It is clear the LSB and those LSB gatekeepers on this committee do not take its responsibility to oversee KPFK’s finances seriously. KPFK did not become the worst station in the network overnight. It is not because of Covid. It is because of the total lack of oversight of the finances by the LSB in general and the FC in particular for the last five years.
Before the last LSB meeting, I asked Fred Blair if he would step aside as Treasurer and let me be Treasurer this year. I said at this critical point, KPFK needs someone who really…
February 12, 2020
VIA EMAIL & US MAIL
To: Judy Graboyes, Bob King, Walter Riley, Norm Stockwell, Terri Burke, Mustafaa Carroll, Louis Vandenberg
I am writing you because you have all been chosen to be “Transition Board Members” as part of a set of completely reworked Bylaws for the Pacifica Foundation. These Bylaws will be voted on by the membership of all five Pacifica radio stations very soon and you are part of the package. If they are approved by the membership, you will become the new Directors of the Pacifica Foundation in a little over a month.
Pacifica is the last network of independent non-commercial radio stations operating in five of the largest media markets in the country. They are KPFK, Los Angeles, KPFA, Berkeley, WBAI, New York City, WPFW, Washington D.C. and KPFT, Houston, Texas. Many observers — and listeners — have written Pacifica off as a pathetic in-fighting mess as it has long been irrelevant in the larger media world. But the fact that this organization still owns and operates five very valuable radio licenses in major U.S. markets is worth taking a look at, especially from the financial aspect which is rarely exposed.