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Staff Candidate for the WBAI Local Station Board
Statement
I am seeking reelection as staff member. 40 plus year veteran at WBAI. I have served on the LSB for 20 years on and off. We need dedicated Board members to stave off the next attack on the bylaws, which, if successful would no doubt mean the sale of the WBAI license. They came close this time, with a majority of the listeners actually voting for the New Day Pacifica bylaws changes. Only the staff of the five stations kept that victory from happening!
We must stay vigilant!


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?
  Radio production, institutional experience and knowledge as 40+ year staff member.
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  Great programming. Great staff!
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  More trained staff so I can take a day off a few times a year! More people working in development.
4. Describe what you anticipate would be your top three priorities or areas of focus if you were elected to the local station board.
  Fund raising, grants, and more fundraising.
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?
  This has never been a fundraising board. It was never meant to be one. 40 years ago the board was rich and self-selecting. For better or worse, that hasn't been the case in decades, and I don't expect that to change
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  Underneath it all I'm really a swell guy!
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