My name is Maskeelah-Myrtle Washington. I am a lawyer by training and an inactive real estate professional. I want to be on the LSB to help “Save Our Station”; to support our community station in doing better. WPFW was placed in DC by Pacifica to be a radical beacon of truth, to be a thorn in the side of the imperialist powers. That necessity is as ever-present now as then and maybe even more so. But we must bring the station back to financial health and stability.
WPFW needs to move into the 21st century: from analog to digital and then we would be able to have a music station and a public affairs station — same as other radio stations in the area. We must be broad in our thinking, and astute in building alliances with like-minded groups, organizations, and people. We must realize, and act as if, we are not in this thing alone. WPFW programming must matter to more people!
We must have regularly scheduled Town Hall meetings so that listeners have an opportunity to help with LSB and Staff programming decisions. WPFW needs a larger space with a lower cost with, preferably, an option to buy.