Bob Lederer, Pacifica National Board, Elections Committee Chair
FROM: L. Joy Williams, National Election Supervisor
DATE: November 23, 2015
RE: Extension of Voting at KPFK
(347) 699-2914 email@example.com http://elections.pacifica.org
Not updated ?
No one cares ?
or are these many signs of decay and deterioration already ?
Once anyone experiences such difficulties, time frustrations and lack of available info, they may surely just assume rest of organization is also on the brink of collapse...maybe.
If searching "schedule" for a program and clicking on it to see what is being played today, or this week, or last week, and instead: being immediately directed to their own personal/business websites when clicking on them from KPFK website, That means they, as separate business, as financial entities, as volunteer-programmers too - they are being PROMOTED, and given free publicity and PR free from the station…which is somehow never ever mentioned on air or elsewhere !!!
For example, clicking on the “Lisa Garr” show on KPFK”s schedule page, goes straight direct to her personal business - the “Awareshow” page, and that not a KPFK listing, yet goes to link to her separate business.
Does this direct access not constitute a reimbursement as a trade-in-kind ? vs. a cash salary or monetary payment ? Are programmers given these services elsewhere costly and solicited as "sponsors" or "paid publicity" contracts, etc. - are all programmers getting these freebies?
And why is the "payola" story always ignored, never admitted, never acknowledged in any form it may take and be heard [or seen] on KPFK too ? while the station repeats it's innocent mantra of being free from commercial influences ? huh ? dunno.
Why are such practices never ever dis-closed or admitted …even tho this has been openly and often asked at many of the LSB meetings. Yet no one, ever, has replied and just pretended to ignore an ‘irrelevant’ question.