Agenda Item No. VI. B. 4.
Washburn University Board of Regents
SUBJECT: KTWU - FY 2003 Membership Fees.
KTWU pays PBS membership dues in three categories, each of which require Board approval. It was discussed and decided last year 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:
Program administration and scheduling support
Promotion/Press/Advertising graphics support
Program Contracts/Rights support
Audience Research/Program data analysis
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:
FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: Not-to-exceed $431,125
Member Service Assessment (in FY 2003 budget #40025):
Member Service Assessment $ 97,125
A 2% discount of $1,942.50 will be applied if paid by 9/30/02
Station Independence Program membership (in FY 2003 budget #40025) $ 32,000
PBS Assessment (in FY 2003 budget #40028) $302,000
A discount will be applied if payment is made before 7/31/02
President Farley recommends that the Board approve these FY 2003 KTWU membership fees.
(date) Jerry B. Farley, President