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About the KUOW Board

The broadcast license for KUOW was awarded to the University of Washington (“UW”) Board of Regents in 1951. Under an agreement, the station is managed by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, a private, non-profit corporation established in 1999 and governed by the PSPR community board of directors.

The PSPR Board of Directors provides fiscal oversight and management of the affairs, property and interests, ensuring the organization meets its goals;  steering the organization towards a sustainable future by providing insight for sound, ethical, governance and financial management practices. The PSPR Board is comprised of between 16 and 21 Directors who serve for three (3) terms, three (3) years each.

Board Officers

  • Haeryung Shin, Chair
  • Mark Ashida, Vice Chair
  • Jon Schorr, Treasurer
  • Andy McGovern, Secretary
  • Caryn Mathes, President and General Manager

See a full list of the Board Directors and read their biographies. The board can be contacted at kuowboard@kuow.org.

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

All meetings are open to the public and held on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The November meeting is the annual meeting which includes a reception from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Meetings will be held at the Alumni Bldg, 1415 45th Street, 2nd Floor, Fireplace Room, until further notice.

  • Mar 22, 2018
  • May 24, 2018
  • July 12, 2018
  • Sep 13, 2018
  • Nov 1, 2018

Board of Directors Committee Meeting Schedule

Executive Committee

All executive committee meetings are held from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at KUOW, 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle, WA, 98105, unless otherwise noted.

  • Fri Dec 8, 2017 (Alumni Bldg, 1415 45th St, Fireplace Room)
  • Wed Feb 28, 2018
  • Wed May 16, 2018
  • Wed Jun 20, 2018 (joint with finance committee) @ 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wed Aug 22, 2018
  • Wed Oct 24, 2018
  • Fri Dec 7, 2018  @ 10-11:30 a.m.

Development Committee

All development committee meetings are held from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at KUOW, 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle, WA, 98105, unless otherwise noted.

  • Wed Jan 31, 2018
  • Wed Apr 4, 2018
  • Wed Jun 13, 2018
  • Wed Aug 10, 2018
  • Wed Oct 10, 2018

Finance and Audit Committee

Finance & audit committee meetings are held 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at KUOW, 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle WA 98105, unless otherwise noted.

  • Tue Jan 16, 2018
  • Tue Apr 17, 2018
  • Tue May 15, 2018
  • Wed May 30, 2018
  • Wed Jun 20, 2018 

Governance Committee

All governance committee meetings are held from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at KUOW, 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle WA 98105, unless otherwise noted.

  • Thu Feb 1, 2018
  • Thu Apr 19, 2018
  • Thu, Jun 7, 2018
  • Thu, Aug 16, 2018
  • Thu, Oct 1, 2018

Strategic Planning Committee

All strategic planning committee meetings are held from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at KUOW, 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle WA 98105, unless otherwise noted.

  • Wed Feb 14, 2018
  • Wed Apr 18, 2018
  • Tue May 15, 2018 (joint with finance committee) @ 12 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wed May 30, 2018 (joint with finance committee) @ 12 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wed Sep 26, 2018

Closed Meetings and Documentation

Meetings of the Board of Directors and Board Committees or portions of those meetings at which matters relating to individual employees, proprietary information, or litigation, or certain other matters requiring the confidential advice of counsel, commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis, or the purchase of property or services whenever the premature exposure of such purchase would compromise the business interests of Puget Sound Public Radio may be closed to the public pursuant to the Communications Act,  47 U.S.C. §396  (k)(4).

An Executive Session can be called at any time during the meeting pursuant to Washington State Law – RCW 42.30.110(1) based on the following criteria: To consider matters relating to individual employees, proprietary information, litigation, and other matters requiring the confidential advice of counsel, commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis, or the purchase of property of services whenever the premature exposure of such purchase would compromise the business interests of any such organizations.

If such meetings or portions of those meetings are closed, the specific reason for closing a meeting or portion of a meeting will be made available at the KUOW station, within 10 days after each closed meeting or closed portion thereof.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding PSPR Board and Committee meetings or to request written statements explaining the reasons for closing meetings of the Board or its committees, contact Fieta Robinson at (206) 543-6784 or email fdrobinson@kuow.org.

Annual reports and financial report available below. Hard copies of the KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio annual reports and audited financial reports may be obtained by calling 206.543.2710 or by writing to: KUOW/Puget Sound Public Radio, 4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle, WA 98105.