Community Advisory Board

Dec 17, 2013

Community Advisory Board

Chair Glen Olson

John Jackson

Michelle Semerad

Jonathon Katcher

Helen Poitra-Chalmers

Laurie Cropley

Jess Rudd

Darlene Kawennano:ron



The Community Advisory Board (CAB) meets regularly to review programming goals established by the station, service provided by the station, and significant policy decisions rendered by the station that relate to meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by KNBA, 90.3 FM. The CAB represents the diverse needs and interests of the communities served. CAB meetings are open to the public.   

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.


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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