With just a tiny part-time staff, Kootenay Co-op Radio runs on the efforts of its committees. Without them, we’d be dead in the water. A great way to contribute to KCR is by joining one. If you have a specific skill set or a passion, and you think you can help, we’d love to talk.  

The Basics 

  •  The board of directors create committees to manage specific tasks.
  • All committees report to the board.
  • They may advise the board or staff on recommended courses of action. 
  • KCR has the following committees: Policy & Governance, Personnel, Finance, Programming, Sponsorship & Outreach, Technical, Fundraising, and Building. 


  • Some committees meet regularly, others meet as needed.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open to the public. 
  • In general, meetings are held at  KCR’s offices at 308a Hall Street in Nelson. 


Policy & Governance Committee

Policies act as a guide so we can deal with various issues consistently, thoughtfully, and fairly. There is always a need to develop new policies and update old ones.

Finance Committee

This committee is responsible for developing the annual budget and monitoring income and expenses throughout the year. The details of this are all handled by the Administrative Manager, but it is the board, through the Finance Committee, that is ultimately responsible for the financial viability of the station.

Personnel Committee

The board is the employer of KCR staff, and the Personnel Committee carries this out. It is responsible for decisions about staffing, including hiring, supervising, and evaluating staff.

Operational Committees:

Fundraising Committee

Because the board is responsible for making sure the station has the money required to function, this committee takes the lead in station fundraising efforts outside of our two main sources of revenue: sponsorships and memberships.

Sponsorship and Outreach Committee

The outreach committee is responsible for advising staff and board on working with our sponsors, and maintaining the station’s profile in the community. This includes efforts to increase listenership, and ensure the station is interacting with the broadest possible cross-section of the community.

Programming Committee

The Programming Committee works with the Operations Manager to oversee programming matters at the station, in terms of general direction and priorities. This includes selection and monitoring of new programs.

Building Committee

The renovation and repair of the building are never quite done, and this committee looks after this and the regular maintenance of the building including janitor work.

Technical Committee

This committee works with the Operations Manager to oversee all computer and broadcasting technology at the station.