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KPFK and Pacifica Need Good Governance

by Grace Aaron Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 at 5:25 AM
graceaaron@gmail.com

Can a "Clean Slate" of candidates for the KPFK Local Station Board rescue the station and the Pacifica Network from internal turmoil, legal challenges and financial collapse?

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(This document was created by Grace Aaron and expresses her opinions as an individual. The document does not necessarily express the viewpoint of KPFK, Pacifica, any other candidate for the KPFK Local Station Board or The Committee to Strengthen KPFK.)

The Committee to Strengthen KPFK was begun by a group of KPFK programmers concerned about the station’s declining membership, sinking Arbitrons, problems with its broadcast signal, and two serious KPFK lawsuits. (See “Mission Possible: Statement from The Committee to Strengthen KPFK” [link]. ) The group soon grew to include some KPFK Local Station Board members. It was decided that the best way to improve KPFK would be to encourage people to become candidates in the Local Station Board election that is going on now. This effort was successful beyond anyone’s expectations and the Committee now includes 12 listener-member candidates and 3 staff candidates.

As the Committee has grown, it has also changed and now incorporates a broader spectrum of ideas and perspectives. The one thing the entire group does agree on is its Platform. This platform calls for better governance of KPFK and Pacifica and can be viewed at www.CandidateSlate.org.

To give you a little background, Pacifica is a California nonprofit organization that owns 5 radio stations: WBAI in New York, KPFK in Los Angeles, KPFA in the San Francisco Bay area, KPFT in Houston and WPFW in Washington, D.C. It also has over 200 affiliates and owns the Pacifca Archives. Further information about Pacifica can be found at www.Pacifica.org.

A struggle was fought and won to make Pacifica a membership organization so that it could operate democratically and best fulfill the needs of its diverse listening audience.

KPFK and Pacifica are precious resources. The broadcast licenses granted to Pacifica in the late ‘40s are invaluable. KPFK’s license allows us to broadcast the strongest signal west of the Mississippi. On the open market the Pacifica radio licenses are probably worth at least 0 million dollars.
http://www.ominous-valve.com/pac/archive/011001adelson.html [link] )

In these troubled times, our precious noncommercial voice is more needed than ever. But the scene at KPFK is only part of the picture. Pacifica itself is facing a very serious financial crisis.

In “The Greg Guma Interview” posted on 1 October 2007 by Ernesto Aguilar at
http://kpft.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/the-greg-guma-interview/ [link] Greg Guma, the outgoing Executive Director of Pacifica, explains the financial crisis at Pacifica.

At 21.00 into the interview:
“…last year we had ostensibly one of the best years financially Pacifica has had. This year, just 12 months later, we’re about to have one of the worst years because no money was saved, that the good financial outcome was a result of major gifts that were one time gifts that you can’t depend on having and that certain expenses in the network are escalating. And we are unable to control them…

and at 26:00 into the interview:
“…If the financial problem isn’t solved and people don’t agree to recast the economic model we may be forced to sell a station simply to stay in business…”


Lonnie Hicks, the current Chief Financial Officer of Pacifica, also painted a very grim picture of the financial situation. At the July 2007 Pacifica National Board meeting held in Los Angeles he said on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 12:25 pm, as part of the Finance Committee Report:

at 13:50 into the audio:
“We are in really bad, potentially bad, financial straits at Pacifica… We have stations in FY ’08 that are having to look at lay-offs… Even in the FY ’08 budgets stations are having to expend 3,000 of their savings – 2 stations, those stations that have savings. I cannot underestimate for you that we are in a very serious situation…

“Now, the last point I’ll make is that when we crash and I am right now saying that we have one station that will crash in December. That is to say, not be able to meet payroll. That is where we are headed. I don’t usually make big, broad statements like that. But I am now. That’s my job, to give you warning so that you are not totally caught by surprise. I am just saying that we have to act now to be prudent. We have expenses even for FY ’08 that are not included. We have legal expenses that our attorneys have outlined for us that are not in that budget. We have potential ADA expenses that are not in that budget. We have expenses for projects that have been brought to this board that are not in that prelimnary budget. Those alone would add 3, 4, 5 hundred thousand dollars to that FY ’08 budget…

The audio of the report to the Pacifica National Board by the Chief Financial Officer of Pacifica can be heard at: http://www.kpftx.org/archives/pnb/pnb070727/pnb070727.php [link] if you scroll down to Saturday, July 28 at 12:25 pm and then go 13:55 into the audio. A longer and more complete report is also given by the CFO on the same day at 7:15 pm. Even though slow at times, it has a lot of information. A transcript of the whole meeting, which includes the CFO’s written report, can be found at: http://pacificana.org/public/files/National/BoardReports/20070727-MeetingBook.pdf [link]

What can be done about the downtrending vital statistics at KPFK? And what can be done about the degenerating listenership and finances of Pacifica as a whole? These are the questions that the founding members of the Committee to Strengthen KPFK asked each other.

When we should be feeling an outpouring of support for our unflagging efforts to stop the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when we should have expanding listenership in a climate of media consolidation that has created millions of people starved for the type of information we broadcast, why aren’t we seeing a huge expansion of Pacifica? And what can we do to reverse the current trends in our network?

No matter how well meaning, dedicated and hard working the members of the Pacifica National Board have been, we must realize that they have failed to ensure that Pacifica is viable and growing in influence.

What can be done about the financial and other problems facing KPFK and Pacifica? Simple solutions are available and can be implemented that would quickly increase the number of KPFK listeners, improve our finances, augment our signal strength and quality, and create more diversity in our programming. What is needed is a competent, strong local board. Each local board elects 4 members of the Pacifica National Board once a year. By electing excellent representatives we can also improve the National Board.

If this isn’t done the future could be very grim for this network.

In light of this, the Committee to Strengthen KPFK took it upon itself to encourage a well qualified, intelligent and diverse group of activists to become candidates for seats on the KPFK Local Station Board. See www.CandidateSlate.org.

The Committee to Strengthen KPFK has evolved gradually in the last 6 months and is continuing to evolve. Our slate of 12 listener-member candidates and 3 staff candidates has broadened our perspective. Our platform isn’t a secret; anyone can read it at www.CandidateSlate.org. It’s what we all believe in and dedicate ourselves to.

We do NOT have a hidden agendas. We do not represent ANY political faction or party. We do not have specific programming priorities as a group. We are just interested in STRENGTHENING KPFK and PACIFICA.

Grace Aaron - 21 Nov 2007




(The following statement was read aloud to the Pacifica National Board at its July 2007 meeting in Los Angeles by 4 people representing the Committee to Strengthen KPFK: KPFK programmers Lila Garrett and Ian Masters, KPFK Local Station Board Member Lamont Yeakey and KPFK listener Ken Aaron. This statement may not reflect the opinions of all members of the Committee as the composition of the committee has changed. Newer members, especially those who are candidates for the KPFK Local Station Board, have probably never seen or heard of this document. There are also members who never signed this statement, some because they didn’t agree with it, some because they were afraid of retaliation if they supported it. The document appears as submitted. Definitions of CUME and AQH can be obtained from wikipedia [link] or the Arbitron website [link]. )

MISSION POSSIBLE:
STATEMENT FROM THE COMMITTEE TO STRENGTHEN KPFK

I am here to comment on the "focus station" of this PNB meeting: KPFK.

For many decades KPFK was both reviled and revered because, in the spirit of the original Pacifica mission statement, we provided news and information not heard anywhere else, and while this annoyed the mainstream establishment majority, it gave strength and purpose to a progressive minority. But perhaps our greatest strength was that we turned out to be right on all the great issues that roiled the country - civil rights, human rights, racial equality, labor rights, social justice and opposition to illegal wars and genocidal weapons. We were proud when listeners would constantly tell us they heard things on KPFK that “they’d never hear anywhere else."

We, a group composed mainly of programmers, ask you to face the fact that KPFK has lost 25% of its subscription base which has shrunk from 23,000 in 2002 to 17,000 in 2007. If the station's projections of 10 listeners per subscriber are correct, this means we have lost 60,000 listeners, one-quarter of our audience since 2002. All this happened during the increasingly unpopular wars of George W. Bush’s polarizing presidency.

The latest Arbitron ratings tell the story in hard numbers: Many of our loyal listeners are migrating in droves to Air America and NPR. (See data attached.) If - as has been rumored - the CPB changes its funding mechanism for our stations, this trend may adversely affect KPFK's bottom line.

Most importantly, we expect a minimum of professionalism in prioritizing the maintenance of our greatest asset, our transmitter, one of the most powerful broadcast signals west of the Mississippi. We are deeply concerned that the footprint of our signal has continued to shrink over the years in spite of the addition of the 98.7 FM translator in Santa Barbara (where the main donor for the translator in that city still can’t get a signal). It is shameful that KPCC, with less than 1/100th of our signal, has doubled its audience and is heard all over Los Angeles, while at the same time KPFK - according to Arbitron - has lost 42,000 listeners from 2003 to the most recent quarter and can’t be heard in the Cahuenga pass, less than a mile from the station.

Those who defend the current manager say she is adept at fundraising. But the numbers prove otherwise. The only way we are now meeting the financial goals of our fund drives is by squeezing more out of fewer loyal donors and extending them to as long as three weeks. Not only that, our most successful recent fund drive was in February 2007 when the GM was absent until the final three days.

It is incontrovertible that the general manager was absent from her job for over five months on paid leave in 2006. Likewise, it is untenable that the general manager of a community radio station feels entitled to squander listeners' money on limousines, expensive meals, and luxury hotels - all of which can be documented. In response, the GM uses the "race and gender card" as a defense. The truth is that the station's problems have little to do with racism and sexism, but everything to do with mismanagement and unaccountability.

One might think that these bills of particulars would be enough to bring about the end of the GM's tenure. But there is more:

      • The unionized paid staff recently took a vote of no confidence in the GM, which passed by more than a two to one margin;
      • When grievances were brought by both paid and unpaid staff to the GM, virtually nothing was done to address them; and
      • The management has failed to address the access concerns of people with disabilities.

In sum, we fear that, in spite of a growing potential audience from increasing opposition to the Bush Administration, as KPFK becomes more isolated and irrelevant in the community, some other well financed entity such as a “Christian” broadcaster will challenge the station's license before an increasingly conservative FCC.

The GM has made a number of promises which, had they been fulfilled, would have solved the problems. But when the time came for action, she did nothing.

What, then, do we want? Nothing short of a change in management will do.

(I hereby request that the document I am reading be made part of the official minutes and record of this meeting.)

Grace Aaron
Jonothan Alexander
Blase Bonpane
Don Bustany
Lila Garrett
Maggie LePique
Ali Lexa
Jolie Mason
Ian Masters
Shawn Casey O'Brien
Barbara Osborn
Eben Rey
Henry Slucki
Roy Tuckman
Roy Ulrich
Jon Wiener
Suzi Weissman
Lamont Yeakey

Plus 13 anonymous signers (programmers, paid & unpaid staff) who have chosen to remain anonymous due to a very valid fear of reprisal.


    Cum Persons
    AQH Persons
    Share
    2003 2nd Q
    192,400
    9,200
    0.5
    2006 1st Q
    158,700
    6,300
    0.4
    2nd Q
    160,500
    6,100
    0.4
    3rd Q
    169.800
    7,200
    0.4
    4th Q
    150,400
    6,200
    0.4
    2007 1st Q
    149,600
    6,700
    0.4
Arbitron Spring 2003
    Cum Persons (00)
    AQH Persons (00)
    AQH Share
    1924
    92
    0.5

ARBITRON WINTER 2007 TOP-LINE ESTIMATES
    Metro Survey Area
    AQH
    AQH
    Cume
    Cume
    Avg
    Metro
    Persons
    Share
    Persons
    Rating
    TSL
    2 Los Angeles
    KPFK
    67
    0.4
    1496
    1.4
    5.6

ARBITRON FALL 2006 TOP-LINE ESTIMATES
    Metro Survey Area
    Total Market

    AQH
    AQH
    Cume
    Cume
    AQH
    AQH
    Cume
    Metro
    Persons
    Share
    Persons
    Rating
    Persons
    Share
    Persons
    2 Los Angeles
    KPFK
    62
    0.4
    1504
    1.4
    71
    1737
    5.2

ARBITRON SUMMER 2006 TOP-LINE ESTIMATES
    Metro Survey Area
    AQH
    AQH
    Cume
    Cume
    Avg
    Metro
    Persons
    Share
    Persons
    Rating
    TSL
    2 Los Angeles
    KPFK
    72
    0.4
    1698
    1.6
    5.3

ARBITRON SPRING 2006 TOP-LINE ESTIMATES
    Metro Survey Area
    Total Market

    AQH
    AQH
    Cume
    Cume
    AQH
    AQH
    Cume
    Metro
    Persons
    Share
    Persons
    Rating
    Persons
    Share
    Persons
    2 Los Angeles
    KPFK
    61
    0.4
    1604
    1.5
    82
    2017
    5.1

ARBITRON WINTER 2006 TOP-LINE ESTIMATES
    Metro Survey Area
    AQH
    AQH
    Cume
    Cume
    Avg
    Metro
    Persons
    Share
    Persons
    Rating
    TSL
    2 Los Angeles
    KPFK
    63
    0.4
    1587
    1.5
    5.0




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Who Put Up the Money for the Slate Mailer

by James in Irvine Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at 5:47 AM

Who put up the money for the slate mailer?

Why was the money laundered through the so called International Humanities Center?

http://www.ihcenter.org/groups/strengthenKPFK.html

Why was the money not publicly accounted for?

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KPFK Problems Exceed Those Identified by Slate

by Hymie Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at 6:40 AM

I agree with this statement that KPFK has problems and don't dispute the problems identified.

The prior general manager is gone, and that is good.

But where are the solutions of this slate? I don't see any. They seem to think that replacing the GM is all that is needed.

However, I think the problems of KPFK are much bigger and include the larger issue of the credibility and failure of the political leadership of the left in this country. The collapse of the anti war movement is part of the problem too. The continuation of the war despite overwhelming opposition also forms part of the problem.

The political process no longer works here. Elections have become shams. People are realizing that they are wasting their time trying to change it or work in it. That includes going to marches and demonstrations and listening to and giving to KPFK, especially when all they here, especially from people like Ian Masters, is elect more Democrats. Electing Democrats is how we got where we are. The leadership of the political left has lost its followership and that includes the audience of KPFK.

Without recognition of the larger issues from anyone on the the slate and with Ian Master's involvement in it, this slate inspires no confidence in me that they can better address the problems of KPFK than anyone else.

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And? Your Plan IS?

by Listener Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at 8:05 AM

Grace Aaron offers us no solutions in her article above. Dire financial warnings at Pacifica are nothing new. Several years ago, Lonnie Hicks, the CFO cited above, emphasized in the strongest possible terms the reality that Pacifica's base of support is aging, and reaching the age of retirement and of diminishing income. He described this reality as a looming disaster for the network's budget, and urged that an emphasis be placed on changing the demographics of the listenership, especially with regard to age.

I challenge Grace Aaron to post a link to even a single resolution that was put up for consideration during her single term as KPFK Board chair on how to deal with the financial crisis everyone knew was coming, and which Hicks had long-since warned of.

I Doubt that she can or will offer any proof of any record that she demonstrated ANY concern about this as KPFK Board chair. Aaron wasn't looking for solutions. She was too busy hunting down scapegoats for that.

Her vindictiveness is exactly why she is no longer chair of the KPFK Board. Even her own allies knew she'd gone overboard.

So, Grace, WHAT EXACTLY is your SOLUTION? Vote for WHO?

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Response to 'listener'

by Grace Aaron Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at 6:48 AM
graceaaron@gmail.com

Dear Listener,

If you want to see solutions, all you need to do is go to www.CandidateSlate.org and look at the Platform.

Here it is for your convenience:

Platform of The Committee to Strengthen KPFK

1- We stand for RADIO YOU CAN HEAR. We will improve the broadcast strength and quality. We have a license to broadcast the most powerful signal west of the Mississippi and it should be fully utilized.



2- We will provide to our listener-sponsors financial and organizational transparency.



3- We will demand full compliance with labor laws, and Federal Communications Commission and Corporation for Public Broadcasting regulations. An effective internal grievance process must be implemented to ensure that disputes no longer become lawsuits..



4- KPFK should go beyond mere compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide universal accessibility for the disabled.



5- We seek a qualified professional management team that puts KPFK and its listeners above any special interest group.



6- We will establish a professional and user-friendly production environment in which volunteer programmers get the training and technical support they need, so that the public is served by talented, authentic, informed and articulate voices.



7- We will expand listenership by reaching out to younger broadcasters to engage their generation's issues and interests. We will utilize emerging technologies to maximize the impact of Pacifica.



8- We will tap into Southern California’s vast artistic and cultural resources by offering internships and providing outlets so that the station's facilities will be used for the benefit of the community.



9- We believe that community radio should build bridges, alliances and solidarity, and to broadcast authentic voices from under-represented communities. Talent, insight and the ability to communicate should be the primary qualifications for a bottom-up approach to community radio.



10- Pacifica Mission Satement: “to employ such varied sources in the public presentation of accurate, objective, comprehensive news on all matters vitally effecting the community.” KPFK must increase its coverage of local events. KPFK should be there when news happens and cover it with the highest standards of broadcast journalism.



11- With regard to news, we embrace the Pacifica Mission Statement. As commercial media becomes more consolidated and “public radio” becomes less relevant, we aim to fill the void by being THE alternative source of information and to promote the station accordingly.



12- We commit ourselves to serve you, the listeners. and use this precious resource to improve our communities and the world



It's obvious what slate I'm for -- I'm on the slate of the Committee to Strengthen KPFK!

In peace,

Grace Aaron

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Please respond to James from Irvine

by Fern Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at 7:43 AM

Once again, the ,000 question is, who put up the money to pay for the slate mailer? The "Committee" can start with transparency right here, right now!

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SORRY, GRACE, NO PRIZE THIS TIME

by Listener Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 at 9:54 AM

Sorry, Grace, no prize this time. I'm NOT playing '"THE POLITICIAN PRETENDS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION WHILE SIDESTEPPING IT AND SAYING WHATS/HE WANTS TO SAY TO PROMOTE HERSELF' game. Forget it, Grace. You lose this round.

SIMPLY PUT, YOU DID NOT ANSWER MY QUESTION, AT ALL.

I asked you what you did as Board Chair to avert the financial crisis everyone knew was on the horizon for KPFK and the whole network.

As far as I'm concerned, YOUR EVASIVE ANSWER IS NOTHING OTHER THAN A CONFESSION THAT YOU DID NOTHING, Even though the documents you posted here make a big deal out of the looming financial problems THAT YOU IGNORED AS BOARD CHAIR. You did nothing but scapegoat others, even though seeing to the station's solvency - and even direct fund raising - is a crucial part of the task of the Board.

YOU DID NOTHING, AND THOSE ON YOUR TICKET WHO WERE ON THE BOARD DID NOTHING, BUT NOW YOU WANT US TO VOTE YOU IN AGAIN SO YOU CAN DO NOTHING - AGAIN - BUT CLUTCH YOUR POWER AND EVADE STRAIGHT ANSWERS, SO YOU CAN SCAPEGOAT OTHERS WHILE AVOIDING YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY - AGAIN AND AGAIN.

DON'T FEED ME "PROMISES" YOU WON'T KEEP, DON'T FEED ME SLOGANS AND "PLATFORMS"

Tell me exactly what you've done, Grace Aaron, so I will have a way of projecting what you will do if you are elected again. RUN ON YOUR RECORD, IF YOU'RE NOT TOO ASHAMED OF IT. You running on a platform calling for fiscal responsibility is like Bush running on a "Peace" platform

.

god help us..

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Please respond to everybody above

by K C A Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 at 10:46 AM

Grace -- or somebody -- please answer all of the questions posed above, James, Hymie, and Listener

All of them remain unanswered.

I started out supporting you. But as all this continues, your committee's credibility is going down bad.

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Grace, Please fix your mess!

by John in Venice Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at 12:10 AM

The slate candidate committee has managed to start one of the ugliest episodes in the history of KPFK with this la indy media article purportedly by Lila Garret at http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/11/210662.php.



Grace, you started this mess. Now fix it.



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KPFK INTERIM MANAGER ANSWERS THE FALSE CLAIMS

by repost Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at 9:15 AM



http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/11/210763_comment.php#210773

Response to Lila Garrett

by Jim Lafferty Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 at 6:11 PM

jlafferty@kpfk.org 818-985-2711

My response to Lila Garret's "HAIL to the Jews"

November 26, 2007

Dear Lila and Other Friends of KPFK:

It always saddens me when someone I have great respect for does or says something with which I must take exception. Such is the case with your/Lila’s long e-mail accusing the station of tolerating anti-Semitism and losing audience and financial support.

As Lila well-knows, there is a world of difference (at least there is in my mind) between “anti-Semitism” and “anti-Zionism.” And while I am very aware that defenders of Israel often fail to note the difference; that they, in fact, sometimes promote the idea that the two are one-and-the-same, that does not make it so. Indeed, some defenders of Israel have been very effective in crying “anti-Semitism” whenever someone sharply criticizes Israel, or Israeli policy or practices. I can vouch for this fact because I have been called “anti-Semitic” on occasions when I have criticized Israel. In simple terms, it’s a “cheap shot.” Certainly there is room on KPFK for genuine, non-anti-Semitic criticism of Israel and Zionism.

Now, Lila has claimed to me, in person, on more than one occasion, that one programmer or another on KPFK has made anti-Semitic remarks on the air. And on the last occasion when she made this claim (once I was here in my new capacity as Interim General Manager of KPFK), I told her that: 1) I was, of course, completely opposed to there being any anti-Semitic programming/remarks on KPFK; 2) and, that if she would be good enough to point me to the actual show where the remarks claimed to be “anti-Semitic” were made (and we have transcripts of every show and so can easily check) I, and others, would listen to the show in question and if I/we thought the remarks were, indeed, anti-Semitic, I would immediately take corrective action and impose station-authorized discipline. To date, Lila has not done that.

Finally, on the matter of Lila’s claim that listenership has gone down at KPFK, as has our revenues. I have no idea why she would say that. Let me give you the facts: The peak number of listener/members during the tenure of the General Manager prior to Eva Georgia, who just left the station, was just under 14,000 (13,800). The number as of last May, under Eva Georgia, was 17,760…an increase of about 20%. Listener financial support is up from an annual amount of ,745, 000 under the General Manager prior to Eva Georgia. Under Eva Georgia is has reached ,120,000. That’s about an 80% increase! I am also informed that KPFK has increased listenership more than any other station in the Pacifica network. (Obviously, I take no credit for any of this since it all happened prior to my hire on November 1st of this year.)

A couple of final points. Certainly there were programming changes here at KPFK under Eva Georgia. No doubt some of those changes have worked out better than others. In this regard, some listeners have complained about the fact that we now carry Spanish language programming on KPFK. Frankly, I have never understood this complaint. After all, KPFK is a public radio station and one that prides itself on being a community-based public radio station. In a City like Los Angeles, with its now majority Spanish-origin population, doesn’t it seem only just and proper that we would have at least some Spanish language programming? I am proud of the fact that I am now employed by a station that does so, unlike any other public radio station in town!

Finally, Lila is certainly entitled to promote those candidates running for the Board she deems best qualified. Personally, although I deem it improper for me to actually endorse any of the candidates, I can say that as I look over the names on both slates and on the list of independent candidates, I find well-qualified candidates on all lists. Perhaps more to the point, I wish we could all get beyond name calling (and I agree with Lila in rightfully calling out others on this serious offense; I do the same), and recognize that our differences do not make us enemies. No, none of the fine people working and doing programming here at KPFK are “the enemy.” Our enemies are Corporate America and U.S. imperialism, and racism and sexism and…well, we all know the long and sorry list. Indeed, in all of the years that I have been associated with KPFK, I really cannot recall ever meeting anyone associated with the station that, no matter what political differences I might have with them, did not strike me as someone who loved the station as much as I and wanted only the best for it. Certainly, I know that this is true of my old friend Lila!

Regards,

Jim Lafferty,

Interim General Manager, KPFK

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GRACE ISN'T ANSWERING, GIRLS AND BOYS

by Racists GO HOME! Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at 9:45 AM

She isn't answering and she isn't going to answer.

That's because there is no answer to the lies and distortions And slander KPFK Interin GM Jim Lafferty just exposed ( (although he didn't quite say so, that's what he was doing, above.)

That's because Grace and her cronies did nothing at all to avert a financial crisis when she/ they were in a position to do so.

That's because there is no answer for Committee member Lila Garrett's thinly veiled white supremacist rant "Hail to the Jews."

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/11/210662.php

That's because there is no answer fo Commitee candidate Eben Rey's support for Right wing xenohobes like Lou Dobbs and Ron Paul. http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/11/210564_comment.php#210677

That's because there IS NO EXCUSE FOR TRYING TO BUY OR CHEAT YOUR WAY TO AN ELECTION WIN

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/11/209842.php

The sad truth is that it's an ugly, ugly picture we've seen unfold before us, BUT IT'S AN ACCURATE ONE.

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tHERE'S ALSO NO ANSWER

by RacistsGO HOME! Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at 10:00 AM

for Committe suporter Diana barahona's claim that KFK should be regarded "First and Foremost" as a CORPORATION, because everyone around KPFK knows that's just what the Hijackers said.

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/11/210367_comment.php#210665

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What Lafferty's reply signals is ....

by Tejano Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at 10:32 AM

What this signals is...

by Tejano Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at 2:22 AM

What this signals is that the whole platform of the Committee to "Strengthen" KPFK is sheer invented nonsense, invented for no other purpose than to "get" the former GM, Eva Georgia.

I am not an "Eva supporter" - mainly because she all-but sold her soul and sold out the interests of oppressed groups to keep these "Committee" people off her back and to keep power. She betrayed damn near everyone who might have been her authentic ally in a fool's errand of "going along to get along."

It was never enough. Even though she is from S. Africa, Eva Georgia apparently never understood the totalizing nature of racism, and the endless lengths her antagonists would go to to destroy her and any hope of authentic power or representation for L.A.'s communities of color.

Only now,as the lies of her enemies come unraveled in full public view, is their power apparently on the slide. Too late for Georgia. Her enemies and her advisors made for her a bed of nails, and she lay down in it, rather than wage an open, honest fight against sexism, racism and homophobia.

They finally lynched her with these three oppressions, all of which were involved, if not in the charges laid in the lawsuit against her, then certainly in the Committee to "Strengthen" KPFK taking the scandal to the LA Weekly and the LA TImes in a final effort to destroy her. As far as Eva goes, it is too late in this case.

The only real "blessing" in this is that the members of the "Committee" seem to have become so puffed up, so arrogant and careless in having finally forced Georgia out, that they have lost all perspective, and are now exposing themselves for what they have been all along.

The best I can wish for the members of the "Committee" is that they learn a deep lesson about the evil of scapegoating and about the evil of substituting scapegoating and slander for taking principled political and moral stands on real issues.

I doubt they will learn a damn thing. But may they have all the time they need to sit on their couches, with nothing to do but think about it, and with nothing to do with KPFK, at all

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What Lafferty's reply signals is ....

by Tejano Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at 10:32 AM

What this signals is...

by Tejano Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at 2:22 AM

What this signals is that the whole platform of the Committee to "Strengthen" KPFK is sheer invented nonsense, invented for no other purpose than to "get" the former GM, Eva Georgia.

I am not an "Eva supporter" - mainly because she all-but sold her soul and sold out the interests of oppressed groups to keep these "Committee" people off her back and to keep power. She betrayed damn near everyone who might have been her authentic ally in a fool's errand of "going along to get along."

It was never enough. Even though she is from S. Africa, Eva Georgia apparently never understood the totalizing nature of racism, and the endless lengths her antagonists would go to to destroy her and any hope of authentic power or representation for L.A.'s communities of color.

Only now,as the lies of her enemies come unraveled in full public view, is their power apparently on the slide. Too late for Georgia. Her enemies and her advisors made for her a bed of nails, and she lay down in it, rather than wage an open, honest fight against sexism, racism and homophobia.

They finally lynched her with these three oppressions, all of which were involved, if not in the charges laid in the lawsuit against her, then certainly in the Committee to "Strengthen" KPFK taking the scandal to the LA Weekly and the LA TImes in a final effort to destroy her. As far as Eva goes, it is too late in this case.

The only real "blessing" in this is that the members of the "Committee" seem to have become so puffed up, so arrogant and careless in having finally forced Georgia out, that they have lost all perspective, and are now exposing themselves for what they have been all along.

The best I can wish for the members of the "Committee" is that they learn a deep lesson about the evil of scapegoating and about the evil of substituting scapegoating and slander for taking principled political and moral stands on real issues.

I doubt they will learn a damn thing. But may they have all the time they need to sit on their couches, with nothing to do but think about it, and with nothing to do with KPFK, at all

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Just a few things Grace Aaron has done to improve KPFK

by Grace Aaron Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at 9:25 PM
graceaaron@gmail.com

In the fall of 2006 Casey McFall, 2006 KPFK Local Station Board Treasurer, and Grace Aaron, KPFK LSB Chair, conducted a financial investigation of KPFK. Terry Goodman, another LSB member and 2007 Treasurer, also helped with this effort. A full report was presented to the LSB in closed session in late 2006. Recommendations from that report were approved by the LSB and referred back to the Finance Committee for implementation. Here are those recommendations:

RECOMMENDATIONS

1- A system of approval of expenditures should be created and adhered to so that no one person can spend money without justification or prior notification.

2- No reimbursement should be made for expenditures that do not have prior approval and are not delineated as adhering to a particular budget line item.

3- A system of prior approval and/or notification of sick and vacation leave should be instituted. Pay should not be given for sick or vacation leave taken without written notification (either after leave is taken as in sick leave or before leave is taken as in vacation leave) done in a standard way.

4- No one should be paid without a time sheet being submitted beforehand that is signed by the staff member's direct senior.

5- The Business Manager should be allowed to do his/her job without management interference. Termination, demotion or a change in job description of the Business Manager should require LSB approval, if not prohibited by the Pacifica Bylaws.

6- An inventory of all premiums should be done regularly.

7- An inventory of all fixed assets (computer equipment, audio equipment, etc.) should be done on a regular basis.

8- All trips, extended leaves, etc., by management staff should have prior written approval, including justification as being within a particular budget line item from the ED. This approval should include a ceiling of monies allowed to be expended for any particular trip, conference, event, etc.

9 - For the General Manager, an employee should be designated to confirm reported labor with clear guidelines for when they are expected by the Foundation to refuse endorsement. The designated employee must further be secure in the knowledge that they are protected from retaliation for any such refusal or associated demand for appropriate documentation.

10. Clear policy should be established to prevent abuse of authority to purchase items for review as possible premiums. Any items purchased under this authority should be added to premium inventory

after review.

11. Station accounting staff should carefully review past reimbursement reports to identify and recover excess payments, particularly payments on partial shipments duplicated by payments on entire orders.

12. The Business Manager should review expense reports to identify purchases that must be added to equipment or premium inventory and establish procedures to insure that equipment receipts are maintained in a manner to allow for warranty service of such items during their warranty periods.

13. Compliance with established accounting procedures should be a specific element evaluated in the periodic review of General Manager performance.

14. Effective prioritization of employee tasks should be a specific element evaluated in the periodic review of General Manager performance.

15. Leadership in identifying the need and then establishing, communicating, and enforcing fair and clear policies in all areas of station operations should be a specific element evaluated in the periodic review of General Manager performance.

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Also, the following resolutions which passed in the KPFK LSB with wide margins were written by me, were approved first by the Governance Committee, which I have been a member of, and were then approved by the LSB:

Feb 25, 2006

The General Manager shall give notice of the existence of contracts to all LSB members and provide the text to those LSB members on the Governance Committee for review.

Y - 8, N - 0, A - 1

June 10, 2006

KPFK management shall arrange that all staff paid and unpaid and all LSB members receive annual sexual harassment training. This training shall be budgeted in an ongoing manner and should be done as a requirement of employment by all in-coming staff, both paid and unpaid and by in-coming LSB members. The LSB strongly recommends that this training be done on-line to avoid excessive logistical problems in implementation, and to assure documentation. On-line training does not preclude additional in-person training. Implementation of this motion will be expected to have been accomplished by December 2006 at the latest.

Y - 13, N - 0, A - 2

June 10, 2006

On-line [sexual harassment] training shall be made available to volunteers.

Y - 11, N - 1, A - 2

June 10, 2006

The LSB requests that the PNB pass a policy that the KPFK LSB shall be informed in executive session of all imminent legal action and/or actual suits against Pacifica that relate to KPFK.

Y - 12, N - 1, A - 0

June 10, 2006

The LSB members of the KPFK Finance Committee shall investigate any plausible allegations of financial impropriety and report all findings to the LSB in Executive session. Any LSB member may initiate this process by notifying a Finance Committee member.

Y - 9, N - 4, A - 2

Aug. 12, 2006

Governance Committee Purpose and Role:

To create and propose to the KPFK LSB rules, policies and guidelines that, in accordance with the Pacifica Foundation Bylaws and Mission, facilitate the functioning of the LSB. These duties include, but are not limited to, tasks assigned to it by the LSB and the following:

1.) Monitor compliance of the LSB with its role and duties specified in the Bylaws;

2.) Track the committee rosters and committee functioning;

3.) Advise and assist the chair in compiling a proposed agenda for LSB meetings;

4.) Track disposition of motions that are tabled, etc., and also ascertain and report on the status of the fulfillment of motions that have been approved by the LSB;

5.) Provide an additional avenue for listeners to bring forth motions for consideration by the LSB or any LSB Committee.

Approved by roll call vote.

Y - 12, N - 0, A - 0

I'd like to say thank you to some of the posters who have criticized me which has allowed me to expound on my contributions to the financial and general well-being of KPFK.

Grace Aaron

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Grace, key questions still not answered

by Listener Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at 10:12 PM

The question of the agenda of the slate candidates remains unanswered.

How do they propose to address problems of expanding KPFK audience and influence?

Where did the money come from?

How did they get listener names and addresses? If this committee can get my name and address, could George Bush not get it too?

Are they seeking to keep Nader from being acknowledged on the air?

Are they seeking to eliminate Palestinian sympathetic expressions?

Are they seeking to push Democrats in general?



With regard to accounting issues and resolutions discussed above, doesn't the Pacifica Foundation already have such requirements, including independent financial management and auditing of station expenditures, including verifying that expenditures come within budget items?

If not, it should have. I think this is a national Pacific issue that merits immediate attention.

Perhaps the national board should independently appoint a comptroller C.P.A. at each stations?

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Has Committee Lost its Goal

by Hollywood listener Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at 5:15 AM

Is it possible that the only goal of this so-called committee in the first place was to get rid of Eva Georgia and now, that she is gone, it no longer has a purpose and is, therefore, just ignoring all the questions for lack of interest?

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GRACE AARON ANSWERS = NUT NOT YOUR QUESTION

by Pacifica Vet Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at 8:00 AM

In Defense of Lich Doan

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/11/210498_comment.php#210888

by Grace Aaron Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at 1:06 PM

graceaaron@gmail.com

The definition of a ‘staff member’ is defined in the Pacifica Bylaws. You can access the Pacifica Bylaws at the Pacifica website.

For your convenience I’ve quoted the section that refers to this:

Pacifica Bylaws

ARTICLE THREE

MEMBERS OF THE FOUNDATION

SECTION 1. MEMBERS DEFINED

There shall be two classes of members: (A) "Listener-Sponsor Members" and (B) "Staff Members", who shall collectively be referred to as "Members."…

B. STAFF MEMBERS

"Staff Members" shall be: (1) any non-management full-time or part-time paid employee of a Foundation radio station; or (2) any member of a Foundation radio station "Unpaid Staff Organization" or "Unpaid Staff Collective Bargaining Unit" which has been recognized by station management, or, if the station has neither such organization or bargaining unit, then any volunteer or unpaid staff member of a Foundation radio station who has worked for said radio station at least 30 hours in the preceding 3 months, exclusive of fundraising marathon telephone room volunteer time. Said volunteer work shall be performed under the supervision of the Foundation radio station management and shall not include volunteer work on committees of a Local Station Board. Radio station management employees and Foundation staff employees who are not employed at a Foundation radio station shall not qualify as Staff Members, however, such employees may qualify as Listener-Sponsor Members by contributing the requisite minimum dollar amount as set forth in Section 1(A) of this Article of these Bylaws.

I spoke with Lich myself before he became a Listener-Member candidate. He did so because he did not qualify to be a staff candidate because he doesn’t put in enough volunteer time to be eligible.

We actually went over this at a meeting of the Committee to Strengthen KPFK. We already had plenty of Listener-Member candidates (12 with Lich)!! It might even have been better for him to run as a staff candidate.

It’s interesting how Leslie and others, who purport to be in favor of affirmative action, diversity and youth representation, are so eager to try to disqualify Lich, a young Vietnamese-American, and Donna Warren, an African-American woman. Hypocrisy is certainly a universal human characteristic.

People who are fair-minded usually verify the facts before making accusations. To fail to do so just results in the mud being slung winding up in the slinger’s face.

Grace Aaron

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Leslie Radford answers Grace Aaron

by Pacifica Vet Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at 8:07 AM

Here, Radford answers Grace Aaron's Accusations that Radford wants to eliminate Lich Doan and Donna Warren as candidates. In my review of he material,it is clear that she called for no such thing.

JUST AS SHE DID WITH EVE GEORGIA, GRACE IS JUST MAKING THIS UP.

RADFORD'S REPLY BELOW

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/11/210498_comment.php#210888

Welcome, Grace

by Leslie Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at 9:17 PM

Good to see you hear again. There a lot of questions for you on your thread.

But I never made an accusation about Lich. I posed a conundrum I had a problem with--how can an assistant producer for a 2-hour a week show *not* put in 30 hours over 13 weeks?

And for the record, I would have not questioned his candidacy if he had run as a staff member. His youth and "diversity" (Grace's word) shouldn't put him outside of the rules, though. And I have never tried to disqualify Donna Warren.

Plz, Grace read carefully and stick to facts on the ground. There are enough people around here making up stuff.

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GRACE AARON''S "ANSWER"

by O.G. LISTENER Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at 8:27 AM

One can't help but notice that in her 15 point self - congratulations above that Grace Aaron completely evaded the question of what she had done to avert a financial crisis at the station.

THE "INVESTIGATION" SHE POINTS TO WAS NOTHING BUT AN EFFORT TO DIG UP DIRT TO GET EVA GEORGIA FIRED!

THE REASON THE MEETING SHE REFERS TO WAS IN CLOSED SESSION IS THAT SHE CALLED A CLOSED SESSION TO TRY TO USE WHAT SHE AND CASEY MC FALL HAD DUG UP TO GET GEORGIA FIRED - BUT, SAD FOR GRACE, THE PACIFICA CFO DISMISSED ALL HER ALLEGATIONS.

In other words, her allegations were PHONY, or too weak to be credible.

THIS LIST OF "ACCOMPLISHMENTS" SHE'S INVENTED IS REALLY A CONFESSION ON GRACE'S PART.

A CONFESSION THAT SHE'S DONE NOTHING AT KPFK EXCEPT TRY TO "GET" EVA GEORGIA .

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Loophole Allowing Programmer to Control Listener Sponsor Board Member Should be Closed

by May Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 at 9:39 PM

(Repost from original thread with Grace's "defense")

I find it difficult to believe as a matter of fact that Lich Doan did not qualify under the 30-hour 13-week rule.

Regardless, someone like Doan, under control of a programmer, should not be allowed on the LSB as a listener sponsor position.

Having separate listener and staff positions on the board serves the purpose of giving control of the station to listeners and keeping insiders at the station from controlling it themselves. This is a real danger. KPFK exists to serve its listeners, not the people who work there. The people who work there have incentive, time, and access and the ability to form slate committees to make the station work for their benefit. Separate listener positions limits the influence programmers can have and keeps them from taking over the station.

Time and time again, Masters has told us he has his own ideas over how the station should be run. Masters has a vote in the staff election.

Doan knows that while he may be an assistant producer on Background Briefing today, he may not be an assistant producer tomorrow, if Masters so decides. If Masters doesn't like what he does on the Board, Masters can make him not an assistant producer. Doan would have a conflict between representing listeners who would have elected him and Masters who controls his present professional position in the industry.

If Masters can do this, so can any other programmer. Staff could take over the entire board doing this.

Allowing such a situation to arise defeats the purpose of keeping staff from being able to dominate the board. The rule should be changed to prevent this from happening and to protect listener control of the station.

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More Questions for Grace

by kpfk vet Monday, Dec. 03, 2007 at 12:17 PM

So, Grace, Did you approve of running LIch Doan as a listener candidate when you knew he is a staff member?

Does Lila Garrett's diatribe "Hail to the Jews" speak for the Committee to "Strengthen" KPFK?Does Eben rey's endorsement of Ron Paul, Lou Dobbs, and the Republican Party represent the position of your "committee"? How many of you back up what she wrote? IS yours a ZIonist group, per se?

Does the fact that one if your founder, Roy Ulrich, will inherit millions mean your "Committee will KEEP ON BUYING KPFK ELECTIONS, and keep on suing the Pacifica network if they won't SELL the elections to you?

Finally: WHO PUT UP THE MONEY FOR YOU TO BUY THIS ELECTION?

Well, never mind, Grace. I know you aren't answering real questions these days. It's too embarrassing

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Grace if you don't answer questions, you lose.

by Hollywood listener Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2007 at 7:40 PM

Grace, if you don't answer the questions, you lost by default.

That's the rules.

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Grace Aaron Declared Loser in Thread

by LA IMC Thread Argument Dispute Resolution Com Saturday, Dec. 08, 2007 at 7:49 AM

WHEREAS, Grace Aaron has made various claims in this post;

WHEREAS, various readers have raised questions going to the merits of her claims;

WHEREAS, Aaron has not responded to these questions after repeated requests to do so;

IT IS ORDERED, DECREED, and ADJUDGED:

Aaron is the loser in these arguments.



/s/

LA IMC Thread Argument Dispute Resolution Committee



Certificate of Posting

I, _____/s/______, clerk of the LA IMC Thread Dispute Resolution Committee, declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that I have posted notice of this judgment in the thread.

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DON'T WORRY GRACE

by listener 2A Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at 3:12 AM

Well Grace, your "Committee" LOST this round, big time.

You know LA Indymedia gets hundreds of thousands of hits, of course, and that must worry you.

But, always look on the bright side of death.

MAYBE given all the money you used to BUY THIS ELECTION, YOU ACTUALLY MANAGED TO BUY IT

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Don't let anyone tell tyou that GRACE IS A RIGHT WINGER!!

by Programmer Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 at 2:15 AM

Grace Aaron seems to be feeling a little defensive these days. Yesterday she busted into a programmers meeting, insisting she be allowed to speak. Since she's a board member, she was allowed to have her say.

She used her time to launch into a diatribe about how she's NOT a RIGHT WINGER. She let us all know, for our peace of mind that in fact SHE IS A LEFT WINGER.

Well, you wouldn't have known, since her "committee has used every trick out of Karl Rove's bag of dirty tricks to seize power at KPFK - so it's probably a good thing she clarified the matter. We were, of course. wondering -)

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Just ONE MORE LITTLE QUESTION, GRACE

by kpfk vet Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 at 6:07 AM

While you were negotiating with Pacifica Elections supervisor to hold up the ballots past the deadline stipulated by the bylaws, didn't it ever occur to you how utterly AWFUL it would look for you and your "Committee"if you were exposed, as you now have been? http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/12/211387_comment.php#211400

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Looks like Grace Aaron Won a seat at KPFK

by MONEY TALKS Monday, Dec. 17, 2007 at 11:34 PM

The results aren't final yet, but it looks like Grace Aaron won a seat on the KPFK board. These assholes RIGGED this election with money and with favoritism from the National Elections Supervisor, Casey Peters and the local Elections supervisor, Liliana Sanchez.

Peters should be fired - and SUED.

WHAT A DISGRACE.

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