Transparency Information and Documents
As a public broadcasting entity, WEKU makes every effort to be as transparent as possible in order to comply with Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) guidelines. Documents and information related to WEKU contact information, governance, meetings, management, finances, and diversity initiatives can be found below.
There are also certain public inspection files that are a requirement of the Federal Communications Commission. These documents are available online at the following FCC website locations:
102 Perkins Bldg.
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
WEKU maintains a list of organizations that are notified when there are WEKU employment opportunities. If you would like your organization to be notified of these employment opportunities, please contact WEKU at 800-621-8890.
WEKU is owned and operated by Eastern Kentucky University. As a university department, we are governed by the Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents. Meetings are held quarterly on the EKU campus in Richmond, KY.
The date and specific location of quarterly meetings and any scheduled executive sessions are below:
- May 24, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. | 521 Lancaster Ave.
- August 16, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. | 521 Lancaster Ave.
- November 15, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. | 521 Lancaster Ave.
Dates, times, and locations of stated meetings of the Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents are included in the public notice of meetings as prescribed by Kentucky’s Open Meetings Act which permits Regents to discuss certain subjects in a closed or executive meeting if notice is given in the regular meeting of the general nature of the business to be discussed, and the agency cites the specific exemption authorizing the closed session. A closed session may be held only after a motion is made and carried in open session, and no final action may be taken in closed session. More information on closed session requirements is on pages. 22-23 of Kentucky’s Open Meetings Act.
Such public notices of stated meetings, agendas, prior minutes and executive sessions are available at the EKU Board of Regents website.
The Office of University General Counsel is responsible for public notices of board meetings, executive sessions and closed meetings notices and documentation.
If closed meeting documentation is prepared, it will be made available within 10 days of the closed meeting. To request closed meeting documentation or any other Regents-related information, contact the EKU Board of Regents.
Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents
|Kristie Michele Whitlatch||Ashland, KY||2022-2028|
|Laura Babbage||Lexington, KY||2021-2027|
|Juan Castro||Lexington, KY||2017-2023|
|Ashley Ward||Lexington, KY||2021-2027|
|Dr. Jason Marion (Faculty Regent)||Richmond, KY||2019-2025|
|Lynn Taylor Tye||Richmond, KY||2019-2025|
|Alan Long (Vice Chair)||Richmond, KY||2021-2027|
Jeremiah Duerson (Staff Regent)
Mike Savage, Director & General Manager – Mike.Savage@eku.edu – 859-622-1662
Wendy Wilkinson Ridout, Membership Director - Wendy.Wilkinson@eku.edu - 859-622-1474
Wendy Barnett - Operations Director - Wendy.Barnett@eku.edu - 800-621-8890
Jeanne Marie Hibberd - Director of Corporate & Community Support - Jeannemarie.email@example.com - 859-200-2785
Stan Ingold - News Director -
Stanley.firstname.lastname@example.org - 800-621-8890
FY22 CPB Employment Statistical Report
FY22 FCC Equal Opportunity Employment (EEO) Report
EKU Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Statement
The majority of WEKU's funding comes from individual listener contributions. Financial support also comes from local corporate and community sponsors, Eastern Kentucky University, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), foundations and other miscellaneous sources.
Financial Statement Information
FY 22 Audited Financial Statement (AFS)
FY 22 CPB Audited Financial Report (AFR)
WEKU provides copies of its annual audit and reports for no charge to those interested in receiving a paper copy. The document may be provided via e-mail or US mail by calling WEKU at 800-621-8890. It is also available for pick-up in person at:
102 Perkins Bldg.
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
WEKU subscribes to the Public Media Code of Integrity.
FY22 CPB Local Content and Service Report
WEKU strives to ascertain that its staff is reflective of the diverse population it serves. Additionally, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s (CPB) diversity eligibility criteria require public media organizations to adopt formal goals for diversity and to report annually on steps taken to work toward those goals. These actions are required for all stations receiving Community Service Grant funds (CSG).
To that end, WEKU has set the following diversity goals:
- To recruit and retain a diverse workforce that is representative of our service area.
- To provide equal opportunity in employment.
- To educate our management and staff annually in best practices for maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment for all persons.
- To assist in developing a more diverse future workforce with professional skills in the broadcasting/media industry by recruiting diverse candidates for WEKU internship opportunities and/or by participating in minority or other diversity job fairs.
In addition, WEKU shall undertake one of the following initiatives on an annual basis:
- Include individuals representing diverse groups in internships or work-study programs designed to provide meaningful professional-level experience in order to reflect the diversity of the communities they serve and further public broadcasting’s commitment to education;
- Participate in minority or other diversity job fairs; or
- Implement formal diversity training programs for management and appropriate staff.
WEKU will also make efforts to recruit and interview at least one qualified diversity candidate, as available, for each open management position.
Additional details on WEKU's diversity efforts can be found here