What's Really Happening at KUT?

RECEIVED Wed., Sept. 6, 2006

Dear Editor,
    This past Saturday I was shocked to hear Teresa Ferguson announce that this was the last Femme FM. I'm a longtime listener of Teresa's show, and I'm dumbfounded on the how and why of this unceremonious ending ... with Teresa choking back the tears and telling her listeners that it's not about the deejay, it's about the music. I think she's wrong on this point ... I am in Ms. Ferguson's debt as she has helped broaden the depth and scope of my musical tastes. Thank you for all the great shows Teresa, you will be missed. You would think that KUT could have done something special for the last Femme FM (aired over the past 12 years) instead of just unceremoniously pulling the plug.
    I've noticed several disturbing trends happening at KUT over the past few years, from KUT telemarketing for more money (using out-of-state companies no less), floods of junk mail asking for more donations, lies about revenue shortfalls, and the ever-increasing pseudo commercials for the corporate sponsors. Seems like KUT is changing, and not for the better, and I would hope that the Chronicle will be able to report on what is really going on over at KUT.
Long live Femme FM,
Daryl Stewart
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