OWL Radio Executive Board Meeting: Saturday, April 24, 2010.


Attending: 

Stephen McNeill, Ed Bonza, Kevin Schmidt, Andrew Groom, Noel Garwick, Sydney Graham, Kirsten Otto.


Interviewees: Chonticia Jackson, Matt Nix, Noah Solomon, Justin Hayes, Reginald Joseph.


Absent: Rhubarb Jones, Amie Flanagan


Three listed the General Manager as first choice, and three listed Program Director as first choice for the 2010-2011 term (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011). General Manager candidates: Reginald Joseph, Noah Solomon, Amie Flanagan (absent), Matt Nix (second choice)


Program Director candidates: Matt Nix, Justin Hayes, Chonticia Jackson, Noah Solomon (second choice), Amie Flanagan (second choice; absent)



The meeting was called to order on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 12:15 p.m. in the student media office, student center 277, by chair Dr. Stephen McNeill. E. Bonza outlined the process*.


Interviews for General Manager began at 12:25 p.m. with Matt Nix. Other candidates left the room and M. Nix gave a short presentation and answered questions.


Noah Solomon was interviewed at 12:46 p.m.


Reggie Joseph was interviewed at 1:03 p.m.


The board moved into closed deliberations at 1:20 p.m. 


After discussion a motion was made by S. McNeill to appoint R. Joseph OWL Radio General Manager for the 2010-2011 term (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011). N. Garwick seconded. The motion carried 8-2-0. Yay: 8 (includes DJ vote) Recused: 2, Nay: 0


The board brought back the candidates and informed them of their decision. 


Interviews for Program Director began at 1:34 p.m. with Chonticia Jackson. Other candidates left the room and C. Jackson gave a short presentation and answered questions.


Justin Hayes was interviewed at 1:47 p.m.


M. Nix was interviewed at 2:00 p.m.


N. Solomon was interviewed at 2:08 p.m.


The board again moved into closed deliberations at 2:12 p.m. 


After discussion the board voted by secret ballot. The count (including the DJ vote) resulted in a tie between J. Hayes and C. Jackson. After further discussion, the final two candidates were brought before the board and given a choice between a runoff at a later meeting or acceptance of the two new top positions, as outlined in R. Joseph's presentation and revised staff outline. 


The candidates accepted the new positions. C. Jackson was appointed OWL Radio Program Manager for the 2010-2011 term (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011). J. Hayes was appointed OWL Radio Program Director for the 2010-2011 term.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:31 p.m.


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If you have questions, or find an error in these minutes, please contact me or Executive Board Chair Jake McNeill (smcneil2@kennesaw.edu). Thank you, everyone, for your support of KSU OWL Radio.


OWL Radio Executive Board Homepage:

http://groups.google.com/group/radioexec


OWL Radio Executive Board group email: radioexec@googlegroups.com


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*Election Process: The elections for General Manager and Program Director student staff positions shall be at the OWL Radio Executive Board meeting to be held in April.


The election shall be announced at least three weeks in advance and the general staff shall be informed of the qualifications of these Executive Board positions at that time. All nominations must be announced at least two weeks prior to elections, and sent via email to the Associate Director of Student Life/station adviser in order to be eligible for candidacy. Candidates may nominate themselves. Endorsement of a particular candidate by the outgoing Station Manager and Program Director is expressly forbidden. Candidates may speak for a maximum of two minutes, should they wish the opportunity.


The election itself shall be by secret ballot for both positions. The election for Station Manager shall be held first in order to allow those candidates who so desire to run for this position. Candidates may run for both General Manager and Program Director (if not selected for first choice). A dual candidacy must be announced at the same time as all the others.


All active members of the Owl Radio Executive Board are eligible to vote. On air hosts (DJs) may cast a collective ballot with the weight of up to two (2) votes. In order for this vote to be valid, the candidate(s) must receive at least three-quarters of the votes cast by the DJs currently working for the station. Less than three-quarters but more than 51% of the votes cast by the DJs currently working for the station is a collective ballot with the weight of one (1) vote.


In order to be elected Station Manager or Program director, a candidate must receive two-thirds of the votes cast at that OWL Radio Executive Board meeting, and for the election to be official at least three-quarters of the active OWL Radio Executive Board membership must be present. If no one receives two-thirds of the votes then the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will run against one another. The candidate receiving the majority of the votes will become the new Station Manager. In the event that there is only one candidate for Station Manager, that candidate must receive two-thirds of the votes. If the candidate does not receive the two-thirds vote, then the Executive Board will nominate an eligible candidate to be voted on the following meeting.


All positions are to be held from July 1 through June 30 with the understanding that the overlap period (from the March meeting election through June 30) is a training period in which both the outgoing and ingoing officers work in tandem. Any person seeking re-election to their post is subject to the same election process as that of new candidates.


The OWL Radio Executive Board Membership

The OWL Radio Executive Board is a standing committee as directed and appointed by the Kennesaw State Student Media Board. Unlike the SMB, this board works exclusively with OWL Radio. It does not micro-manage. 


The Owl Radio Executive Board is chaired by Communication professors Stephen J. McNeill and includes the Student Media adviser, Mr. Rhubarb Jones, Director of Development - Special Projects with University Development, a student rep from the SMB, the student General Manager, Program Director, and Technical Director. A representative from other departments such as the Athletic department, Media Relations and even alumni Affairs should also be considered when needs arise. 


All OWL Radio staff at the director level are automatically members of the exec board by nature of their position. While the GM hires station student staff, those at the director level must also have their appointments approved by the exec board or the board’s administrative designee.


Meetings

KSU OWL Radio will hold biweekly meetings called and chaired by the GM. These meetings are to be attended by the general staff, and business will include all internal matters of the station. Executive Board meetings should held monthly (at least once every 2 months), and business will include station policy and other executive matters. 


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