Directors of the Pacifica station at 90.7 FM expect to issue a statement of support for Eva Georgia, the general manager who faces sexual harassment actions from two women on the staff and a recent petition signed by prominent hosts such as Jon Wiener, Ian Masters and Roy Tuckman. There are two versions of Georgia's tenure described in a story in tomorrow's Times:
The petition...cited as grounds for Georgia's dismissal evidence of declining listenership and membership, a recent staff vote of no-confidence, questions about the maintenance of the station's broadcast signal and "mismanagement and unaccountability." "Nothing short of a change in management will do," concluded the petition, which lamented that KPFK was becoming "isolated and irrelevant in the community."
A spokesman for the board said the statement would declare that Georgia "has succeeded admirably, having made historic strides in achieving staff and programming diversity."
The staff petition complains that programming alleging a U.S. government conspiracy behind 9/11 is destroying the station's credibility.