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Eddie Evans for KPFK's Listener Sponsor Board -- 40 years of listener sponsorship and a deep commitment to KPFK's survival as a free speech, listener-sponsored radio station for the Internet and the 7th Generation. I say, "Let a thousand KPFK's bloon. See Save KPFK for much more by Eddie Evans.
It's about transparency and accountability.
Besides KPFK's good health for the 7th Generation, I'm strongly influenced by ecology and the race myth.
888-431-7233 -- See Crime Scene Cleanup for my consumer advocacy experience.
KPFK: Listener-Sponsored, Free Speech Radio -- Art, Religion, Science, Social Affairs, Philosophy -- Eclecticism (wide variety) and a voice for the voiceless.
If you agree with me, then vote for me, Eddie Evans
Notions of freedom change. Ultimately, we have as much freedom as our neighbors allow us.
Notions of peace ought not change. Either peace exists or it does not. World peace either exists or our world as we know it will not exist for the 7th Generation. KPFK has a vital role to play in spreading notions of peace and freedom worldwide.
It's about transparency and sustainability. Sure, Pacifica faces the same demographic realities as the Republican Party, a dwindling number of sponsors. And unlike the Republican Party, Pacifica has no sugar daddies. But is there more to Pacifica's constant pleas for more and more? How can we ever know and will we ever know? We should. Perhaps it's nothing more than dwindling demographics related to listener sponsors. Maybe it's nothing more than living in a more expensive world. We need to know and we deserve to know.
If at any time you gather that I write with a sense of urgency, then I have achieved one purpose of my run for KPFK's board. Call me if you like. I can answer only so many questions, but I hope to change this with your vote. I have little to zero insider information. If selected, I will do my best to make objective reporting on this directory my first priority.
Please read on if you care to know more about my interest in serving KPFK, which is not my first choice for the rest of my life, but a first duty to the 7th Generation, come what may, win or not.
If you are like me, you know already that something threatens KPFK's existence as a free speech radio station. You know that a plague of fund drives arose from something mischievous. This plague arose as our listener-sponsored base shrinks. There's more, but we have no way to know more.
Our Pacifica airwaves sound more like an auction than listener-sponsored, free speech radio. And I see no indication of any real change in the future from this deadly, head-long drive into a commercial black hole.
Lewis Hill committed suicide five years before I heard his dream at work. In minutes, I knew intuitively, instinctively, that I had found something unique and powerful with great potential for good. I knew in the first moments that I had to be part of KPFK. So 40 years ago I came to believe what I continue to believe, and that is Lewis Hill's efforts made possible a very fragile, greatly threatened, thin sound of reason in a world dominated by commercial and government propaganda. The fund drive plague will end Lewis Hill's dream. It will break my heart.
I hope to help KPFK in return for its four decades of service to me. What I have learned I intend to bring to KPFK; this sort of creates a listener-sponsor reflex between the station and myself, I suppose. You see, KPFK is like a religion to me, I believe. If I have ritual, meaning, spiritual and intellectual leaders, they hail from this listener-sponsored, free speech radio station in Los Angeles. I cannot imagine my life without this radio station and how shallow it would have been without KPFK. If you read this far you know what I mean.
I see KPFK as the inspiration for my continuing day-to-day adult education. I believe that KPFK reflects my personal values more than any other media. With transparency, my foremost value for KPFK, I believe our station's listeners will choose the future of their station and those values that I share with KPFK.
KPFK should lead the world in the direction of free speech radio for healthy living and critical thinking on a healthy planet; the future needs a sustainable, transparent, planetary Pacifica -- global in scale, I mean. I choose these terms because they help me comprehend as I connect the dots between myself, family, work, and our place on this planet.
These aspects of our lives Lewis Hill hoped to pacify with Pacifica grown radio stations. If ever we expect to remove war and the authoritarian personality from humanity, it will begin at a local level if not in the family itself; KPFK has an archive documenting its efforts in these areas for world-wide distribution. Let's grow KPFK without resorting to the fund plague.
Please visit my links as found here and on the Internet. I have almost 900 domains and they all relate to biohazard cleanup, mostly. Matters related to the race myth, racism, species-populations in the wild, oligarchy, and other subjects populate some of these domains. Of course global warming and nuclear matters cause me much distress and motivate some of my writing.
Problems encountered by Pacifica have a common thread shared by other institutional bureaucracies. These bureaucracies give direction to their institutions, like Pacifica, whenever left "unaccountable to an informed, appropriately educated citizenry." (Clare Spark)
I'm a guy that became a listener-sponsor one August day in 1972. Mike Hodel, Mitchell Harding, and one of the Spark sisters "pitched" during a two week, KPFK fund drive. It took ten minutes to call. I've never regretted listening to KPFK or donating to KPFK. Had I continued to turn the dial, I would be for certain a flat, one-dimensional man.
I love KPFK about as much as an artifact can be loved, I suppose. I even sought employment at KPFK a couple of times, but did not have the right stuff, it appears.
Anyway, I've been married 44 years, have no children, and no living family members. I'm pushing 66 and not in the best of health, but strong, able, and willing to work for KPFK's survival. I will not make another effort for a KPFK board position. I have other activities that have a place on my agenda, like advocating for families. So here I am, this one time.
If successful, I will learn what I can and ask questions while trying to be humble about it. I hope to learn from listener-sponsors what they think and what they want. I have concern for those listeners that do not sponsor KPFK; many people listen so they and their children will benefit from standard English models presented on KPFK. Fortunately, KPFK has a fair number of standard English speakers. A standard English speaker, by the way, has Tom Brokaw as a standard bearer . But there are many others. Shall we help our alienated population by saving KPFK?
I am a biohazard cleaner and a self-styled consumer advocate; I advocate for families victimized by homicides and suicides and then cheated by their coroner and county pubic guardian employees. This second victimization occurs when victims' families need a professional cleaner like myself. Our civil servants send these families to a corrupt crime scene cleanup company (biohazard cleansers) for a 10 percent kickback. Or, these civil servants may own the company they send families to use for cleaning after their dead. It's a racket and nationwide. So I advocate for a government, victimized population.
Naturally enough, most people in my niche field of cleaning hate me, at least those who know of me. I'm hard to miss. I own crimescenecleanup.com, a radical crime scene cleanup web site. I see it's off Google now. This is a first in 8 years. Something's amiss.
Most crime scene cleanup companies, in my experience, have a connection to their local government and use these connections to create a monopoly over the crime scene cleanup field. This is a form of fascism, capital imposed by government, if I'm not mistaken.
Fund drives were for two weeks, twice a year 40 years ago and for decades. When the fund plague started I do not know, but it definitely caused me concern.
I noted threats to KPFK above. I should note here as elsewhere these ideas (I comment on each below):
If none of the above applies, then what? Why are we in the dark? Why should anyone object to transparency in our foundation or stations? We need to know, and if we don't need to know, someone might tell us why and put it on the web so that we can understand. (return)
Obviously, Pacifica's ruling elite blow smoke or I'm missing something big. If I'm missing something big, I resent being lead to the moment of Pacifica's collapse; otherwise, is this just another case of KPFK crying "wolf"?.
I've done much of what I can promise to do. I'm going to make efforts to improve the forum, but for now I have other tasks.
So I've placed this web site, a forum, and a directory on the Internet. I hope listeners will use these services for our station's survival and their own needs. Here's a forum and directory. I wrote questions and now I'll seek answers to report to listeners on these same pages and the forum-directory. But there's more to do, and that's to find the truth, the truth for this fund drive plague. We don't have time for more smoke-and-mirrors.
KPFK has the greatest programmers and most intelligent listeners, it seems to me. Why do we allow this misuse of the public airwaves? Let's find out. Let's put a plug in the money drain while seeking more listener-sponsors and fund raising ideas outside of our control room.