Because the more non-essential emails people get on our lists, the less likely staff are to read EVERY email.

– Also need a policy/protocol for youth at WESU – This stems from an incident over the weekend. On that note: We also need a permission / emergency contact sheet for MYRP and other young participants. Can we come up with a policy that says no kids at WESU past 10pm? No minors, in general, at WESU without an adult. Why? What if a kid were to get hurt? Or what if we fed a kid something they were allergic to? What if a strobe in the studio set off an epileptic seizure? To be implemented asap.

– Do we need a pet policy? There is at least one person bringing a dog to their show? Not about the owner or dog. What about other guests and staff who are truly afraid of dogs. Perhaps, unless an animal is a registered service animal, no animals are allowed. Voted — check.

– Reunion Commencement – need to figure out the details (when) and get listed in the directory. Ben G. will email alumni/communications office about this.

– WesFest – is this week. Ben G. will coordinate efforts both up the hill and down at the station open house.

– Sylvia Ryerson event: Next Monday – We should setup a table with program guides, a signup sheet, and WESU banners – Who will be there to represent WESU? Rising seniors have housing selection during this time, so can some current seniors do so? Ethan H. can, who else can help him?

– Need to figure out how to facilitate Studio access for AMST 355 Class to complete Final projects.Prof JKK wants some direction so we can find times that work for people to be around to assist Google calendar reservation system will be critical for this. Ethan H. will email JKK following up with this, offering our 4-6 board hours and asking for sign up slots to be set up, so that someone will definitely be there for them.

– Program – Time to map out end of semester. End of Spring / signups / Metal on Wednesdays – Now, Sean is gone. Perhaps run MRRR in that spot? – Matt is down to do some prerecording, too. Can someone help him with that? He has free time on Wed, thurs, and Fridays after 4:30pm, to prerecord. Hannah will figure this out in the coming week and update us next mtg.

– Creation of a WESU Staff FB page has been requested as a closed group to help facilitate in house communications. – bumped to next week discussion.

– 2016-2017 Board of Directors – need to start mapping this out. Hopefully, everyone on board is interested in continuing. The station really benefits from continuity. Are there any conflicts among board members? Can we work out a slate that includes all board members who want to return? Contested spots are good and healthy as well. Running for 2 positions can help prospects have a backup position but that can also backfire. – also bumped to next week.

– Operator’s manual…TBD.

– Production – need pledge drive promos ready for next week (by board mems). Do we have a promo for the Sylvia Meyerson event? Will also need a promo for feet to the fire (May 7th)? Lara — check.

Staff Meeting Notes 4/3/16

 

Welcome to the penultimate staff meeting of the 20125-16 academic year at Wes!

One meeting remains: where we will elect our next board of Dir.

Nearing the end of the academic year—thank you to everyone!

Upgrades:

– Carpet is done! Thanks to the handful of folks that helped with that huge task. Take

good care of the carpet!

– Studios are back together and functional. The new board is in and we are working out

the kinks—keep reporting any observations or questions about the board as you come

across them.

– Microphone levels are low. We asked Charles to bump it up. Make sure to look out for

your levels and don’t be afraid to increase it; just takes some getting used to.

– Output from the board to the headphones isn’t the same as it used to? Some people

are not hearing themselves on the headphones.

– Two mics in the air-studio have been set differently, but now they are set back to a

new, better setting. This might fix the headphone issue.

– Some people weren’t able to get sound from the studio A PC, but the foobar volume

was all the way down to 0. It is back up to a normal volume but be aware of that volume

bar in case this happens again!

– Make sure to not let the board go into the red because the digital board lends itself

more easily to distortion.

– Thanks also for the patience as we coordinated a whole bunch.

New Upgrades:

– Upgrades still in the work: We moved Rick out of Studio B into the board room, making

more room for performers in Studio B. Trying to get the automation computer out of

Studio B. Improved network access to the shared drive. We want to get a riser in Studio

B for bands or performers to make it more of a performance space. Keeping the layout

of the studio the same but getting new countertops. More sound insulation in these

studios. But we have gotten over the hump with the carpet installation! Still need help

reassembling library.

(BM has been trying to get caught up on admin this week)

– Thinking of adding a new program for automation into Studio A

– Trying to get a new countertop in the air-studio.

– New rack for CD players. New swivel mount touch screen monitor.

– Trying to get the new touch screen monitor all set-up, replacing the dry-erase signups.

Abby is writing instructions for how to use the touch-screen. We will be able to access

the account outside the studio if we have a gmail account (we are using a Google

Calendar). You can make reservations right from your computer or smartphone.

Studio B:

Have moved Rick’s work station from studio B to Board room to make room for

performances.

Upgrading network hardware and automation computer.

Moving all of that into a caged rack.

Hopeful for improved network and internet speeds.

Moving live music gear and mixer into studio B.

Perhaps a small stage eventually?

Sound insulation for both studios, curtain between studios, better window blinds in

studio A.

Listening stations and a new computer in library.

New board:

Don’t be afraid to bring that volume up on the mic. LISTEN – And pay attention to

audio mix.

Have heard shows where the host is quieter than cohost, callers, and guests. Others

where it is fine.

Let us know your observations and recommendations for the board.

Who killed the studio B monitors? – In box for 3 years – within days, one of the

woofers was dead – WTF?? $200 in the garbage. Hopefully, we can fix them. Only took

3 or 4 days for this to break. Please have some respect for our equipment and treat it

nicely.

Ariana – Events:

– Record fair is next Sunday! We have a lot of volunteers but we need one more DJ to

spin vinyl from 3-4pm.

– We need volunteers this week to setup boxes for the record fair and to put up flyers

around Middletown and around campus.

– Invite your friends to the Facebook event! We are lacking in attendance! Put $50 in

paid Facebook advertising last week. Please click that you are going on Facebook.

– Send an email to the staff about the Facebook page.

Sylvia Ryerson Prison Radio Reform events – Zazie announcing this event. April 18th

from 6-8pm. We have a flyer. The event is in the CFA and we have a promo ready in

the station. About how radio interacts with mass incarceration. Please promote this

great event! Trying to create a radio program with incarcerated people, and this talk will

cover this new program. If you are interested, please attend!

Hannah – Absentee policy:

– You are responsible for filling your time slot. You are responsible for finding coverage,

not just sending out an email. Make sure there is a person in the studio during your time

or you have prerecorded your show or you have talked to Hannah. She needs at least

48 hours to figure out a plan. It is not okay to let an old prerecorded episode of your

show air without finding proper coverage. This is a warning—we need to start taking this

much more seriously.

– Hannah has drafted a scary first-warning email. After the first offense, we will be taking

harsher disciplinary action.

– Ben M says it is a tool not for DJs use. It is there for the Program Director, the board,

and Ben M, and we will use it as a last case scenario. We NEED live DJs. Not showing

up for your show is one of the worst infractions you can make.

Parking Lot:

– The lot has been getting very full and it is hard for employees to park there. We are

trying to get signs that designate Wesleyan and WESU-specific spots. We have 4

reserved spots for WESU staff. Trying to get a sticker to put inside your

vehicle—working on a design.

Ethan – Pledge Drive – starting with mailing this week:

– Spring pledge drive is starting soon! On air pitching won’t happen until 4/18. We will

send out an email when it is appropriate to start pitching on-air. But it’s always okay to

tell people to donate to WESU!

– The goal is $20,000 for this pledge drive. It might go down depending on how much

we raise at the record fair, but we also may not be able to do this. More info to come.

– Pledge forms/ packets, new promos, and more to come.

Board Elections:

– Stump speeches/instructions from the candidates who submitted letters of intent.

– Abby running for Tech Director, Chris running for Music Director. They are running

unopposed.

– They have to make speeches. They are both elected! Democracy in action!

Pitches for new board election! We have elections next meeting.

– Each board member explains their position.

– Submit a letter of intent before the next meeting, 5/7. Must be printed and put on the

bulletin board in the station and sent out to the email listserv. Email board if you have

more questions; come talk to us!

– President, Vice President, and one Music Director are only for students. Every other

position is open to community members, as well!

– Sub-music directors are not on the board, but they are important positions for anyone

to fill. If you are interested in being a sub-music directors, talk to Nick or Chris right

after the meeting.

Community members on board:

– Possible reinstating of the Community Liaison position. It is a full voting position. Their

job is to advocate on behalf of community volunteers during board meetings and to

convey information back to community members. If you are interested in this position,

talk to Ben M.

– Also talking about bring back a summer board of directors. Possibly 3 positions to

maintain the station and our flow of music into the station. Will also handle disciplinary

issues. Board members would work independently.

Future programming:

– We are feeling out our options to remove an hour of morning edition in the fall.

Currently five hours of Morning Edition—getting rid of this! Open to suggestions for new

programming, possibly syndicated or live.

– Ken suggests a locally produced weekly morning show. It would take a lot of coordination

(a full production team) but is definitely looking into. Might be more realistic to look for a new

syndicated program first before going through this route. Please share your thoughts with

us!

Staff Recertification:

– Dave Bauer suggested this via email. Possible recertification every 5 years. Tracking

equipment and policy changes. However, upgrades are not fully complete at this time.

– Hannah moves to table this discussion but asking for people to write updated studio

instructions.

– Ben M tables the tabling.

– Is there any problem with the station that recertification will solve? Maybe it would help

keep everybody current. We will discuss this more as a board.

Board Notes 4/5/16

— Finally added Chris to the board list (today).

— Rec certification – get an operator’s manual together, then we can continue this conversation. (Perhaps project for summer board – since it is mainly for CVs?) Hannah and Abby will get a start on this perhaps?

— Feet to the Fire.. – We have apparently signed up for a table (Sat May 7th) – and have agreed to broadcast some PSAs. Lara, Ben G.?

— Discipline – has anyone even looked at op logs recently? hannah is now.

— Rec Fair Final Promotions – what’s left? everyone put up 10 posters.

— Staff schedule rundown – What is Matt P responsible for? Hannah will get in touch.

— Enough people and vehicles for load in and out? How many? yes

— Could use help this week, preparing the collection for transport (transfer to new sturdier boxes): service hours, let trainees know.

— Mayoral podcasts on air? Middletown’s Mayor Drew is now recording a weekly podcast. City wants to know if WESU can air. BM and HR have talked and agree it would be a challenge to program around a 5-10 minute production unless we can get a DJ to absorb this into their program… and that’s a long shot. Let’s see what develops.

— Wshu/npr followup: still need to figure out best hour of ME to drop. Will ask WSHU for some listener data/insight to help pus make an educated decision. Possible replacements include: A mix of 30 and 60 minute weekly programs from Pacifica, PRX, and local/independent sources. A “liberal” daily like The Thom Hartman, David Packman, or Rising up with Sonali Kolhatkar (if technically possible) or another. These are all available via paciofica but may not be available for an east coast am broadcast. ***A live local show would be really awesome and should be our ultimate goal. While possible to pull off with volunteers that would require more work board members and Ben M. BM suggests we work to develop enough support to hire a producer to make happen. Not out of the question but it will take a while for us to get there.

— Best of WESU archives project? Name it? We already run a pacifica show called “From the Vault” and a music show called “the Vault” so we should think of another name for it. Can we dedicate a page for this? Abby + Ben G. will think more on this.

— Summer Board – Ben M suggest a four person board – Summer MD, CV liaison, Program Manager, and General Manager. Bryan Skowera has indicated he would be interested in both the CV liaison position and summer board.

— Training: update / needs? coverage needed for this sunday.

— Pledge drive: getting mailing ready this week. Ben M and Ethan are working on their parts of the packet and updating pledge form. Tess and Ethan H. will make collage. Will also get on line system updated.

— Need to nail down premiums: shirt design – red rectangle on off white.What else? Maybe a hat? Military cadet style cap ($8-$9 ea)? Trucker hat with mesh ($3-$5 ea) ? still voting on white/navy or white/black

— End of the (academic) year is in sight! Maybe 6 more board meetings and one staff meeting left… yikes! Need to start sizing up prospects for 2016-17 Board of Directors. Who’s sticking around? New prospects for positions?

— We voted yes on adding CV liaison position back to the board, as a voting position.

Board Meeting Notes 3/29/16

— Tess/Ethan H. will put up a sign in the air studio reminding DJs to sign in their guests

— R.O.: two weeks suspension, with official warnings on multiple fronts.

— Ben G. will get the Record Fair in Aural Wes’s weekend update

— pay for FB ads? over newspaper ones? Yes.

— Ethan Hill will help folks out in the studio 7 pm Wednesday, with live equipment

— Staff meeting reminder emails tonight and Saturday? Ethan H.

— Short Terms:

 

— Staff Meeting – agenda – Call for MD candidates – election Sunday – need to letters of intent, more to come…

— Absentee policy – Program D responsible for alerting the Personnel D who sends a warning EVERY TIME A SHOW IS MISSED. This alone should be a deterrent. After first warning – we come down on folks. To be discussed further and amended in code of conduct for our may staff meeting.

— M.H. : looking for Support of petition? not from board, at least.

Long terms:

— WESU App: Abby will update us on WesHack meeting next week.

— WSHU / NPR – plan to replace an hour of morning Edition, for fall 2016? to be discussed further

— Future of the Board – how to improve the student experience and make it more effective? Paid? positions. How much would that cost? How many hours is reasonable? Could we pay all and rely on work study for those who are eligible? Begin this conversation.

— Summer Board? To be continued.

— Bring back Community Liaison position? To be continued and of course decided on soon-ish before elections.

 

Board Notes 3/22/16

— We need more volunteers for the record fair: invite friends on facebook and send out another email to staff/trainees. Ethan H., Ariana, and Hannah will be leading the first round of the flyering brigade this weekend.

— Pledge drive will be on air for the last two weeks of April. To be discussed more next meeting

— Daily logs will be moved to the board room so that board members can check for no-shows during their board hours.

— To be discussed further: reinstate a community volunteer rep on the board?

— R.O. personnel situation: Tess and Ethan will send R.O. update email, to be discussed further next meeting.

— Code of conduct edits: part way approved, to be finished next meeting.

— Ben G. will write press release for record fair.

— Ethan O. is keeping training schedule as it is but adjusting the requirement slightly to account for Easter Sunday.