WUKY General Information
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WUKY Open Meeting Policy:
It is WUKY’s policy to fully comply with the requirements of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1934 that meetings of its governing board be open to the public. WUKY’s governing board is the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky. The primary purpose of the Board of Trustees is the operation of the university as a whole. As such, most of the Board’s regular meetings are not subject to the open meetings provisions of the Act. When open meetings as defined by the Act are scheduled, the dates, times, and locations of those meetings will be published here.
WUKY's Financial Statement:
WUKY Diversity Statement:
Diversity and inclusion remain integral to the strategic plans of both WUKY and our licensee, the University of Kentucky, as reaffirmed by the university’s new strategic plan. We believe diversity should be reflected in both staffing and programming. Moreover we take a long-range view of diversity. The demographics of our country and region are changing dramatically. We must anticipate that change and stay ahead of the curve. Where will the next generation of WUKY staff and programs come from? How can we ensure WUKY will reflect the diversity of our community in ten or even twenty years? Thus, in addition to addressing diversity in new staff hires or programming choices made today, we are also actively engaged in training a diverse crew of interns, reaching out to area high schools, and providing technical, programming & editorial support Lexington’s new LPFM stations that have an unswerving commitment to diversity.
WUKY has twelve full-time and eight part-time staff members. It is always difficult with a small staff to perfectly mirror a vibrant community of over 300,000 individuals, particularly at a station that has historically low turnover rates. WUKY’s staff generally reflects our community in terms of race, ethnicity, economic status, geography, gender, age, and other diversity criteria. Women comprise one-third of full-time staff. We have one African-American staff member (part-time). We strive to improve our staff’s diversity and hope to move some part-time positions to full-time as funding becomes available.
WUKY understands the importance of programming that reflects diverse voices and issues affecting minorities in our community. In consequence WUKY assisted the Carnegie Center in presenting a community forum devoted to racist monuments and other symbols in Lexington. We will continue to work with Carnegie on other events of this kind while continuing to aid in the production of the Key Conversations radio series, which is devoted to issues affecting minorities in Lexington. And we will sponsor a wide array of community events from the Pride Festival to the Lex-Latino Film Festival to the Women Writers Conference.
We continue to develop new and more effective ways of recruiting diverse job applicants. To that end we are preparing a presentation for community organizations to heighten awareness of WUKY jobs and careers. WUKY also features a wide array of voices on our air, showcasing the creative work of UK’s richly diverse faculty and showcasing NPR programs like Latino USA.
Plans for next year include continuing and expanding on the efforts described above and identifying new community events & activities that serve diverse populations. Further, station management has mandated diversity training for all staff, which will be completed during the year. Our efforts to reach diverse audiences with our programming continue to be hampered by the lack of reliable ethnicity data from Arbitron and Media Audit.
WUKY’s diversity program and FCC EEO compliance are reviewed annually by the Sanchez Law Firm and UK officials.
(updated August 5, 2015)