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Contact Betty Lou Pringer
Listener Candidate for the KPFT Local Station Board
Statement
I was KPFT Membership Director for KPFT 90.1 FM from 2010-2013 before I discovered a passion for labor relations. I organized various station fundraisers and motivated volunteers and colleagues in support roles for events. Once volunteer registrations moved to a digital form, I was integral in implementing a registration process that increased volunteer participation by 50% and donations by 40%.These details and more show that I am a professional in maximizing operational efficiency and financial management.
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?
  KPFT Assistant to Membership Director 2009-2010, KPFT Membership Director 2010-2013-Bookkeeper 15 plus yrs, Donor, People person, Music Lover
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  I appreciate the volunteers who show up everyday to provide programming that brings entertainment and valuable information to the members and listeners locally and globally. I value the community spirit and the variety of Music and Informative shows.
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  It is not for me to change the stations operations. I would encourage members of the community and music lovers alike to donate to the station in that way funds would be available for marketing material and station operating funds.
4. Describe what you anticipate would be your top three priorities or areas of focus if you were elected to the local station board.
  Listenership, Donations. Technology upgrades
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?
  The board should provide feedback to station management and seek donors.
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  As a long time listener/donor I have seen many changes take place at KPFT. Whether I agree or disagree with some programs I enjoy all the shows because that is what community radio is about..listening to all sides. I would like to participate in one of great radio dial on the FM channel in Texas by working as a team to increase donations and reach out to past, current and new members.
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