Here are a few offerings that seem to say more that the Paying Pacifica Public, i.e. KPFK donors & stakeholders & sustainers & listeners 'need to also know'.
Note: no names are mentioned to quote or address and some quotes are edited for relevance and size here. No one is blamed nor applauded but their words copied here to inform 'the rest of us too'
“Doing a radio show that produces no money and has no listeners is not contributing any value. They might as well go home. They're useless.”
“when a entire entity has failed to support itself through its inability to meet basic costs for years, then it is time for EVERYBODY on air to go..”
"and the “dichotomy” between what people say in the heat of a moment and how they act....”
“The measure of a producer's worth must *never* be how much money she or he raises. That failed policy has already resulted in losing some of our most talented producers. ….
"If you want to improve what you see as the quality of a producer's program, then you do that in a collaborative manner with guidelines that are in sync with the station's mission statement. You hire a Programming Director who knows how to get the best out of people”… ”
"a fact at WBAI in NY for years that the audience cume was too low to sustain operations”
and yet, if no one is willing to support with cash payments a program that the staff/management/ local station board [LSB ] “think” is so great & valuable, how does that contribute to the value of KPFK?
or the maintenance/operations of the whole, Pacifica
where is VALUE placed, on how many listeners help pay for that program OR if listeners want it so donate to keeping it & radio station On The Air ?
OR if a 1959 written ‘mission’ has some similarities to what program presents ? huh ?
“PNB [nat'l board] should impose a simple rule:
every PD-program director is on the air for two years,....at the end of which their contract ends, and can be renewed only if they have proven their value to the station and the network,
"....not just in fundraising but in social media, advertising, new members, public relations on the station website and elsewhere.
" Any GM [gen'l mgr ] renewing a contract without favorable statistics from the above criteria will be accountable ....and, if after five years s/he has not enforced/implemented the two-year rule and has not improved the station’s programming (and bottom line) significantly...
"then the GM [gen'l mgr ] and PD [program director] will be replaced ....by the LSB [local board] working under the direction of the ED [exe director] and/or the PNB [nat'l board ] Personnel Committee. “
or just be replaced by any authority willing to take ACTION instead of using many words, excuses, niceties and ‘we love you so we won’t…’ platitudes traded to make decision-maker Look Nice.
"where did you learn it, how long did you stay there and why did you leave ? "
plus add a few more probing questions: about authenticating past work history and doing that too = not just believing any words gladly uttered to get a position at a limp radio station…..
More findings of people who have long worked to keep and help Pacifica radio stations survive and thrive write :
" giving voice to the voiceless “
so then another replied this:
"Judging by the low listenership at all Pacifica stations, very few of those voiceless are still around..."