Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lewes, Delaware, USA: Lewes public radio supporters want input

Photo by: Henry J. Evans Jr.
Bill O’Connor of Lewes Friends of Delmarva Public Radio, asked organization members to reach out to others who listen to its stations to join in a letter-writing campaign to keep them on-air. The group wants letters mailed to elected officials who might be able to speed Salisbury University Foundation’s decision.

Lewes — The Lewes arm of Friends of Delmarva Public Radio has grown tired of waiting for a response to its proposal to save two stations owned by Salisbury University Foundation and will seek answers from other authorities.

The grass roots friends organization is encouraging WSCL-FM and WSDL-FM listeners and supporters to write more letters to Janet Dudley-Eschbach, Salisbury University president.

The group said it would also seek assistance from Maryland and Delaware elected officials who it thinks should be at the table participating in deciding Delmarva Public Radio’s future.

The friends submitted a proposal to the university in November and say they were told they would receive a response by the end of January; group organizers said they’ve heard nothing.

Jason Curtin, Salisbury University Foundation interim executive director, said the university is considering several options and could make them public this month.

“Whatever the university is doing is a dark secret,” John Mateyko told a gathering of about 50 people Jan. 30 at a friends’ meeting at Lewes Public Library.

He said the university has a history of concealing decisions about Delmarva Public Radio as evidenced by a decade of failing to make radio advisory-panel meeting agendas public and illegally prohibiting the public from attending meetings.

(Source: via SCOOPWEB)

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