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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:

WEKU public file documents

WEKH public file documents

WEKC public file documents

WEKP public file documents

Contact Information
102 Perkins Bldg.
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
weku@eku.edu                                                                                                                                                     
800-621-8890

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.

Governance Meetings

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:

  • February 15, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. | 521 Lancaster Ave.
  • 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 WhitlatchAshland, KY
2022-2028
Laura Babbage
Lexington, KY
2021-2027
Juan Castro
Lexington, KY
2017-2023
Ashley Ward
Lexington, KY
2021-2027
Mike Eaves
(Chair)
Richmond, 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
Edwin Orange
Frankfort, KY

2022-2028

Paige Murphy
(Student Regent)

Jeremiah Duerson (Staff Regent)

Richmond, KY

Richmond, KY

2022-2023

2021-2024

WEKU Management

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.hibberd@eku.edu - 859-200-2785

Stan Ingold - News Director -
Stanley.ingold@eku.edu - 800-621-8890

Employment

FY21 Annual FCC Equal Opportunity Employment (EEO) Report

EKU Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Statement

Funding

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 21 CPB annual financial report (AFR)

FY 21 Annual audited financial statement (AFS)

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:

WEKU
102 Perkins Bldg.
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

Programming/Content

WEKU subscribes to the Public Media Code of Integrity

Diversity

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

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