[nabs-l] An Apology To The List And An Important Message

David Dunphy discoduck221 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 16:57:34 UTC 2017

My understanding from Chris Nusbaum was that he has been making
attempts to reach out.

On 12/11/17, NABS President | Kathryn Webster via NABS-L
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Good morning David:
> Is there a reason 195 The Globe has not reached out to the NABS Board, or
> myself to discuss this further?
> Sorry if there are any harmed feelings involved, but I personally love
> supporting our blind students in their pursuit to a successful life, which
> would include your endeavors.
> Love,
> Kathryn
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 12:33 AM
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> Cc: David Dunphy <discoduck221 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [nabs-l] An Apology To The List And An Important Message
> Hello To Everyone!
> This is David Dunphy, asking each of you to read what I have to say here. I
> will be as brief as I can, but I have three things I want to put out here
> for you.
> 1. Apologies:
> Since some objections were raised off list, I want to begin by apologizing
> for the post about the launch of 195 The Globe to this list that came out
> last Saturday.
> . Initially, KJSC Radio was doing coverage for Nabs convention events and
> similar things. With KJSC Radio having been shut down, 195 The Globe was
> supposed to be taking over those responsibilities, which is why you
> received
> the notification of our launch on this list. However, this, too, has
> changed. Please read below. But to anyone who was offended, I as owner take
> full responsibility for that and apologize.
> 2. I sadly regret to inform you all that as of this time, 195 The Globe
> will
> not be covering any nabs events of any kind. This includes phone calls,
> national convention meetings, etc. While sometimes we promoted things that
> may not be directly related to students, there have been several occasions
> where I and Chris Nusbaum in particular has done things directly related to
> Nabs with The Blind Side and similar programming. Even when this has
> happened, people have sent to the list and to us complaints about the
> content. We as a station and a group very much support students. They are
> not only the future of an empowering organization like this, but many
> people, including myself when I was in college, wouldn't even know what's
> available to students if it wasn't for Nabs.
> That being said, it is very clear that there isn't a clear direction as to
> how we as a station can best serve this organization in a way that will be
> as positive as possible to all people. Obviously, not one size fits all,
> but
> there has been enough concern raised that it is clear that things aren't
> being done in a way that is as suitable to membership here as a whole as it
> should be.
> While positive feedback and encouragement for us to keep going with our
> coverage would be great to read, if you would like to see the globe or
> another station covering your organization's events, please contact the
> president or your other board members. You have elected them to serve you,
> and they are moderators to this list, too.
> So contact them. We are happy to work with them to provide content to you
> in
> a way that would be more positive. But clearly, there is some misdirection
> and disagreement as to how that should be done, and in order to keep our
> station going well and in a positive light, and to keep your organization
> happy, we are pulling out of all Nabs related coverage until such time as
> we
> are told how we can best serve you by your leadership. If we are no longer
> given this opportunity, it was an honor personally for me to have recorded
> and streamed your calls and to have been part of your national convention
> meetings. I hope for the opportunity to serve you in this way again, but it
> will be up to your leadership and to you.
> Should you wish to get in touch with me, please email me at
> ddunphy at 195theglobe.com but I would encourage you to contact your board if
> you'd like us as a station to be involved again.
> 3. I'm including at the end of this email for those who would like to keep
> up with the globe information for doing just that. If this is of no
> interest
> to you, you can safely close your email down or move on to your next
> messages that you would like to read.
> But for those who are interested, since no more emails will be sent out, at
> least at this time, about what's going on with the globe, read below this
> message so you know how to keep up. Thank you for taking the time to read
> my
> email, and I hope you all have a happy holiday.
> All the best,
> David Dunphy
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