WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc.     Open Meetings Policy

In order to comply with the open meetings requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 396, et seq., as amended, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc. has adopted the following policy.

1. Applicability. This policy shall apply to all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Community Advisory Board and their committees.

2. Open Meetings. All meetings of the Board of Directors and the Community Advisory Board and their committees shall be open meetings preceded by reasonable notice to the public at least one week in advance, except in the event of an emergency.

3. Reasonable Notice. WNIN shall post a notice on its website of any applicable meetings and make on-air announcements on at least three consecutive days once each calendar quarter explaining this policy and providing information about how the public can obtain information regarding specific dates, times, and locations. An example of this notice is:

WNIN, Tri-State Public Media,Incorporated maintains an open meeting policy as required by the
Corporation For Public Broadcasting and the Communications Act of 1934. This policy applies to all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Community Advisory Board, and their committees.
Meeting dates, times, and locations can be found at wnin.org. For more information, you may contact WNIN by phone at 812-423-2973, by email at info@wnin.org, or by visiting WNIN at 405 Carpenter Street in Downtown Evansville.

4. WNIN will give reasonable notice to the public of the fact, time, and place of each open meeting at least one week in advance of the scheduled date of the open meeting. These notices will air on both TV and radio channels. An example of the notice is:

“WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc.” will hold its (Board of Directors/Community Advisory Board/Executive Committee/Content Committee/Development Committee/Finance Committee/Planning Meeting) at (Time) on (Date) at the offices of WNIN located at 405 Carpenter Street, Evansville, Indiana. More information available at wnin.org or 812-423-2973”

5. Closed Sessions. WNIN may hold closed meetings or portions of meetings to consider matters relating to individual employees, proprietary information, litigation and other matters requiring confidential advice of counsel, commercial, or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis, or the purchase of property or services whenever premature exposure of such purchase would compromise the business interests of such organization. If a session is closed to the public for any of these permissible reasons, a written statement containing an explanation of the reasons for closing the meeting will be made publicly available (within a reasonable period of time).

6. Public Attendance. No member of the public shall be required to register such person’s name or provide other information as a condition to attendance.

7. Interpretation. If a question arises as to the applicability or interpretation of this policy, the question shall be sent to the CEO of WNIN. If this policy at any time is inconsistent with the requirement and regulations of the CPB, it shall be interpreted to comply with such requirements.

WNIN Open Meetings

(All meetings held at WNIN, 405 Carpenter Street, Evansville, IN, 47708)

Copies of meeting minutes may be obtained by contacting Carlin Beckman (812) 423-2973 x124

Full Board:

  • January 12, 2015  4pm
  • March 9, 2015, 4pm 
  • May 18, 2015, 4pm
  • July 13, 2015  4 pm
  • September 14, 2015, 4pm 
  • November 9, 2015, 4pm
  • January 11, 2016  4 pm

Community Advisory Board:

  • March 2014

Development Committee: 

  • January 14, 2015  8:30 am
  • February 11, 2015,  8:30 am
  • March 11, 2015,  8:30 am
  • April 8, 2015  8:30 am
  • May 13, 2015   8:30 am
  • June 10, 2015  8:30 am
  • July 8, 2015  8:30 am
  • August 12, 2015,  8:30 am
  • September 9, 2015  8:30 am
  • October 14, 2015  8:30 am
  • November 11, 2015  8:30 am
  • December 9, 2015  8:30 am

Finance Committee:

  • February 26, 2015, 8 am
  • May 7, 2015, 8 am
  • June 25, 2015  8 am
  • September 3, 2015, 8 am
  • October 29, 2015, 8 am
  • December 17, 2015, 8 am

Executive Committee:

  • January 5, 2015, 4 pm
  • March 2, 2015, 4 pm
  • May 4, 2015, 4 pm
  • July 6, 2015, 4 pm
  • August 31, 2015 4 pm
  • November 2, 2015 4 pm
  • January 4, 2016 4 pm


  • January 9, 2015, Noon
  • March 3, 2015, Noon
  • Rest of year TBD