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Community Advisory Board (CAB)
CAB Member list is on our Board Page
CAB meeting attendance & notes – coming soon
Open Meeting Announcements & Policy
KWMR, community radio for West Marin, holds monthly board meetings that are open to the public. These meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Point Reyes Station Public Safety Building and Firehouse, located at 4th and B Streets. For more information, call KWMR at 415 663-8068, extension 104.
There are no closed meetings at this time.
KWMRis committed to ensuring that its workforce and governing boards reflect the diversity found in the communities it serves. Central to KWMR’s mission, vision and values is maintaining a governing and workplace environment, which recognizes and celebrates the power of diversity. KWMR strives to create and foster a supportive environment in which all individuals can be successful and reach his or her full potential within the organization.
KWMR seeks a diverse workforce and governing body through distinct personalities and capabilities of each individual within the group. On a personal level, the diversity of an individual is defined by his or her cultural and personal differences, as well as life and professional experiences.
KWMR believes that diversity considerations extend beyond race and gender. The spectrum of diversity also includes disability, religious belief, age, culture, sexual orientation, physicality, education and socio- economic status.
KWMR is an equal opportunity employer and will attempt to recruit a diverse work force and explicitly forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability and marital status.
KWMR maintains lists of names, addresses, giving history, programming interests and other pertinent data for those who have supported us financially or otherwise have indicated an interest in our organization’s programming or activities.
KWMR does not sell or exchange its list with any other organization. On occasion, KWMR provides its list to vendors who conduct work or an activity for KWMR. KWMR requires all vendors to maintain the confidentiality of KWMR’s files and confidential information and to adhere to a policy of not exchanging, selling, or otherwise disclosing the organization’s member, donor and underwriter lists.
CSG Fund Policy
It is KWMR’s policy to expend Community Service Grant (CSG) funds in accordance with the requirements of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and generally accepted accounting principles. Under current CPB policy, KWMR can use CSG funds for one of seven categories of expenses:
- Programming and Production;
- Broadcasting, Transmission and Distribution;
- Program Information and Promotion;
- Fundraising and Membership Development;
- Underwriting and Grant Solicitation;
- Management and General; and
- Purchase, Rehabilitation or Improvement of Capital Assets.
This policy applies to all KWMR staff and board members who may oversee, expend or account for KWMR’s CSG funds.
Specific expenditures allowed under this policy are as follows:
- Programming, Production and Services
- Fees or dues to acquire broadcast rights for programs or series or rights to use or adapt published materials;
- Program or web content planning and research (script writing, printing, and consulting);
- Directors, producers, cast, stagehands, engineers, technicians, and other personnel involved;
- Rental of facilities or production equipment;
- Space, supplies, and other station resources used;
- Repair and maintenance of programming and production equipment; and
- Depreciation and amortization of station equipment and leasehold improvements used
- Broadcasting, Transmission and Distribution
- Scheduling programs for airing;
- Repair and maintenance of broadcasting equipment;
- Depreciation of antennae, transmission, and other broadcasting equipment;
- Distribution and interconnection fees; and
- Web hosting and streaming fees
- Program Information and Promotion
- Producing or acquiring “spots” designed for the promotion of specific programs;
- Materials and related supplies used for promoting programs and services;
- Advertising in newspapers or other media;
- Preparing, reproducing, and distributing program guides;
- Travel and related expenses of promotion;
- Dues or fees related to this function; and
- Supporting services.
- Fundraising and Membership Development
- Solicitation of underwriting funds and grants;
- Membership development;
- Acquiring and distributing fundraising material;
- Designing, printing, and distributing leaflets or posters for fundraising;
- Meetings for improving fundraising techniques;
- Services of fundraising consultants and talent;
- Developing and maintaining contributor records;
- Committee meetings dealing with fundraising policies and issues, including the preparation of minutes and reports of such meetings;
- Program and production costs of broadcast appeals for funds;
- Mailing costs related to fundraising; and
- Direct costs of special fundraising activities and auctions.
- Underwriting and Grant Solicitation
- Management and General
- Human resource administration, including recruiting, retention, and benefit programs;
- Accounting, auditing, and budgeting;
- Information technology systems and support services, where not specifically devoted to other functions;
- Legal services of a general (non-program) nature;
- All occupancy costs not specifically identifiable with other functions;
- Office functions that provide general support throughout the organization (e.g., corporate receptionists and telephone attendants, central mail services, and maintenance of corporate archives);
- Maintenance of operations manuals, directors committee lists, and expenses related to governing board, CAB, or administrative committee meetings;
- Depreciation of buildings, furnishings, and equipment used in management and general functions; and
- Dues for public broadcasting station membership
- Purchase, Rehabilitation or Improvement of Capital Assets
IRS form 990
Local Content and Services Report
Employment Statistical Report/EEO
Licensees and Permittees of public broadcast stations with five or fewer full-time employees are not subject to the reporting and public records requirements in provision of Section 396 (K) (11) of the Communications Act. KWMR does not meet the five-full-time-employee threshold (i.e. has fewer than five). As such, the FCC EEO Public File Report complies with the FCC’s EEO rule and is posted on the website, with a copy placed in the Public Inspection File of the station. It is the policy of KWMR to comply with all FCC and CPB EEO requirements. KWMR does submit annual statistical reports regarding employment to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Equal Opportunity Employment
West Main Community Radio is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual’s race, gender, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at West Marin Community Radio, including hiring, assignments, training, promotions, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
West Marin Community Radio will reasonably accommodate an individual’s physical or mental disability in accordance with its legal obligations.
KWMR Annual Reports are located below for download. Please note that KWMR did not produce an Annual Report in 2010.
Annual Audited Financial Statements
Annual Financial Report (AFR) to the CPB
Listing is on our Contact Page