[ Garland Ganter helped orchestrate the takedown of KPFA in 1999.
His reign as hijacking Station Manager at KPFT ended earlier this year.]
From: Stephen Brown
Date: Thu May 2, 2002 3:11 am
Subject: Fw: GARLAND GANTER GETS $46,500 SEVERANCE PAY [-OFF]
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From: Stephen Brown
To: Rick Potthoff
Subject: Re: [alliance] KPFT LAB meeting tonite
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 22:01:08 -0400
Hi,Rick. I just got back from LA, and haven't
checked my email,. So if you haven't already posted this to other lists, where I have tried to raise the issue, I
would like your permission to do so. Keeping this issue a secret is shameful. It may have been the best course
but certainly deserved to be aired, especially because it is something so many felt so strongly about. This was
listener money, and listeners should have had a chance to debate this matter. As a precedent for the future of
democratic governance at Pacifica, it sucks.
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From: Rick Potthoff
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 12:50 AM
Subject: [alliance] KPFT LAB meeting tonite
I guess I should apologize for thinking you paranoid or something. Tonight at the KPFT LAB meeting, after
Duane Bradley gave the manager's report, LAB chair Deb Shafto gave her report, which consisted of saying
yes Garland Ganter is getting severance pay from Pacifica, the lawyers said we had to do this, Garland had
made sure every 'i' had been dotted, & 't' crossed, it would have cost more money to fight him than to pay him
off. (Michael Pimental told me Garland got 9 months severance. $62K X 9/12 or .75 = $46,500.) I talked to
Duane afterwards, & he told me Dan Coughlin ordered him not to talk about it. So there you have it.
The other interesting thing that happened at the meeting is that the LAB voted to have George Barnstone,
Duane Bradley, & Otis Hardy McKay investigate the Buzzanco Affair. (See Kpft Discussion Board (Prof.
Berzerko berates guest hosts on air — .-D, Wed Apr 17 16:50) Has Buzzanco given his enemies enough rope
to hang him? Stay tuned. --Rick Potthoff