Tillicum Foundation, operating as Coast Community Radio (KMUN-FM, KTCB-FM and KCPB-FM) presents this information to insure compliance with Corporation for Public Broadcasting regulations, and to provide transparency and information to the public regarding business matters:
Tillicum Foundation provides 7-day advance notice of all meetings of the board, board committees and Citizen Advisory Board (CAB) in as on-air announcements. Documentation of on-air announcements, for the purposes of a CPB audit, can be found in our station on-air logs.
Tillicum Foundation makes available to the public the specific reasons for closing a board meeting for executive session. This information will be posted on this website on the Tillicum Foundation Board Minutes page, accessible here.
CPB Employment Statistical Report
Under CPB guidelines, this report is mandatory for organizations with six or more FTE employees. This information is available to the public upon request, in our CPB Public File at our studios in Astoria.
Tillicum Foundation does not share its donor information with any non-affiliated third party, for any purpose.
Names and contact info for station staff are listed on the Staff page on this website, accessible here.
Governing Body members
Names of all Board Members are listed on the Board of Directors page accessible here.
Community Advisory Board (CAB) members
Names of all CAB members are listed on the Community Advisory Board page, accessible here.
The Tillicum Foundation’s most recent Audited Financial Statement (AFS) is available here.
The Tillicum Foundation (KMUN-FM) Annual Financial Report (AFR) to CPB is available here.
The Tillicum Foundation is committed to using radio as an active resource for community development and public access. We seek to involve and establish cooperative efforts among community groups including seniors, women, young people, and ethnic and cultural minorities. We welcome volunteers and staff from all demographics, sexual orientations and viewpoints, so that we can effectively and compassionately represent our listening community.
2022 Local Content and Service Report to the Community
Describe your overall goals and approach to address identified community issues, needs, and interests through your station’s vital local services, such as multiplatform long and short-form content, digital and in-person engagement, education services, community information, partnership support, and other activities, and audiences you reached or new audiences you engaged.
KMUN plans to continue working with local advocacy groups to produce special public affairs programming that address relevant issues in our region and promote resources and services available to our community. Included in this is social media promotion and engagement, accompanying video content (KMUNtv) when possible, and creating in-person opportunities for connection and collaboration between organizations. This programming will be volunteer-lead and community focused, allowing advocacy groups to use our platform openly and directly.
Describe key initiatives and the variety of partners with whom you collaborated, including other public media outlets, community nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, the business community, teachers and parents, etc. This will illustrate the many ways you’re connected across the community and engaged with other important organizations in the area.
In 2022, KMUN worked with Oregon Black Pioneers, the Lower Columbia Pacific Preservation Society, Confluence Project, the Harbor, the Astoria School District, Tongue Point Job Corps, Clatsop Community College, and a number of other local individuals to produce content that highlighted current and historical educational information for our listening region. Our public affairs hosts presented long-form interviews with leaders and participants in local organizations to promote their services and request community support, including the Astoria AAUW, Peace of Mind Pacific County mental health advocates, North Coast Watershed Protection, the Appelo Archives, Clatsop County 4-H, Lifeboat Services, the Astoria Warming Center, the American Red Cross, Filling Empty Bellies, OSU Extensions Small Farms Project, and OSU Extensions Regional Fire Specialists.
What impact did your key initiatives and partnerships have in your community? Describe any known measurable impact, such as increased awareness, learning or understanding about particular issues. Describe indicators of success, such as connecting people to needed resources or strengthening conversational ties across diverse neighborhoods. Did a partner see an increase in requests for related resources? Please include direct feedback from a partner(s) or from a person(s) served.
KMUN’s partnership with The Harbor, a nonprofit that provides support for domestic violence victims, has led to short educational recordings that air throughout Domestic Awareness Month (October). We received feedback from a listener who did not know about The Harbor and was going to pass on the information to a friend who would benefit from their services.
Please describe any efforts (e.g. programming, production, engagement activities) you have made to investigate and/or meet the needs of minority and other diverse audiences (including, but not limited to, new immigrants, people for whom English is a second language and illiterate adults) during Fiscal Year 2022, and any plans you have made to meet the needs of these audiences during Fiscal Year 2023. If you regularly broadcast in a language other than English, please note the language broadcast.
Throughout the year, our hosts are encouraged to highlight heritage months in their programming, and our public affairs hosts work with local organizations to provide relevant information on both the history of the region (Oregon Black Pioneers, the Lower Columbia Preservation Society, etc.) and current resources and issues affecting our region (Confluence Project, Human Beat, Talk of Our Towns, ect.). In 2023 we plan to start a new project with Oregon Black Pioneers, featuring long-form programs (30 – 60 min.). We also hope to explore options for experimenting with bilingual Spanish-English programming, beginning with critical local news and emergency services information as well as NPR’s collaborative bilingual efforts, which were first made available for January 2023’s Presidential State of the Union Address. We plan to connect further with Consejo Hispano to determine what local needs are in the Spanish-speaking community and how bilingual radio services could serve those needs.
5. Please assess the impact that your CPB funding had on your ability to serve your community. What were you able to do with your grant that you wouldn’t be able to do if you didn’t receive it?
CPB funding is 25% of our yearly budget. Without these funds, KMUN is able to hire half-time positions in our Operations and News Departments. Operations is our most demanding department, being on call 24/7 with multiple sights for transmitters and repeaters. KMUN news is able to expand local news coverage, filling a gap in our rural area.