Goldendale Community Radio Shared Values Statement & Definitions–Yours, mine, ours….

KVGD-LP SHARED VALUES (CONTRIBUTED BY OUR MEMBERS) - Any code of ethics is built on a foundation of widely shared values. Goldendale Community Radio’s Shared Values are: Accountability, Aspiration (Quality), Camaraderie, Cheerfulness, Commitment, Community, Compassion, Competence, Cooperation (Teamwork), Creativity (Ingenuity & Resourcefulness), Dedication, Diversity, Encouragement, Equity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity, Openness, Optimism, Respect, Responsibility, Tolerance and Recognition of the Best in Others.

Defining these shared values:

Accountability - Obligation or willingness to accept responsibility

Aspiration (Quality) - A strong or persistent desire for high achievement

Camaraderie - Goodwill and lighthearted rapport between or among friends

Cheerfulness - The quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

Commitment - Being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons

Community - Sharing, participation, and fellowship with others

Compassion - Deep awareness of the suffering of others coupled with the wish to relieve it

Competence - The state or quality of being adequately or well qualified

Cooperation (Teamwork) - The willing association and interaction of a group of people to accomplish a goal

Creativity (Ingenuity & Resourcefulness) - Inventive skill or imagination, and the ability to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations

Dedication - Selfless devotion of energy or time

Diversity - A point of respect in which things differ; variety

Encouragement - The act of incitement to action or to practice

Equity - The state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair

Fairness - Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics

Honesty - Fairness and straightforwardness of conduct

Integrity - Strict adherence to moral values and principles

Openness - Ready accessibility

Optimism - A bright, hopeful view and expectation of the best possible outcome

Respect - Polite attitude shown toward someone or something that you consider important

Responsibility - That for which someone is responsible or answerable

Tolerance - Recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others