KWIT KOJI CPB Compliance
Since 1968, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has been the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. CPB provides essential operational support for the nearly 1,400 locally-owned and operated public television and radio stations, which reach virtually every household in the country. Siouxland Public Media is a recipient of CPB grant funding, an annual grant that is approximately 1/4 of our operational budget.
General Manager: Mark Munger
Operations Manager/Chief Engineer: Steve Smith
In compliance with CPB's transparency requirements we are pleased to provide the following disclosures and information.
Scheduled meetings, which are open to the public.
The Friends of Siouxland Public Media meets on the second Thursday of January, April, July, and November. All meetings are at noon at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th St, Sioux City IA, 51101.
Board President: Angie Schneiderman
Board Vice President: Semehar Ghebrekidan
Board Treasurer: Greg Giles
Board Secretary: Jim Sorvaag
The Western Iowa Tech Community College Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Most meetings are on the WITCC Campus - Sioux City, Board Room A507.
Board President: Russell Wray
Board Vice President: Tricia Sutherland
Board Treasurer: Troy Jasman
Board Secretary: Brenda Wright
Siouxland Public Media Statement of Diversity
Siouxland Public Media recognizes that diversity makes for a stronger and fairer news gathering organization, one that better understands the many experiences and values of the people that, together, make our home. We strive to employ management, reporters, staff, interns, and officers that represent our community's diversity, and we aim to create programming that provides all people in Siouxland with valuable information and meaningful music.
- Objective: curate a program that amplifies non-dominant voices thus expanding outreach to diverse audiences.
- Program Ideas: Oral History Project; AMPLIFY
- Set a schedule of events for recording oral histories in the spring where we reach out to non-dominant communities
- Train board members to help gather oral histories both at the events and independently.
Develop AMPLIFY, a project that will provide a platform for diverse voices and focus upon the issues that impact non-dominant communities
- Identify and bring together people who will help to develop AMPLIFY
- Define the mission and goals of AMPLIFY
- Create a strategy for bringing AMPLIFY on-air
- Train the participants in content creation
- Begin distributing AMPLIFY content
- Objective: Building a talent pipeline that will intentionally diversify the media field and develop the skills of people who may become possible employee candidates for staff
- Personnel Development Ideas: Internship Program focused on teaching interns newsgathering and storytelling skills while focusing on the issues of non-dominant cultures
- Work with WITCC to create an internship program
- Develop relationships with departments and institutions that may direct prospective interns to the program
- Define the goals and objectives of the internships
- Define the review process for the program
- Objective: to increase awareness and education of staff on the media’s relationship with non-dominant populations in the local market (80 mile radius of Sioux city)
- Training Ideas: Develop a training program for staff
- Actions: Work with WITCC’s DEI department and the Friends of Siouxland Public Media to develop a training program that educates our staff.
Western Iowa Tech Community College, the license holder of Siouxland Public Media, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, gender, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any protected class prohibited by law. WITCC is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Siouxland Public Media's 2022 Local Content and Service Report
Siouxland Public Media's 2022 Station Activity Survey (SAS):