As a condition for receiving funds from the Corporation for Public broadcasting, as defined in Section 396(k)(8) of the Communications Act, the Foundation is required to have a community advisory board. The Act further states that the Foundation shall undertake good faith efforts to assure that: (i) its advisory board meets at regular intervals; (ii) the members of its advisory board regularly attend the meetings of the advisory board; and (iii) the composition of its advisory board are reasonably representative of the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by such station.
The WSBE Community Advisory Board (the “CAB”) shall be permitted to review the programming goals established by the station, the services provided by the station, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station. The CAB may also be delegated any other responsibilities, as determined by the Foundation Board. The CAB shall advise the Foundation Board with respect to whether the programming and other policies of WSBE are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by WSBE, and may make such recommendations as it considers appropriate to meet such needs.
The role of the CAB shall be solely advisory in nature, except to the extent other responsibilities are delegated to the CAB by the Foundation Board. In no case shall the CAB have any authority to exercise any control over the daily management or operation of WSBE.
Community Advisory Board
Elizabeth Francis, Vice-Chairperson
John Palumbo, Chairperson
David A. Wollin, Secretary