imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

KPFK SECRECY, TURMOILS, CONFLICTS, OPAQUENESS, and HYPOCRISY too ?

by akpfk loyalist Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at 5:27 PM

KPFK is apparently again experiencing changes with inside-hidden-competitions. turmoil, factionalizing conflicts and has denied it’s stakeholders and paying Public Members and Sponsors any participation or even being informed of “what is going on there ?” The most recent LSB board meeting was very unusually filled with KPFK programmers, some staff, and many public members present, speaking to problems that most members did not have any information about and could not obtain. Twice during that long 5 hr meeting, public comment time was used to directly ASK all in the room to clarify, state, explain to ‘the rest of us’ what was occurring and yet there was NO DIRECT HONEST INFORMATION given openly by anyone in the room to those ‘not in the know’. Five hours of maneuvering, conflicts, discussions and yet not one honest response to the question “what is happening inside KPFK ?” that brought out so many people to speak in behalf of staff or complain about staff or promote their own personal issues and causes. The Problem was never revealed nor stated. How could this be ? at Our Radio Station ?

some folk may find this "too long" and "confrontive". Yes. it is. But it is being presented to you too as it is being also posted elsewhere to other KPFK stakeholders, as many of the radio station's payers are deprived of vital information that affects their investments and interests

KPFK management, staff and programmers [as is PNB and LSB also, boards of Pacifica & KPFK] have continually LACKED in ACCOUNTABILITY to those who are the KPFK stakeholders [like shareholders are to other corporations. Denying accountability and revealing the actual workings and problems of Their Radio Station. Denying those actually pay for and work-for-free – thus “own” the nonprofit corporate station – those who pay from their $$$ earnings, work as volunteers – from any Information of what is occurring in inner conflicts and changes.

Lack of transparency:
Not the management, not the paid staff/ employees, not the elected LSB members are revealing the actual-real events that are causing turmoil and havoc INSIDE the station and it’s functioning.

Not the programmers [who may have a ‘gag order’ to say nothing on-air to the paying public that sustains the station ] nor the GM monthly report have mentioned what is clearly a very CONFLICTUAL ATMOSPHERE and culture at our Pacifica radio station in Los Angeles [worse be happening elsewhere, but who would know or reveal that either ?].

While it may be that those who receive salaries, and employment and the Programmers who get [payola-like] benefits from having a program aired on KPFK [and so cling and grasp on to their programmer positions for as many years as is possible] are hiding secrets and conflicts that are disrupting and destroying Our Station, this is contrary to all the fake image and reputation that KPFK portrays repeatedly on-air as being open, transparent, truthful, and fair.

Apparently this is a pretense and not the actual reality of what we have believed, or wanted to believe, for so long. Yes, all these are positions that have POWER they want to keep for themselves so do not inform others of the shifts and dangers within KPFK bowels that may reduce their hold on to their own positions for themselves. A shame. A hypocrisy. A fake front. And apparently more so now.

Who Benefits there ?
All of the many many stakeholders, sponsors, and listeners are not the ones who whom all those benefits accrue. The management + staff + programmers + LSB + PNB are the ones who benefit in their own ways for themselves while producing some interesting programs for Listeners - not all of which are impartial, unbiased, unprofitable, or equally revealing of their sources.

Many programs continually and forcefully Promote and PR their guests events, sites and sales products/services. Many programs appear to be sponsored elsewhere and are pretending to be “just giving unpaid-unprejudiced-altruistic information” to all who listen. Not quite true, if at all.

This may not fit in the officially declared “Mission” [please see elsewhere for actual Mission wording] either. This may not fit in the CPB rules or requirements either. It certainly does not fit the branded-image presented to “the listeners” and continually stated and implied by the station’s externalized story. The presentation is different and opposite to what happens inside the dysfunctional system that presents a false front to the public who sustains it.

What is that called? Let us all tell the truth, now.

Commercialism ingrained and denied :

False PR-advertising ?

Untruthful promotions ?

Secret doings and lack of honesty to those who are the stakeholders of KFPK ?

Lack of transparency + lack of accountability + lack of genuine sharing + lack of openness + lack of public membership participation = a hypocritical disingenuous system ?

For what intention ?

Secrecy :
Is it for the keeping those who are “in” in and those who are not “in” to stay out of even knowing what is happening “inside”?
To protect the ones “in” ?

Holier than they ?
What is so new about this culture and way of operating as KPFK continually purports to be Better Than those in governments, corporations and commercial businesses who do exactly the same ? Those not benefiting by paychecks or payola are excluded from even knowing what the conflicts and factionalisms are that are currently again disrupting the very functioning of KPFK.

There is no indication of KPFK functioning any better or different than other corporations regardless of the intended branding and repeated exhortations.

Not transparent at all : Now it appears that there are major conflicts within the KPFK staff + management that is being kept SECRET except to those “in the know” and not to the “rest of us” who pay to support and maintain the radio station. The entire system of KPFK is under covers, on-air gag orders apparently intended to keep secret and safe from sponsor-feedback.

No changes or conflicts or plans are made audible, for the paying-public to provide their [varied and competitive] feedback and advisments. But the claims made from KPFK is the opposite, that they ‘are open and sharing information’ but only that which is carefully filtered to maintain a certain image only.

Lack of response-ability :
Contrary to repeated claims of being responsive to it’s listeners/sponsors , many experiences of attempting to email or leave a voice-mail for a staff has gone totally unanswered, for years now. And the programmers never ever reply to emails tho their contact is apparently listed on the webpage. The staff positions on the website list and email and not until this recent GM has anyone Ever replied to an email of inquiry [not even a complaint ].

Always the same hiding inaccessibly behind KPFK doors ?
And this behavior for many years continued. But KPFK claims to be accessible to feedback and to it’s funders + pledgers. There is NO ACCESS in to give suggestions, opinions, ask questions. Not even an ‘automated reply’ of receiving an email to staff has been set up.

All the machinations, maneuvers that are taking place in the station are deployed while being inaudible and hidden. All the secret strategies and competitions are denied.

What hidden moves, changes of positions, shifts in programming, rules of station loyalty are occurring now, yet again ?

Who are benefiting ?

And who are allying with whom ?

And who has more influence and how come?

Who are the ones holding influence and POWER ?

And who are being denied access to even basic information of the goings on there ? Those holding management positions do not want input from outsiders because they want the POWER of being in control and yet without that input they may have poorer decision-making and less cooperation from all involved.

Why are the stakeholders/ sponsors/ payors of pledges/ listeners all being denied any actual direct information of what may affect their own paid-for station ? Deliberately ? Why ?

Is this what KPFK is really about ?
On the inside changes happen and on-air is mostly pretenses of Our Station and it’s major operations ?

If KPFK staff et al has ‘dirty laundry’ that is being hidden, then it is time NOW for everyone to ‘come clean’ and ‘wash it all OUT’… with the rest of those who support KPFK knowing what it is and how the cleaning out IS being done, or is it ?

Is KPFK & Pacifica self-destructing ?

the dirt, the competition, the conflicts within KPFK may be not the only ailing of the system, but the whole KPFK and Pacific systems may be dying because of their choking on their own inner toxins and lies. And the suppresions of information may be part of the hiding in SHAME of the problems and factionalizing that is breaking up any cohesion or unity in the organization.

All Silent at LSB meeting :
At the last January 2014 LSB bd meeting, the room was unusually overfilled with ‘public’ and programmers. In the “public comments” brief [90 sec] section 2x a direct request for direct information of what was occurring at the KPFK operations was asked.

The infrequent ‘public’ and programmers spoke to their own alliances and desires for staff changes or whatever, all implications of something major happening but never a clear statement made of what the REAL PROBLEMS OCCURRING WERE.

None replied to the question, nothing was said openly by anyone, not even any elected-LSB members present. Even tho the question was twice asked openly and directly. It was as if there was no question asked at all. No one responded directly. Everyone pretended to not hear the Q.

The bypass and ignoring of the Question for clarification of what the pressure-people & groups were exhorting was notable and dismaying. Implications, declarations, hints were blurted out with intense passion, but no ACTUAL INFORMATION or CLARIFICATION was made in the 5 hour session !

What is going on inside KPFK ? What is happening that all the rest of those sponsors, stakeholders, supporters and volunteers on the ‘outside’ do NOT KNOW ? Why are we all being denied, ignored, left OUT and made irrelevant to the happenings inside – those that again may endanger the station’s very existence ?

WHY ARE THE ONES WHO TRULY LOYALLY CARE ABOUT KPFK LEFT OUT COMPLETELY of even being informed, if not asked to participate, as we should ?

What is wrong here ? at KPFK’s inner workings…or is it really ‘working’ at all ?

The silence is deafening. KPFK may act as-if deaf and then it’s sponsors may do the same too.

No one should be spending more $1 to allow these unfair conditions to continue secretly.

Secrecy promotes and allows corruptions. Inequality and unfairness thrive under cover of secrecy and fake fronts.

this was sincerely written, with lots of hours of dedicated work, hoping to effect some change or improvements, if possible at all.
Will you help spread and share actual information, not rumors or hate speech or discrediting individuals, but actual real info of the goings on inside Our Station ?

© 2014 a l
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Local News

Meet Green elected school board members, Sunday, March 29 in LA - 4pm M26 2:36AM

Californians Shame Regulators For Teaching Big Oil How To Skirt Law and Pollute Our Water M25 5:28PM

Next "Star Wars" to score in Los Angeles for First Time in Franchise History M25 10:43AM

Los Angeles Stands Up for Women's Rights M10 9:25PM

American Flag Banned from UC Irvine M06 10:38PM

Conversations with 3 HOLES AND A SMOKING GUN M06 5:27PM

Indymedia and the Cyber Left M01 4:03PM

FEDS ALLOW LAWSUIT TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON TO PROCEED F27 8:18PM

Open Letter to LA indymedia re hardly any more comments F27 12:07PM

Time Warner Now Charging Customers For Over-The-Air Television F14 12:16PM

Sketchy Crusader Against Poor Brandishes Dildo at Council F13 7:23PM

March Against Air France J31 8:46PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Greece Proposes Plans to Tackle Tax Evasion and Corruption A01 2:33PM

Netanyahu Apocalyptic over Treating Iran Fairly A01 10:28AM

Evidence of the insanity of the fbi A01 9:44AM

Toxic Vaccines News Updates A01 7:57AM

Iran Nuke Deal Status: Hold the Cheers A01 5:46AM

A Yemeni's Call for Help A01 4:48AM

BBC in Talks with Replacement For James May of Top Gear M31 11:36PM

NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS, MARCH EDITION M31 5:50PM

Iran Nuclear Talks: Kicking the Can Down the Road M31 5:39AM

BREAKING: WikiLeaks Leaks TPP Draft!!! M31 5:38AM

Obama's Dirty War on Yemen M31 3:05AM

Paraphysique de la sexualité M30 11:24PM

Seek no help from PHD,MD IN PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY M30 5:33PM

Video: WikiRebels: New Documentary Tells the WikiLeaks Story M30 4:25PM

Cholita the Real Life Paddington Bear is Cleared for Take-Off with 33 Lions! M30 4:01PM

Spring 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M30 2:04PM

How to Delete Your Facebook Account M30 1:35PM

Britain Prepares for Nonexistent Russian Attack M30 11:50AM

British Foreign Secretary Matches Kerry's Bullying, Bluster and Big Lies M30 11:35AM

Panel Discussion on Government and Corruption, 1 hr M30 4:24AM

U-Sponsored Slow-Motion Genocide in Yemen M30 2:01AM

No Deal on Iran's Nuclear Program - So Far M29 11:31PM

Obama, Rogue Arab States Support Mass Murdering Yemenis M29 10:57AM

Obama: Tool Of The Cruel Plans To Extend Afghanistan War, The US' Longest M29 10:48AM

New York Times Editors Endorse Murdering Millions of Iranians M29 10:32AM

Nuclear Armed and Dangerous Israel Blasts Iran's Peaceful Program M29 9:01AM

Déterminismes et automatismes M29 5:44AM

Iran Nuclear Deal: Getting Close, Hold the Cheers M29 5:25AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy