Posted In: Sacramento / Northern California
A few days ago, the school announced that it was implementing an overhaul of its public/community outlet. However, in doing so, it immediately suspended the station’s volunteers and essentially locked up the studios–switching the programming over to a relay of Chico-based North State Public Radio (KCHO, Redding’s KFPR, and several translators). Those moves have caused a major public backlash–including the resignations of the only remaining staff members. In addition to budget concerns, the school is describing its overhaul as a way to increase student involvement in the station; however, there’s already a separate, student-operated station (KRFH-LP). (Presumably, any changes to KHSU’s programming should also be reflected on its relays and affiliated stations: KHSR, KHSG, KHSF, and KHSQ.)
(via Radio Survivor)
Yes, there’ve been several more stories over the past week–although not a whole lot in the way of new developments. However, it looks like a few current and former state legislators have now made some official comments about the move. (Just in case, Humboldt State is indeed part of the Cal State system.)
A recently formed “Friends” group is now trying to purchase the station–although it’s still very, very early in the process, and the university might end up selling to someone else…
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