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Contact Mark Van Landuyt
Listener Candidate
for the KPFA Local Station Board
Statement
I love KPFA.

What KPFA provides is needed more than ever before.

We need to make sure KPFA remains strong, robust, and vibrant.

Pacifica is facing major financial challenges. KPFA as the anchor station of the singular corporate free radio network in the US, Pacifica, our programming expertise should be a model for our sister stations with whom we are financially and legally bound.

I will fight for KPFA’s survival today and into the future.

I am chairman of Our Revolution Contra Costa and have been working on Progressive campaigns from California to New York.

Also, I am producer and writer for The Jimmy Dore Show, heard on Pacifica Radio (originating from KPFK) and The Young Turks Network.

I am also the outgoing Northern California Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus.

There is a critical conversation required about Pacifica’s governance structure.

This conversation is important. This election is important. KPFA is important.

My name is Mark Van Landuyt.

I love KPFA.

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?
  Passion, communication, strategy.
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  Providing objective reporting, counter-narratives to corporate media.
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  Younger voices of the current historic political shift in America.
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, programming, community outreach.
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?
  Find populist programming that audiences will want to invest in.
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  KPFA's presence in our media landscape is essential. We must continue to be the nation's pace car. If the Bay Area lags behind, so does the rest of the nation.
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