Radio News: WIN is off the air
Dec 05, 2017 10:50 pm
John Anderson at DIYmedia.net reports that the Workers Independent News radio segments are no more. The segments, often heard on the evening "All Together Now!" show on WGXC and many other stations, began in 2001 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by Anderson, professor Frank Emspak, and others with daily newscasts, and feature stories for radio on over 100 stations worldwide. It was a lone voice for news from a workers perspective anywhere, not just on the radio. Emspak stepped down with health issues last year. "The new CEO had no meaningful background in labor or independent media, and looked at his role in the organization as more of a mogul than a working stiff," Anderson writes. "Problems making payroll began again over the summer, and incrementally most of WIN’s staff was let go save for its two main producers, Doug Cunningham and JoAnne Powers, who soldiered on. But earlier this month they, too, received their layoff notices, and production of WIN ceased on November 17."