Community Advisory Board

Dec 17, 2013

Community Advisory Board

Chair OPEN

Glen Olson

John Jackson

Michelle Semerad

Jonathon Katcher

Helen Poitra-Chalmers

Laurie Cropley

Jess Rudd


KNBA CAB Members

The primary role of a KNBA CAB member is to provide feedback regarding the service to community by the radio station; to engage the public and bring information to regular CAB meetings.  To review the stations issues and program goals with the intent to advise KNBA and parent company Koahnic Broadcast Corporation as to if the station is ‘reaching’ the target audience’s ears, hearts and minds. (Is the target audience aware, are they loyal, are they engaged). 

KNBA CAB Structure and Selection Process

The KNBA Community Advisory Board consists of a maximum of 9 members, minimum attendance of 5 for  meetings to be official. Sitting CAB members nominate a CAB chair, approved and confirmed by KBC Board of Directors. The Chair is responsible for representing the Community Advisory Board at Koahnic Broadcast Corporation Board of Director's meetings, the Chair opens and closes CAB meetings and leads discussions. KNBA Program Director manages meeting announcements, communications and station reports.  CAB members that consistently miss meetings may be dismissed and replaced as per the CAB chairs direction. CAB members serve a 3 year term after which they can be approved for continued service or released. Any person in the community may request participation on the CAB by using the self-nomination process found on-line.  Sitting CAB members review nomination requests as seats become available.  The CAB chair takes nominee/s and submits to the KBC Board of Directors for final approval.

What is a CAB?

A CAB is a board established to review the programming goals established by a station, the service provided by a station, and the significant policy decisions rendered by a CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) funded public broadcast station, and to advise the station on how it serves the educational and cultural needs of its coverage area.  A CAB may not exercise control over the daily management or operation of the station.


The Communications Act leaves to the discretion of individual stations as to the number of members, criteria for approval, number of meetings and options of actionable activities.  The Communications Act requires a CAB to be established; meet regularly; that CAB members regularly attend meetings; and that the CAB be reasonably representative of the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by the station.  Meetings are required to be open, preceded by reasonable notice to the public.


Meetings are held 4 times per year at KNBA (3600 San Jeronimo Dr., suite 480 Anchorage AK 99508). CAB meetings are open to the public. Announcements of the meetings are made on air and on line prior to the meetings.

To Join the Community Advisory Board

The KNBA CAB has 9 members with 3 year terms.  If you would like to be considered, send a letter or email of interest to the KNBA Community Advisory Board c/o Director of Programming, 3600 San Jeronimo Dr., uite 480, Anchorage, AK 99508, or send the e-mail to There is no formal application form, but the information you send should include:

  • Example of your listening activity with 90.3fm KNBA.
  • A brief explanation why you would like to serve on the KNBA Community Advisory Board.
  • Occupation
  • Community Interests and Involvement
  • Other Board Memberships

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