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KZYX Common Ground…

In Around Mendo Island on February 26, 2014 at 9:28 am

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From KING COLLINS
Mendocino County

Dear Inland folks,

I think I got it (beaten into my head): KZYX, our community radio station, is financially good, and technically good and getting better in so many ways. And folks, I believe it.

Yet somehow there is a lot of dissatisfaction out there and ideas about how things could change, like programming and how programming decisions are made, and other ways of getting local news, or maybe we should just get the FCC to kick ass. All kinds of ideas.

Some of these things are really important issues, hot issues, and probably won’t be resolved quickly.

But there is common ground and a foundation to build on, because what most people want DOES NOT THREATEN the financial or technical stability of the station, and does not require going to the FCC.

Most people understand they can’t have their way in everything. BUT…

WE THE REASONABLE want our questions answered and our ideas heard. Adding that to the mix at KZYX won’t diminish our financial and technical stability, will it? In fact it should help in every way, because it taps the skills and knowledge of a lot of valuable human beings.

How about you folks out there, the listeners, the members, the readers of this blog: What do you think?

But specifically I ask each of the candidates for the board:

Do you agree that after you are elected you will find a way to communicate directly to us members? You know, like you cared about us, the suckers who elected you?
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  1. KZYX has become a bastion of the one percent, which I am not a member of. A sentiment I hear, which is not refuted, during pledge drives is that listening is for the paying membership. As a radical egalitarian, I am not comfortable listening, much less sending a significant slice of my social security check on an exclusive enterpirse. It is not the station itself that is the problem. The whole country is being turned inside out as all public venues are being starved or eliminated in favor of private control. Public anything is viewed with contempt.

    ybera

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