Pretty much everywhere but at KPFA, fund-raising totals are dropping – steepest in New York [WBAI], and to a lesser degree at all other stations.
That drop is a long-term trend ‘That I don’t think anyone has a special plan for reversing.’
‘There might be some money… we haven’t been aware… I can’t go into detail…’ and further vague references are made to mortgages and hope is expressed that with a CFO in place he/she may help.
There has been no forward movement as yet with respect to an Executive Director hire.
The other four stations [other than KPFA] are declining… conversely, we have a manager here [KPFA] who has clearly shown a turnaround is possible. Other stations should learn from those lessons – ‘how they can learn from KPFA how to run a radio station, and a network’.
There is a statement with respect to factionalism and the accompanying assertion that ‘working behind the scenes to help bankrupt other stations’ isn’t helpful.
Some people express doubts as to whether or not KPFA’s finances and overall condition are as positive as claimed.