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I wish to throw my hat in the ring as a candidate for one of the ‘staff’ positions.

I am a long time supporter and listener of KPFT. I have produced two Open Journal programs. I have volunteered on a regular basis for the past 8 years, doing phone work, attending and helping at events, doing the recycling, doing some grounds work, and generally helping out.

I have recently been helping to perform Board Operations for ‘The Monitor,’ ‘Progressive Forum’ and ‘Coming to America’ as well.

I want to see KPFT grow and flourish and am willing to help in that regard. One of the things I do to that end now is provide incarcerated people I write to with KPFT Program Guides and information about events. I have also distributed Program Guides at local Libraries.

Robert Gartner

Optional Questions

In what ways are the station moving in a positive direction, that you would want to continue or perhaps improve?
Teamwork, programmer interaction, brainstorming!

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?
Too little collaboration. Support for one another is diminished. Too few printed accurate publications for distribution.

What key experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the Local Station Board to advance the station's mission?
Fairness, sense of collaboration, brainstorming, inspiration to work together for common goals. Highly skilled in communications and letter writing, investigation.

What ideas do you have for helping the station and the Pacifica Foundation meet the financial challenges currently being faced?
Inspiring more people to form memberships with the station. Approach to younger people needed. Worldwide connection needs development.

So, what do you think ?