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KSMQ public inspection files

KSMQ's Public Inspection File is located and can be viewed on the FCC website. Public File documents are also available below. From time to time we will update this page with the latest information about our operations.
 
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The forms are available in Adobe® Acrobat PDF format.

KSMQ 2022 Board of Directors Meeting Dates

(All dates fall on Thursday.)

 

January 13, 2022
March 10, 2022
May 12, 2022
July 14, 2022
September 8, 2022
November 10, 2022


Get involved with your public television station. The public is welcome to attend KSMQ board meetings.

All meetings begin at 5pm

KSMQ Public Television
107 W Oakland Ave
Austin, MN 55912

 

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. .

Chairman
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Jacob Zimmerli
Hormel Foods Corporation
Austin, MN

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

Secretary
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Brigitte Bednar
Family Promise
Rochester, MN

Committee Members
Chad Christenson
Sr. Information Security Analyst, Mayo Clinic-Austin
Austin, MN
 
James Corbly
Austin, MN
 
Mary Mundy
Wabasha, MN
The Executive Committee of KSMQ Public Television


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Miguel Garate
Riverland Commuity College
Austin

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Tom Klapperich
Home Federal Savings Bank
Austin
 


Secretary
Laura Beasley

Laura Beasley

Dean of Nursing, Health, and Wellness Riverland Community College
Albert Lea


Treasurer
Diane Petrick

Diane Petrik

Director
Clifton Larson Allen
Austin

Immediate Past
Chairman

Ted Hinchcliffe

Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe, Ph.D.

I.J. Holton Professor, Hormel Institute -  University of Minnesota
Austin

KSMQ Public Television Board Members

Fred Bogott
Mayo Clinic, retired
Austin

Craig Clark
City Administrator
Austin

Jeremy Clinefelter
Attorney
Donnely Law Office
Austin

 

Jennifer Gumbel
Attorney
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Patrick Schwab
Vice President 
Hormel Foods Corp.
Austin

ON NEW SITE 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.

KSMQ Channels

Channel 15 Dish Network, Direct TV, MetroNet or Antenna.
Channel 779 Charter.
Channel 8 Mankato Charter.
And Other local Cable Systems.

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