by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Fred Flaxman tried to prevent the FCC from renewing WCQS’ broadcast license. Flaxman formed the Ad Hoc Committee for Responsible Public Radio, and collected signatures for a petition. The FCC, however, chose not to entertain his concerns. Flaxman, who has a strong background in public radio, wanted to get involved with the radio station when he moved to the area, but found a lot of the legally-mandated organizational structure he needed to do so was missing. WCQS promptly corrected the flaws when they were brought to leadership’s attention, and the FCC said that would suffice.