To the Editors of the Crimson:
With the Los Angeles Free Press and the Phoenix, we seem to be in an area of staff revolts, and now everyone is trying very hard to label the recent change of management at WHRB another staff revolt. The tone of the recent Crimson article on WHRB was particularly misleading. When I spoke to Mr. Frazier on the phone, I said that my election did not signify "Radical takeover" or a "staff revolt", but that it simply involved a major disagreement about how the station should approach programming changes. Those of us at the station that favor some changes now seem to be the majority of the membership, and that is why I was elected. To make the whole thing very clear, I added, jokingly, that it certainly, "wasn't a case of the radicals taking over from the fascists." I was only trying to reiterate that it was not a staff revolt.
I am amazed that Mark chose that particular line to quote. "Fascist" is a very emotionally-laden word, and it is obviously very inappropraite in this context. I certainly did not mean to imply that I or anyone else considered the monority group, "fascists."
I should add that the changes at WHRB will not be all that radical. We want to develop a more balanced schedule, which would include classical, folk, rock and jazz. In our efforts to find a better schedule, we have gotten a great deal of support from everyone at the station, including what the Crimson has labled the "conservative bloc." Charles Perkins '74 Station Manager WHRB