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6.36    Statewide Plan for Public Radio                  

Iowa Public Radio was established in December 2004 by the Board of Regents to oversee public radio operations at the three Regent universities.  In March 2005, the Board of Regents established the Iowa Public Radio Executive Council whose membership included one appointee of the president of each of the Regent universities and two community representatives appointed by the Board of Regents.  The purpose of the Executive Council is to make recommendations to the Board of Regents regarding all facilities and operations of the Regent universitiesí public radio stations. 

In February 2006, Iowa Public Radio, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to support and promote the welfare and growth of the network of public radio stations owned by and licensed to the Board of Regents.  Iowa Public Radio, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors whose composition and terms of appointment shall be determined by its bylaws.  Iowa Public Radio, Inc. shall operate the Regent universities public radio stations on behalf of the Board of Regents under the terms of a public service operating agreement between the Board of Regents and Iowa Public Radio, Inc.