Read the full bylaws here.
Summary by Olivia Henry, March 2021
WORT, also known as Back Porch Broadcasting Inc., is a nonprofit radio station in broadcasting in South-Central Wisconsin.
Types of members:
Staff member: This type of member can be a full-time, part-time, or temporary employee.
Participating member: These members have fulfilled a volunteer requirement or have petitioned the board to demonstrate commitment to the station.
Listener-Sponsor (non-voting): People who have made an annual listener-sponsorship level contribution to the organization.
Board of Directors
1 full-time staff member: Only members of the staff collective can elect this position. This director cannot serve as a board officer. Part time and temporary staff members cannot hold this position. The stated rationale is that it would be a conflict for part time and temporary staff to have some oversight over supervising, full-time staff members.
6 participating members: All voting members can elect this position. 4 listener-sponsor members: All voting members can elect this position.
Other board governance issues
Members may vote only on directors, proposed amendments to the bylaws, and any other noted items.
Permanent committees (executive, finance and personnel) restricted to directors.
Standing committees and work groups are not restricted to directors.
Community Advisory Board in compliance with the Communications Act of 1934.
A quorum for meetings and votes is a majority of registered members.
There is no profit-sharing with members and board members are not compensated.