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September 5, 2019

Metz Board Room, DeVault Alumni Center


In Attendance:

Community Advisory Board Members:

John Bailey, Nicole Bolden, Tom Bunger, Joan Curts, Pamela Davidson, Tim Decker, Mark Edwards, Sally Gaskill, Cullen McCarty, Martha Nice, Lynn Schwartzberg

Staff Members/Others:

Brent Molnar, Kenadee Mangus, Marianne Woodruff, Eva Zogorski


Roll Call – Brent Molnar

Station Events

WTIU Day at Westminster, Terre Haute – June 26, 2019

  • Hometown: A Journey Through Terre Haute, Indiana with Tom Roznowski/Susanne Schwibbs
  • Terre Haute: Rise & Resilience with Mark Gibson

WTIU Kids Day at the Monroe County Fair – July 3, 2019

2nd Annual WTIU Conference on Aging – August 3, 2019

WTIU Country Music Preview Event in Spencer – August 25, 2019

WTIU Country Music Preview Event in Nashville – September 5, 2019

WTIU Day at Monroe County Fall Fest – September 20, 2019

            An Evening with Judy Woodruff – September 21, 2019

WTIU Family Flight Night at Monroe County Airport – October 19, 2019

            WFIU/WTIU Open House – October 29, 2019

            WTIU Super Treat Night in Bedford – October 31, 2019


Ken Burns’ Country Music

Explore the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.

Tune in or stream starting Sunday, September 15 at 8pm.

Fingerstyle: Indiana’s Guitar Festival

Fingerstyle is a musical technique practiced by guitarists such as Chet Atkins and Merle Travis that involves plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks attached to fingers. Discover the story behind an Indiana competition that celebrates this unique plucking-style of guitar play in Fingerstyle! Indiana’s Guitar Festival.

Premieres Thursday, September 19 at 8pm.

Horsepower: Indiana’s Equine Industry

Horsepower: Indiana’s Equine Industry reveals Indiana’s rich history with horses and horse racing. A stalwart in Indiana, Standardbred racing dates back to the mid-1800s, with events occurring at many county fairs across the state. In exploring this tradition, the program looks into the Hoosier experiences which have produced some of the most famous and celebrated horses in history.

Coming December 2019.

Ernie Pyle: Life in the Trenches

He is known as “America’s storyteller.” Famed WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle remains one of the most accomplished and beloved journalists in American history. Ernie Pyle: Life in the Trenches is a 90-minute WTIU documentary that tells the story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who reached millions each week with stories about ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things.

Coming March 2020.

General Manager Position

CAB Members should have received their invitation to the Provost’s Event for Perry - Monday, September 23, 2pm.

Members of the General Manager Search and Screen will touch base with RTVS Managers over the next couple of weeks to gather input from our organization.  Brent meets with them on Thurs., Sept 12th at 4pm.

If you have feedback you would like Brent to pass along, please let him know before then by e-mail:

The search committee includes:

Brad Wheeler (Chair), Vice President for IT and CIO

Alain Barker, Lecturer and Director of Music Entrepreneurship and Career Development,

Jacobs School of Music

Janae Cummings, Director of Communications and Marketing,

Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies

Jeremy Gray, Associate Athletic Director, IU Athletics

Jay Kincaid, Director of Facilities and Technology, The Media School

Anne Ryder, Senior Lecturer, The Media School


A staff initiated surprise to honor Perry in his retirement is being put together by Connor Hakes,

Associate Director of Development/Strategic Campus Advancement, with the Office of the Provost &

Executive Vice President.


The project would benefit from some leadership from station friends and advisory boards. 

For more information, please contact Connor by telephone at 812-856-3964 in the next few days. 

Re-pack/Re-scan Announcements/Low Transmitter Output Dates

Laura Baich is coordinating information/messaging about rescanning.  Look for a message from her soon.

Anticipate calls - transmitter will be at low power while equipment is being installed – October 1-18, 2019.

Plan to Rescan on air spots hit air by September 18, 2019.  Spots must be captioned – for web use (IU requirement).

Rescan Website will be ready by September 18, 2019 as well.

Need to update WTIU’s outgoing message about resources for more info about rescanning (esp. after hours):




Rescan spots/website, etc. may be needed for more than a month after the re-scan date.

Field study will follow the repack, to determine our new contour.

YouTube TV – Live Linear Streaming (NEW Platform)

Brent and Perry have a call with PBS’ Live Streaming Team on Septmber 12, 2019.

Launch date for WTIU-HD and WTIU-KIDS on YouTube TV is Novbember 4, 2019.

PBS estimates that YouTube TV currently has about 1.5 million customers nationwide.  (So not a lot at the moment.)  Live Linear Streaming will help us to reach viewers on platforms where they prefer to consume most of their media, especially in broadband only homes.  Additional streaming services may be added in the future.

Conference on Aging

Review what worked, and what needs to be tweaked, for the Third Annual WTIU Conference on Aging.

Add to list of topics/ideas.  E-steering surveys to identify the 2020 session topics should go out within a month.

Pamela Davidson emphasized the importance of marketing the conference as being “for all ages” or “sandwich generation”.  Tim Decker suggested multiple promotional spots that center around specific issues/topics the conference helps families to address 

Martha Nice suggested adding an emotional support position/space in case any topics addressed at the conference trigger emotional reactions from attendees and they need someone to talk to about it.

Various members suggested trying to emphasize sessions targeted towards caregivers needs (younger track).


2019 Meeting Schedule:

December 5, 2019