Monday, December 3, 2012

One Week Remaining to Vote for the KPFK Local Station Board (& where to get a ballot if you have not received one.)

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Hi there.  One week remaining, with slightly over 50% of the required number to make Roster.
This is not unusual, so don't panic.  Just Vote.  If you aren't a member yet, or lapsed, give it a
try.  In this new world of totally controlled and censored information, Pacifica stands out, infinitely
more that NPR or PBS, let alone the commercial media and, g-d forbid, shock radio.  Tomorrow,
Tuesday, begins the network fund Drive.  Listen to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now (6 & 9 AM,
on kpfk, 90.7 fm) and you'll hear, clearly, what I mean.  Regards to all,
It’s LSB election time again – time to endorse a slate of candidates.
Ballots for this year’s LSB election have been mailed
and must be returned by December 11th

Since KPFK started electing Local Station Board members, a number of us have worked to recruit, endorse, and elect intelligent, professional listeners with relevant organizational experience. Our goal is to keep KPFK compelling, progressive, strong, healthy, and useful, with as high production standards as possible.  

Recruiting candidates for the board seems to get tougher each go around. This year, however, we have managed to come up with a very good slate. A number of us have interviewed most of them, and the most valuable thing we discovered is that most of them have non-profit and fundraising experience and want to work on fundraising, in particular off-air fundraising.

Unfortunately, most of them wrote fairly unexciting informational pieces about themselves, leaving out many of the experiences that will make them so valuable to the LSB. Will Ryan, for instance, works as a voice-over artist, sits on the Motion Picture Academy committee which recommends short films for nominations, and has participated on several non-profit board, but mentions none of this in his info sheet. 

We have asked each of them to submit a brief list of their relevant experiences and accomplishments. As soon as we get them, we will add them to our website –

That being said, we would be thrilled if any or all were elected. They may not be perfect, but they seem to be really good, sane, responsible individuals, and, as far as we can tell, none of them appear to have destructive or distracting agendas. We believe they will make good LSB members and ask that you endorse them. PLEASE CONTACT JAN Goodman < OR TERRENCE McNally  <>, TO DO SO.



KPFK Local Station Board Election 2012

Re-elect these two current board members:

Kim Kaufman, LSB Treasurer -- Artist, Election Integrity activist

John De Simio – Professional publicist

Elect all these new candidates in any order #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8:  

Ali Ahmadpour, Iran-American, Art History professor, activist for social justice

Roberta Eidman
, IT consultant, teacher, writer, photographer, workshop facilitator.

Dave Johnson, Economics degree, has been involved in international sales, KPFK & community events volunteer

Will Ryan, Voice over artist, Musician; experience on other non-profit boards, member of Academy Committee which reviews & recommends short films for Academy Award Nominations,

J B Wagoner, Directs non-profit that serves people with developmental disabilities; Occupy activist

Lauren Windsor, Multimedia journalist, degree in business/entrepreneurship; Occupy activist and activist to overturn Citizens United

Go to to see more on these candidates.
Please vote for all the candidates, ranking them from 1 through 8 on the STV voting ballot.


Please like our Facebook page:!/pages/Candidate-slate-KPFK-board-election-2012/431421506919155

The first candidate forum aired on KPFK Friday night 11/09.  You can hear it at The rest of the on-air forums will be Thursday 11/15, Friday 11/16, Monday 11/19 and Friday 11/ 23. 

For questions or information, please contact or call 323-650-9860


Our Committee -Incomplete

Jan Goodman

Ed Pearl

Dorothy Reik (President, Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica Mountains)(for id purposes only)

Grace Aaron, former Pacifica iED and PNB Chair

Ken Aaron, LSB Board Member

Ricco Ross, former LSB board member & chair

Lauren Steiner, Occupy Activist

Lamont Yeakey, LSB Board Member

Fred Blair, LSB Board Member

Margie Murray, LSB Vice-Chair, Valley Dems United


We are a group of listener-sponsors (subscribers) who have come together to help preserve and promote KPFK radio.

KPFK is dedicated to quality, non-commercial, listener-sponsored broadcasting. It is the progressive home of a First Amendment Radio Station, based on the Pacifica Foundation Mission Statement, and governed by the Local Station Board whose representatives are democratically elected.

To better serve the Pacifica mission, our objectives are to solidify sound governance, accountable management, and healthy finances, by encouraging and supporting compelling radio that expands listenership and membership.

As communication models and technologies change, KPFK must serve as a bridge between two generations of media and two generations of listeners, as the experienced boomers and seniors pass the baton and the mission to the young who see, listen, communicate, and act differently.

We on this Committee work to pass on a stronger, healthier, more useful, and more necessary KPFK.


• The original KPFK mission: tapping into the most talented community in the world and using the biggest transmitter west of the Mississippi to bring you fearless free speech that is relevant, reality-based, and community focused.

• Sound, accountable stewardship of the KPFK that YOU own -- radio that informs, empowers and serves you.

• An end to divisive political infighting that paralyzes governance, alienates listeners, and distracts from our shared Pacifica mission.

• Responsible governance that attracts and supports skilled, competent management by engaging in relevant oversight and addressing fiscal reality.

• Efficient operations and financial and organizational transparency.

• Improved and expanded integration of Internet and social media, in order to reach larger audiences at less cost.

• A robust internship program aligned with trade schools and universities.

• Greater outreach to diverse and underserved communities with a particular aim of attracting younger listeners.

• Expanded promotion and marketing to increase listenership and financial support.

• Exploring new ideas to expand fundraising while staying true to the Mission Statement.

• Full compliance with FCC regulations and labor laws, and universal accessibility for the disabled.

• Enhanced journalistic standards in programming, and a restored local news department that delivers essential news and voices. 

• Independent and unbiased radio that is informative, accurate, challenging, stimulating, useful, well produced, and compelling – and that attracts listeners and supporters.

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