FCC Compliance for KBFT 89.9 FM – Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio

Senior Management

  • George J. Strong – General Manager
  • Marty Connor – Programming Manager
  • Dale Luginbill– Business/Development Coordinator
  • Darren Landgren – Digital Communications Coordinator

Governing Board

Governing board compliance. KBFT is governed by the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, a constituent Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, organized and operating pursuant to the Revised Constitution and Bylaws of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.

Tribal Council Members:

Cathy Chavers – Chairwoman
Tara Geshick – Secretary/Treasurer
Robert Moyer – District 2 Representative
Travis Morrison – District 1 Representative
Shane Drift – District 1 Representative

Open Meetings

The Bois Forte Tribal Council regular meetings are scheduled every 3rd month beginning in the month of July of each year, on a date designated by the Reservation Tribal Council for that purpose. The Reservation Tribal Council shall designate one of its regular meetings as the annual meeting of the Band. Regular meetings shall be held at a public place within the territory of the Bois Forte Band. Special and regular meeting are announced on the Band’s website at www.boisforte.com.

Diversity Policy

The Bois Forte Band provides opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability and adheres to Indian preference in employment in accordance with federal and tribal law.

Donor Policy

In accordance with federal and tribal laws regarding donor privacy and data security, KBFT does not disclose donor information to third parties not rent donor information to, or exchange such information with political organizations and/or candidates.

Financial Statements

Completed audited statements are available for public inspection during business hours at the KBFT studio located at 13090 Westley Drive, Nett Lake MN, or can be requested by mail at the following address:

Bois Forte Tribal Government
5344 Lake Shore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772



The governing board of Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio has adopted a diversity policy which demonstrates the commitment to reaching out to all elements of society in public media, hiring, planning and progress toward making the station as diverse as possible in all respects.

Census Data:

The census data for the Bois Forte Reservation covered by our broadcast signal is:

Race:   71.5% American Indian

28.2% White

0.3% Asian

Age:      0-14   26.8%

15-24   16.7%

25-44   23.7%

45-64   24.1%

65+      8.7%


Males  52.7%

Females 47.3%

Staff Data:

Five (5) full-time staff members work for KBFT Radio. The staff is 100% American Indian and all are male. The average age of the staff is 43.

Commitment to Diversity


Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio has a goal of providing all persons in our broadcast area creative programming that shares information on the culture and traditions of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa. The programming often features the elders in the community and is designed to reach community members of all ages, gender and race. Special emphasis is placed on selecting programming about children, teens and young adults for broadcast on the weekend during hours those age groups are likely to be listening. Public service messages aimed at young people are interspersed in the age-appropriate programming.

Participation by Volunteers


Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio has had on-air volunteers, volunteer public affairs producers and co-hosts for various segments of programming. The station will continue to seek out volunteers who represent all demographics in the listening audience.

Participation by Gender


The policy of Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio is to maintain a 50/50 gender balance when broadcasting music.

Participation in Production by Young People


KBFT contributes annually to a scholarship fund for a student studying broadcasting in the State of Minnesota and is always seeking internship opportunities for local teens and young adults. The station has opportunities for students attending North Woods High School to learn the communications business with a hands-on experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity


Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio is tribally-owned and has an Indian preference in employment policy as authorized by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Subject to lawful Indian preference, KBFT adheres to a tribal policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.

Annual Review of Progress


Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio has a policy that at least annually the governing body will review the progress made in making sure the station reaches out to all persons in the broadcast area. This is part of our annual review compliance.

Read about the FCC compliance and regulations here.


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