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Monday, March 24, 2014
this is one of 4 reviews about KPFK 90.7FM found on YELP. enjoy the read:
“New troubles emerge and information is still secretly
hidden from the subscribers-members-sponsors of this non-profit but failing
corporation. The last begging drive with repeated recordings SELLING products
over and over and over lasted 27 days in February 2014. Many of those who
previously listened tuned out and away and found their education/ news/
revelations elsewhere instead. How easy was that ? too easy, unfortunately.
Because KPFK before was a great source of unusual, stimulating
INFORMATION - not sales, prejudices,
slants or rants mostly, we miss the older version. It was...and on a rarer
occasion can still be a unique source for voices unheard elsewhere nor found
easily in major media sites.
The 'spirituality' or metaphysical lectures that played on
KPFK regularly have gone stale, tho sometimes a revelation is heard spoken and
played there, on RADIO, vs. having to search online on the net. To be able to
LISTEN TO RADIO vs. having to search or hear voices on-line is a big difference
when multi-tasking, being able to keep eyes and hands busy on other tasks. The
occasional dissident, whistleblower, or educated thoughtful academic, or an
author interviewed, still is a good surprise- when it does happen, rarely now -
and is stimulating. That was more what
KPFK *was* and could be, if only.....’they’ could get their financial act
cohesively together and make $ sense of their business.
But the constant pleas, the repetitious exhortations of
dubious products [including promoting fake gurus with media that may or not be as
promoted-advertised-publicized] and their ongoing need to claim a 'matching pledge we will lose if you dont
send us your money right now !" ...those are not what listeners
respond to and stay for nor remain loyal to open their pocket books or wallets
So maybe if things get bad enough and scary enough that KPFK
and it's parent Pacifica Fdtn is actually [and it again seems to be there ] failing, falling, breaking apart or going down
financially, then someone there may take organization-Charge ! and reduce the
dysfunctional infighting and factionalization. What is clearly needed is
logically planned and diligent CHANGE into a more viable Radio Station business....for Radio is a business by
any other name, the same.
The ultra-left-so-called-liberals [ aka KPFK followers ] love
to claim they are oh so altrusitic and Righteous too… and they do not never
ever engage in business, business being dirty business only of course. But
these angelic ones are only are there to INFORM everyone of their own selected Right
Views and Opinions - that they prefer to
brand as ‘Programs’. But non-profits are as prone to slants, biases, secrets
and collusions as any other entity.....and KPFK is still keeping it's secrets
in shame - and to prevent it’s payers
from fleeing at the nearest exit.
But opacity and pretense will never get the station stable
nor pay it's bills. And Change means stop repeating the same dysfunctional
patterns of pretense-“democracy” or even claims of being valuable for being
odd, different, hard-to-find-elsewhere. Change may mean reality checks on how
money is spent, misused, unregulated, and if reductions are necessary, to just
do so… sensibly.
Can this radio station ever be fixed so it stops crumbling? huh
? We all hope so, but are not sure. ”