Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc.

Minutes of the July 7, 2008 board meeting

A. Opening
1. Call to order
President Cole called the meeting to order at 5:08 PM.
2. Attendance
Board members present: Blazek, Cole, Katzenstein, Manos, Middlemiss, Starr, Wetzel
Board members absent: Ash, Longo
Visitors: Ron Garback, Irene Katzenstein, Roy Mayhugh, Matt Szelog, Sherrylyn Szelog
3. Approval of minutes
The minutes of the June 2 board meeting were approved as distributed (Middlemiss, 2nd by Manos, passed on a voice vote with 7 ayes, no nays or abstentions).
4. Treasurer's report
Treasurer Blazek distributed a printed report for the two-month period ending June 30. Income was $125 from donations. Expenses were $152 for telephone bills. Resulting balances in all accounts totaled $20,277.67.
6. Announcements
Treasurer Blazek announced that he would be stepping down from his office in August.
7. Review of calendar and agenda
The September board meeting will be held on the 8th, rather than on the 1st (Labor Day).
B. Committee reports
1. Standing committees
b. Operations
Middlemiss reported that the audio signal had been lost on Channel 55 (KCET analog), evidently due to a demodulator problem. The issue became moot as that license was allowed to lapse; analog broadcasts of the PBS programming are now being carried on Channel 59. Mayhugh reported that applications are being filed for "displacement" channels for two FM radio translations: KPFK (Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles, now at 88.7 MHz locally) to be broadcast on new frequency 99.5 MHz, and KLOS (rock music, Los Angeles, now at 99.3 MHz) to be broadcast on 98.9 MHz. He noted that the Booster plans to preserve 3-channel spacing in local translator freqencies in order to allow for future implementation of "HD" (IBOC) radio broadcasting. It was mentioned in passing that the FCC now allows translation and rebroadcast from AM radio sources, but still prohibits "streaming" rebroadcasts from any internet sources.
d. Telephone recorder messages
Middlemiss reported some complaints that audio was missing from KCET on analog Channel 55.
D. New business
1. Wetzel was authorized to spend up to $550 (including shipping) for two new power supplies to replace units which failed (Middlemiss, 2nd Blazek, passed 7-0-0 on a voice vote).
F. Closure
1. Next meeting: 5:00 PM, August 4, 2008, Vaughn Realty Meeting Room, Ridgecrest
2. Adjournment: There being no further business, President Cole adjourned the meeting at 5:56 pm.

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