WPFW Regular LSB Meeting
February 14, 2018
Department of Architecture
Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
Robert Simms, Chair
Ellen Williams Carter Secretary
I. Call to
At 6:38 pm a quorum was established. Robert Simms called the meeting to order at 6:38 pm.
15. Members were present at roll call: Robert Simms, Maskeelah-Myrtle Washington, Ellen Williams Carter, Louis
Wolf, Eileen Rosin, Nick Arena, Julie Hewitt, Benito Diaz, Cliff Smith, Ron Pinchback, Donald Williams, Tony Leon, Eric
Ramey, Campbell Johnson, Sabooh Hakim
6. Excused absence: Jim Brown, Meredith Cordisco, Christine Cotter, Vickie
McGill, Martha Peterson, Nancy Sorden,
3. Unexcused absence: Lona Alias, Jay Winter Nightwolf, Gloria Turner
GM Jerry Paris was present.
The IPD Katea Stitt was not present.
Timekeeper: Louis Wolf
III. Approval of
The Agenda was amended and approved.
IV. Approval of the minutes
The December 2017 WPFW LSB regular
meeting minutes were reviewed and approved.
V. Finance Report by Treasurer, Nick Arena
The station raised
$130,000. so far in the February winter pledge drive. The bank balance is approximately $70,000. with payroll with bills
current except for Central Services and other long term payables. The budget was updated for October through January.
Eileen Rosin introduced the idea of a separate development committee and indicated that she would follow up with more
VI. Management Reports
The General Manager, Jerry Paris stated the following:
The GM stated as of
today the station has raised $150,000. 40% of the drive total which is $375,000. He also indicated that there are
several ways that donors can contribute now: by text, on the website, call the station and call the rollover system for
early morning and late night. WPFW is sponsoring a special screening for the Black Panther Movie with a special
discussion at the end. He stated that the emails at Info WPFW.org were deleted. The LSB asked him to try to recover the
deleted emails. He said that we have a credit balance of $2,000. with PEPCO. He indicated that new programs are needed.
He said he is looking at a possible relocation for the station at 1201 Franklin Street N.E., Washington, D.C.
Ferman Travers said that he likes WPFW.
VIII. PNB Report
Tom Livingston was hired by the PNB
as IED, and his firm was hired to conduct the permanent ED search. Nancy Sorden is the pro-tem chair of the PNB. Eileen
Rosin read Nancy Sordenís report. Eileen Rosin indicated that the Audit Committee was looking into some issues and
working on getting more information. The chair, Robb Simms agreed to send the letter to the PNB to get more information.
IV. Programming Committee, Donna Grimes (chair)
The General Manager stated that the emails at Info at WPFW.org
were deleted. The LSB asked Jerry to try to recover the deleted emails.
V. MASC Committee
No report was
VI. Outreach and Development
They are planning a Town Hall meeting for March 24 or 25. Another resistance
comedy show is scheduled for March 29. A salute to the programmers is scheduled for March 24. A summary of the Listener
survey from the January 2018 Town Hall meeting was presented.
Motion to adjourn: There was no
Robb Simms adjourned the regular meeting at 8:50 pm
Meeting adjourned at 8:50pm
by: Ellen Williams Carter