CPB Transparency Requirements

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which is the agency that provides federal funding for public television and radio stations, has determined that every public media entity should be as transparent as possible in its governance and finances. Therefore, WBGU-TV is providing the following information, to comply with CPB policy, for transparency in our finances and governance, and in the public interest.

Required information:

1. A list of the governing Board of Directors for WBGU-TV, which is the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees:

BGSU Board of Trustees

2. Date, Time and Place of meetings of the WBGU-TV Governing Board:
BGSU Board Action

3. 2017 Local Content and Service Report to the Community

4. WBGU-TV certifies that it is meeting state and federal law regarding donor privacy and data security. See our Privacy Policy on this site.

WBGU-TV, through its governing Board, the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees, complies with Ohio's Public Records and Open Meetings Law, which together are known as "Ohio Sunshine Laws".

WBGU-TV Diversity Statement

WBGU-TV knows that a diverse workforce, management team, and Community Advisory Board contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of Northwest and West Central Ohio’s diverse communities, and to our ability to deliver content and services that will help us attract, grow and engage audiences and help them to achieve their full potential. We endeavor to recruit from a broad pool of candidates enabling us to hire and promote qualified candidates with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, personal experiences and characteristics, and talents that reasonably reflect the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by WBGU-TV.

Through our own locally-produced content, and through programs we air originating from organizations such as PBS, American Public Television and NETA, WBGU-TV seeks to enhance the quality of life in our region by presenting unique, non-commercial programming of exceptional quality. The majority of this programming is focused on educational and informational shows that touch upon topics of interest impacting an audience of various racial and ethnic backgrounds; genders; religions; age ranges; sexual orientations; and education and income levels.

Diversity of Governance, Staff

WBGU-TV’s governing body is the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Board of Trustees and is comprised of nine voting members, two non-voting student members and up to three non-voting, non-compensated National Trustees. The 11 board members are appointed by the Governor, with the three National Trustees appointed by the BGSU Board of Trustees.

The nine voting members will have a term of nine years, with the term for the non-voting student members shall be two years.

More information on the makeup of the Board of Trustees can be found here: Board of Trustees

Since WBGU-TV is part of BGSU, this public television service adheres to BGSU’s formal diversity statement found here: BGSU Link

Diversity Progress

In 2017, we added a Hispanic-American full-time media technology specialist to our engineering team. We continually employ 10 – 15 African American and Hispanic student employees during any given academic year.

Diversity Goals

WBGU-TV seeks to establish the following as part of our commitment to diversity:
  • Continue finding students with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds to work at WBGU-TV. Focus on hiring students of color as interns, as well as part time employees.
  • Expand our Public Advisory Committee for Television (PACT) board to also include individuals with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We have been able to include an African American female on our board
  • WBGU-TV will continue to explore new opportunities for achieving and promoting diversity and to monitor and evaluate our success. The means WBGU-TV will always meet the standards of federal and state law, BGSU’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Diversity Eligibility Criteria.