My name is Sabrina Jacobs and I am a staff candidate for the local station board of KPFA. I have a BA in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University along with five years of experience volunteering at the station starting as an intern with the Morning Show and Flashpoints and moving on to the news department. In 2012, I started hosting and producing the Morning Mix. I was moved in 2014 to the 3:30 pm slot on Mondays and created “A Rude Awakening”. This show, much like Morning Mix, focuses on political and cultural affairs on local, national and international levels.
If elected to the Local Station Board I will apply my cumulative knowledge of station politics and
broadcasting savvy to better enrich the listeners experience. I will do my best to address listeners concerns and quell decades of discontent by maintaining an honest dialogue with my fellow board members, my fellow KPFA’ers and the community. My main course of action will be to push for the creation of a development director position. This will enable management to focus on other areas that need attention within the station. This position can begin on a volunteer basis. When that person has proven their ability to add new sources of income they can be hired on a contractual basis.
Another point that I would like to address if elected to the board would be the need for more communication between management and the unpaid staff. This would entail a part time paid position that would liaise between the two parties. They would ensure that grievances on both sides are addressed and the bylaws are being followed.
When funding has been secured and a solid mode of communication is established, we can move on to other areas of importance to improve and strengthen the station.