Although we ended our group activities in 2009, we are formally wrapping up our loose ends now.
We will soon disband our mailing lists, will allow our registration with the Secretary of State to lapse, and are deciding on how to dispose of the last $55 in our bank account in accordance with our original mission.
The historical information on this web site will be preserved while there is energy to do so, but it is no longer under the control of the Save Grassroots Radio organization.
BY PAT FERRIER • PatFerrier@coloradoan.com • September 2, 2010
KRFC, the grass-roots public radio station in Fort Collins, will temporarily drop its local daily news broadcast amid budget cuts that also eliminated the news and music director positions.
KRFC's new program schedule marginalizes progressive programming:
"Community radio is where civil society speaks its mind about issues both local and global. Public, civic discourse is the essence of democratic behavior, and has been stifled by the current KRFC management. We are lesser, more impoverished for this change;"
- Sally Miles
"KRFC was founded as a democratically run station. This was very clear. What was unclear is what exactly that meant. Everybody had an opinion, volunteers, members and board. Instead of discussing this in an open manner, the board instead hired a manager who ended the discussion for them and sealed the station into what could be called a shotgun consensus model."
- Eddie Arthur, 2007, in the library > important letters
"Dialogue is a conversation between adults the outcome of which is unknown."
"The workings of KRFC have truly become a nightmare for anyone interested in a community radio station run in a democratic manner, or to be precise, "a community radio station that is listener supported and democratically managed." That's from the KRFC Mission Statement. [The] recent e-mails from the Station Manager and the President of the Board of Directors reveal, in my opinion, obvious violations of the KRFC Mission Statement."
- Jeff Rowan, 2005, in the library > important letters