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Gardiner will leave Maine Public Broadcasting at end of 2002
MPB President Rob Gardiner has announced that he will leave MPB at the end of
The story below mentions Gardiner's success at MPB, including the merger with
WCBB and the approval of a bond issue to fund the transition to digital TV.
The story also mentions the recent controversy of changes to radio
The article does not mention the unsettled labor/management relations during
Gardiner's tenure, his abandoned plan to centralize all MPB operations in
southern Maine, or conflict of interest allegations related to program
underwriting and Board Members.
Objectively, I think you would have to say that Gardiner has been successful
in his tenure as MPB President, but it is bad journalism not to mention the
highly publicized problems during his tenure.
-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine