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Rossbacher: No more KHSU Community Advisory Board meetings, please, until we clear this up

Rossbacher: No more KHSU Community Advisory Board meetings, please, until we clear this up

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher appears to have suspended meetings of radio station KHSU’s Community Advisory Board until the members explain themselves. In a letter dated Sept. 17 (see below), Rossbacher cites confusion over a June 27 decision by the CAB to forward a letter to

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

This after-hours restriction thing is already the second-most recent KHSU imbroglio

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The smoldering controversy at Humboldt State University radio station KHSU seemed to be waning late last month, when, in stark contrast to the previous three meetings, the monthly Community Advisory Board (CAB) gathering saw minimal participation. Now though, a new policy regarding worker safety and hours had

KHSU’s community advisors: ‘no confidence’ in station manager

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – It’s hard to tell which emotion the KHSU staff and volunteer community feels more strongly – love for dismissed Operations Director Katie Whiteside or loathing for the man who fired her, General Manager Peter Fretwell. The station has been in severe turmoil ever since Whiteside’s May

KHSU Advisory Board: ‘No confidence’ in KHSU GM Fretwell

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – In its monthly meeting last Wednesday, June 27, the Community Advisory Board for KHSU 90.5 passed a “No Confidence” vote regarding the station’s General Manager Peter Fretwell. [Clarification: the initial motion and second was for the CAB to vote “no confidence” in Fretwell. The CAB member

For many, Katie Whiteside was the K in KHSU

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – For nearly 23 years, Katie Whiteside lived and breathed KHSU 90.5 FM. At times, Whiteside virtually resided in her office and car, staying close by to manage emergencies, soldiering on for the station even through vacations and days off. As “Ramona,” Whiteside hosted the Pagan Dance Music

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