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


Learning Ventures

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.

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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President

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