Board Meeting Agenda

KSMQ Public Service Media, Inc.
Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

July 14, 2016 • 4:30 PM
Riverland Community College
2000 Eighth Ave. NW - Austin, Minnesota

Board of Directors: Chairwoman: Pam Bishop; Vice Chairman: Fred Bogott; Treasurer: Daniel Nistler; Secretary: Ted Hinchcliffe; Immediate Past Chairman: Roger Boughton; Jeff Baldus, Director; Joyce Balls-Berry, Director; Mary Davenport, Director; Steve King, Director; Amy Lauters, Director; Mike Nolan, Director. Patrick Schwab, Director.

Mission statement: Honor – Engage – Inspire – KSMQ tells the stories of our region in order to honor the past, engage with the present and inspire the future.

Vision: KSMQ actively works to create a region in which residents are informed about the region, its cultural assets and inter-connections, and they use this information to help build a strong future.

KSMQ Objectives:
a. Increase the Relevance and improve the quality of local content
b. Increase connections to and visibility within the region
c. AAdd value to nationally produced shows by developing content that highlights local connections and issues
d. Increase sustaining financial support
e. Ensure that the full range of resources is in place to achieve our mission

  1. Call to Order/Roll Call
  2. Public Comment
  3. Welcome New Members - Pam
  4. Approval of 5/12/16 Meeting Minutes; Additional Agenda Items - Pam
  5. Finance Committee Report - Dan; Steven Mandel, NETA
  6. KSMQ Bonding Study Overview - Bill Strunsinski, Libby Law Office, St Paul
  7. FCC Spectrum Auction - Eric 
  8. Board Strategic Plan – Pam
  9. Old Business
  10. New Business
  11. Adjourn


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 800-658-2539.

The Board of Directors of KSMQ Public Television


Pamela K. Bishop

Southern Minnesota
Initiative Foundation
Joined April, 2012


Fred Bogott
Vice Chairman

Retired Physician
Joined March, 2015


Dan Nistler

Merchants Bank
Joined January, 2016


Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe, Ph.D.

Hormel Institute - University of Minnesota
Joined January, 2016


Roger Boughton 
Immediate Past Chairman

Joined November, 2011

Jeff Baldus
Austin Area Community Foundation
Joined January, 2016

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

Mary Davenport, Ph.D.
Interim President
Rochester Community and Technical College
Joined January, 2014

Randy Kehr
Albert Lea/Freeborn County
Chamber of Commerce
Albert Lea
Joined June, 2010

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

Amy Mattson Lauters, Ph.D.
Chairwoman, Dept. of Mass Media
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Joined May, 2016

Michael Nolan
United Health Group
Joined March, 2014

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

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