WRFI Board Meeting Minutes — September 2020

WRFI Board Meeting Minutes — September 24, 2020, 6-8pm



Stephen Cope

Carlos Gutierrez

Joseph Haefeli

Godfrey Simmons

Pamela Tan

Felix Teitelbaum

Chantal Thomas

John Young


Absent: Joe Romano


Tower rental update: No objection to structural analysis done by Tatum; need to ping them again for a response.


August 11, 2020 minutes reviewed.

  • Minutes approved unanimously.


Radio Makers of Color project update:

  • On hold until spring, likely with funding.
  • Field trips are currently still a question mark due to COVID.


FUND RAISING and COVID-style marathon discussion


  • Peter and Felix moving ahead with marathon
  • Agreement for volunteers is in-progress
    • Before entering the station required to sign an agreement attesting to guidelines
    • Log in/out: re-affirming adherence to guidelines/self-wellness check
    • Self-monitoring of symptoms
    • Cleaning procedures
    • Circulation of air between well-spaced shows
  • Need to have Studio B set up


PPP Forgiveness application:

  • Action Item: Felix to send John Y the PPP forgiveness application and payroll documentation.


Review of anti-racism training proposals sent by Godfrey:

  • Proposals from Fabina Benites and Jum Warritay
  • Charge: Transform the culture of the station. Not enough to be neutral, but be actively anti-racist.
  • Training for Board, staff, volunteers
  • Motion to approve both Jum and Fabina (pending costs). Motion seconded and approved.
  • Action Item: Godfrey will ask Fabina for estimate. Ask where grants/funding may be available.


Future Agenda Items

Determine how/if to share outcomes of the Board meetings with WRFI volunteers.