Whether or not outspoken URTV board member Davyne Dial will be removed from the public-access channel’s board will be decided in a poll today from 1 to 10 p.m. at URTV’s offices. Xpress invites URTV members to weigh in with their opinions and their experiences — and how they plan to vote.
Dial, who was elected by URTV’s membership, has criticized the channel’s management as lacking transparency and failing to make needed steps to improve the station’s standing. However, some of URTV’s producers have defended management, saying that the running of the station has improved. At the board’s last meeting, producer Dale Joyner presented a petition calling for Dial’s removal, asserting that her actions have brought negative publicity to the station.
As for Dial, she’s called on URTV members to show up at the station’s offices at 7 p.m. tonight — the originally scheduled time of a membership meeting to decide her fate, before it was replaced by a “poll of the membership” — to cast their votes.
So, URTV members, Xpress wants to hear your opinion. What do you think about the vote on Dial’s dismissal? What do you think about her actions on the board? If you’ve already voted, how was the mood at the station? How did you vote?
Also, in other news about the URTV board, Asheville City Council last night appointed Matt Howard to fill a vacant position.
— David Forbes, staff writer