Special Executive Committee Meeting Agenda


KSMQ Public Service Media, Inc.
Special Executive CommitteeMeeting Agenda
July 18, 2017 • 2:30 PM
By Telephone/KSMQ Studio
877-366-0711, code 10867321#

Executive Committee: Chairwoman: PamBishop;Vice Chairman: FredBogott; Treasurer: Dan Nistler; Secretary: Ted Hinchcliffe; Immediate Past Chairman: Roger Boughton 

Goals: Strengthen staff capacity; Increase visibility and marketing so that KSMQ is more widely known; Maintain financial stability and increase funding; Maintain and strengthen regionally relevant programming. 

Mission statement: KSMQ Public Television inspires the viewer to discover local connections, build strong communities and become better informed. 

Vision: KSMQ Public Television presents relevant and engaging public service television programming that connects and strengthens the communities we serve. 

1. Call to Order 

2. September board meeting format 

3. 2018 Executive Committee makeup 

4. Adjourn

KSMQ 2017 Executive Committee Meeting Schedule Meeting Dates

KSMQ 2017 Executive Committee Meeting Schedule

February 9, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

April 13, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

June 8, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

August 10, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

October 12, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building

December 14, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building


2017 KSMQ Board of Directors             
2017 KSMQ Finance Committee

Unless otherwise indicated, meeting location:

East Building, Room C-110
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Avenue NW, Austin, MN 55912

Jan. 25, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

March 9, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

May 11, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

July 13, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

Sept. 14, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

Nov. 9, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of KSMQ Public Television


Fred Bogott
Retired Physician
Joined March, 2015


Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman
Hormel Institute - University of Minnesota
Joined January, 2016


Patrick Schwab
Senior Vice President - Sales
Hormel Foods Corp. - Austin
Joined May, 2016


Dan Nistler
Merchants Bank 
Joined January, 2016


Pamela K. Bishop
Immediate Past Chairwoman
Southern Minnesota 
Initiative Foundation
Joined April, 2012


Jeff Baldus
Austin Area Community Foundation
Joined January, 2016

Joyce Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
Psychiactric Epidemiologist
Mayo Clinic
Joined March, 2016

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


Regional Advisory Committee

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 507-481-2097, 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. .


Jacob Zimmerli
Hormel Foods Corporation
Austin, MN

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Gail Dennison
Vice Chairwoman
The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota
Austin, MN

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Brigitte Fisher
Habitat for Humanity-Freeborn/Mower
Austin, MN

Mary Mundy
Wabasha, MN
Chad Christenson
Sr. Information Security Analyst, Mayo Clinic-Austin
Austin, MN


Technical Support Specialist

JOB TITLE:  Technical Support Specialist                                                                                               

DEPARTMENT: Engineering


REPORTS TO:  Chief Engineer

  1. I.  JOB SUMMARY: The Technical Support Specialist is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.  This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related products remain in operational condition.

Regular duties:   The Technical Support Specialist is primarily responsible for the installation and updating of broadcast/IT networks, and office computers.  The Technical Support Specialist must possess an understanding of technical production processes and workflow to better assist with daily activities.     

Duties are assigned but not limited to:

  • Install, operate, and maintain broadcast/computer equipment and networks
  • Troubleshoot, perform hardware and software maintenance and installs all production and broadcast related equipment
  • Maintains quality control of recorded materials and takes responsibility to discern the issue to correct it
  • Performs all broadcast related job functions required by the FCC and maintains broadcast signals within FCC guidelines
  • Provides set up and operation support of video and audio for live remote broadcasts
  • Attends training sessions relevant to the job functions at the station
  • Implement technical infrastructure and provide systems integration for present needs and provides on-going research and vision for future needs
  • Installs and maintains office computer and networking equipment.  Provides updates and repairs as required
  • Manages and maintains station IT network and server platforms
  • Manages business continuity and data recovery procedures and operations
  • Upholds the integrity of the station’s digital facilities and contents, including e-mail services, firewalls, and FTP servers
  • Makes recommendations for future upgrades
  • Other duties as assigned

Occasional duties:

  • Operates technical equipment as needed
  • Assists with local productions as needed (e.g. Audio mixer, technical director, robotic camera operator, teleprompter, and graphics

This position requires a minimum of five years experience in public TV or radio membership, or five years related experience with a comparable organization.  Bachelor’s degree in engineering, IT or related field.       

Knowledge and Competencies: 

  • Strong PC and MAC computer skills, including Windows XP/Vista, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, and related software
  • Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word , Excel
  • Ability to handle complex tasks in a time sensitive environment
  • Ability to learn and apply FCC rules and regulations
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must have the ability and flexibility to travel to ancillary studio and other locations as required
  • Must be willing to work a varied, flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and timelines as required
  • Must be detail oriented and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while shifting priorities as Willingness to learn new specialized software tailored to specific broadcast applications required

Physical requirements are related primarily to the essential functions of any job.  In order to perform the essential functions of this position, you must be able to sit, walk, stand, use your hands, reach, speak, and hear. You must be able to lift or exert energy up to 50 pounds 25% of the time.  Close and distance vision (20 feet or more) and the ability to observe an area that can be seen to move up and down or left and right are required by this position.


Please send your resume and three reference names to:


HR Manager

KSMQ Public Television
2000 Eighth Ave. NW
Austin, MN 55912

Or you may email your information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

KSMQ Public Television is an equal opportunity employer.  

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