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KHSU 90.5 FM gutted, silenced

KHSU 90.5 FM gutted, silenced

Citing costs, HSU Admin purges most staff, the rest resign; Chico feed takes over; station community livid, organizing; sponsors quit, donors claim fraud, demand refunds; future plans vague, uncertain Public radio station’s airwaves go dead on Sunday as outrage mounts  Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The biggest mediaquake to hit Humboldt in

An inside account of the final KHSU staff meeting – ‘no one noticed I was there’

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – Last week’s historic purge and effective closure of Humboldt State’s public radio station, KHSU 90.5 FM, took place behind locked doors at the Feuerwerker Building on campus. However, station volunteer Ryan Lee happened to be in the building, and listened in on what transpired. Using a station production studio,

KHSU employee allegation dismissed as university girds for discrimination claim

CAB continues to meet despite lack of official support; visioning process delayed; CSU station audit due soon Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – Internal Humboldt State University correspondence submitted anonymously to the Mad River Union seem to indicate that one residual dispute at the campus radio station has been resolved – officially,

Matt Knight fired from KHSU over ‘stick it to them’ email

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Matt Knight, host of KHSU’s Alternative Therapy show since February 2000 has been fired from the station. Knight, whose radio name is “Mad Doctor Matt,” is one of the members of the station’s volunteer community who have been unhappy with General Manager Peter Fretwell and Vice President for

Minimal attendance at KHSU’s monthly CAB meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – If the Humboldt State University administration’s strategy is to wait out, wear down and scare off the resistance to its policies regarding radio station KHSU, the plan may be working. After three well-attended and often clamorous monthly meetings of the station’s Community Advisory Board (CAB), the fourth,

LoCO gets Drooz’d

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Another local news organization, the Lost Coast Outpost (LoCO), has received a demand letter from Deborah Drooz, Esq., the Los Angeles attorney representing Humboldt State University Vice President Craig Wruck. Over the last several days, Drooz has sent the Mad River Union letters accusing it of false

Union gets second letter from HSU VP’s attorney, KHSU staffer got one too

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Mad River Union has received a second letter from Deborah Drooz, Esq., attorney for Humboldt State University Vice President Craig Wruck and his wife, Elizabeth. The latest letter, dated Aug. 6, is a flattened pdf document scanned at a slight angle from the original (see below).

HSU vice president demands newspaper retract employee’s allegations

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A Humboldt State University administrator involved with the controversy surrounding radio station KHSU is pushing back against a radio station employee’s allegations of inappropriate conduct – by accusing the newspaper that reported them of libel. On Friday evening, the Mad River Union received a letter (see below)

KHSU staffer alleges abuse by VP, cites racial implications

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – A staff member at Humboldt State University radio station KHSU is alleging inappropriate, possibly race-based abuse by a university vice president. Lorna Bryant, office manager at the station, claims that she “was subjected to abusive behavior” by University Advancement Vice President Craig Wruck during a July

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