The Pacifica FM station in town has found out who the new interim general manager will be: it's Jim Lafferty, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild in Los Angeles and long-time host of KPFK's "The Lawyer's Guild Show." But for now, outgoing general manager Eva Georgia is still in command and feuding with the staff. Station staffer Jonathan Alexander was suspended last week after sending out to the staff the latest Marc Cooper column in the LA Weekly critical of Georgia's controversial tenure. Tense exchange of emails cc'd to the entire staff of KPFK follows after the jump:
This is, I presume, a partial aggregation of the exchange. But it still seems noteworthy.
From: Jonathan Alexander Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:04 PM To: staff Subject: GOOD READ
From: Eva Georgia Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:42 PM To: Maggie Lepique; Jonathan Alexander; staff Cc staff Subject: RE: GOOD READ
I WARN YOU ALL TO STOP USING MY NAME AND MAKE ACCUSATIONS YOU CANNOT
SUSTAIN. I WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ANY OF YOU. I HAD ENOUGH OF
YOU BAD MOUTHING ME. YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANT- NOW LEAVE MY NAME ALONE!!!
Eva Georgia, General Manager KPFK Radio, 90.7fm Los Angeles.
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 17:17:02 To: "Eva Georgia","Maggie Lepique","staff" Subject: RE: GOOD READ
I have made no accusations but please do not threaten me and I await
your apology from yesterdays false accusations on your part. Today sent
a link to an article about this station to this staff. This article
appears in the LAWEEKLY. If you wish to apologize you may contact me
through my supervisor or my union shop steward, but please stop
From: "Eva Georgia"
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:27:08
Subject: Re: GOOD READ
I will fire you keep on with these e-mails and u won't have a job in the
Eva Georgia, General Manager, KPFK Los Angeles 90.7fm,
98.7fm, Santa Barbara
From: Eva Georgia Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 5:28 PM To: Jonathan Alexander Cc Bob Conger Subject: Re: GOOD READ
Jonathan is hereby suspended until further notice.
Eva Georgia, General Manager, KPFK Los Angeles 90.7fm, 98.7fm, Santa