CAB Bylaws


The Boise State Public Radio Network provides a public radio service from Boise State University.  The Network's mission statement is as follows:

Boise State Public Radio:

  • Produce, acquire and distribute distinctive programs and services that stimulate, educate and entertain those we serve, using all appropriate media.
  • Reach out to the community through strategic partnerships
  • Enable listeners to learn about issues and ideas that affect our communities, our nation and our world.

Boise State University established the Boise State Public Radio Community Advisory Board in February 1995, for the purpose of facilitating the accomplishment of this mission. The Board is to be regionally and culturally diverse and representative and is to provide overview and guidance with the objective of providing a high quality public radio product to the Network's coverage area.


The objectives and purposes of the Boise State Public Radio Community Advisory Board include:

1.    To assist in the development of the Network's strategic plan and to provide guidance for its implementation.

2.    To review existing services for the purpose of improving the same and to provide guidance for the development of new services.

3.    To be an advocate for the Network throughout its geographic coverage area.

4.    To develop additional sources of funding for the Network's operation and expansion and to provide guidance with respect to expenditure of funds held for the benefit of the Network by the BSU Foundation.


The Board shall endeavor to be self-perpetuating, recruiting members from the listenership, financial supporters and underwriters, Boise State University and College of Southern Idaho as partner schools, and other relevant stakeholders to maintain a Board comprised of no less than twenty and no more than thirty members in good standing of Boise State Public Radio, except that membership shall not be required of students. The membership of the Board shall reasonably reflect the geographic coverage of the Network as well as the cultural and age diversity of the Network’s service area.

Board members, including students who may graduate during their term, shall serve for three-year terms, so that the terms of one-third of the Board members expire each year.  The Board chair shall appoint a nominating committee at least 30 days prior to the fall meeting of the Board each year. The purpose will be to nominate a slate of candidates to fill all Board positions of members whose terms are expiring during the year; members shall be elected or re-elected at the annual fall Board meeting. The nominating process shall be conducted in the open and nominations shall be encouraged from throughout the Network's coverage area. All other vacancies on the Board shall be filled by appointment made by the Board for the unexpired term. No Board member elected to the board before January 2003 shall serve more than three consecutive two-year or three-year terms.  With regard to Board members elected after January, 2003, no Board member shall serve more than a maximum of 6 years. 

One member of the Board shall be appointed by the President of Boise State University as an ex officio member, with full voting rights and the ability to serve on and chair committees.


Meetings and business of the Board shall be presided over and conducted by the Chair, who shall be selected for a one-year term by the Board membership at the fall meeting and begin serving as Chair immediately following selection.  The Board shall also select a Vice-Chair for a one-year term at this meeting, to serve in the absence of the Chair.

The chair shall have the authority to appoint committees to handle various aspects of the Board's business in support of the station and to report and make recommendations thereon to the Board.

There shall be an Executive Committee of the Board. The purpose of the Executive Committee is to set each meeting’s agenda and to discuss emergent matters to be brought to the attention of the entire Community Advisory Board and to act in absence of the full board.

The Executive Committee shall consist of the Community Advisory Board Chair, the Vice Chair, Boise State Public Radio Station Manager and an at large CAB member to be elected by the full board.

The Board shall meet at least four times annually at times and places to be determined by the chair.  Additional meetings may be called by (1) the Chair, or (2) four board members, or (3) the general manager.  Notice of meetings shall be given at least 10 days prior to the meeting.  Those Board members present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, provided that at least 12 members are present.  At least one meeting of the Board shall be held in September or October of each year, which shall be the fall meeting for the election of Board members and Board leadership.


Minutes of the meetings of the Board shall be taken and the same shall be filed in the business offices of Boise State Public Radio.


Amendments to these bylaws may be enacted by the Board at any meeting, provided that the substance of the proposed amendment is provided to the Board members at least ten days prior to the meeting at which the amendment will be put to a vote. A two-thirds vote of the Board members in attendance shall be required to approve an amendment.

Original bylaws adopted by vote of the Boise State Public Radio Community Advisory Board on October 10, 1995.

As amended on May 22, 1996.

As amended on May 25, 1999.

As amended on April 29, 2003.

As amended on September 22, 2005.

As amended on January 2009.

As amended on February 7, 2013.