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Listener Candidate for the KPFK Local Station Board
Bella De Soto here, I have served 3 years at the KPFK 90.7 FM LSB with steadfast integrity. Need to return to complete the remainder of the next 3 year term, much work ahead.
Passionate about the Pacifica (Radio) Foundation, Inc. Founded by Pacifist and pioneer Luis Hill in 1949, with a focal platform against all global aggression, featuring a unique Non-Commercial Radio Format supported by its Listeners. Its Mission Statement is most unique and classic, which I uphold. In 1993, after relocating to the LA I discovered Non-Commercial Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7 FM.
Since 1949, this Foundation has boasted a formidable Five Radio Station Network: KPFA 94.1FM (Berkeley, CA), KPFK 90.7 FM (LA, CA), KPFT 90.1FM (Houston, TX), WBAI 99.SFM (New York, NY), WPFW 89.3 FM (Wash., DC) and sundry community/College AM/FM Radio Station Affiliates, making Pacifica Radio a most desirable and enviable entity to protect and expand in my opinion. While external forces continue threatening its existence… As I did last year, once again this year, I VOTED NO against the New Day Bylaws Referendum. Hope you share this sentiment.
Thirteen years ago, through October 2008, KPFK stood pretty with fundraising capacity of over $1 Million just three times annually. The station housed an engaging local Full Time News Dept. covering community events, attracting many subscribers. With your help, we can return KPFK to its shining grassroots relevancy. Then, KPFK could cover its operational expenditures, and invest in training youth programs at the station, and pilot segments, some of which may become staples with voice diversity!
A notable vibrant program Grid with local character is what good Radio is made of. We must experiment with new visions to reflect KPFK's signal area, youth participation is key, and undeserved communities in the broadcast signal area. Open lines for Listeners to connect with their local Non-Commercial Radio. This would offer a quick shift in the right direction.
Integrity and transparency are a must, for all going concerns. My Bookkeeping /Computer Tech. expertise have been assisting the Finance Committee.
Anti-Capitalist, supporting radical ideas to move away from the current tragic U.S. Electoral system that lacks diversity through a two-party electoral paradigm. Therefore, forging relations across all local areas, organizations sharing similar aim is a fantastic opportunity to expand and grow...
My global geopolitical viewpoint is framed within a Socialist-Atheist perspective, on Social, Economic and Political eclectic models that represent all colors.
I support of the Spanish language programming, which has raised significant funds for KPFK at a variety of lively community events in recent years, because of such frequent broadcasting preemptions.
Pacifica Radio should be prominent in every state, to expand its reach.
Protect this valuable NON-COMMERCIAL RADIO asset for future generations.
Please join me, as I humbly ask for your vote once again as number ONE on your voter Ballot.
Thank you for your support to Pacifica-KPFK –
Bella De Soto
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