WGXC Volunteer Programmer Agreement 2020
Welcome and thank you for volunteering your time to Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM. We are pleased to provide your voice, work, and talents with a radio platform. All programmers are required to read and sign the WGXC Volunteer Programmer Agreement in-advance of becoming a regular contributor to the WGXC Program Schedule.
General Information
Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization driven by experimentation with broadcast media and the airwaves. A pioneer of the Transmission Arts genre, Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form. Learn more at https://wavefarm.org/wf/about
As a volunteer programmer I understand and hereby pledge to respect and abide by the following:
1. To perform in a professional manner at all times when representing WGXC. This includes my behavior on-air, and when interacting with the public as a representative of WGXC.

2. To abide by the best practices and procedures outlined in Current Programmer Information at https://wavefarm.org/radio/wgxc/current-programmer-info

3. To be responsible for the actions of all guests I invite into a WGXC studio or onto the WGXC airwaves, and to safeguard all Wave Farm equipment during my scheduled program. When broadcasting from a WGXC studio, I understand that I have the right to ask any person their name and purpose for being in the studios, and that only scheduled guests are allowed in WGXC studios, except during public hours. I have the right and obligation to ask someone to leave the studio if they have no legitimate reason for being on the premises.

4. That I have read and acknowledge WGXC’s Dispute Resolution Policy below as applicable to my service as a volunteer.

5. That volunteers are not employees of WGXC and/or Wave Farm, and should notify the Station Manager if at any point they no longer wish to volunteer at WGXC. Likewise, while WGXC appreciates the support and dedication of its volunteers, it has the discretion to dismiss volunteers at any time.

I understand that failure to adhere to this agreement could result in my suspension or termination from active WGXC Programmer status.
Release and Waiver
In consideration of being permitted to participate in any way as a WGXC Volunteer Programmer:

I hereby acknowledge that participating as a volunteer (hereafter, “Activities”) carries with it certain risks, hazards, and/or dangers (collectively, “Risks”) that are inherent and/or associated with Activities. These Risks include but are not limited to infectious disease (including contracting COVID-19), hazardous weather conditions, equipment failure, terrorism, and local crime. Volunteer acknowledges that Activities include Risks that can be attributable to negligence of Volunteer, Organization (as defined below), and/or third parties.

I hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to submit claims or file lawsuits against Wave Farm, its officers, employees, agents, and contractors (collectively, “Organization”) from all liability to Volunteer, their personal representatives, legal guardians, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefor on account of injury to Volunteer or property or resulting in illness, permanent disability or death of Volunteer arising out of or related to the Activities.

I hereby agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless Organization form any loss, liability, damage or cost Volunteer may incur arising out of or related to the Activities.

I hereby assume full responsibility for any risk of bodily injury, death or property damage arising out of or related to the Activities.

I hereby acknowledge that the Activities involve the potential risk of injury and/or death and/or property damage.

I hereby agree to comply with all Organization policies and rules, including but not limited to social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

I hereby state that I am 18 years of age or older.
Dispute & Complaint Resolution Policy
This set of procedures is intended to guide WGXC’s programmers and volunteers who wish to express their concerns regarding the station’s policies, procedures, and performance.

Timing: In order for a dispute or complaint to qualify for processing under this section, it must be filed no later than thirty (30) calendar days after the date on which the aggrieved condition commenced.

• Step One: WGXC Volunteers, including Programmers, should submit their dispute or complaint to the Station Manager in writing for discussion and action.

• Step Two: If the issue has not, or can not be resolved by Step One, the complainant should submit their written dispute or complaint to the Wave Farm Executive Director. The Executive Director will alert Wave Farm’s Board of Directors to the situation, and may choose to convene a meeting with the complainant and relevant parties. The Executive Director shall respond to the complainant in writing with a final decision.

In all instances, a thorough and fair investigation will take place, giving careful consideration to the rights and dignity of all of those involved in a complaint or dispute.

I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, AS WELL AS THE CURRENT PROGRAMMER INFORMATION (wavefarm.org/radio/wgxc/current-programmer-info), AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE STATED TERMS. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND HAVE SIGNED IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT, ASSURANCE OR GUARANTEE BEING MADE TO ME AND INTEND MY SIGNATURE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
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