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Regents' Policy Manual - Section 8.7: KUNM Radio

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996
Amended: 08-12-2003

Applicability

This policy applies to the radio station KUNM-FM.

Policy

KUNM-FM, a noncommercial educational radio station, is licensed to the Board of Regents. The Board has the responsibility for all aspects of the station's operations, including programming. The Board will assure that the station enjoys the full protection of the First Amendment so that the station can continue to fulfill its role as an institution of the press.

KUNM shall operate in accordance with the federal Communications Act of 1934 and all rules and policies of the Federal Communications Commission that pertain to noncommercial educational radio stations. The station shall fulfill the following goals: (1) serve the people in KUNM's listening area by providing a variety of high quality programming that serves diverse interests, particularly programming that might not be available on commercial radio stations; (2) comprise an integral component of the University's academic mission; and (3) maintain a high standard of quality in content, presentation and technical competence.

Implementation

The station shall operate as a University radio station, with management responsibility delegated from the Board of Regents, as licensee, to the President and the Provost. Management, staffing and budgeting of the station shall be carried out through normal University administrative channels under applicable University policies.

A Radio Board shall make recommendations to station management on programming issues and other important station policies and practices. The Board of Regents shall adopt bylaws governing the composition and duties of the Radio Board.

Volunteer participation in the operation of the radio station shall be encouraged and shall be subject to volunteer policies and procedures established by station management and the Radio Board and approved by the Provost.

The full Regents' Policy on KUNM and the bylaws is maintained by the Provost's office and the University Counsel.

References

Regents' Policy on KUNM (complete text). An amendment to the "Bylaws of the KUNM Radio Board" was approved by the Board of Regents on August 12, 2003.