Agenda Item No. VI. B. 1. b. 1)
Washburn University Board of Regents
SUBJECT: KTWU - FY 2005 Membership Fees.
KTWU pays PBS membership dues in three categories, each of which require Board approval. It was discussed and decided to provide the estimated costs to the Board as one item rather than to present each individually. This will also assist KTWU in taking advantage of discounts associated with paying each invoice prior to stipulated deadlines.
Fees for the following:
1. Member Service Assessment which includes:
Support of the National Program Service
Program administration and scheduling support
Promotion/Press/Advertising graphics support
Program Contracts/Rights support
Audience Research/Program data analysis
Engineering Development and DTV Planning Office
Station Relations Office
Offset by net income from revenue generating activities
2. Station Independence Program membership. KTWU's share of a cooperative project among all PBS member stations to provide special programming for pledge drives.
3. PBS Assessment.
Annual assessment is based on the following elements:
FY 2005 National Program Service
FY 2005 Institutional Promotion
FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: Not-to-exceed $490,000
Member Service Assessment (in FY 2005 budget 100000-355000-700900-13001-kt2502)
Member Service Assessment $110,000
A discount will be applied if paid by 9/30/2004
Station Independence Program membership $ 35,000
(in FY 2005 budget 100000-355000-700900-13001-kt2504)
PBS Assessment (in FY 2005 budget 100000-355050-700790-13001-kt2802) $345,000
A discount will be applied if payment is made before 7/31/2004
President Farley recommends that the Board approve these FY 2005 KTWU membership fees.
(date) Jerry B. Farley, President