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Staff Candidate for the WBAI Local Station Board
I am running as a staff candidate to serve on the Local Station Board of WBAI, to use my experience and abilities to help the station become a stronger and financially viable organization that can fulfill its role as a beacon of light and truth for progressive thinkers in New York City and beyond.

I have more than 30 years of experience in both commercial business and non-profit organizations. I create and engineer music for film and television, and for many years my wife and I ran a very successful music company which we recently sold to Sony. I am the founder and National Director of non-profit, a national coalition of more than 140 organizations in 43 states. My wife Patti is the founder and Executive Director of the award-winning non-profit Grassroots Environmental Education where I serve as Associate Director and Chief Strategy Officer. I am a founding director of the advocacy group MusicAnswers, which seeks to protect the rights of music creators around the world. And I have been elected twelve times to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), where I chair the Legal Strategy Committee.

Patti and I are the hosts and producers of Green Street News, an environmental health program heard every Friday on WBAI and syndicated on both Pacifica and PRX platforms. We are grateful for the opportunity this gives us to provide a platform for some of the smartest scientists, public health professionals, authors and researchers to bring critical health and environmental information to the WBAI audience.

It has also given us a unique opportunity to see the inside workings of the station, and to imagine how things might be improved.

I’ve never been involved in the politics of WBAI, and I’m not part of any faction or group. I don’t carry any baggage from past battles. I come with an open mind, an ability to understand both sides and a strong desire to find and implement solutions and compromises that can bridge our differences and put the station on a solid foundation for the benefit of the listeners who depend on it.

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