Marc Steiner

WEAA goes back to its educational roots amid major change, controversy

WEAA goes back to its educational roots amid major change, controversy

Change is almost never easy at a public radio station.

Remember the protests in front of WYPR on Charles Street when Marc Steiner was fired in 2008? Or, how about the controversy and board member resignations following the ouster of Stephen Yasko as general manager at WTMD in 2015?

Most recently, Morgan State University’s WEAA has been feeling blowback from sweeping programming and personnel changes it implemented Oct. 2 . Deep-seated conflicts about the direction of the station have become public in recent weeks with the on-air resignation Sept. 22 of Sean Yoes, host of “First Edition, over the shift in direction.

The changes have been a topic of discussion on social...

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