Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - 5-13-2014

Hualapai Radio Station Advisory Board

Meeting Minutes 5/13/2014

  1. Introductions  and Approval of Minutes- Those attending included Duane Clarke, community dj and Shawna Havatone for Emergency Services; Terri Hutchens, Tim Vaughn and Miranda George from Radio Station; Philbert Watahomigie, Tribal Council Liason; Leon Ghate, Health Dept. ; Ivan Bender, community dj; Wanda Quasula, Law Enforcement, and Cliffany Mowa from BGC.
  1. Status of Terrestrial Station-Terri reported the FCC has issued the modified permit and we are waiting for the local permit to be issued-then we will go forward with RFPs and construction after having possible engineers do site visits and recommendations. We will also work with public works to keep costs down.
  1. Status of Community Volunteers/Contests- Terri, Tim, Miranda, Duane and Ivan spoke regarding current community and staff dj programs and upcoming giveaways and events, including Father’s Day, Reggae in the Desert and Castle Rock sponsorship events.
  1. Updates re programming /operations/content- Discussion was held regarding the current programming and Terri reported regarding cancelation of NV1 program Groove Central  by NV1 due to recurring FCC content and language violations and plans for replacing that content. Suggestions were made to have interviews from Leon’s new intern, law enforcement staff regarding law enforcement week and upcoming summer camps and to have Health Dept and Community members speak regarding Sobriety Festival at end of the month.
  1. Other  -Reports were made regarding the status of youth programming-WIA/BGC/Youth Council/Probation; Terri being invited to present with FCC native American liason Geoff Blackwell at the Native Public Media Conference regarding the Tribal Priority Commerical station process; the results of  Duane, Terri and Chief Bradley attending the Mohave County EAS planning meeting April 24 in Kingman. Discussion was also held regarind the upcoming elections for Council and how the station will handle interviews, etc.,. Terri reported the station has done interviews for four previous years and has a protocol in place compliant with FCC regulation and also sensitive to avoiding community conflict and complaints. Terri was asked to send copies of past candidate interview questions, materials and protocol to the committee for input.
  1. The committee will be meeting twice monthly until the FM station launches. The next meeting will be Tuesday  May 27 at noon at the radio station.

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