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Listener Candidate for the KPFA Local Station Board
Long Statement
I was born in Oakland, and have lived in the Bay Area all of my life. I have been a regular contributor to KPFA for over 20 years, and have been involved in local businesses and non-profits for over 25.

In this crucial time, I believe that KPFA needs experienced management to transition the organization to a more sustainable future. I am willing to lend my considerable experience as manager of multiple enterprises to this end.

KPFA serves a vital need to the community and to public radio. If it were to cut back or curtail it's services, it would constitute a great loss to the greater Bay Area public.

I hope you will give me the opportunity to work for the future of this vital resource for ourselves and future generations.
Short Statement
I was born in Oakland, and have lived in the Bay Area all of my life. I have been a regular contributor to KPFA for over 20 years, and have been involved in local businesses and non-profits for over 25.

In this crucial time, I believe that KPFA needs experienced management to transition the organization to a more sustainable future. I am willing to lend my considerable experience as manager of multiple enterprises to this end.

KPFA serves a vital need to the community and to public radio. If it were to cut back or curtail it's services, it would constitute a great loss to the greater Bay Area public.

I hope you will give me the opportunity to work for the future of this vital resource for ourselves and future generations.
Answers to Candidate Questionnaire
1. In what ways is the station moving in a positive direction, that you would want to continue or perhaps improve?
  review costs and funding and come up with a strategic plan to sustain the enterprise.
2. In what ways is the station moving in a negative direction, that you would want to stop or change? What changes would you work for?
  KPFA is bleeding red ink, has poor monitoring of listener statistics, and is in desperate need of station upgrades. clearly priorities need to be measured and reset to engender a workable situation.
3. What key experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the Local Station Board to advance the station's mission?
  i sit on the board of directors of six small businesses, and i have engineered (2) turnarounds in my (25) years of executive experience.
4. What ideas do you have for helping the station and the Pacifica Foundation meet the financial challenges currently being faced?
  comprehensive review of funding and station costs with an eye for setting priorities.
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