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Pacifica-KPFK Archives, director resignation

by kpfk member-donor reporter Saturday, Jun. 18, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Pacifica Archives Director Brian De Shazor has announced his resignation from Pacifica Radio, effective June 30th. The Archives are housed in same KPFK building in LA>

–"Pacifica Archives Director Brian De Shazor has announced his resignation from Pacifica Radio, effective June 30th.

"De Shazor’s resignation provoked a strongly worded rebuke to Pacifica from Dr. Josh Sheppard, director of the Radio Preservation Task Force at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
[snip]... Pacifica had recently threatened significant cuts to archival preservation staffing. "- - - - - -

[ info snipped from http://pacificainexile.org/archives/1934 ] or more or same info -
and also here http://wbai-nowthen.blogspot.com/2016/06/little-by-little-pacificas-last-gasps.html

AND http://wbai-nowthen.blogspot.com/2016_06_01_archive.html

then comments at 1st site seemed prematurely in panic and fear == of loss of the Pacifica Archives. These long and valuable archival treasures from all Pacifica stations are housed in a separate section of the same building as is KPFK, in Los Angeles.

What more KPFK staff - or LSB and others involved directly with the management and workings there - KNOW and are or not openly telling us....

and the rest of "us" are all those who have been loyal, donating, volunteering, dedicating personal time and efforts and continually promoting and recommending KPFK, et al. ...and ...and... and..... much more remain ignorantly baffled.

What plans did the director of these valuable saved archives have upon his resignation ?

Brian, being a very responsible, creative and involved person, - as noted in passing by a few who entered into KPFK's bldg hallowed halls - he is not about to just drop out without a word or assist in guarding his collected treasures, surely, not !

But who has this information to share ?

MORE QUESTIONS THAT NOW NEED CONSIDERATION:

Did Brian gives his reasons for his leaving, or what he suggests happen to the archives he has fathered for so long?

He is way too responsible to just exit without a plan for his work and treasures. What does he say about what happens there without his supervision?

Has he revealed how much [%] of old reels have been digitized and how much more needs doing ?

Or how much more actually needs preserving ?

He must have a list of those who have helped this transferring before, even for minimal pay, and if he wants to share those contacts who may want, maybe, to work & to continue some that work…now …

or would Brian make specific suggestions of what CAN happen to all Archive materials, not what ‘should’ happen, but the various possible alternative ways of preservation?

Or has Brian suggested another person maybe, to kinda take his place, tho he may be invaluable, others too have been working with him for years – and surely they too are also knowledgeable and have not all disappeared…yet, have they ?

The assumption that all is going into a dumpster is probably fear-exaggerated and not what happens when 1 person leaves their post, integral and important tho they may be to the dept.

What are the Director Brian and his co-workers: wanting, hoping, saying, suggesting, offering ?
….vs. the image of there being just a ‘dump’of archives complied by all radio stations and producers, just because of his exit ?

[that is the instant fear-reaction some have expressed elsewhere]

Can someone do an interview with those still In Charge of Archives and that dept, – Brian and also the others there, and it can then be typed, into text, to be read and/or heard — w/o it being on KPFK or a radio station?

Sometimes a piece of information elicits the worst images and biggest fears without the rest of related information that must be attached – to know the context – and actual consequences – to make sense.

Brian’s dedication and talents have made the resources wealthy and a treasure. But it took more than 1 person to create and continue that function too. Credit is fully given to him, but the assumption is that it is not just 1 hero involved or dept dissolves.

So who else can speak about what is happening next ?

and those who are still staff and at KPFK have access to those working in Archives, as do others. Roy is one, there are other staff even not on-air that are still employed. Other long-term programmers must also be able to assist or inquire and share what is happening to Archives or other such changes at KPFK. T

he end has not yet come. Panic is not yet necessary. There is many more chapters to this, as every other story, if the immediate scare reactions so far expressed can be allayed and all those interested in any helping way join in,

But first, who was to know this is occurring when there is soooo much continued and forever-kept secrecy about what occurs in KPFK and Pacifica and the machinations occurring therein ?

Anyone can write, call, go to the KPFK Archives dept or KPFK radio station and inquire, ask, demand some actual facts and answers and share them with 'the rest of all donors' who 'own' the organization they have long invested into...

and now want to reclaim some VOICES and responsibility to what happens at both the Pacifica Archives and other governance matters that is non-transparently and authoritatively taken-away and taken-over by just a few - secretly, silently, usurping Our Radio Station[s]
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