Statement on Blaze Radio from Kristin Gilger, Interim Dean, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020


Contrary to what she has said or has been reported, student Rae’Lee Klein has not been fired or dismissed from the position of station manager. Any actions that are unfolding are not punishment for a tweet. I have been clear with Rae’Lee that she would not be removed as station manager of Blaze Radio, a student internet radio station, because of the views she expressed. She remains a student employee of Arizona State University and from our perspective, this is an ongoing situation. We have presented Rae’Lee with numerous ways to resolve the situation that take into account the needs of all students involved in the Blaze Radio organization.