Responding to Kathleen Marshall's letter to your paper June 14 asking that KHSU members and underwriters withdraw their financial contributions to the station to force the re-employment of Katie Whiteside and the firing of the General Manager Peter Fretwell, I say: Please do not do that.
As a sustaining member and longtime listener to KHSU, I can't believe that Katie would want the financial stability of the station to be jeopardized by her departure. She leaves many friends and co-workers whose employment could be compromised with significant reductions in station revenues and support.
KHSU plays an important role in informing, educating and entertaining members of our immediate community and beyond. Katie played an important role in these activities and I will miss her unique style.
Personnel matters are confidential and the KHSU public may never know the circumstances surrounding her departure. If this was not a legal termination, I hope Katie is pursuing her options. In the meantime, please do not cause short and long term harm to KHSU by withdrawing your support. Our radio community would be not be the same without it.
Nancy Corral, Eureka