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Contact Philip Maldari
Staff Candidate
for the KPFA Local Station Board
If I am elected to the Station Board my priority will be to guarantee that the station remains financially solvent. This includes preventing the national Pacifica organization from seizing our assets to pay bills that other stations have accumulated.

We need a strong general manager and business manager who will create budgets with realistic goals for fundraising and prudent spending policies so that fund raising can be shortened.
I will also insist on fair practices when paid and unpaid staff policies are addressed. Staffing and program policies must be transparent and without favoritism. Expanded training programs will help integrate new staffers, bringing new ideas to the airwaves.

We need to expand outreach to communities that haven’t heard of KPFA and make a bigger effort to address their concerns. Growing the audience is essential to the survival of the station and the fulfillment of its mission.
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?
  My experience has been as a programmer trying to advance KPFA's mission and produce quality radio.
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  Having a powerful radio signal in northern California and via the internet is a huge opportunity to spread a progressive message.
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  We need to find to ways to involve the community.
4. Describe what you anticipate would be your top three priorities or areas of focus if you were elected to the local station board.
  1) financial stability, 2) fair employment practices, 3) exciting listenable progressive radio
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?
  Be a critical supporter of the GM and Business Manager.
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