Saturday, July 22, 2006
WAIF v. City of Cincinnati
WAIF was at Court this week. Anyone know what happened?

Court record.
posted by Reform WAIF @ 6:03 PM  
  • At 11:00 PM, Blogger kungfu burrito said…

    I think it had something to do with the city grant and paper work not properly completed, not too sure on that though. It wouldn't surprise me at all...

  • At 4:56 AM, Blogger Reform WAIF said…

    Does this relate to what got Nate Livingston "banned" from the station?

    Was WAIF found guilty?

  • At 5:02 PM, Blogger kungfu burrito said…

    not sure...the documents are locked out to the common folk..I'm waiting for my log-on, then I'll let you know what I find

  • At 9:32 PM, Blogger kungfu burrito said…

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  • At 1:11 AM, Blogger kungfu burrito said…

    The city of Cincinnati is suing Real Stepchild Radio, parent organization of WAIF (88.3 FM), for the return of grant money because the station failed to comply with the contract. Carolyn Gutjahr, city grants manager, says the agreement is "a standard city contract" that's signed by all the major arts organizations in town. To her knowledge, no other arts organization has been sued for the return of funds for failure to meet the simple terms of the agreement. The city approves arts grants on the condition that it receives documentation about how the money is spent.

    "They're claiming that they have provided the accounting, but they have not," Gutjahr says. "We need to make sure the public dollars are spent appropriately as agreed upon in the contract. That's our legal responsibility and our responsibility to the public."

    The city's lawsuit seeks the return of $2,464.

    "We just didn't take them to court," Gutjahr says. "We met with WAIF. We gave them multiple extensions, and we had a series of written communication with them over a period of months."

    A meeting she had with board chair Donald Shabazz left Gutjahr with the impression that the terms of the contract would be met.

    "It was my understanding that he understood the issues and was going to comply," Gutjahr says. "The next thing we heard was that WAIF was saying we owed them money and that they had completed the report, that they provided all the documentation of expenses. As the contract manager and our financial management staff have looked at the documentation, we are in agreement that it does not satisfy the requirements, which are laid out up front."

    it was right there in city beat...
    what i want to know is: why are offical documents going to a P.O. box and not the staton...

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WAIF in CityBeat
"Watching at WAIF," 2/22/06

"Letters," 3/01/06

"Naughty Stepchild," 5/03/06

"Letters," 5/10/06

"Letters," 5/19/06

WAIF at The Beacon
"Media Wars! WAIF v. CityBeat" 2/26/06

"Is Donald Shabazz Putting WAIF in Danger?" 2/28/06

"Complaints Filed With FCC," 4/01/06

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