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Save KDVS

(From press release) The University is placing KDVS in a space 1/3 of its current size in a windowless bunker behind the row of ATM's next to the East Entrance of the MU. There is no access to the MU during the late night hours, weekends or holidays...and this means that the programmers at those times, and late night trainees, will have no toilet access. Clearly this is NOT a well-thought out plan. Indeed the University has provided no statements as to what rooms/services and materials will have to be eliminated at KDVS.

In addition several studios, staff office space, KDVS volunteer work space, a public reception area, listening rooms, and a substantial portion of the legendary ~300,000 record/CD/recording tape library will have to be warehoused. A solution to save space through a crank-style archiving system is not practical for DJ's with a limited amount of time to prepare a show (as they are students and/or workers on a schedule) and when several people are in the same space. In addition it is unlikely to be ADA compliant.

The major slashing of space is necessitated by the UC Davis' decision to raze Freeborn Hall and place an "exemplary product" there. This plan was in place during the Katehi era and has been disclosed publicly only recently. Since they have not suggested a referendum paced before the students to raise registration fees to pay for the bond debt, it is clear that this will NOT be a building that will replace the Student space lost in Lower Freeborn.

To read more...and how UC Davis has failed to follow the procedures and policies that constituted due diligence go to www.Savekdvs.org

Comments

Donna Lemongello

I wonder what Chancellor May thinks of the overall situation, from the decision to demolish to the specific now gutting of kdvs.

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