KWMR Board

KWMR’s Current Board of Directors

Nancy Vayhinger, President, Point Reyes Station
Sharron Drake, Vice-President, Inverness Park
Miguel Kuntz, Treasurer, Inverness
Robin Livingston, Secretary, Point Reyes Station
Julio Lucas, Bolinas
Kevin Meade, San Geronimo Valley
Sally Peacock, Bolinas
Cathy Richards, Inverness
Lourdes Romo, Point Reyes Station
Alison Strahan, Lagunitas
Danny Vitali, Point Reyes Station
Cameo Wood, Inverness

About KWMR’s Board of Directors

KWMR is owned and operated by KWMR, a non-profit, charitable corporation organized pursuant to Section 501(c)3 of the IRS code. As with any corporation, KWMR has a board of directors. It is the board that sets the direction and tone of the station, forms committees to address things like general policy and emergency preparedness and fundraising. The board is made up of people from the local community, usually folks of long residency with strong ties to the area. They often serve or have served on other boards of directors as well.

Board Statement: Diversity Equity & Inclusion

KWMR’s Board adopted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement in Summer, 2021. You can read it here: KWMR Equity Statement.

Seeking Board Members

This is a great opportunity to help your community and work with a great group of folks in service of KWMR – West Marin’s community radio station. We at KWMR recognize that justice, diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to a thriving and vibrant community. It is in this spirit that we seek to build an inclusive board. Latinx, Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA candidates are very strongly encouraged to apply and will be met with a receptive atmosphere on our board.  If interested, please download and review the following application, and return it to KWMR. Thanks for your interest in joining us.

Download Board Member Application

Buscando miembros de la junta

Esta es una gran oportunidad para ayudar a su comunidad y trabajar con un gran grupo de personas al servicio de KWMR, la estación de radio comunitaria de West Marin. En KWMR reconocemos que la justicia, la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión son fundamentales para una comunidad próspera y vibrante. Es en este espíritu que buscamos construir una junta inclusiva. Se recomienda encarecidamente a los candidatos Latinx, negros, indígenas, personas de color, mujeres, personas con discapacidades, veteranos y LGBTQIA que aplicar y se encontrará con una atmósfera receptiva en nuestra junta. Si está interesado, por favor descargue y revise la siguiente solicitud y devuélvala a KWMR. Gracias por su interés en unirse a nosotros.

Descargar la solicitud de miembro de la junta

Seeking ’23-’24 Youth Board Reps

Interested in radio and community service? Want to gain leadership experience? KWMR, West Marin’s home-grown, non-profit radio station, is interested in you. We’re currently seeking participants for our year-long youth representative program. Apply for a chance to be part of the station’s leadership team during the 2023-2024 academic year! 

As a KWMR’s Board Youth Representative you can…

  • Share your ideas about how radio can better serve you and our community;
  • Learn the inside scoop on what makes home-grown radio work;
  • Be part of KWMR’s awesome community events, or plan some of your own!
  • Learn community organizing skills, radio programming, or other radio-related skills that interest you;
  • Fulfill community service or other school requirements.

Selected representatives will be asked at a minimum to:

  • Serve as a youth representative for one school year or up to a year (option to extend over summer);
  • Attend at least 6 1.5-hour board meetings (the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 online or at the Point Reyes Station fire station);
  • Work with a board member mentor to design a 5-10 hour project that serves the station and our community and that inspires you! Ideas for core projects include:
    • Listen to the radio and give us your feedback, or do a survey about KWMR in the community;
    • Plan an event for young people that KWMR could help sponsor;
    • Bring music, interviews, or other listening content to the radio as a guest DJ;
    • Help record and edit audio of community events;
    • Answer phones at the station during pledge drive;
    • Work at a KWMR outreach table at the farmers market;
    • Your own ideas!

Does your school or program have a community service requirement or internship program for which you can receive credit? We will work with you to help you meet your program’s requirements as well.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are accepted until Sept 30, 2023, or until the program is filled. 

Questions? Program contact is Cathy Richards, KWMR Board Member, [email protected].

Download Youth Board Representative Application

Attend a Board Meeting

When: Board meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 6 PM. Board meetings are not held in August or December.

Where: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, starting in April 2020, KWMR now holds meetings on Zoom, with quarterly hybrid meetings (see schedule below.)

How to join a meeting: If you’re interested in getting attendee credentials for the Zoom meetings, please email [email protected] or call 415-663-8068, Ext 104.

Notifications: If you’d like us to email you at least seven days before each meeting with the specific dates, times and locations, please email [email protected] to be put on the notification list. Notice is communicated by email to any individuals who have specifically requested to be notified; if a person does not have an email address, the notice will be made by letter, fax or phone. KWMR makes on-air announcements quarterly, using the same text as above.

August 2023 — no meeting
September 2023 — Zoom
October 2023 — Hybrid: In-Person at Dance Palace’s Board Meeting Room in Point Reyes Station and also on Zoom.
November 2023 — Zoom
December 2023 — no meeting
January 2024 — Hybrid: In-Person at Dance Palace’s Board Meeting Room in Point Reyes Station and also on Zoom.
February 2024 — Zoom
March 2024 — Zoom
April 2024 — Hybrid: In-Person at Dance Palace’s Board Meeting Room in Point Reyes Station and also on Zoom.
May 2024 — Zoom
June 2024 — Zoom
July 2024 — Hybrid: In-Person at Dance Palace’s Board Meeting Room in Point Reyes Station and also on Zoom.
August 2024 — no meeting

Meeting Policies
KWMR complies with the requirements of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that its meetings of the membership, the Board of Directors and the Advisory Committee are open to the public. Certain portions of the meetings may be closed to consider confidential business, legal and personnel matters and otherwise as permitted by law. All meetings are announced on KWMR’s website.

Annual Meeting
KWMR’s Annual Meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of November at 5:30 pm. During the pandemic, it will be on Zoom. This will be immediately followed by a joint meeting of the KWMR Board and KWMR Community Advisory Board at 6 pm.

Programming Committee Meetings
Programming Committee Meetings are suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. In pre-pandemic times, they were held at 5PM on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. at the Public Safety Building and Fire House, Point Reyes Station, 4th and B Streets.

Community Advisory Board

Read about (and apply for!) KWMR’s new Community Advisory Board!

KWMR’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) seeks to assist KWMR in fulfilling its goal to inform, inspire, educate and entertain its viewers by presenting distinctive programming for diverse audiences throughout West Marin, the region and the nation. CAB members monitor and evaluate public radio programs and content and give voice to underserved segments of the West Marin community.

Current Community Advisory Board Members

Mark Buell, Bolinas
George Clyde, Marshall
Dave Cort, Lagunitas
Chris Desser, Marshall
John Gouldthorpe, Point Reyes Station
Susan Hayes, Inverness Park
Jack Kramer, Point Reyes Station
Ted Lyman, Point Reyes Station
Alexander McQuilkin, Woodacre
Dan Morse, Inverness
Harriet Moss, Sausalito
Muriel Murch, Bolinas
Carla Ruff, Inverness/San Francisco

Founding Board, 1995 – 1999

Donna Sheehan – Founder
James Stark – Founder
John Gouldthorpe
Muriel Murch
Richard Dillman
Charlie Morgan
Kate Munger
Howie Hammerman
Kay Clements
Claire Peaslee
Sheila O’Donnell