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

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






Fred Bogott

Vice Chairman
Retired Physician
Austin, Minn.
Joined March, 2015

Thomas Wente
Partner - Smith, Schafer
Joined March, 2013

Natalie Baudler KSMQ-sm
Natalie Baudler
Internal Communications
Hormel Foods
Austin, Minn.
Joined March, 2014

Roger Boughton
Immediate Past Chairman
Joined November, 2011

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

Michael Nolan
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