What Now ?!?
We here at SaveWRVU continue to be surprised and saddened, as you are, of the news of the VSC decisions – the poaching of WRVU for $3.35M in chump-change against the well-articulated protests of fans, students, alumni, Nashvillans, musicians, music lovers, and decent people the world over (see HERE and HERE for starters). WRVU has as much as a storied history and as much wide-spread allegiance as ANY Vanderbilt student organization, so how. could. this. happen? We share in the thousands of visitors that this site has received in the past 24 hours in the grave disappointment that this announcement has wrought.
Do keep in mind, much effort was made on the behalf of many to prevent this outcome, but Vanderbilt Student Communications (VSC), the insular, self-anointed arbiters of WRVU’s fate, had clearly made-up their minds long ago, yet, went to the additional effort of displays of embarrassing public hand-wringing on how difficult this ‘decision’ was for them to make. Keep these facts in mind:
1) VSC, the board who unilateral made this awful decision has NO WRVU representation.
2) VSC indicated that at the onset that they would be transparent to WRVU staff in any moves to sell the station, which, evidently was interpreted by the VSC as actually meaning that they will remain largely silent as they execute a fait accompli, while paying lip-service to the avalanche of ideas and support to better alternatives.
3) There is mention of a concession to WRVU with it continuing in HD3 format. Have you heard of HD3? Yeah, we haven’t either. If is the future, why is the buyer so interested in the antiquated on-air band-width of WRVU? You know the answer: HD3 is a joke, dead on arrival, and is no substitute to on-air broadcast.
4) The timing of their decision is no accident. Naturally, this date was picked because it is an inherently ‘slow news day’ on campus since most students are on summer break.
5) This IS NOT OVER.
As noted, due to the VSC’s continued deceptions, secretive and evasive maneuvering, and actions counter to their own promises and assurances, we were caught off guard. What we need you to do is this: STAY WITH US ON THIS! We need time to organize and figure out the next steps and present them. Promise that you will keep coming back to this forum and others. Remember, the scum, who are in some advance stage of executing WRVU, picked this time to intentionally keep a low profile to mitigate the public outcry to their shameful decision – these are cowardly and craven people and as such want to wait for the ‘din to die down’.
The din will not die down until we hear some intelligent reasoning why this was the only recourse allowed for WRVU – the murder of a 60 year student-founded and student-operated and roundly beloved institution.
Again, STAY WITH US ON THIS!
WRVU’s final moments HERE..
See The Nashville Scene for MORE..
Also See The Tennessean for MORE..
Also See The Tennessean Comment Section for MORE..
Also See Radio Survivor for MORE..
Also see Public Radio Advocate MORE..
Also yesterday’s Nashville Scene article for MORE..
Also posted by our friends at WUAG HERE..