Board Meeting Agenda

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

May 12, 2016 • 4:30 PM
Austin National Guard Armory
800 21st Street NE - Austin, Minnesota

Board of Directors: Chairwoman: Pam Bishop; Vice Chairman: Fred Bogott; Treasurer: Daniel Nistler; Secretary: Vacant; Immediate Past Chairman: Roger Boughton; Jeff Baldus, Director; Joyce Balls-Berry, Director; Mary Davenport, Director; Ted Hinchcliffe, Director; Randy Kehr, Director; Steve King, Director; Mike Nolan, 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. Approval of 3/10/16 Meeting Minutes; Additional Agenda Items - Pam
  4. KSMQ Board Membership – Pam a) Consider nominations of Patrick Schwab and Amy Mattson-Lauters
  5. Financial Report; FY17 Budget Status – Steven Mandel, NETA
  6. FCC Spectrum Auction – Eric
  7. Local Program Partnerships – Eric
  8. Bonding Project Request – Eric
  9. Board Strategic Plan – Pam
  10. Old Business
  11. New Business
  12. 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

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.
Vice President – Academic & Student Affairs
Riverland Community College
Joined January, 2014

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

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


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