The People for PFW have learned that WPFW radio has a signed lease with Clear Channel Communications! Yes listeners some of your dollars will be going to the employers of some of Talk radios most radical right-wing ideologues, i.e. the rushes, the savages and all! The lease is for eight (8) long years. There are many details being held back. Indeed some details are proprietary. However, many of the details are being suppressed through intimidation. The Pacifica National Board (PNB) is big on CONFIDENTIALITY. What the PNB seems to place more emphasis on is not doing a good job of advancing the mission of its Washington, DC station. We are certain that the PNB have not only operated from weakness, but from a lack of information. It is clear at the recent national meeting that a number of people on the PNB did not know there was even a deal pending, and in fact that 89.3 had already signed the lease and that it was Clear Channel that had not signed! Why is there no information circulating on any prospects for relocation?
When we learn more and when we get our hands on the lease agreement, we declare to you that we will publish the details of this slimy alliance. IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW, AND OUR DUTY TO INFORM YOU. Management at the station, and a certain faction on the PNB are doing all they can under the guise of confidentiality to suppress any details in this deal with the devil. The word ‘confidentiality’ is often uttered as a thinly veiled threat! Let’s call it what it is, intimidation.
Intimidation is why you hear very little about this blog site, in short because programmers have been warned that mentioning the people 4 pfw will get you in mucho trouble with wannabe intimidator ‘n chief, john hughes. Programmers, therefore, have been threatened in to silence. Ask your favorite programmers where they stand on the many issues you have been hearing about over the past few months? Ask them on the air if you possibly can!
As the slime of this unholy alliance oozes out, we will let you know what we learn. What we know so far is that the term of the lease is eight years, the site is in Silver Spring, Maryland and we believe that the monthly rent will be $19,000! We say one more time; it is your right to know and our duty to inform you!
Clear Channel is a 6 Billion dollar corporate bully and is owned by the Vulture Capitalist bully Bain Capital, LLC. It is unclear at this writing where exactly within the Clear Channel empire that Hughes and his cronies have landed, but know this, if they were over their heads two years ago, before they found Clear Channel, what then have they now gotten WPFW into?
Whose station? Our Station!
More to come…