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Staff Candidate for the KPFT Local Station Board
Statement
I've been a volunteer at KPFT for ten years, helping Larry Winters with the Spare Change Show on Saturday afternoons. The people I've met and the skills I've learned at the station have enriched my life. I want KPFT to continue to provide a similar opportunity to others in the Houston area. I understand the importance of both commitment and compromise There is a time for discussion and a time for action. I'm an empathetic person who can promote consensus, a skill critical for KPFT to survive in the future.
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 volunteer experience, both at KPFT and years ago with Amigos de Las Americas, as well as 30 years experience in the engineering field. This combination of backgrounds has shown me the importance of commitment and compromise in getting things done.
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  The general manager has a thankless job and the LSB needs to be more productive and supportive in fund raising to keep the station running.
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  I want new members to allow the LSB to be a productive body, supporting the station's mission. Too much infighting now has left KPFT paralyzed.
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
Securing a new home for the station
Being a resource to help management succeed in a cost-effective manner.
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?
  Focus on fund raising by identifying resources (grants,etc.) Study what other stations with similar missions/goals have done
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  I'm hopeful for the future. Live community radio remains as relevant and critical as ever.
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