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Monday, August 27, 2007

KUOW Update

posted by on August 27 at 14:24 PM

While KUOW program director Jeff Hansen was on vacation last week, program staff held a series of staff meetings to discuss Ken Vincent’s recent resignation and the changes at the station, which include an attempt to streamline and depersonalize the on-air style.

Hansen was the main reason for Vincent’s abrupt departure.

Hansen is still on vacation, but came in today for a staff meeting. At the meeting, staffers presented him with a bullet-point list of issues related to the changes and related to Hansen’s management style: “What is the rationale for the changes?” “Why isn’t Hansen being be more collaborative?”

Hansen didn’t have time to respond to the questions, but he has the list.

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um. ok. are you sure this isn't another prank by Engineering?

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 27, 2007 2:46 PM

Where oh where is Deborah Brandt...we're in some desperate need of her corny humor.

Posted by brad | August 27, 2007 3:22 PM

So Jeff didn't have time or read the Blatherwatch posting that quotes Deborah. But he'll meet down the road, and staff would have more time to talk about everything in-depth.

Come on you don't think mgt met today or spoke before the meeting?

Talking about night time programming. What about the entire mess? That's what needs to be discussed. No time to talk. Make time. The situation isn't important enough to deal with now? I say here's what KUOW needs to do.

1. Bring in a facilitator talk to staff W/O mgt there. Oh wait they tried that with Jeff in the room
2. The board breaks policy and meets with the staff and facilitator
2. He or she meets with mgt & board alone
3. Mgt issues a statement on the web sight explaining things and acknowledging things should be run better.
4. Revise the pledge goal & admit the prior budgets were wrong but they didn't know that they were made

Posted by Union Yes | August 27, 2007 3:44 PM

i like ken but man oh man, kuow sucks. we've got a lousy npr station...steve scher is boring, and ken never strings together a good show. don't know anything about the new guy, but i think the station is in desperate need of a shake-up and something interesting to happen to it.

Posted by kuowhat? | August 27, 2007 4:26 PM

@4, so true. Wish KQED or KOPB was local.

Posted by feh | August 27, 2007 11:28 PM

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