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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,

Memo to KHSU staff from Peter Fretwell

Mad River Union This memorandum was posted on KHSU’s listserv this morning by former General Manager Peter Fretwell, who was also dismissed as part of the station overhaul. —– Forwarded Message —– From: Peter M Fretwell <[email protected]> To: khsu-allstaff <[email protected]> Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 9:33:36 AM PDT Subject: [khsu-allstaff] KHSU Reorganization Dear KHSU Volunteers,

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,

More KSHU issues pile up in advance of Wednesday’s CAB meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Pick your narrative: either Humboldt State’s adults are trying to bring clarity and fairness to the unruly rebellion at KHSU, or the university’s administration is crossing ethical lines to squash dissent.  Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher has asked that meetings of radio station KHSU’s Community Advisory

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

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