MINUTES KXNM BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING
Wednesday –June 19, 2019
Present: Art Swenka, Dixie Swenka, Babbi Baker, John Griego, Ladd Hagmaier, Bill Simms, Keith Smith, Randy Wright
Not Present: Norm Onarheim
Art Swenka called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
A quorum was met with 8 of 9 directors present.
CONSENT AGENDA: Babbi Baker motioned to approve the agenda for the June 19, 2019 meeting and the minutes from the May 15, 2019 meeting as submitted. Ladd Hagmaier seconded the motion and directors unanimously approved the motion.
- Art and Dixie Swenka introduced Josh Harrover, KXNM student intern, who is a senior at the University of West Florida majoring in Communications. Josh thanked the board for the opportunity to intern at the station, and said his goal was to get real hands-on experience in radio before he graduated from college.
- Art Swenka described theInterference Test conducted to determine if another local station broadcasting at 88.7 FM was interfering with KXNM’s signal. No interference was detected. The test involved sending individuals to various locations in the KXNM coverage area, lowering the transmitting power and reporting if the other 88.7 signal was received. Art Swenka, Ladd Hagmaier, Joyce McKinnis, Bill Simms and Max Calvert participated in the test
- Art Swenka reported on the regulatory reports required by the IRS, NM Secretary of State and Attorney General Office. The IRS Form 990 and the Secretary of State PRC Report were filed on time. The report to the Attorney General’s Office is due in August and will be completed and filed before the deadline.
B. Dixie Swenka reported on the follow-up discussion with David Persad from MetaSoft Systems, Inc. who made an online presentation to directors about grant opportunities for nonprofits at the last board meeting.
Membership and access to the database and training starts at $4,995 per year. After discussing the pros and cons of paying for a membership, versus other fund raising opportunities, Babbi Baker motioned to table a decision on subscribing to the database until a future meeting. Keith Smith seconded the motion and directors unanimously approved the motion.
C. Bill Simms discussed the progress of fully implementing Radiologik and demonstrated a 15-minute live test of Radiologik conducted by Elizabeth Tinnin. The test was very successful and exceeded expectations. Elizabeth promised the full transition from Simian to Radiologik on June 26th at noon.
TREASURER’S REPORT: John Griego, Treasurer, distributed copies and discussed financial statements including the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Income by Comparison. John said that revenue is significantly higher than at this time last year and attributed this to increased underwriting.
Randy Wright motioned to accept the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Babbi Baker seconded the motion, and directors unanimously approved it.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: Dixie Swenka read a letter from a listener who praised the Sunday programming, and provided an update on Bob Taylor’s health. Consequently, Bob will stop recording programs, which creates a shortage of men broadcasters. Keith Smithvolunteered to increase his recordings, which definitely will help with the shortage.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Bill Simms reported on the successful preparation for the annual FCC test scheduled for August. Also, Bill said that local high school FAA reporting is working, but there are a few glitches, which he expects will improve.
The exception is the Corona FFA, which is currently not participating, but Bill thinks this is temporary. Keith Smith agreed to meet with a teacher he knows at Corona H.S. to help get the FAA participating again.
Babbi Baker suggested adding the Estancia Valley Classical Academy to report on its school news.
PRESIDENTS REPORT: Art Swenka reported that Max Calvert is now trained as the salesperson for the station, and has signed five new underwriters.
Art will meet next week with officials from the Moriarty Schools, Mesalands Community College and the Chair of the Torrance County Commissioner to discuss transfer of ownership of the station
The next Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the KXNM Offices and Studios in McIntosh.
The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted on 6/21/19 Approved:
Randy Wright, Secretary Arthur J. Swenka, President
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