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Staff Candidate for the KPFT Local Station Board
Statement
I love KPFT it's like a second home to me working as a volunteer it gives me a sense that I am reaching out to our community. I feel also I am the Voice for the Voiceless some people are in fear of speaking their mind .I don't have that fear and for standing up for what is right and knowing the difference between right and wrong. People are what they are we grew up enjoying Music and you learn from what we hear on the radio . Like The old days what if we didn't have TV how would we communicate with the rest of the world so lets look at the prospect of the future .Lets keep Radio alive and I want to help with that and encourage our younger generation to learn to appreciate the history of Radio Broadcast . I learned when I was younger about radio and communication it's in my blood also what I learned in the Military and in High School it is not who you know .It's what you know ! And knowledge is power and also Team work as well. I thank you for your support.. I also am a US. Army Veteran. and proud to have served..
Answers to Candidate Questionnaire
1. What experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the local station board to advance the station's mission?
  I have learned Audio and Video Broadcast from Elwyn Institute Elwyn Pennsylvania. With this knowledge I can help improve our station programing serve on committees and use my education in keeping our station going, And alive and well . I was a 36k20 Tactical Communication I also served during Vietnam Cold War ERA ..I also Produce The Veterans of War show and I am a Staff member of The Prison Show .I serve on Two Committees as well .And bring results .
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  I appreciate the hard working Volunteers that produce there faith in our Radio station . And our listeners who are faithful to KPFT. And I also appreciate my staff on The Veterans of War show Mike Lewis.; Kamron Baron; Bob Gephard and others who have volunteered there Time to make the show work ..Also The Prison show staff who bring there show closer to there loved ones in Prison.
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  Better Programs more upbeat Music News what is going on in our community Houston Harris County instead of violence and hate why don't we consider making our community famous by getting out amongst the people and recognize there efforts .
4. Describe what you anticipate would be your top three priorities or areas of focus if you were elected to the local station board.
  Bringing in new members./ Donations / and most of all bringing our Radio Station closer to our Listeners.
5. Sustainability is an important part of any nonprofit operation. What are your thoughts on how the board can help to improve the station's financial footing?
  By coming up with ideas and follow through with them to bring in Money for our station .And rebuilding our station KPFT .
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  Yes I may be 65 years old but one thing I have is faith in our Listeners and trust that one day they might realize that someone really cares about KPFT self preservation isn't going to cut it . It's not just about me it is about the Listener.
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