Corporation for Public Broadcasting Transparency Report
Pickle Hill Public Broadcasting, Inc. (KDLL) is a not-for-profit organization, with 501 (c) (3) IRS status. We hold a noncommercial broadcast license from the FCC and we receive individual, business, state and federal funding to support public media for the central Kenai Peninsula. We strive to be transparent to the community and to our listeners. We post relevant information about KDLL practices, policies and finances on this page.
KDLL studios and offices are located at the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Building. Our office address is: 14896 Kenai Spur Hwy., Suite 303, Kenai, AK 99611. We are generally open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The KDLL mailing address is: PO Box 2111, Kenai, AK 99611.
A list of station management can be found on the KDLL website under Staff.
KDLL complies with Section 396 (k) (4) of the Communications Act by providing notice to the public before holding public meetings of the Board of Directors and meetings of the members, Board of Director Committee Meetings and the Community Advisory Board. Article IX of the corporate Articles of Incorporation (see below) recognizes the KDLL open meetings position. Notice of these public meetings can be found on the KDLL website under Board of Directors or Community Advisory Board.
Subject to reasonable limitations (such as the size of available meeting space), all members of the public are permitted to attend any of the meetings above without condition such as registrations or providing any personal information. All or portions of any board or advisory council meeting may be “Closed” to the public if one of the following will be discussed:
- Discussion of the character, professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual;
- Discussion of proprietary information;
- Strategy sessions to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation;
- Discussion of other matters requiring confidential advice of counsel;
- Strategy sessions to discuss the purchase, exchange or lease of real property;
- Discussion of commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential nature;
- Discussion regarding deployment of security personnel, devices or systems;
- Investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct.
In the event a meeting or portion thereof is closed, an explanation will be noted in the meeting minutes and will be made available upon request.
Board of Directors (BOD):
Our Board of Directors meets at least six times per year but usually meets monthly. Acting only with a quorum, consisting of at least a majority of the sitting board members, the board follows a typical meeting agenda and generally meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.
A list of board members, board agendas and materials are noticed on the KDLL website under Board of Directors.
Community Advisory Board (CAB):
Our Community Advisory Board meets at least four times per year but optimally meets six times a year. These meeting are generally scheduled on the fourth Wednesday or Thursdays of odd-numbered months. More information regarding the CAB can be found in Article 11 of the KDLL Bylaws (see below).
The CAB has a distinct membership from the governing Board of Directors.
KDLL strives to ensure that members of the CAB represent a diverse cross section of the community. Minutes of the meetings document that the CAB performs their primary functions under the CPB rule:
- Establish and follow its own schedule and agenda, within the scope of the CAB’s statutory or delegated authority;
- Review the programming goals established by KDLL;
- Review the community service provided by KDLL;
- Review the impact on the community of the significant policy decisions rendered by KDLL; and
- Advise the Board of Directors of the station whether the programming and other significant policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by KDLL.
The CAB may make recommendations to the Board of Directors to meet those specialized needs.
A list of CAB members, and meeting minutes are noticed on the KDLL website under Community Advisory Board.
KDLL includes the following in its FCC Public File:
- Annual Audit (see below)
- Annual Financial Services Report (see below)
- IRS Form 990 (see below)
Copies of these reports are available by calling KDLL at 907-283-8433 or via email at email@example.com.
For more information, see the KDLL Financial Records Policy (see below).
KDLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of KDLL to recruit, hire and promote for all job classifications without regard to age, race, ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, veteran status, parenthood, marital status or physical or mental disability (except due to a bona-fide occupational qualification), and such other classifications as are protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Licensees and Permittees of public broadcast stations with five or fewer full-time employees are not subject to the reporting and public records requirements in provision of Section 396 (K) (11) of the Communications Act. KDLL does not meet the five-full-time-employee threshold (i.e. has fewer than five). As such, the FCC EEO Public File Report complies with the FCC’s EEO rule and is posted on the website, with a copy placed in the Public File of the station. It is the policy of KDLL to comply with all FCC and CPB EEO requirements. KDLL does submit annual statistical reports regarding employment to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Donor Lists and Political Activities:
- KDLL will comply with all current laws and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service and all other applicable federal law or regulations governing political activity and lobbying.
- KDLL will not sell, rent, lease, loan, trade, give, donate, transfer or exchange its membership or donor names with any outside organization for any purpose.
- KDLL maintains active control of its contributor and donor lists and takes all appropriate measures to ensure against unauthorized use of such lists.
- KDLL periodically reminds contributors/members/donors that its lists are never used outside of the organization.
For more information, see the KDLL Donor Lists and Political Activities Policy (see below).
Local Content and Services Report:
KDLL annually reports on its impact to the local community, a copy of which is provided to CPB. For more information, see the KDLL Local Content and Services Report (see below).
Diversity is important to the public service mission of KDLL, and those elements that receive the most attention through the station’s programming are culture, ideas, music, community engagement, geographic location, gender and generation. KDLL does not take a position on specific, controversial community issues, political perspectives or religious beliefs as part of its program service, although these topics are covered in community affairs programming.
Through our community affairs programming, KDLL is consistently exposed to people, organizations and cultures across the community and these connections are utilized to recruit from and promote to various groups for the purpose of staffing, volunteers, membership on the Board of Directors, CAB and other committees working on behalf of KDLL. The station is conscious of the value of keeping diversity at the forefront of content planning and meaningful decision-making processes for the organization, but we should and do have goals to continue to improve representations of diversity.
For more information see the KDLL Diversity Statement and Policy (below).
Kenai Peninsula Demographics:
The listening area for KDLL 91.9 includes Kenai, Soldotna and other small, unincorporated areas of the central Kenai Peninsula. As of the 2010 census, the population of the entire Kenai Peninsula (including area outside of the KDLL service area) was 55,400.
Demographics are listed as 84.6% White, 0.90% African American, 7.4% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander and 5.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population and 13.5% in households of 65 years or older.