Maria called mtg to order 7:05pm.
Present: Sarah Ryterband, Maria McKinley, Cynthia Roberts-Hall, Alycin Bektesh and Joe Crawford.
During comment period Sarah raised her disappointment with lack of substance in recent Bring It On! episodes. Alycin says there has been a little more response from Clarence Boone than in the past re: Bring It On! Alycin also spoke of her mediation with Clarence supervised by William Morris. Also of the need to prep someone to step into Clarence’s role with a better handle on advance program planning.
Maria addressed the need to update promos and intros.
Director report: Joe is now News Director with his promotion. A search will ensue for his replacement to the half-time staff position. Joe’s role is to cover news while the new hire will handle public affairs. Alycin will be involved from afar to cover until the position vacated by Joe is filled.
There will be a joyous community party Feb 12 to celebrate these positive changes and bid Alycin farewell. We extended our sincere thanks for all her hard work and being a wise director during her tenure.
NPAC needs new members: one at large and one or two to representing News. Suggested names include Jim Sims and Scott Weddle.
A change of role for NPAC members is to be a strong voice for change, and to create department guidelines drawing from News Summit outcome. Review mechanism will be revised, and programs will get a simultaneous annual review. Need to decide best way to evaluate programs.
The current pattern of having short segments that appear on DLN eventually develop into free standing programs seems effective. It works like a pilot and is a good way to assess them.
Plans to switch to an hour of community news with magazine format at noon and move the second airing of Democracy Now! to 5pm needs our support
CATS relationship in limbo as it continues to be a valuable source of funds but comes with constraints.
Comment by Cynthia re: the reduced calendar reads by DJs. She and Marti Crouch liked the old way it was done. “Keep radio like radio.”
Adjournment at 8:13pm.