Thursday, May 21, 2009

SEE prior posts at

When we changed names, our old posts zipped away, but are still available at the old site name...

they contain information and suggestions still of value...

please find them and respond here or there, as you please.

we need to be TOGETHER in both, all places.

the station doesnt want to admit but, but they need a community that cares and wants to help and is willing to do so, say so, and activate changes and improvements.

we can use both these sites, tho this may be more findable on google, et al. and here too

Was the Prez Obama bribed by AIG ?

see this informative article about the meltdown, the 25 main cheating money grabbers, and how much AIG, a huge bailer outed had contributed to Obama's recent campaign in 2008 =see
see full article by citizens Public Integrity who investigated and crunched actual numbers for us to learn about what we are, will be, forever, paying those who cheated and robbed us, taxpayers. AIG donated $104,332 in campaign contributions = just given to help this man become our top govt official who then turns around to bail out that same this does make sense, right ? See this:

"The Roots of the Financial Crisis: Who Is to Blame?
Banks that Financed Subprime Industry Collecting Billions in Bailouts "
By John Dunbar, David Donald May 06, 2009

The full informative article cites banks, refers to links for numbers, and exposes lots of banks and institutions we had used and trusted...before... but our
focus here is on CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS and who rec'd most and the question is how does this relate to the big bail-outs that came later ? huh ?

here are some quotes, or you can read the whole detailed article for yourself too

"American International Group (AIG), better known for insurance and complex trades in financial derivatives, made the list at No. 18, " [snip]

"The five banks on the list that are still lending are Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, GMAC LLC, Citigroup, and AIG. All have received billions from the government’s bank bailout programs." [snip]

"In addition to the $700 billion bailout, the Federal Reserve began committing hundreds of billions of dollars to guarantee against losses on failing mortgage assets of AIG, Citigroup, and Bank of America." [snip]

" And the bailout of insurance giant AIG may go as high as $187 billion and includes a combination of loans, direct investment by the government, and purchases of shaky assets. " [snip]

another chart of interest =

"Many of the lenders coaxed them along by lowering lending standards, failing to require documentation of income on loans, and providing adjustable rate loans with low two-year teaser rates that reset to much higher levels. Ultimately, that fed a wave of foreclosures, leading to trouble for borrowers, lenders, and eventually taxpayers — lots of it"

yeah, yeah, some people are tired of hearing about it, but every review of WHAT DID HAPPEN when and where tells us there are smelly games being played in high places, even with those who promised transparency and hope too.

you may be fascinated by the work done by CITIZEN groups, that are not government nor allied with those who stole our savings and erased our confidence in our money and those who claimed to hold it 'for us'.

(c) maryjanie 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Note our new URL now improved: kpfk00commentators

For those who could not easily find us, we have decided to improve our visibility to be more effective in how we help suggest improvements and occasionally challenge our favorite radio station to CHANGE for the Better :

and be more Efficient, in it's daily functions

be more Transparent in it's operations and intentions,

be more Responsive to it's stakeholders, in communications, in acknowledgements,

and be more fair and honest in all the KPFK Pacifica radio station dealings.

This means input is needed from all who read here, to put in and take out what is HELPFUL and Positive - our purpose always to be of help and assist, even if often the there is little or no appreciation of any [including our] efforts outside their closed locked doors.

But like any bureaucracy or corporation, there is a lot that needs to be addressed, exposed and questioned, especially by those who fund the station with their earnings,
their time and caring, their promoting the station to non-listeners, and their dedication to the welfare of what is still unique, tho sometimes beleaguered as well.

the "00" are the EYES of those who watch as well as listen to how the station operates in the service of those who have paid for their stakes in this facility in any way.

the call letters are deliberately not to intend or state that this blog site is in any way part of the official station or any of it's doings, policies, or staff.
This is a totally SEPARATE and non-official open site in which those who genuinely Care and Dedicate their time and monies for the benefit of "their" station, and it's betterment.

There is absolutely no attempt to ride on the image or fame of the station's name, in any direction they may suggest.

There is no intent to mislead or malign in any way the station, while still using the freedom of speech and freedom of mind to question, suggest, complain occasionally, and offer observation and alternative ways to handle all matters of interest.

We here hope to be able to contribute our share of media light and information that will further help our preferred radio station to become what it also claims it wants to be, as per it's bylaws, it's on-air claims, their promotions and intentions. We also want to be assisting better communications in both ways, in and out, as it is assumed that the station's desire is to "serve the community" by also listening to what parts of the entirety of listeners [a diverse huge community] alsohas to say back.

Please share your thoughts and concerns, your compliments and complaints, your heart-felt concerns and logical thoughts as well, without spamming, without anger or insult, without being mean-spirited or malicious...

we want to stay civil, communicative, clear and helpful at all times.

(c) by writers of 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

KPFK may be only providing the "least" notice about meetings open to it's members ...why ?

another OPEN letter written to all KPFK management and some LSB members:

"on April 30 2009 6:00 pm PST, only these 2 separate notices were found:

on = it is noted: "KPFK LSB Meeting Saturday, May 16 2009, 4:00pm - 8:00pm posted by tgoodman The KPFK Local Station Board is scheduled to meet on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time. See here [GOES TO KPFK same old website where no information is listed there] for KPFK governance notices and here for related information. Location: In-person meeting
Contact: Steve Weatherwax " [Note: No location was cited above.]

OK, that's one notice, But... searching diligently further to find details of above:

then I found this on website searched at same time [ Note: ON KPFK website only 1 thing shows, not LSB...but only an LSB Finance meeting notice instead]

It reads: "Thursday, May 14 2009, 1:00pm - 5:00pm posted by tgoodman
The KPFK LSB Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the station. Contact: Summer Reese "

THESE DO NOT MATCH AND ANNOUNCE SEPARATE EVENTS, but no coordination of information on either / both websites list the other. Makes no sense !

There is nothing else [LSB or committee meetings] listed on the KPFK website, as of 4/30/09 6pm

Please note that the bylaws states that the MINIMUM, and not that the employees should be working to the lowest standards possible ! , but that the least " NOTICE least 7 days prior to the date of each meeting" [ the words "at least" implying clearly that this is the least - not the preferred - time to give notice. ]
"whenever feasible, notice shall also be posted to the station's website at least 7 days prior to the date of each meeting."

So what makes it NOT FEASIBLE to provide a longer time frame for notices ?
and who is it that explains what is or is not "feasible" ?

the dictionary states: " fea·si·ble adj.
1. Capable of being accomplished or brought about; possible plan. See Synonyms at possible.
2. Used or dealt with successfully; suitable"

Why is it NOT POSSIBLE to do better or be more timely or considerate to the members ?

What makes the station's management and staff decide how much notice the public can have about all committee & LSB meetings [in which they are allowed to observe or participate] ?

What is considered "adequate notice" by providing information to it's stakeholders-members of all such meetings ? Only the 'least" which is minimum stated ?

Is that how the station is being operated ? by it's "least" minimum standards and with the continual yearly excuse of not-enough-money-so-send-more-and-more !!! ????

Why are there no notices placed on the website a day or two after each prior meeting to allow people who are interested to plan ahead and attend and participate ... to help IMPROVE what is occurring at this .......___xxxx'd _____ station ?

This is a continual delay and neglect of sharing information, regardless of who is responsible or malfunctioning or not-caring.

please respond to this concern and inform anyone who is involved in the responsibility of notifying or 'noticing' the members about meetings.

thank you"

mj {c} 2009