KPCW Founder Exits Station
July 30, 2008 at 5:16 AM (PT)
COMMUNITY WIRELESS OF PARK CITY noncommercial KPCW/PARK CITY, UT founder and former President BLAIR FEULNER has exited the station after a dispute over a new contract with the station's executive committee. The station's website is carrying a statement from the board that says, "The Board of Trustees of COMMUNITY WIRELESS OF PARK CITY, INC. confirms that BLAIR FEULNER resigned from the organization on JULY 15, 2008. Given his resignation, the Board is not currently involved in negotiations regarding a sabbatical or other form of ongoing employment.
"'BLAIR FEULNER has done so much for the community by founding KPCW and nurturing it for thirty years into one of the nation’s highest regarded stations,' said KPCW Board President BILL MULLEN. 'While it is always difficult to see a founder and icon step aside, the KPCW team is very strong and fully-staffed, and now we've moved into a great new broadcast center and are truly ready for a "new day in our new digs."'
"On behalf of the KPCW staff and Board of Directors, we thank BLAIR for his many years of hard work, dedication and service. KPCW is one of the institutions that make PARK CITY such a special place to live. We look forward to continued success and an ever deepening commitment to our listeners and supporters in PARK CITY and SUMMIT COUNTY."
FEULNER told listeners on JULY 15th that he was taking a six-month sabbatical, which gave rise to his departure. He had resigned as President in MARCH after the executive committee rejected his contract proposal but remained as a manager.