I hope that we don’t let this URTV controversy blow it for the only public-communication outlet around. This is metaphorically a tempest in a teapot. There was some language that needed to be changed in the description of board behavior. The commissioners expressed concern, as they should; and I’m sure the board of URTV will change it at next meeting, as they should. End of controversy.
As a member of URTV, I have had the opportunity to be on URTV as a guest, and [I] hope [to be] a producer in the future. The facilities are great, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful and local content is assiduously sought. We have a jewel here, and while we should always promote openness and fairness, don’t let’s pick the nits. It is open. Meetings can be attended by the public. As my granny used to say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t break it.”
I love URTV. Don’t break it.
— Steve Rice