Originally broadcast live from the studios of KOWS in Occidental California, on 20 September 2012, this program was a General Meeting of KOWS volunteers hosted live on the air by Don Campau.
In attendance â Donald T., Suzanne, Mark H., Robert, Arnold, Alan L., Rees, Don C., Tony, Phil L., Miss Annie (11)...notes taken and written by Robert Feuer.
This meeting was an experiment with putting a general meeting on-air. Don was master of ceremonies. He spent a lot of time explaining how KOWS works to the on-air audience. Also, trying to get people to donate. Tony handled the board and the phone. Part of the reason for going on-air was to try to raise money. 1. It began with a musical invocation with each attendee playing a different instrument (the New Yearâs Eve variety). 2. Each participant introduced themselves. 3. Arnold reported on fundraising efforts. We have $246 in the bank. We are close to finishing a video for indiegogo. Weâre developing an underwriterâs presentation package. He told listeners about giveplace.com and escrip.com where there is a list of stores that will donate 3-5% of a userâs purchases to KOWS, if they sign up. That includes show hosts, as well as listeners. 4. Cathy reported on events. Oct. 5, from 5-9 p.m., weâll have a fundraiser at the West county Herb Co. It will be a dance party with Beatles music, hosted by Leeann. A decent crowd is hoped for, since itâs at the same time as the Farmers Market. Future events will be discussed later. These include Give Back Tuesday, at the Rainbow Cattle Co. in Guerneville on Nov. 13, and a âDay After the End of the World Party,â in December. 5. Donald T. of Operations, said weâre hoping to build an interactive website which will include archiving. 6. Suzanne reported on the Working Group â theyâre working on creating a sustainable model for the station and trying to find ways to encourage wider participation. They want to create a platform for members to have input. 7. Don spoke about the programming committee, which currently has several members, but no chairperson. Theyâre working on filling empty spots in the schedule by looking for new people to do interesting programs. 8. Relocation of station- We may have to move if the landlord sells the building. The Occidental Center for the Arts is the most likely place at this time. Our rent would got up from $350 now, to possibly $500. We are waiting for OCA to give us a date by which we have to make our intentions clear. 9. Relocation of antenna- Still working to find a location where we could have a better signal. 10. Robert discussed KOWS Muse, our in-house newsletter. Deadline for submission is Sept. 24. Publication date is Oct. 1. It will include interviews with Phil L. and Ken W., and short pieces by Lolly and Suzanne.