Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/25/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 16.10 Explore the potential multi-year lease of KVHS non-commercial FM Radio license: would not interfere with District’s right to provide KVHS programming via an internet-only-stream.
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Summary: Provide staff direction on whether to continue to explore options to generate income from KVHS, possibly by a multi-year lease of the station’s non-commercial broadcast license. In doing so, the District can: (a) continue to digitally operate KVHS as an internet-only station; (b) control the digital programing content; and (c) offer classes to students on a digital broadcasting. Maintaining the ability to broadcast in a digital format and being able to offer instruction to students of digital broadcasting provides possibly more value to students than our current radio program of traditional broadcast over the airwaves because of the growth of digital media. Leasing the license lease would not include the radio studio or any of the equipment, most of which belongs to the County Office of Education.

If the Board authorizes staff to pursue the possible lease of the station, approve staff’s request to issue a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) and to select for a communications company to represent the district in locating and negotiating a lease of KVHS’s non-commercial license. The Company selected must specialize in this the lease and/or sale of non-commercial radio and television stations and be able to negotiate with all types of potential non-commercial tenants regardless of programming.
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Recommendation: Authorize staff to issue an RFQ and select a firm which specialize in this the lease of non-commercial radio and television stations to assist in identifying and negotiating the lease of the KVHS non-commercial (non-digital) radio license
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Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Greg Rolen, Esq. - General Counsel
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
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