Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of the June 2, 2008 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
Vice President Middlemiss called the meeting to order at 5:05 pm.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Katzenstein, Manos, Middlemiss, Starr, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Blazek, Cole, Longo
Visitors: Ron Garback, Roy Mayhugh
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the May 5 board meeting were approved as amended (Manos motion, Wetzel 2nd; voice vote: 5 ayes, no nays or abstentions).
6. Announcements
Middlemiss, Wetzel, and Mayhugh attended the NTA conference in Spokane. They reported on the Digital TV Transition news they gathered there, particularly about the availability of low-maintenance translator equipment with analog pass-through capability.
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
Wetzel reported that new FM radio station KZLU has begun broadcasting at 88.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 1,000 watts from El Paso Peak. The licensee is Educational Media Foundation of Rocklin, CA. KZLU carries EMF's "K-Love" format. The new signal "swamps" the Booster's low-power rebroadcast of Los Angeles station KPFK at 88.7 MHz for all but the most highly-capable receivers. At the moment, the 88.7 transmitter has been left running for the benefit of those still able to make use of its signal. A displacement request may be filed.
c. Publicity
Middlemiss is continuing to work on a further update to the latest version of the Boostergram for public distribution, particularly at the Ridgecrest library.
D. New business
1. The board authorized the sale of equipment to be identified as surplus by the Operations Committee (Cole, Wetzel, and Mayhugh). In particular, the Day Sequerra units have been found unsuitable for the Booster's purposes. (Middlemiss motion, Manos 2nd, passed 5-0-0 on a voice vote.)
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, July 7, 2008, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: There being no further business, Middlemiss adjourned the meeting at 6:06 pm.

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