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Hi my name is Maggie LePique and I’m running for the Local Station Board because I care about KPFK and want to be a part of an honest, financially fruitful and hard-working governance. I have been with KPFK since 1994, first starting as a volunteer board-op, eventually hosting the popular Monday Night Jazz Program ” Straight No Chaser” with my co-host Michelle Coltrane (daughter of John & Alice Coltrane). I was hired part-time in early 2000-2001 and eventually became a full-time employee, working my way form literally the bottom, with a enormous amount of hard work and dedication. I also hosted the Monday Global Village show for almost 10 years and not only produced my show but all 5 Global Village shows which are proven fundraisers. I would like to see KPFK grow with its listenership and find alternative ways to raise funds for the station. I have already worked and implemented a new system for media sponsorships and have been a key fundraiser for KPFK for well over a decade, having raised well over ONE MILLION DOLLARS for KPFK and have negotiated about the same with in-kind donations including CD’s, DVD’s, tickets to shows (high-profile and local). I look forward to serving KPFK’s listeners, who are the most vital part of the station network. Thank you and please vote for me, Maggie LePique, a name out listeners know and trust!

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In what ways are the station moving in a positive direction, that you would want to continue or perhaps improve?
Better programming that is well produced.

In what ways are the station moving in a negative direction, that you would want to stop or change? What changes would you work for?
Improving programming and finding alternate ways to raise money.

What key experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the Local Station Board to advance the station’s mission?
I have 3 decades of radio experience many years of fundraising. I have built a massive roledex of positive and fruitful connections.

What ideas do you have for helping the station and the Pacifica Foundation meet the financial challenges currently being faced?
Already implemented some new ideas.

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