From Tom Voorhees,— Listener Representative
My primary focus will be rebuilding KPFA and all five Pacifica stations news departments back to their former award-winning national and international investigative news reporting on critical progressive issues. Presently, the three remaining Pacifica news departments depend mostly on a single commercial news feed read over the air, which discourages continuing listeners and new subscribing members.
Previously, Pacifica news programming was its biggest fundraiser. If elected, I will work my butt off to support the full return of a daily half-hour of Free Speech Radio News (FSRN), which previously was able to fully report national and international news of working folks in minority communities.
I started at KPFA in the sixties with journalism and radio shop from El Cerrito High School and continued on to assist in building many new community radio stations and putting them on the air from Alaska to Puerto Rico, with the most recent, KFFR, now on air in Fraser Colorado this June.
I will also work very hard to solve KPFAs and Pacificas many internal problems which prevent the network from expanding and leading the progressive movement to a sane livable society.