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Listener Candidate
for the KPFK Local Station Board
Statement
For those of us outside LA, KPFK's a lifeline to the progressive community. As a lifelong Pacifica listener, my priorities are to:

• Develop a strategic plan for governance, management, & fundraising;
• Diversify fundraising with a range of options that don't cut in to airtime;

• Improve sound quality to leverage the value of our powerful broadcast signal;

I'm a lifelong community organizer with extensive board experience and Community Foundation nonprofit training to put at the service of KPFK.
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?
  I'm a lifelong dedicated community organizer and Pacifica listener with extensive nonprofit board experience and training to put at the service of KPFK.
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  KPFK is a lifeline to the progressive community, especially for those of us at a distance from LA. It provides invaluable information and analysis. And it offers reassurance that we forward thinking people are not alone, that we're all in this together.

Y la programacion en espanol me ayuda mejorar mi espanol.
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  Improving production values regarding signal and sound quality and would extend our reach, make KPFK more accessible and comprehensible, and increase its valuable for those of us with less than ideal reception, those whose first language is not English or Spanish, and the hard of hearing.
4. Describe what you anticipate would be your top three priorities or areas of focus if you were elected to the local station board.
  • Develop a strategic plan for governance, management, & fundraising;
• Diversify fundraising with a range of options that don't cut in to airtime;
• Improve sound quality to leverage the value of our powerful broadcast signal.
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?
  Over-reliance on over-the-air fundraising has reached the point of being seriously counterproductive. To alleviate that burden, KPFK fundraising strategy must be diversified and a range of other options developed.

Sustainability includes not just economy, but ecology and equity as well. Requiring annual an triple bottom line sustainability assessment is the first step toward a more sustainable KPFK.
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  ¡I *love* KPFK!
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