Semja Senddig 
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Re: “Concerned Community Members Flood Meeting to Discuss Firing of Woman who 'Put the K in KHSU'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJbG4Y5fA5…

These folks at this meeting just don't get it. Well, maybe they do and they just enjoy living in a dream world. KHSU is licensed to Humboldt State University. Not to the "community". It is not a community station. Never was. Never will be as long as the Board has it's hands on the license. Be mad at Peter, sure. But be madder at the Board. The Board of HSU fired Katie. Not Peter. Doug Dawes had more to do with firing Katie. LIsa Rossbacher did. Alex Enyedi did. Peter is just the messenger. He serves at their leisure and not the other way around. From Parker Van Hecke almost thirty years ago to today, the clarion call of "community" and "radio" is heard but not "community radio". Because they can't say it;. False advertising. So they skirt it. It has been preached over and over for years but it's really just lip service. Much like this meeting here. No teeth. Again, the Board of HSU is in charge, not the community. The "community" may participate in the operation of KSHU but they do not have final authority. The University itself is both the license holder and the biggest donor to the station. Not the community. Wake up! Pool resources and start a REAL community station. Arcata and NoHum deserve it. And sad as it may seem, the only way to really do that is to run this University-licensed station into the ground because surely as the sun comes up in the morning, they will try their best to ruin any attempt at a real independent, community-ran station. The Board of HSU and past presidents have been intimately involved in trying to nix or stifle past attempts at real community radio here in the area, and there have been many over the years.

The license holders of KHSU throughout the decades have used the station to try to curb local dissent and to squash radical voices within the community who otherwise would have had a voice on a true community-ran and owned radio station.

Postscript: I find it amazing that at the 37:00 minute mark there, he's talking about how he's witnessed over the years petty people at the station getting other people fired for no good reason. Well, there is at least one CAB board member (Geraldine Goldberg) I see sitting right there in this video who did just that to various people on numerous occasions, myself included, when she held a position of authority at the station. That's the amazing part, that she's a CAB Board member to begin with. Incredible. All of these petty paper cutters and their office politic power trips. And again, it's corporation rules not the communities rules all agreed upon together and for no special interests other than the community-at-large.

All of this wasted energy and wheel-spinning that could be used instead to start and run a true community-owned and operated radio station in Arcata. Such a shame.

KSHU = A perfect tool for the maintaining of the status quo.
Along with Neutered Perky Radio.

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Posted by Semja Senddig on 08/09/2018 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Why I'm Pulling My Support from KHSU After 25 Years

"HSU may hold the broadcasting license, but by law, it is supposed to serve the listening public. When it disregards the local community, it loses its right to hold that license."

No, it doesn't and no it doesn't. KSHU is not community radio. For years it has tried to hoist this banner but it does not fly. Community radio is THE PEOPLE holding the license and not a Board of Regents. Go back and read the rules again, Dwain.

Posted by Semja Senddig on 06/30/2018 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Why I'm Pulling My Support from KHSU After 25 Years

What some folks fail to understand is that the Board of Regents is behind all of this. I warned Katie years ago that this is what fascism looks like. Neutered Perky Radio. The Board has been watering down the station for years. When I was fired, it was over a supposed inappropriate relationship. Well, turned out the woman involved was completely lying to everyone yet no one at the station, Katie included, cared about my side. They just believed this woman who turned out to be a complete liar. And today you have employees and volunteers too afraid to work in Wagner House and this is all ok with the Board of Regents???

Again Katie, I say to you, some thirty years later, THIS is what fascism looks like. And no, we don't just "have a job do to" and no we shouldn't just "get on with it" when it involves working for hate radio like we both did with the Papsteins and Rush Limbaugh or conversely entities that claim to be diversive yet never challenge the dominant paradigm and further more, try to squash the voices that do.

Dont be mad at Fretwell people. He is just doing what the Board wants him to. Be mad at them, for hiring clowns like this over the years to water down the stations community voice in favor of corporate progressiveness. It all looked so "diversive" on the outside but it's rotten to the core on the inside when the station bottom-line principles are beholden only to the whims to the HSU Board of Regents.

Posted by Semja Senddig on 06/30/2018 at 1:31 PM

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