By: Diane Benjamin
Update to this story: https://blnnews.com/2017/01/11/next-lawsuit-isu/
I received the email below concerning the ISU denial of the required waiver to hire RC McBride as the General Manager of WGLT:
The waiver is dated in September, McBride’s new job was effective 1/1/17.
No, they can’t legally hide the reasons for issuing this waiver.
I filed one more FOIA request this week. Depending on what I get (or don’t get) with it, I will then decide whether a lawsuit is necessary. If I don’t get an un-redacted copy of this document, it is.
ISU does not have the right to hide why they failed to post the job opening in favor of hiring a member of the Normal Town Council to run their government paid for radio station.
I’d love to hear them explain that to a judge!