Posts Tagged ‘wpfw’

District Line Daily: Busboys Goes East

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Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal signed a letter of intent to open a restaurant in [...]

With a Restored Signal and New Shows, WPFW Tries to Move Past Its Internal Conflicts

Some new voices are appearing on WPFW-FM, and they'll be a lot louder than what listeners of the long-troubled jazz and lefty talk station have become used to: Following several years of weakened broadcast power—including one week last December in which the station dropped off the terrestrial airways entirely—WPFW announced this week that it has [...]

After a Week Off the Air, WPFW Restores Its Signal

2013 wasn't the smoothest year for WPFW-FM—a fraught relocation, the effective firing of its general manager, the aftershocks of last year's attempted programming shakeup—so it clearly couldn't end without at least one more micro-crisis. Christmas week delivered: Last Monday, the "jazz and justice" station lost its terrestrial signal, a problem it was unable to fix [...]

WPFW General Manager John Hughes Removed From Duties

John Hughes, the controversial general manager of WPFW-FM, has been placed on paid administrative leave following a two-and-a-half-year tenure in which he attempted to overhaul the programming at the struggling community "jazz and justice" station and move it outside the District. According to several sources at the station, the head of WPFW's parent Pacifica Foundation [...]

WPFW No Longer Moving to Silver Spring

WPFW-FM will not be moving to Silver Spring.
That news should come as a relief to the group of programmers, supporters, and listeners who, since earlier this spring, have been agitating to end a deal that would have moved the progressive "jazz and justice" station into a studio space on Colesville Road leased by a subsidiary [...]

WPFW Is No Longer Confused About Its Move-Out Date

WPFW-FM has to be out of its home on April 30. Wait, scratch that. It can stay in its office at 2390 Champlain St. NW through June 30. No, hold on, that's not right. WPFW must be out of its home on May 25.
In fact, the "jazz and justice" community radio station's move-out date is [...]

WPFW Has to Move This Month. But Where?

Last week, with 18 days left to go before their station would be homeless, the warring factions of WPFW-FM found themselves in D.C. Superior Court.
But as the hearing began, a wisecrack from Judge Geoffrey M. Alprin couldn’t quite break the tension. “You will find out that I’m a jazz lover also,” the judge said. “If I [...]

District Line Daily: “Smitten” in Rockville

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Strange, sad story from Rockville, where a 31-year-old Army staff sergeant is accused of shooting a [...]

Will WPFW Move to Silver Spring?

In 22 days, WPFW-FM has to move to a new home. But as of now, as it became clear at a contentious meeting on Saturday, the music and progressive talk station may not have a new home to move to.
Officially, WPFW and its parent, the Berkeley, Calif.-based Pacifica Foundation, have agreed to a sublease from [...]

WPFW’s DC Politics Hour Loses a Host

After two and a half years co-hosting WPFW's local news-heavy DC Politics Hour, political consultant Chuck Thies tells City Desk that he's leaving the program after tomorrow's episode.
"I gotta step away from the mic," he says. "I'm not bringing my A-game."
Thies says he's been too busy with consulting work to keep up with local politics [...]

WPFW Suspends Some Programming Changes

The continuing saga of WPFW's controversial programming overhaul takes a sharp twist today: General Manager John Hughes has suspended some of the changes to WPFW's programming grid.
Following yesterday's resignation of Interim Programming Director Bobby Hill, Hughes told WPFW staffers this morning that he will seek out a replacement for Hill. Once that staffer is in [...]

WPFW’s Programming Director Resigns

Some of the new, controversial programming changes at WPFW went into effect today. But one of the staffers tasked with implementing them won't be sticking around much longer. Per this email to the station's volunteer programmers, Interim Programming Director Bobby Hill has resigned:
After 30 years of varied service to WPFW, I sincerely regret that, in [...]

District Line Daily: Unusual Lawsuit

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D.C. corrections officer Walter Sampson is suing the department for failing to accommodate his PTSD, which [...]

An Early Look at WPFW’s New Schedule

Update, Dec. 1: Remember how I said these changes were tentative? Looks like Caribbeana will remain on the air, but it'll be one hour shorter, running from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. See the bottom of this post.
Original post: Last Friday, some WPFW staffers heard from the station's management about impending changes to the [...]

District Line Daily: Barry Beats Mendo

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He's still got it! Marion Barry proved yesterday that you don't get to be mayor-for-life without [...]

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