posted by G.M.Heller at 9:21 AM
I think Alan needs to stop spreading WAMC money around like there is no end to the supply, I am in the WAMC underwriting deparntment and need a raise because underwriters just don't like Alan. Ms. Frank
I'd really like to talk about why Alan used the WAMC vehicle fleet like he owns it, he uses company credit cards too, to buy himself expensive lunches.Newsroom gal
I am really tired of Chartock talking about veterans and defense/military/national security issues.Chartock never served in the military, never talks about why he did not and never voices regret that he did not.He knows nothing about the subject and should not discuss it.I can tell anyone Chartock trully has zero respect for anything military, see for yourself how many veterans work at WAMC besides Paul E.
Alan's Long-Time Lackie Hits The Road35 years enough for anyone. Today, May 28 is David Galletly's last day at WAMC after 35 years. He was basically the real force behind most of what happened at WAMC, he carried out Chartock's wishes, usually without comment or question. He was responsible for all the stations WAMC took over.While David never agreed with my being hired at WAMC back in 1993, Alan offered me the job anyway. I owe you this Dave, had he listened to you it would have spared me the horror, which is what I felt the night way back when Chartock had you fire Mike Carrese (former WAMC news director) for refusing to do a specific story with unethical slant for Alan. I remember how you watched Mike pack up his things and then escorted him to the door...just about the same time his wife gave birth, you did't look to proud. Just following orders right, how many times did you have to obey Chartock's whim, when you quietly disagreed, over time it gets easier, I guess. How many times did you have to turn away and pretend not to see what was going on, come on, you know about the Perozi incident and payoff, Alan's BS claims of having no reportable expenses, how about his WAMC provided car. You know damn well I was tasked to drive him to teach at SUNY New Paltz in a WAMC car on the WAMC payroll, oh about about 20 times. It must have been hard to ignore so much and have to kowtow to Alan constantly.I remind you there is no statute of limitations for the above.You should have taken that offer in NJ, the bad karma Alan brewed up and had you enforce. Just because you were not the one to make the firing decisions you carried them out, with or without question is moot, I guess if WAMC was so great you'd stay longer. Not much to do at home. I guess you must feel relief, I did the day I left.Happy Retirement
WAMC and Memorial DayIf you have been reading this blog you probably know who I am, basically the only former WAMC employee to put his name on these reflections of what it was like to work at the station. Not sure if the reader would know, but Alan Chartock never served in the military, his brother did, but they don't get along. Ask either. I was in the Marines from 1986-1990 on active duty, honorably discharged. There's no reason to note that except to tell this true story...It took no time once employed at WAMC to realize that Alan had no respect for veterans: he basically thought people who went into the military were somehow less intelligent then those who did not. You can see this reflected in the background of WAMC employees. To my count, only one, Paul Elisha, is a vet. Paul was in WWII, bless him for that. Another, who may have passed away by now, Bernie Steinberg, the classical music librarian, was also in WWII and he told me about it. How he was pinned under his M-4 Sherman tank just after the D-Day landings. His tank was destroyed but he survived, a story you would never hear on any Memorial Day at WAMC. Alan could care less. I really got a taste of just how little Alan thought of veterans up front and personal when then Governor of New York, Mario Cuomo, came to do a "Capitol Connection" show at the station. I knew the Governor from having delivered a variety of correspondence from Alan. We spoke on a few occasions and I remember Mr. Cuomo shaking my hand and thanking me for my service. This was in his office at the state capitol. At WAMC, Alan introduced me to the Governor as "Josh Cohen, he was a Marine". The Governor gave me a look, smiled and said we had previously met. Chartock continues, "He's a Jewish Marine." This time the Governor gave me a very strange, disapproving look and went to do the interview with Alan. It took half an hour. At its conclusion the Governor immediately came over to my desk and said in my ear, "If he (Chartock) ever says anything like that about you again, take him to court for slander." Cuomo was quite serious.I've always wondered what the Governor was thinking during the radio interview that day. I know you read these, Alan, and you know I am not making up any of this. Perhaps you are surprised how much I clearly remember --this, and much, much more. Happy Memorial Day,Josh CohenUSMC 1986-1990
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