KSMQ Public Television is governed by a citizen Board of Directors. The Board oversees the finances of the organization and certain operational functions. The Board does not make programming decisions. The Board of Directors currently meets six times each year. There are also smaller board committee meetings. All of these meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held at Riverland Community College, 1900 8th Ave. NW, Austin, Minn. Below is the 2016 meeting schedule.

KSMQ 2018 Executive Committee Meeting Schedule


December 14, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - Cedar River Room, West Building
January 11, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.
March 8, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.
May 10, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.
July 12, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.
September 13, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.
November 8, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.  

2017 KSMQ Board of Directors             
2017 KSMQ Finance Committee

Unless otherwise indicated, meeting location:

East Building, Room C-110
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Avenue NW, Austin, MN 55912

Jan. 25, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

March 9, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

May 11, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

July 13, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

Sept. 14, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board

Nov. 9, 2017
4:00 Finance
4:30 Full Board


The Executive Committee of KSMQ Public Television


Fred Bogott
Retired Physician



Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman
Hormel Institute - University of Minnesota



Patrick Schwab
Senior Vice President - Sales
Hormel Foods Corp. - Austin


Dan Nistler
Merchants Bank 



Pamela K. Bishop
Immediate Past Chairwoman
Southern Minnesota 
Initiative Foundation

The Directors of KSMQ Public Television

Jeff Baldus
Austin Area Community Foundation

Joyce Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
Psychiactric Epidemiologist
Mayo Clinic

Miguel Garate
Riverland Commuity College

Stephen King
Director, Mower County Corrections
Austin City Council Member

Kim Norton
Former State Legislator

Regional Advisory Committee

The KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee provides feedback and general advice to the station as it relates to overall service to the region. By reviewing potential programs and station initiatives, the committee serves as a connection between the station and the communities it serves.

If you are interested in serving on the KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee, call the station at 507-481-2097, toll free at 800-658-2539, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Jacob Zimmerli
Hormel Foods Corporation
Austin, MN

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Gail Dennison
Vice Chairwoman
The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota
Austin, MN

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Brigitte Fisher
Habitat for Humanity-Freeborn/Mower
Austin, MN

Mary Mundy
Wabasha, MN
Chad Christenson
Sr. Information Security Analyst, Mayo Clinic-Austin
Austin, MN



KSMQ Channels

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Channel 779 Charter.
Channel 8 Mankato Charter.
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