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"Here's where your money goes each month. Of course, we also have unanticipated expenses (like the gas valve that's stuck right now), but this will give you some idea of why we need you to power this radio station.
|A/C and heating maintenance||$521|
|Air quality fee||$42|
|Caging costs and credit card fees||$7,300|
|Central services (Pacifica Foundation)||$36,829|
|Copying and copier rental||$1,000|
|Fire alarm system||$87|
|Fund drive expenses||$875|
|Pacifica Radio Archives||$4,911|
|Shipping and shipping supplies||$4,800|
|Software and updates||$665|
|Current Regular Monthly Operating Expenses "||$226,428"|
Note: the program schedule continues to remain old, dated and neglected, with "Fall 2015" having passed long ago and changes not found on KPFK website :
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However, a new bright red banner is top & bottom of Home page and a bit of flowered graphics used to brighten up the request for donations. A good visible change, finally.
1 of their home page banners on KPFK website that is not a promotion like others are there :
If anyone has concerns or questions, try going to a Local Station Board meeting and see the infighting and games played by LSB members in conflict, but there are very brief [1-2 min. max] "public comments" possible spoken to everyone in room - who may or not be listening or caring. Line up when such time slot is stated in front of microphone and have your voice heard or question stated to all concerned.
Worth an experience, at least once in a lifetime.
next LSB meeting is: Sunday, February 21, 2016 10:30 AM
at: Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
free parking is available in rear of building. Ring outside bell #22 and wait for buzz to get in.
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other information about the non-profit CORPORATION'S players vying for power, position and influence, yes, here as in all political and commercial institutions, is hardly, not hardly, available on line.
Give it a try, research KPFK and if it is possible to get past the multitudes of programmers listed and their guests, then to find a place where information, comments, revelations or data is about what ELSE is GOING ON inside Our Radio Station [ paid for by sponsors+listeners+sustainers+stakeholders +donors] that is barely found.
Very few websites provide or can even have access to the process and difficulties that the staff and administrators at Pacifica National Board [in Berkeley, next door to KPFA - another member of Pacifica Radio Fdtn ] are available, findable, accessible or giving more than personal venting postings.
If any others are located and helpful to inform 'the rest of us', please add comment here to share and expose and allow others to also be 'informed' and to participate, fairly, finally.
(c) 2016 rrT