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Listener Candidate
for the KPFK Local Station Board
Statement
Doug Barnett, Your Number One Vote

Why has our KPFK-FM radio, LA's source of alternative political analisis and the voice of people otherwise frozen out of for-profit media, the go-to place for peculiar music.... become one long info-commercial?

KPFK makes small mention of the hundreds of Volunteer Programers in the station who don't get ANY wage, the station doesn't buy them a restaurant lunch or pay them to attend Skill Growth Workshops.
They don't get free parking unless a "Staff" member forgot to show up, their Union Rep doesn't exist or won't help past 13 weeks.

They're not "professionals", They don't get ASKED about anything.

They get Told ...., up until their last day, when they show up at the station and don't get to go on ....,

And surprise, "Staff" didn't have the guts to even tell them that their time slot has been moved A THIRD TIME or "That show has been replaced".

Hill's design and the original Pacifica Foundation were built so that broadcast Voices ran the radio, not paid Mercenaries.

THIS station is not Community radio, Not NPR nor the CPB. Pacifica is an EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION, not built around infomercials pushing our listeners needs or wants, and not our Staff's "Good Fashion Sense", resume Bling, or anyone's "Ride".

KPFK employes a few necessary people not to use the microphone, but to facilitate the production of good Volunteer radio. Let's plug the money buckets.

Vote Number One for Doug Barnett! please E-mail at [email protected]

And we must always remember; Transparency and Ignore-ance are VERBS, not adjectives.

~~~~
Such are the days that Shall be.
But what are the deeds of today?
In the days of the years that we dwell in
that wear our lives away?
Why then,
And for what
are we waiting?
There are but Three words to speak:
We will it.
And what is the ferment
but the dreams
strong wakened
and weak.
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?
  Past LSB member, Board Secretary, Finance Committee, Personal Committee; KPFK.
Treasurer and Secretary, many other non-profit Boards.
Four years, Acton town council (two terms)
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  110 thousand watts of independent radio voices, available to millions of Americans with a simple $3 radio, hands-free. 24-seven.
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  Less strip programing, more local voices on the microphone.
4. Describe what you anticipate would be your top three priorities or areas of focus if you were elected to the local station board.
  Terminate the threat of a loan default, resulting in losing our multi-million dollar studio & transmitter to our un-known lender. See 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' 1941
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?
  Less infomercials, more volunteer programmers addressing our listener's lives.
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  Warden, Los Angeles Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society Of friends (Quaker)
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