KPCW icon is still off the air
Trustees for Community Wireless of Park City met behind closed doors Thursday to debate whether Blair Feulner, the founder of KPCW, will stay employed at the National Public Radio affiliate.
Feulner, who about 30 years ago applied to the Federal Communications Commission to create KPCW-FM, did not immediately respond Friday to a telephone call from The Park Record. The newsman announced on the air this month that July 15 was his last day broadcasting for a while.
But the reasons for his departure are unclear.
Feulner became an "at-will" employee at the radio station when he resigned as president of the non-profit Community Wireless March 25, said KPCW spokesman Joe Wrona, an attorney who belongs to the group’s board of trustees.
Feulner did not have permission from the board to take a "sabbatical," according to Wrona.
"The board of trustees met [Thursday] night in executive session to discuss and consider Mr. Feulner’s employment with Community Wireless," Wrona said in a telephone interview Friday. "It may be that three or four days from now there could be a lot to say."
Ten of the 11 board members attended the closed meeting, which lasted almost three hours, Wrona said, adding that board member Rich Sonntag missed the meeting due to vacation.
Other Community Wireless board members include Bill Mullen, Judy Hanley, Bob Wells, Tina Lewis, Bill Coleman, Flint Decker, Diane Foster, Mark Fischer and Tom Sly.
"I’m still negotiating with the board regarding the leave of absence and other issues," Feulner said in a recent e-mail to The Park Record.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Park City and Summit County make the Park Record's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Park City officials are preparing to take what is considered to be an important step in protecting the Treasure land from wildfires. City Hall in early June requested proposals from firms interested in the work.