As a public broadcasting entity, KOSU must follow the requirements of the Communications Act of 1934 specific to open and closed meetings, open financial records, hiring practices and donor information.
1. Open Meetings
KOSU must provide seven days advance notice of open meetings of the station’s governing board, the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents and its committees, when considering business specific to KOSU. KOSU complies with this requirement by posting notice of such meetings here.
There are currently no open meetings of the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents or its committees scheduled to address KOSU business.
More information about the Oklahoma A&M Board meeting schedule is available at: regents.okstate.edu/board-meetings
2. Closed Meetings
KOSU must document and make available to the public the specific reasons for closing a meeting of its governing body and its committees when considering business specific to KOSU. KOSU makes applicable closed meeting information available within 10 days of such meetings at the Station’s office, 303 Paul Miller Building, Stillwater, OK 74078.
3. Meetings of the KOSU Community Advisory Board
Because KOSU is owned by a public university, the station is not required to have a Community Advisory Board, and thus, is not subject to the Communications Act rules specific to CABs. However, KOSU does seek regular advice about programming, community support strategies, and significant policies from select members of the station’s broadcast service area.
4. KOSU Hiring Practices and Employee Data
KOSU must submit information about employment opportunities, hiring practices and employee data pertaining to race and sex.
A. Employment Statistical Report
B. Diversity Statement
KOSU is a public media organization owned by Oklahoma State University, a land-grant institution of higher learning. Both institutions are committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion. We strive to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates and values all members of our staff, volunteers, listening audience and the University community. We define diversity as engagement in meaningful actions, behaviors, and conversations that reflect a commitment to recognizing, understanding, and respecting the differences among students, faculty, staff, and visitors within KOSU and throughout the OSU system. We do not condone acts, behavior, language, or symbols that represent or reflect intolerance or discrimination. KOSU shares OSU’s dedication to cultivating and enriching the competitive advantages that diversity and inclusion provides all members of the public radio and University communities. We identify diversity as a quality of life issue, as well as an important economic driver for the prosperity and well-being of the state, nation, and world.
5. Donor Information
The Communications Act restricts KOSU from disclosing donor lists for political and other uses. As such, KOSU does not share donor/contributor personal information with non-affiliated third parties.
6. KOSU Staff and Management
KOSU staff information available at kosu.org/people/category/6.
KOSU’s management structure:
- Burns Hargis, OSU President - 107 Whitehurst Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-5000
- Gary Clark, Senior VP/General Counsel - 107 Whitehurst Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-5000
- Gary Shutt, Director Communications SVCS - 413 Whitehurst Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-5000
- Kelly Burley, KOSU Station Director - 303 Paul Miller Bldg. Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-6352
- Rachel Hubbard, KOSU Associate Director - 726 W. Sheridan Ave., #100, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 855-808-5678
7. Governing Body
KOSU is owned by Oklahoma State University, which is governed by the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents. More information about the board is available at regents.okstate.edu. Members of the board are listed below:
- Calvin Anthony
- Doug Burns
- Jarold Callahan
- Rick Davis
- Joe Hall
- Tucker Link
- Trudy Milner
- Jim Reese
- Lou Watkins
8. KOSU Community Advisory Board
KOSU management seeks regular advice about programming, community support strategies, and significant policies from select members of the station’s broadcast service area. CAB members are:
- Amanda Davis, Stillwater
- Becky Carman, Norman
- Brecca Farr, Stillwater
- Matt Guillory, Oklahoma City
- Cami Stinson, Oklahoma City
- Jenifer Reynolds, Oklahoma City
- Joy McGill, Tulsa
- Paul Sund, Oklahoma City
- Chris Ramsay, Stillwater
- Shanley Wells, Ponca City
9. Most Recent Audited Financial Statement
Requests for copies of KOSU’s annual financial reports can be mailed to KOSU, 303 Paul Miller Building, Stillwater, OK 74078. http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kosu/files/201704/kosu-fm_radio_station_2016_fs_final.pdf
10. Annual Financial Reports
Submitted annually to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kosu/files/201704/2016_afr.pdf
11. Local Content and Services Report