"The" holy ( huh ?) TRUTH...which is always self-defined or limited by those on-air, or to their collegue's agreements ...
as these few are for sure ! the so-called :
"those who do only good, of course" ...
or so it is assumed, and claimed..." hmmm
or ...are their focus Only on any-&-all-"Victims" - no one else can be hugged there ? No others are apparently interesting enough to be included in their 'favorites' to talk to or about
Has KPFK turned into such a 1-extreme-sided source ?
Or acting as-if-They-Are-The-Saviors ...
and the others are weak, broken, un-able and incompetents ?
So they those who agree there must always find 'victims' who need their "help", even if that help is only on-air words ?
No other 'sides' or views are explained or allowed at this radio site. No more than 1 view, version, story is allowed nor valid ?
What is going on in there NOW ? Have all balance, or moderations , or any middle grounds dis-appeared and been silenced/ dis-sounded on this radio ?
Goldilocks has maybe been finally shown to be biased girl, and a lost childish choice. The Middle point is a poor fit -one that accommodates more than any 1 extreme than "too hot" or
"too cold" is ignorable ? Or maybe it is a too European tale of old... and so outdated by now ?
Wondering why this radio station- the one that keeps claiming & spinning it’s own version of what and how KPFK is ? -How the corporation is described: whatever this NON profit entity IS-claiming IS it's own sole image, the only-1-wanted-to-be -known ? ? ?
….as speaking only “free honest speech” - kinda, sometimes
…as telling the ‘whole truth and nothing but the truth” - seldom, sometimes, maybe partly.
…as “we are not NPR selling commercials” - maybe they are more but tuned differently doing same trades.
…as “we are pure, holy, good, and innocent and courageous too” – tho not apparent, not when audiences are Listening NOW... yet again, bearing another “fund drive” with sales promotions & publicity denied but repeated...
... meaning that every programmer keeps doing their repeated begging, pleading, demanding endlessly on...and on...for : more MORE and more $$$ money – or for a trade of some old, repeated, & elsewhere-is-cheaper-and-also-available:
compiled, collected, copies of speeches/ lectures/ workshops,or that extra chair set up in a lecture hall too....
as all is now so easy to copy, proliferate, and then have the buyer ( aka "donor") profit with the free on-air advertising - saying to buyer they can then listen to media again, later.. a reason to "buy now", tho worded differently.
[And remember that when that media is sent electronically, there is no cost to 'send' many multiples of same... by that oh, so "generous" sender / provider / supplier...as technology has made reproduction almost free... & so easy, too. ]
The iGM, (interim Gen’l Mgr) ,the previously super-sales- woman & union rep at KPFK - today just made some fantastical claims - about a guest/ supplier of audio/ a book, / a visit to his hotel-room-lecture.
Christine said “ Mr….has given us Millions of Dollars worth of…” huh ? really ?
Who actually counted that value and how ? Who is to believe these 'facts' or spins or promotions ? innocent? not. Selling never is. Exaggerations create doubt and distrust, instead.
So, who is 'accountable' for the claims made, the exaggerations, the fake advertising that IS made on-air ? And all in the name of we are 'getting more money in'...
because "if we need it. we can say anything ?" huh ?
All is intended to 'sell' those clever so-called "premiums"
[aka "gifts"]= TRADES for dollars, as if that trade were other than:
merchandise/ media trades
and all in the name of Business...deals. yeah, deals. Transactions to do a trade-deal. Like presidents do too.
This is obviously true... with no spins or games or twists- no framing, hedging or trying to cover-up what TRANSACTIONS are being done at KPFK...
Who will tell, or admit anything ? but the usual repeated "line" intended to create that old pure, goodie image that KPFK needs to maintain = to later sell to get more $$$$ ?
Can it be that when SUPPLIERS of mdse and events – who make a great TRADE-DEAL by their appearing on air, bragging about the value and effects of their products are, for sure ! and repeatedly -- to have access to many radio listeners for promoting their name, products, reputation and get more sales later [being on radio program is a paid-for-benefit, anywhere].
And they often sell audio mdse, or personal growth & curative products [not on a shelf but it's in KPFK listeners' imagination only, & recommended-sold by their favorite programmer/staff ].
Most media, as fund-drive sales audio is cheaply reproduced, and then replayed & replayed... yet more often easily.... on KPFK air waves at all hours.... & again - for as long as money is "urgently’ needed "…it's ok, isn't it ???
Just as those sales pitches, promotions, P.R., publicity, name recognition by repetition & exposure... and it is obvious- yep, it is advertising by any other name.
Then with the programmer/ GM/ iPD [interim Program Director there still for umpteen yrs ] is validating that the $120, $200, $365, or More is worth the trade, and sending $$$ to KPFK is a good deed to do... "call us now !!! we need ...." heard again.
While the suppliers just spend a bit of their time - to get FREE ON AIR expsoure and free publicity for their products
[& that promo is also replayed]. They can exaggerate, or make big unsubstantiated claims about how effective and curative their products are “!!!” and brag, sell, exaggerate, lie...and no one pushing their products will disagree on air. No one.
Then these product/media suppliers are made to appear 'as if ' they are oh, so, "generous" too, by not charging KPFK or staff for that sales time or products provided that ...yes, they exchange.
But it is called a ‘give away’ of their products. Not.It is a Trade, a Transaction, a Deal, where both KPFK and supplier get goodies & benefits back. Just as their using just "your email" or sending a USB - or maybe having another chair in a hotel room that can be filled up further with little cost to event promoter.
All is fair in business and war ? or is it "love"? no. wrong again.
Like hotel rooms are easily offered as ‘free gifts”,yet are of no-cost to the Hotel, but still made to seem like an expensive offer to customers - who otherwise would pay hefty prices. Because the Hotel mostly has extra rooms open & available , just sitting there waiting to be filled, for pay or for sales-helpful promos.
Same is done with ‘free attendance to lecture/ workshop” that KPFK sells …errr…as KPFK dedicated premium suppliers "give " away. Oh.....Not ‘away’ because the return on their 1 hr or less presentation & promotion is so much much MORE than just the drive to No Hollywood radio studios.
The 'giver' benefits lots more with that exposure, kind compliments on air, recommendations by programmers/staff of KPFK, lots more.
Yet, the pretenses are continuous and deceitful.
The exaggerations are also extreme and un-believable.
The programmers also personally get ‘freebees’ but that is never mentioned [because ‘amongst friends, we just share, friendlily ….don’t we all ?”]. No.
Just those who can USE the non-profit radio station [that is owned by all who contribute[d] to the upkeep, as over all the years of it’s existence and stakeholders pay for salaries, equipment, mortgages, & whatever all is necessary...to stay ‘on air’.
That is, the airwaves / the same sounds as “on air” -
those airwaves that KPFK reminds us “belongs to the public”.
That's allll of us, them... and we too.
Programmers also are promoted, & listed with their own personal/business websites too. Write or try to call them.
See if they respond. Because unless you are a Customer, to buy more services, that they then sell privately, there is no answer usually, or ever. Try it. We have. No effect. No reply. No one cares ?
Then the ‘non-profit’ aspect is gone at programmers' services/products, no longer as ‘tax deductible’ - though the programmers and their guests [and cronies & friends ] are all getting FREE PR all the time - even when they are using Our Radio Station’s On Air access – time to sell their own stuff. Or ideas. Or events. Or views. Or reputation. Or images.
The continuous pride-full KPFK faked claim of
“We Are Not…. like those others,who are trying to make-money, or to get your cash,or take you into debt, or using your listenership for OUR benefit - not at all !!! " - is repeated forever. hmmmm.... sounds exaggerated again...
Definitions are made and carefully controlled : intended to say what others should [listeners] hear, then to believe, to remember and to repeat. That is the advertising sales trick …everywhere, anywhere,even at this radio station = same.
Why do the audiences & listeners fall for the tricks of the Left-radical-Liberal-claiming group, which uses the claims “not for profit” – and say "we are not ‘Them!” capitalistas – we are different, better, truer, better" are allowed to advertise this ?
How or when are hypocrisies ever admitted or acknowledged anywhere ? even at KPFK ?
Or is it only when listeners meet up elsewhere, outside of the sacred radio stratosphere, and they can there discuss:
why they have pulled away,
stopped giving $$$$,
seldom even listen now,
and don't volunteer any more...
saying "why are KPFK listeners assumed to be such dummies, any way?"
Of course, it is easy to sit elsewhere and see/ hear / notice and criticize…KPFK or anyone else…just as KPFK people
on- air do that all the time, too, easily.
Of course, it is more difficult to get legitimately paid for work than it is to be publicly funded - given free $$$ for just doing what has been doing since 1959 - talking on the radio, replaying audio, media, replaying others' programs again on KPFK's air, or finding a free guest who wants prominent exposure for free too, etc. etc. ?
It is all a matter of who is OPEN and HONEST [on air] to admitting that KPFK's staff, programmers, systems and local-board-members and their by laws -- are flawed and imperfect, while trying hard to sell, impress a chosen-image out to the world...but also acting as if in deep DENIAL and also acting defensively much the time.
Of course, nothing is going to change, tho the same ‘old’ - as noted often from long past history of even current station members – that KPFK people are still doing the very same act.
Trying. Still and again = “trying”...while insisting. that :
yes, they ARE improving – even while most or many donors & stakeholders & listeners do notice.... the very same happening ... yet again…and again…and ….
Of course, those $=traded-premiums' are:
magical cures that are lauded and applauded and promoted...mostly during money-getting times -
i.e. like NLP or positive-thinking-trainings,
or affirmations...or numerology or foods or vitamins....
or antiquated organizations
or "doctors" [of what?] or "healers"
as all are still claiming fame validity...
and insisting that they have, are, can do very special healing curatives...
and all while programmers agree that such promotional products and speakers/ authors are exceptional...
- so sales messages are repeatedly pro-claimed and ADVERTISED -
oh,yes... on this 'non-profit', and 'non commercial' KPFK… again…
And most of these methods, teachings, trainings, etc. were ‘new’ and fascinating back in 1970’s and 1980’s...but are now exhumed to be sold again, for another $200 or so…
Of course, meanwhile.... the internal station dynamics, [and also within Pacifica- their mother/father ship ]- continue..
as in-fighting, factionalizing, cleaving and divisiveness continues…even as these processes are increasing and exploding ...everywhere else too.
As also noticed in other countries, groups, organizations - that do the same breaking open/ self-destructing moves.
NOT to have KPFK & their workers claim they are ‘above’ or beyond such changes… or as we hear, know are happening, yet again, yes, at Our Radio Station.
When do we confront the un-truths ? the illusions ? the wishes & hopes that are not realities ?
When do we just give up and go away ?
July 20, 2017 (C) rr