In an email sent out to subscribers, the WNC Media Center—home of public-access TV station URTV—announced the launch of a new website that includes its public records. The “Public Records” section of the site includes Annual Reports from 2007 to 2009 and Board Meeting minutes that date back from March 2010 to January 2006. The launch comes in the wake of a recent internal audit by Buncombe County that found that the station “failed to adequately understand and comply with open meeting laws.”
In the email announcement, Operations Manager Jonathon Czarny writes that the documents were added to the site “to provide quick and easy access to all public records of the Media Center.” Czarny also notes that the “public records have always been available at the Media Center, the city and even county buildings; but now they are on the website as well.”
The website also features a new blog, as well as a new tab for organizing its calendar of advanced workshops. The center plans to offer several workshops in coming months, including a new one called “Sponsorships 101” that aims to help producers find funding for their projects.
— Jake Frankel, staff writer