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) transparency 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 governed by Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents. Meetings are held quarterly on the EKU campus in Richmond, KY.
Date and specific location of quarterly meetings and executive sessions scheduled are below:
September 23, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m. | 521 Lancaster Ave., Center For the Arts Stage
December 9, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m. | 521 Lancaster Ave., Center For the Arts Stage
Meeting 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 pgs. 22-23 of the Kentucky’s Open Meetings Act.
Such public notices of stated meetings, agendas, prior minutes and executive sessions is available at the EKU Board of Regents website.
University General Counsel Dana Fohl 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
|Lewis Diaz (Chair)||Covington, KY||2016-2022|
|Laura Babbage||Lexington, KY||2021-2027|
|Juan Castro||Lexington, KY||2017-2023|
|Ashley Ward||Lexington, KY||2021-2027|
|Mike Eaves||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|
|Vasu Vasudevan||Frankfort, KY||2016-2022|
Jenna Smith (Student Regent)
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
Craig Kopp, News Director - Craig.firstname.lastname@example.org - 859-622-2432
Wendy Barnett - Operations Director - Wendy.Barnett@eku.edu - 800-621-8890
The majority of WEKU's funding comes from individual listener contributions and local corporate and community sponsors. Financial support also comes from Eastern Kentucky University, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), foundations and other miscellaneous sources.
Financial Statement Information
WEKU provides copies of its annual audit and report for no charge to those interesting 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 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 requires 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 management position hired. Those positions include Director & General Manager, Membership Director, News Director and Operations Director.