Agenda Item No. VI. A. 1.

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: KTWU - FY 2006 Membership Fees.



KTWU pays PBS membership dues in two 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.



DESCRIPTION:



1. Member Service Assessment which includes:

a. Support of the National Program Service

b. Program administration and scheduling support

c. Promotion/Press/Advertising graphics support

d. Program Contracts/Rights support

e. Audience Research/Program data analysis

f. Interconnection

g. Engineering Development and DTV Planning Office

h. Station Relations Office

i. Development

j. Learning Ventures

i. Offset by net income from revenue generating activities



2. PBS Assessment.

Annual assessment is based on the following elements

FY 2006 National Program Service

FY 2006 Institutional Promotion



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: Not to exceed $432,909.41



Member Service Assessment (in FY 2006 Budget 100000 355000700900 13001 kt2502)

Member Service Assessment $101,497



PBS Assessment (in FY 2006 budget 100000 355050 700790 13001 kt2802)

PBS Assessment $331,412.41



Total reflects the following discounts if paid by July 31, 2005:

1% of first half (168,229.65-1682.30 = 166,547.35) if paid by July 31, 2005

2% of second half (168,229.65 - 3,364.59 = 164865.06) if paid by July 31, 2005



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends that the Board approve these FY 2006 KTWU membership fees.



__________________ ___________________________

(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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