Sunday, January 17, 2016

“KPFK website is not only out-of-date, but misleading from what is on it.”



                  Website is the way to find an organization, but one that is out-of-date 
                                              and yet still broadcasting on-air ? 


While searching on Jan 17, 2016 at KPFK's website, strange encounters and old stuff were found that no longer makes sense to any listener. Can this engender distrust and withdrawal of giving $$$$ that is always 'needed' and repeatedly demanded/ requested ? 

Check it out when reading here to see if any corrections are made --- or is the audience that 
may find KPFK on line, or want information there, fooled because what is not there or 
is there is incorrect and not accurate ?  

                                Missing info, old stuff, strange postings

  
Why does GM Leslie Radford NOT list an email on KPFK website [see 'contacts' section] ?  
why not ?  negligence? intentional ? absent mindedness?  or is this an antiquated website but the new GM and her volunteer guy is listed by name.

And  the program schedule reads old and out-dated: as this Now is more recent than
Fall 2015” isn’t it ?  Didn't everyone else move on ?

Why is Ian Masters not  have listed an email in 'Contacts', while other programmers do? . Why  the exception as he has his own website with same name on it ?

AND NO ONE is named as the  ‘business manager’ – so  does that mean there is or is not one there?


And a big banner on home page promotes : ‘safe harbor’  but not yet any other 12M to 3am programs - but  these are not listed at link above -  where only a few, and  not the entire 24/7 pgm list are emphasized.. The separate list under 'contacts' chooses some programs but we readers do not understand why they have been so chosen for special placement..  

So who or why are some selected to be or not be there under ‘contacts’ and ‘staff’ lists?   
Which pgms are specially as maybe more-important then Selected for this more prominent site ?

The 'contact' section also continues to include, still, those who have already vanished from KPFK programming –such as :  Derek Roth,  Beto  Arcos,  Yatrika Shah-Rais in ‘global village’ music slots.  and Don Bustany is gone but still listed also.

Do we know if  Bob Conger still ‘broadcast engineer’ there ? didn’t he retire ? who knows ? who cares ? 

          
       a 'discovery' by accidentally hovering over 'home' on KPFK website page 



We discovered l a section listed as : 

 

                        Category: from the General Manager         and then found in  this

 

                    “November 2016 Profit (Loss) Including Previous Year Totals”  

    

                                                 and is  linked here =

 


noted that this is a calendar time which has not yet arrived, but while some Pacifica detailed financial info is shared & attempted there….

[Tho this link is not easily found on home page tabs or pull-down headings,  but appears only by hovering around “home” somehow….].

This informational page is entitled “Pacifica Foundation – KPFK Income Statement” which lists revenues from prior years. Good. But the numbers are squished together for the $$$ amts - so numbers run in to each other thus it is very difficult to decipher.  

And obviously was not proof read or done in a proper business style, as confusion could not be the writer’s intention. right ?  More like: "here it is, you figure it out, if you can...."   and no where to ask questions about what is viewed on line [only].

It must be assumed, guessed,  & wondered if the numbers are projections, predictions, or guesses for "FY2016" at "Nov 2016". The categories of income/ expenses are written for FY2011 to FY Nov 2016.

Look at it for fun and games and find questions that may arise in any normal, ordinary mind, not necessarily one who is a CPA, a professional accountant or Radio Management experienced person.  Just a curious already-donated-sponsor of KPFK. 

While this was written by “Written by Administrator2 “, it is not the GM, as no name or Identifier of source is visible on page.

So who does questions or suggestions go to ? GM Radford ?  As all other memos from June 2015 are by GM at that link

   
More also elsewhere:     
pacificainexile.com has copied a long list of 'Something's Happening' program supporters -  those who lament and are angry at time cuts and changes in 12 M to 3 am Mon-Thurs programming.  Each is listed with name and  their complaints already made to GM & PD, 

those who apparently might be the managers, controllers, deciders of what changes are made at KPFK radio.


                    NO LONGER is there time for what before was the best at KPFK:                                                 EDUCATIONAL,motivational programs for us 
                               fullfilling the KPFK, Pacifica Mission statement. 

Roy Tuckman has been  giving educational, self-help, deep-thinking information, for free on-air listening   namely:

some teachers, experimenters, innovators... who have  later also been discovered and became famous, and maybe rich too.    Some presentations & lectures were shared by    Sounds True programs, while others came in directly through KPFK's doors - or by sending Roy their recordings to play for the 'rest of us' = those who could not attend their [for pay] presentations such as a few remarkable people remembered still and well:

Ram Dass,     Caroline Myss,    Depak Chopra,    Alan Watts,    Judith Orloff,MD.,   Shinzen Young, meditation expert,     Suzuki,      Thich Nhat Hanh meditation teacher     Neale Donald Walsh of Conversations with God,      Gary Null,     and so many more people who later became famous and rich, but were introduced or came to speak on Roy Tuckman’s program first  - or more willingly than elsewhere. 

These late-night programs were often a “first !” 

So that education was on radio for all  - to move to higher, thoughtful, educated, erudite Cultures – words that were offered and can still be revived-  thru KPFK's Archives [for sale now].  

The not-buying or affording to pay for worthwhile but still expensive workshops or lectures or CD’s or books could hear these on Roy's late night programs on KPFK, and listeners paid up to keep this education coming to them on-air.    

Speakers liked us too, because the essential introduction on radio provided 'the rest of us" an  EDUCATION and MOTIVATION. And this intro directed us to them for More too, from just ‘listening’, initially, to KPFK after midnight.We could then buy, go, order, or recommend these teachers to others, for everyone to share - The American People in Los Angeles - could share valuable teachings and learnings...from having heard these intelligent programs.

For years. For these poorer folks, like those who could not obtain a ‘higher education’ in academia, nor attend a fancy hotel presentations listened to KPFK late nite. 

For those under-educated, or were fall-outs of school = people who are smart and want to know, to learn, anyhow - so  here was the source to hear, to learn, to talk about KPFK programs – after midnight mostly.  

For school drop-outs, here was a free on-air source of unusual teachings, expositions, revelations, learnings on KPFK tho late at night when the diversions that abound are quieted and KPFK still offered “a way” – to think  & to understand & to question & more…

Roy’s varied programs were not limited to topic or mindset. But the quality, relevance and vibrancy of those many different voices late at night were provocative, appreciated and sometimes even mind-boggling – talks  filled with innovative & intelligent ideas and knowledge  were made available to all- the whole public and when internet and website emerged, to those who lived anywhere else too.   Globally.  

Sort of an Open University for everyone who listened, and then paid-up because of the value gained too.

And most importantly :learnings could be  shared openly  to all who could listen or later hear it on-line from Roy's programs in Archives instead. Or then later buy it at Pacifica's Archives to share with others' to also learn and grow, too.

The obvious intent has been to Raise Consciousness, not cut it out. 

But now the lobotomy has happened.     Can it be reversed

Is the KPFK management listening too ?   To the subscribers who no longer want to listen to this radio station NOR PAY UP to maintain what is no longer valuable nor trustworthy...now.
 



      new programs appears but are not on website - nor known to most, if any


Note on:  KPFK’s website  “Program schedule”, is still past due, listing  Fall 2015” and list of programs does NOT list “safe harbor”  as a program there -- so who and what is that ?      

It is not on here - check it out :    


however on ‘home’ page the top banner in bright red and 2 words embedded in the older, recognized,  KPFK logo that says “1959” are also now words “safe” and “harbor”.                 

Are these somehow Implying Falsely that they have been part of KPFK’s long history or embedded at this radio station  - and not a recent new arrival to these air waves ?   

How long they have broadcast is not findable as that latecomer programmer is not listed by name, nor under 'Programs' , nor under 'Contacts' on KPFK website now.

But the prominent promo/ advertising done on Top of KPFK's Home page with only 2 other banners requesting donations as sustainers or for a legacy… more demanding / repeat:
= give station $$$$ some more –

...and as 1 of  these 3 top banners, the new experiment is  put in a  a notable preferential ‘special’ PR promotional  placement  -just for 1:  for the unknown “Safe Harbor” program.

What  is the mission, or intentions, or history of those programmers ?
As it cannot be located on KPFK website, anywhere.  

Where did they program before ? 

Are these Secret programmers? 

Are they Hiding behind a program name? 

Why is that ?

 Do sponsors and stakeholders have to actually listen to those broadcast on-air programs to dis-cover this surprise inclusion ? - 

and that has thus excluded prior “Something’s Happening” programs? “  

Who is in charge at KPFK and creating more chaos there ? 

Who is RESPONSIBLE and  ACCOUNTABLE to the listener-sponsors and stakeholders - those who have been paying generously and with dedication, loyalty and caring for sooooo many long years ? 

Why is there no announcements, or surveys of subscribers, or explanations given to all those who sustain, subscribe and donate to KPFK...before, not after, the drastic changes and shifts of programs, of attitudes, of emphases and focus are put into place ?

Why is KPFK so opaque, not transparent, not caring enough about those who have dedicated so much for so long to this Pacifica radio station, Our Radio Station ?   

Why is KPFK so much like the USA government and policies they continually condemn and complain about but then do just the same at this non-profitted station ? 

Why ?                  Why ???          Who ???      What  is going on, anyhow ?????  Why ???

(c) 2016    mmj    

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