|WILL WPFW WIND UP IN CLEAR CHANNEL’S POCKET?
WILL JOHN HUGHES AND TONY NORMAN BE REMOVED?
WILL THE GRID BE RESTORED?
After an exhausting effort, resulting in the Jan. 30 Local Station Board vote to oust John Hughes, the Pacifica Interim Executive Director Summer Reese has yet to act on the LSB’s recommendation. And, much to the dismay of CMS, Reese has reportedly signed a lease—brought to her by John Hughes and Campbell Johnson— that will land WPFW in a Silver Spring property owned by the right-wing radio conglomerate Clear Channel.
As a result of this crisis, CMS is keeping our collective shoulder to the grindstone. We have located several alternative property options, both short-term and long-term, that will keep WPFW in the nation’s capital and will provide, at long last, a permanent home for Washington, D.C’s only jazz and justice station—perhaps even a home that we own! We will re-energize our protests, insist on Hughes’ removal and explore our legal options as listener-members, programmers, staff and volunteers of the Pacifica Foundation, which was founded on the missions of peace and justice.
One thing that we know for sure: Clear Channel—home to Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and other right-wing hosts—definitely does NOT equal peace and justice.
In Other News:
Tony Norman’s Eligibility To Serve on Local and National Boards in Question
Mr. Norman, as ANC Commissioner for ANC 1B10 in the District of Columbia, falls within the prohibition and must be removed as a Delegate to the LSB. His removal from the position of Delegate would result in his removal as a Foundation Director.” The National board has yet to take up the matter and, despite the rule in the bylaws, has allowed Norman to remain seated on both the LSB and PNB. Stay Tuned!
Hughes Refuses to Restore Grid
WILL JAZZ & JUSTICE END UP IN CLEAR CHANNEL’S POCKET?