It's supposed to be confirmed in the General Report, but, as loyal cadre all know, any so called "official documents" that contradict Inner Party propaganda are part of the vast corporate state conspiracy to take over our job of running KBOO out of business:
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From: Hadrian Micciche <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Subject: The Decline in KBOO listeners. Why?
To: Hadrian Micciche <email@example.com>, Jeff Kipilman <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lisa Loving <email@example.com>, Lyn Moelich <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mark Sherman <email@example.com>, Matthew Bristow <firstname.lastname@example.org>, MichaelP <email@example.com>, Paula Small <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Rabia Yeaman <email@example.com>, "S. W. Conser" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Sue Bartlett <email@example.com>, Timothy Welp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New Board members will be receiving a "KBOO Board Packet" binder filled with information essential to read.
All members should review the FY 2011 General Report from the KBOO Membership Director. It documents the dramatic decline in the number of our KBOO listeners from a high of 70,000 in 2004 to just 45,000 in 2011. As the Membership Director pointed out in his presentation to the Board, we gained a massive number of listeners during the first term of war-criminal G.W. Bush. (My terminology, not Andrew's). However, the audience that found KBOO to be a good source of news about Bush's misdeeds have largely left us behind. Those who say KBOO needs to serve the ideology of the radical community misses that point. This target audience isn't listening at the levels they did in the past -- or paying the bills.The fact is that the two largest sources of member pledges are the syndicated, non-local Democracy Now and our home-grown Music From the True Vine. How radical was Bill Monroe?We are mandated by the state of Oregon, the IRS and the FCC to serve the community, now just our members -- much less just the radical members. Our by-laws require us to serve the unserved and underserved -- including bluegrass fans, as well as other music genres, and the needs of poorly represented demographic segments of our local community. We don't exist to serve your ideology or my ideology, but the needs of the community. Those needs are communicated to us by a properly constituted and functioning Community Advisory Board, not by our in-house programming volunteers.This dramatic audience decline is not only a rational for staff restructuring, it is the basis for my motion to the Board that we direct the Program Committee to do all that is required of it in our By-laws and by the FCC. We ignore that at our peril.
Peril? Got it covered Comrade!
Anyone got some extra deck chairs?