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Summer Reese

Pacifica Radio Fires Its Executive Director

Summer Reese, who was named executive director in November after doing the job on an interim basis for more than a year, was fired by Pacifica’s national board on Thursday. In a brief statement on Friday, the board confirmed the move and thanked Ms. Reese “for her service to ...

Occupy L.A. rejects last-ditch plea to leave City Hall ...

In L.A., the seven-week effort should not be placed on a daily timetable to accommodate authorities, said Summer Reese, chairwoman of the national board for the Pacifica Foundation public broadcasting network, who was helping organize demonstrators Sunday. “It’s important to truly ...

Fired director battles board for control of KPFA parent organization

Summer Reese was fired March 13 from her $105,000-a-year position as executive director of Pacifica Foundation Radio by the board of directors on a 11-7 vote. On Wednesday, an Alameda County judge denied a temporary restraining order that would have reinstated her pending the outcome of ...

WPFW No Longer Moving to Silver Spring

WPFW still has to leave its current home in Adams Morgan by May 25 —but in an announcement today, Summer Reese, the executive director of WPFW's parent Pacifica Foundation, writes: The Washington DC, Pacifica Radio Station, WPFW will soon be relocating; with-in the DC Area. The current ...

Public Radio Station Layoffs Encompass Sobbing Exec, Surprising Interim Hire

But that was indeed the case Friday afternoon at WBAI-FM in New York as Pacifica Foundation interim executive director Summer Reese confirmed a huge downsizing at the public radio station. Although she said on the air that 75% of WBAI 99.5 FM staff was being dismissed, she later ...

The Wattree Chronicle: An Open Letter to Pacifica Radio ...

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree An Open Letter to Pacifica Radio: Regarding the Dropping of Smiley and West I'm writing in response to the recent announcement that the Pacifica Foundation has appointed it's own chairman, Summer Reese, as Executive Director. Admittedly, at this point I ...

WBAI, Still Fighting Deficits, Fires Its Programming Chief

Mr. Reimers and Summer Reese, executive director of the nonprofit Pacifica Foundation, which owns the station, did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Friday. The departure of Mr. Hennelly, a veteran broadcaster known to New York listeners from his years at WNYC, is only ...

Chaos at Pacifica » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Hiring and firing, or more politely put, “termination.” This time a one vote majority of the Pacifica National Board (PNB) attempted to fire the network’s top executive, Pacifica Radio Foundation Executive Director Summer Reese, near midnight at the end of a conference call, with no ...

Warring Pacifica factions take up court battle as financial woes mount

Published on Current.org April 14, 2014 Fired Pacifica Executive Director Summer Reese, in an April 1 screen grab from a documentary filmed by the Labor Video Project. The video was shot during Reese’s occupation of Pacifica HQ. The ongoing standoff over Pacifica’s leadership ...

Faction of Pacifica board sues to reinstate fired director

Published on Current.org April 7, 2014 Nine members of the Pacifica Foundation’s board of directors opposing last month’s firing of executive director Summer Reese filed a lawsuit Thursday asking the court to void the action and reinstate her. Calling themselves the Pacifica Board ...

Democracy May Prove the Doom of WBAI

That disparity, and the teetering finances of the station and its owner, the nonprofit Pacifica Foundation, became apparent on a Friday afternoon this month with a tearful on-air announcement by Summer Reese, Pacifica’s interim executive director, that the station was laying off 19 of ...

Message To Pacifica: Tavis Smiley and Cornel West Were ...

Writer says their decline on radio reflects fall from grace in Black communities I'm writing in response to the recent announcement that the Pacifica Foundation has appointed it's own chairman, Summer Reese, as Executive Director. Admittedly, at this point I know very little about ...

An Open Letter: Regarding the Dropping of Smiley and West

I’m writing in response to the recent announcement that the Pacifica Foundation has appointed it’s own chairman, Summer Reese, as Executive Director. Admittedly, at this point I know very little about Director Reese, but I intend to address that issue immediately so as to gain a ...

Inside Radio, The Most Trusted News in Radio

But as executive director Summer Reese delivered the good news to those who lost their jobs, she joined their ranks. Pacificas board dismissed Reese just a month after it formally awarded her the position. He previously spent a year and a half as interim executive director for the ...

Report: Pacifica board dismisses executive director after five months on the job

The board of directors of the Pacifica Foundation terminated Executive Director Summer Reese Thursday, according to an email sent early Friday by outgoing board treasurer Tracy Rosenberg. Reese’s termination comes five months after the Pacifica board gave her the job, which she ...

RadioInsight

Moments after submitting a press release praising the Pacifica Foundation for reaching the funds needed to pay the severance due to staffers laid off from 99.5 WBAI New York last August, Summer Reese was dismissed as Executive Director of the nonprofit group. Reese served as ...

Pacifica Board Removes 'Interim' Tag, Names Summer Reese Executive Director

Home > Net News > Pacifica Board Removes 'Interim' Tag... Pacifica Board Removes 'Interim' Tag, Names Summer Reese Executive Director At its meeting in HOUSTON this past weekend, the PACIFICA FOUNDATION's National Board has formally selected SUMMER REESE to serve as Executive Director. ...

With board appointment, Pacifica’s executive director drops “interim” from title

The board of the Pacifica Foundation has appointed Summer Reese executive director of the five-station radio network, a position she has held on an interim basis since August 2012. Reese was serving as chair of Pacifica’s board when she stepped into the job on an interim basis ...

OpEdNews

On August 10 th, Summer Reese, the interim executive director of the Pacifica Foundation, which owns the station, said in an emotional report to listeners that due to the station's substantial debt, a majority of the paid staff at WBAI had to be laid off. In the process, most of the ...

WBAI Launches Campaign To Save Its Transmitter Site

Every political and cultural icon and social movement from Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Abbie Hoffman, William F. Buckley, Angela Davis, Michael Moore and Chris Hedges to Iran-Contra, anti-fracking and the Occupy Movement have been on our airwaves,” says Interim Executive Director Summer ...

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