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Board Meeting Agenda

KSMQ Public Service Media, Inc.
Full Board Meeting Agenda

September 10, 2015 • 4:00 PM
Historic Hormel Home
208 4th Avenue NW
Austin, Minnesota


Executive Committee: Chairman: Roger Boughton; Vice Chairman: Randy Kehr; Treasurer: Thomas Wente; Secretary: Pamela Bishop; Natalie Baudler, Director; Fred Bogott, Director; Mary Davenport, Director; Steve King, Director; Mike Nolan, Director; Celeste Ruble, Director. 

  1. Call to Order 

  2. Public Comment 

  3. Approval of 5/14/15 minutes; additional agenda items. 

  4. Enter into Closed Session 

    The Board will enter into Closed Session to discuss potential participation in the Federal Communications Commission “Spectrum Auction.” It is anticipated that proprietary strategic information will be discussed. 

  5. Resume Open Session 

  6. Budget Review – Steve Mandel, NETA 

  7. Review of Austin viewer event – Doug Parr, Consultant 

  8. Board Membership – Pam Bishop 

  9. Committee Structure for 2016 – Randy Kehr 

  10. Nomination/Election of KSMQ Executive Committee Members – Roger Boughton 

  11. Old Business 

  12. New Business 

  13. Adjourn/DINNER TO FOLLOW 5-7 p.m. 

Board of Directors

About the Board:

The Board of Directors of KSMQ Public Service Media Inc., license holder of KSMQ Public Television, meets six times a year to review and approve policies for the operations of KSMQ. Anyone interested in attending a meeting or obtaining more information may contact the KSMQ offices at 507-433-0678 or toll free at 800-658-2539.

The Board of Directors of KSMQ Public Television

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Roger Boughton
 
Chairman
Retired
Austin
Joined November, 2011

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Randy Kehr

Vice Chairman
Albert Lea/Freeborn County
Chamber of Commerce
Albert Lea
Joined June, 2010

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Thomas Wente
Treasurer
Partner - Smith, Schafer
Rochester
Joined March, 2013

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Pamela K. Bishop
Secretary
Southern Minnesota
Initiative Foundation
Owatonna
Joined April, 2012

Natalie Baudler
Manager, Internal Communications
Hormel Foods
Austin, Minn.
Joined March, 2014

Fred Bogott, MD
Retired Physician
Austin, Minn.
Joined March, 2015

Mary Davenport, Ph.D.
Vice President – Academic & Student Affairs
Riverland Community College
Austin, Minn.
Joined January, 2014

Stephen King
Director, Mower County Corrections
Austin City Council Member
Austin, Minn.
Joined January, 2014

Michael Nolan
MSU-Mankato
Mankato, Minn.
Joined March, 2014

Celeste Ruble
Vice President – Employee & Public Relations
Riverland Community College
Austin, Minn.
Joined October, 2009

Regional Advisory Committee
The KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee provides feedback and general advice to the station as it relates to overall service to the region. By reviewing potential programs and station initiatives, the committee serves as a connection between the station and the communities it serves.

If you are interested in serving on the KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee, call the station at 507-433-0678, toll free at 800-658-2539, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee Members

Gail Dennison
Austin, Minnesota

Stephen King
Austin, Minnesota

Jennifer Levisen
Albert Lea, Minnesota

Brian McAlister
Austin, Minnesota

Mary Mundy
Wabasha, Minnesota

Victoria Spyhalski
Austin, Minnesota

Teri Wallace
Mankato, Minnesota

Jacob Zimmerli
Austin, Minnesota

 

Employment

We currently have no job openings.

KSMQ Diversity Policy

KSMQ-TV

Diversity Goals

July, 2012

Workforce, Management and Boards

KSMQ-TV serves southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, including the cities of Austin, Albert Lea, Rochester, Mankato, Owatonna and Mason City. For the most part it is a rural area with a rich agricultural history. There are a few mid-sized cities in the KSMQ-TV viewing area, the largest being Rochester (home to the world famous Mayo Clinic), with a population of 106,769. Austin is home to the corporate offices of Hormel, one of the largest food companies in the world. Hormel also has a significant production facility in Austin.

The current approximate population of the KSMQ-TV viewing area is 600,000. Of those, 2010 census data suggest that people of color make up approximately 11% of the population.

Management: KSMQ-TV management will attempt to intentionally include diverse candidates when seeking applicants for management positions. The hiring manager will contact at least two job centers and/or employment agencies located in areas where diverse populations reside in greater numbers. The goal of this process will be to create a workforce that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.

Board of Directors: The CEO shall seek counsel regarding selection of a pool of potential Board members from at least two community service agencies in the viewing area. The goal of this process will be to create an overall Board that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area. The CEO will use the process of intentional inclusion as developed by the Blandin Foundation in order to enhance the diversity of the Board.

Regional Advisory Committee: The KSMQ-TV Regional Advisory Committee provides feedback and general advice to the station as it relates to overall service to the region. By reviewing potential programs and station initiatives, the committee serves as a connection between the station and the communities it serves. The station will broadcast a message on its primary television channel on a regular basis encouraging people of color to consider joining the Regional Advisory Committee. The goal of this process will be to create a Regional Advisory Committee that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.

Workforce: KSMQ-TV management will attempt to intentionally include diverse candidates when seeking applicants for general employment positions. The hiring manager will contact at least two job centers and/or employment agencies located in areas where diverse populations reside in greater numbers. The goal of this process will be to create a workforce that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.


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