A picture supplied to Region One Report that is very interesting to say the least.....

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again….. 3

In the past three years a small, and I do mean small group of people have tried to silence me! Asking for  boycotts from underwriters ( underwriting has grown, so that did not work!), They filed a complaint with the F.C.C. ( We won! So that did not work), and now the following…

They are at it again. Here is a letter that John Mauer sent to NPR:

Name: John Mauer
Email: jmauer@geerms.com

We would like to bring to your attention the questionable behavior of an owner and operator of one of your member radio stations. WHDD is an NPR affiliate in Sharon, Connecticut with a small range, essentially the northwest corner of the state and adjacent portions of nearby New York and Massachusetts. It operates and markets itself as “the smallest NPR station in the nation.” It is listed in your directory of member stations.

For six years, Marshall Miles has been president and CEO of Tri-State Public Communications, the organization that operates that station. He currently is using the his own on-air commentaries and a political blog, regiononereport.com, to attack the educators in the Regional School District One in Connecticut, as well as members of the Region One Board of Education. His strident voice is one of the major factors in the five defeats of the regional school budget. His attacks are very personal and rarely related to educational issues.

Moreover, he is currently running for election to the Region One Board of Education from the Town of Salisbury, and using his NPR connections to promote that candidacy, even on his Facebook page.

We believe these activities might constitute a violation of the NPR code of ethics, specifically the code for impartiality. Because we are unsure how NPR responds in such situations, we would appreciate hearing from you on the subject.

I have spent time the past couple of days talking with the office! Letting them know all about Mr. Mauer and his cohorts! In the end, this will fail as well, as once again, everything I do is cleared by my FCC attorney, and my station contact on Rules and Regulations from NPR. Now to answer here some of the absurd and incorrect allegations of Mr. Mauer and his troop.

1) For six years, Marshall Miles has been president and CEO of Tri-State Public Communications ..

Wrong John, Tri-State Public Communications has been around since February of 2002, and I have been PRESIDENT not CEO during all 11 years!

2) He currently is using the his own on-air commentaries and a political blog, regiononereport.com, to attack the educators in the Regional School District One in Connecticut, as well as members of the Region One Board of Education.

Lets see, where should I start? Commentaries that the FCC has validated and found perfectly legal. And Region One Report is in no way affiliated with Tri-State Public Communications! As a matter of fact it was formed so I could have an outlet for people to express their opinions ,  as it explains in its “about” segment….from that page…These opinions and observations will be solely those of Marshall Miles, an alumnus and long-term supporter (and for many years parent!) in Region One.  These opinions and observations do not, and are not intended to, represent any of the companies that Marshall is connected to or affiliated with, i.e. WHDD AM/FM, WBSL-FM, Robin Hood Radio. com, CATV 6, robinhoodradiotv, Tri-State Public Communications, Inc., or any of the underwriters, management, or employees of these companies. Attack, no, it is “expose”, and then inform the public of facts that are hidden deep under the rug or Region One.

3) WHDD is an NPR affiliate in Sharon, Connecticut with a small range, essentially the northwest corner of the state and adjacent portions of nearby New York and Massachusetts

Small range?!  Again John is wrong (get used to that folks!) WHDD AM/FM, WLHV FM and  WBSL FM cover over a quarter million people! We are heard from The Ashokan Reservoir and Windham Mountain  thru the Hudson Valley all the way to South County, MA, and Northwest CT!

4) Moreover, he is currently running for election to the Region One Board of Education from the Town of Salisbury, and using his NPR connections to promote that candidacy, even on his Facebook page

Wow! What was John drinking when he wrote this?!  Using NPR connections? Who? I have no connections at NPR campaigning for me! My agreement with the Salisbury Democratic town Committee allows me to stay on-air with certain special provisions until the election is over. My Facebook page! I guess he did not read my disclaimer on my personal Facebook page….

About You

Co Founder of WHDD/Robin Hood Radio
I am a GRANDPA!!!!!!!!!!
Listen to the song “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba..These opinions and observations are solely those of Marshall Miles. These opinions and observations do not, and are not intended to, represent any of the companies that Marshall is connected to or affiliated with, i.e. WHDD AM/FM, WBSL-FM, Robin Hood Radio. com, CATV 6, robinhoodradiotv, Tri-State Public Communications, Inc., or any of the underwriters, management, or employees of these companies.PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning–any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/or the comments made about my photo’s or any other “picture” art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law.UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
I am not saying that I am perfect, but this letter is from one critic with a few names added on….the list of contacts, achievements, and Tri-State residents that support me is very long…and I do appreciate it.
Just thought I would clue you in on Mr. Mauers activities…
And to our readers and posters……thanks for your support!

3 comments

  1. Don’t let the bastards grind you down, Marhsall. Mr. Mauer was out of touch when he was chairman of the BOE. He’s even more so now.

  2. Hey (insert favorite descriptive cuss word here) Mr. Mauer – Did you ever consider that people follow Mr. Miles BECAUSE he listens to them, unlike the current administration and Board of Region One? It’s quite simple, really; the community realized just how self serving the superintendent and perhaps even more so, her assistant are. They are fed up and they have had enough. Marshall’s venues are just a way for people to voice their opinions – It’s obvious you are a tool for the administration, but people might show some respect for you if you were to be honest and admit it along with the reason(s).

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