Disconnect ’twixt board and manager

Posted: December 14, 2009

Stations struggling with mounting deficits often cut jobs, but the shears rarely lop off the highest rank as they did at WHQR in Wilmington, N.C., a year ago. In December 2008 the Wilmington station’s board of directors cut staff from … Continue reading

‘Sloppiness,’ not wrongdoing, led to probe, says WNET chair

Posted: September 21, 2009

The leadership of WNET said a federal investigation into the station’s use of federal grants totaling almost $13 million is wrapping up, and the organization is financially sound. “There was sloppiness as opposed to real wrongdoing in terms of our accounting systems, which has been addressed,” said James Tisch, chairman of the WNET Board, in an interview. Continue reading

Fiscal year-end layoffs include 10% of PBS staff

Posted: June 22, 2009

Swamped by the recession tsunami as they prepared for the new fiscal year, public broadcasters at PBS headquarters; WQLN in Erie, Pa.; two Wisconsin stations and Colorado Public Radio cut budgets to keep their noses above the red ink.Falling by … Continue reading