St. Louis Public Radio mulls response to subpoena

St. Louis Public Radio received a subpoena Jan. 29 from the St. Louis circuit attorney for “all raw and aired video and audio footage” from a local meeting it reported on that turned chaotic. The radio station was reporting on a Jan.

Wednesday roundup: Cutting locks at Pacifica; concerns about repacking interference

• A new round of unrest is brewing at Pacifica. Current reported last week on the radio network’s board voting to oust executive director Summer Reese and this week on Reese’s defiance of the vote. An LA Weekly feature offers more details, including Reese removing a padlock from the doors of the network’s offices with bolt cutters and reading Bible passages to staff. The article recaps the history of the network and includes comments from former employees of Pacifica’s KPFK in Los Angeles. It’s reminiscent of the Village Voice’s September feature on New York’s WBAI (the Voice Media Group owns both publications). • PBS, CPB and APTS have joined the National Association of Broadcasters and commercial networks to warn the FCC about potential interference between TVs and wireless devices after spectrum repacking.