Pacifica Elections, includes KPFK elections too
After the station in Sept reduced its entire paid-staff work force to 50% time and laid off its webmaster. Many essential staff needed for efficiency and on-air-consistency are gone.
We have not been given information as to who has ‘volunteered’ their un-paid time or when the full-time employment may be reinstated.
The station’s December fund drive was scheduled to begin on Dec 7, but it could not because the station’s phones and internal WiFi had broken down ! Imagine that happening anywhere in a business, non-profit, or corporation.
It should be hardly possible to have major assets dysfunctioning this way, even temporarily, without a pre-planned backup in place - to revive elections quickly into operation.
That would be Good Business Practices ? But where are they at Pacifica or individual stations, like KPFK ???
Where is the money ?
Then, receipts on the 1st day of the delayed begging-session was on Tuesday and that came in at $17,000, which sounds like a lot to you and me, but results in less received. In the previous fund drive which resulted in $19,000 as a daily average.
And then, KPFK averaged $30,000 a day two years ago. What is so different with the station or it’s donors, listeners, stakeholders now ? , with several programs have become permanently unavailable on Archives or to listen to after original presentation, and others may or not be uploaded manually, maybe not ……
...the website still features the pledge thermometer from the *last* in November fund drive which is over while another one is on air now, again and yet again and again……
Premiums are not easy or even findable on website, so to check out further what it was that was advertised on air difficult if not impossible. Websites are intended to INFORM and provide more DATA and yet KPFK has somehow lost it’s relevance..
The technical mess is exacerbating subscriber losses in LA, ……a subscriber signed off and is no longer listening or paying up either…..”
note: information and some stats are culled from http://pacificainexile.org and comments added herein as well separately but inserted in that information located on web.
(c) 2015 mj