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Jeff Blankfort
Programmer: "Takes On The World"

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From: Jeffrey Blankfort <jblankfort@earthlink.net
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 3:12 PM

Subject: Re: King Collins to KZYX programmers

After struggling for years to keep KPFA and Pacifica from becoming NPR Lite and watching with some hesitancy as the station and the network has gone through a painful and demoralizing "democratizing" process, I am loathe to see the latter occur here although it is clear that mechanisms need to be established in which the listeners are considered more than simply "cash cows" which seems to be the case with entrenched programmers still at KPFA. I have just read as much of King's piece as is on his web site and while he makes some good points that I agree with, it seems like a personal statement and if it represents other members, as he writes, they should also have signed on to it. I also object to the personalization and categorization of the board, most of whom I don't know although I do know King and Zack and respect them both. If a report is to be submitted to the members it should contain proposals that are clearly stated minus the negative personal references. That might be included in a mailing to the members, but as is, I don't think it would be appropriate.

Jeff Blankfort

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king@greenmac.com
707-468-5513

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