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Re: “Amid Controversy Over New Policy, KHSU Volunteer Tried to Thwart Studio Move

You folks like to use the word "amid" in your headers...

Posted by Gordon VanDerMeer1 on 09/17/2018 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Amid Controversy Over New Policy, KHSU Volunteer Tried to Thwart Studio Move

Art, I think you might be on to something, about multiple HSU accounts. Why would anyone "dislike" that listeners enjoy hearing real people doing live radio? Because they can get programmed, bland, non-spontaneous radio anywhere these days. And then general managers wonder why people aren't listening. Because safe, sanitized, predictable radio is BORING. Which is how KHSU will end up, when the University is done with it. If you want an actual example of sabotage, it's what HSU is doing right now. Despicable.

Bring on the dislikes Humboldt State!

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Posted by Gordon VanDerMeer1 on 09/16/2018 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Amid Controversy Over New Policy, KHSU Volunteer Tried to Thwart Studio Move

HSU is not on alert. And, as relates to this inflated "controversy", really never was. At no point was any facility related to KHSU in any danger whatsoever. This was a frustrated longtime stalwart volunteer reacting to a new policy that severely restricts volunteer programmers from doing their work at the station. He was upset, and made a very brash and unfortunate move. Stupid? Yes. But what he was responding to is the unrelenting attacks by HSU management on both the paid staff and volunteers, under the guise of their "safety". Also, please note that the NC Journal has recently formed an alliance with KHSU, and they seem to be falling into lockstep by repeating the administrations portrayal of volunteers as uncooperative and unruly. This is not objective "journalism". Maybe the Journal should consider doing an investigative report on the continued harassment and intimidation that staff is being subjected to daily by the current GM. Get to work on that, very real, issue Thadeus.

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Posted by Gordon VanDerMeer1 on 09/12/2018 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Were You Growing Weed on Landis Court in McKinleyville?

May this happen to all of them... the sooner the better!

Posted by Gordon VanDerMeer on 05/31/2012 at 2:44 PM
Posted by Gus Mozart on 05/31/2012 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Larry Glass Bids Farewell to The Works

A Humboldt county tradition! I bought my first album there in the fall of 1977 ("Fotheringay" - I still have it!), and many other records, tapes, CD's and DVD's throughout the years. I've always appreciated having such a great store over the years, so thank you for perservering Larry!

It's great news that Bandon will carry on, in a time when owning a record store is almost certainly some kind of economic suicide. At this point in time, any owner has to be smart and savvy about what sells and what doesn't, and I wish Bandon the best of luck moving forward.

In general, the Works has suffered in recent years, mostly due to lack of knowledge by many of the folks working there. The internet has seemed more important to the clerks than any customer that they might service! I've been constantly frustrated that they almost never have had any of the new or recent releases that I came in to buy, and not very accomodating in ordering those items when I asked about them. Can't survive very long with those sort of business practices. I hope that the future employees will endeavour to be better at all of those things.

Long live The Works, and all record stores!

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Posted by Gus Mozart on 05/07/2012 at 5:34 PM

Re: “With Wal-Mart Looming, Toy Barn to Close its Doors

Tear down the Mall!

Posted by Gus on 05/07/2012 at 5:16 PM

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