Kari Chrishom, who Comrade Hagmeier outed as being behind the BlueOregon Takeover of KBOO(BOTOK?) in this blog, returns to flagrantly boast about his signature counts and wave maps proving something in our faces:
asking them to add Thom Hartmann to their broadcast lineup. The list of signers includes a number of well known community leaders, including state legislators and local elected officials.
We had signers from 29 of Oregon's 36 counties, plus 513 signers from Southwest Washington. Here's a map (click to zoom):
[go to link to see map]
As we told KBOO:
We hope you'll accept this petition in the spirit that it is offered -- an enthusiastic "Yes, please!" to the news that KBOO is considering adding Thom to its lineup.Of course, it's become clear in the comments here at BlueOregon that there are some KBOO supporters that oppose adding Thom to the lineup. At this point, we don't yet know what they are going to do. We'll keep you posted. As soon as we know, you will too.
Since Clear Channel saw fit to unceremoniously kill the progressive talk format at KPOJ just three days after the election, hundreds of people have personally told me that they wished they could hear Thom Hartmann (and the rest of the old lineup) on terrestrial over-the-air radio in Portland. Digital-only just isn't the same.
We're hoping that adding Hartmann to KBOO will be both good for KBOO and good for the broader progressive community.
"Of course, it's become clear in the comments here at BlueOregon that there are some KBOO supporters that oppose adding Thom to the lineup."
And they were opposed back when they, we mean we, were blaming it on EVIL FITCH in June:
So don't feel sad Kari as the Inner Party comes out to party!
First up is Lisa 'Hacker' Loving, who is praying to Buddha we stop reminding readers of this pic:
including using her position as a board member to bully and threaten a paying member with a lawsuit. Anyway, Comrade Loving has this to say:
Lisa Loving · Top CommenterWhy this process should work for Kari, when Fitch hit a brick wall is a mystery. But we all know Comrade Loving's ESP is excellent: just ask the blog owners Ben, Hadrian, Richard and Winston.
Pals: Has anyone gone over to KBOO yet and actually filled out a new program request form? There is a process for this kind of action, and it is very simple. Go over to 20 SE 8th Street and fill out the form. It is right on the wall there in the lobby. Speaking as a member of the KBOO board of directors I can say it is my understanding that no actual proposal form had been filled out and filed as of Monday. Pals, get someone over there and fill out the form, then the Programming Committee can take this up and make a decision. They are cool and smart but I can't vouch for their ESP abilities. Right? Thank you. And thanks a ton for the feedback.
Next comment is the Cadre Blitzkrieg is Comrade Yaney, who's ESP powers are excellent:
Yaney Lee Ann MacIver · Office Administrator at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of CorvallisWe had no idea there were few KBOO members on the petition. Since we doubt she personally scanned all 5272 signatories, she obviously used her "powers". For more on Yaney's other powers, read here:
And there are very few KBOO members on this petition. And doesn't the person filling out the proposal have to be a member?
Then we're joined by the First Officer of the S.S. Titanic, er, S.S. KBOO, Comrade "I'm-the-prez-girlfriend-so-kiss-my-ass":
Lyn Moelich · Black Rock City High School
The Blue Or. folks don't seem to know what a community radio station is about. As another member of the board of directors, I say find out what the procedure for getting a program and proceed from there. We say that to everyone who wants a program at KBOO, from the kid coming in the front door to a big bohemoth DNC organization like Blue Or.
But Glorious Leader hits the ball out of the park(admittedly a small park. Maybe 3 by 3 feet square) when she replies to Traitor Hoyne:
Benjamin Hoyne · Top Commenter · American
Kari, Thanks for compiling all this data. Both the numbers and the geographical diversity of the signers are impressive. I'm told the Board is waiting on you to physically go to the station and fill out a program request form, since that is "the process." Apparently the Board and Staff aren't jumping at the bit to help make this happen and in the 4 months since Thom has made this offer, no one (generally the program director) has come forward with an actual plan to make it work. You'd think 5,000 potential new listeners would be enough for someone to at least work out a plan about how to serve the community.
For all the lip service KBOO gives about serving the community, it's action in this case and others do not support its words. Its a shame.
- Press Watch · Obedience training"Lip service serving the community," Hoyne? You propose to wipe out three Spanish language programs produced by more than twenty volunteers. And then you have the nerve to say that KBOO "gives lip service" to diversity. And you speak of shame. You have no idea what shame is, apparently, Ben.
- Benjamin Hoyne · Top Commenter · AmericanTheresa, your comments with be more credible if they carried any validity. Where do I propose to wipe out 3 Spanish Language programs? I just mad a proposal to fit Thom on the schedule 2 hours a day without wiping out any programming. It's called sharing.
As for diversity, where to begin. Simply having Spanish speaking hosts doesn't mean KBOO is filling the needs of the Spanish speaking community, the same way that an African-American host doesn't automatically fill the needs of the African-American community. To satisfy the needs of various communities, KBOO must actively engage the community, find hosts, and give them air time. In addition, they must help train them, promote their show, promote KBOO, and engage the community. It's a tall order for sure, but one KBOO is not achieving (yes, KBOO trains people, but hosts get no support in the other areas).
In addition to ethnic diversity, there is diversity of opinion. Recently the KBOO Board of Directors filled 3 vacancies with not only 3 Anglo-Americans, but 3 like minded people, as you've noted in comments on other kboo related posts on BlueO as well as on your own blog.
Here's an excerpt from KBOO's bylaws:
"The board of directors shall be responsible for ensuring that an adequate number of candidates representative of the diversity of the corporation’s members are nominated."
The Board had a chance to increase diversity of communities represented by its membership, but instead chose to bring on like-minded individuals, to what end, I guess we'll find out.
"And you speak of shame. You have no idea what shame is, apparently, Ben."
And Glorious Leader would know! Why after:
-leaking confidential KBOO information from the Board through her wife Ani Haines the volunteer coordinator in a series of nasty indymedia articles including various lies about Lynn Fitch
-in the same series of articles digging up a mugshot of Lynn Fitch and posting it as a harassment and intimidation tactic
-impersonation Ed Kraus at Indymedia, trying to frame him as a Zionist "agent"
-defending Lisa Loving's call to hack a blog as journalism
She feels no shame whatsoever! She's an expert!
For new readers confused by who/what 'Glorious Leader' is:
A tittle bestowed on Theresa Mitchell, an amateur media hack who claims to represent radical left politics, but spends more time schmoozing with reactionary right racists and antisemites than is healthy.
In 2007 she teamed up with Ghost Troop founder and professional anti-Semite Captain May to stop the New World Order from nuking Portland with a Dirty Bomb.
No, really. No one can make this up.
Since then she's used her so called "news" program, Presswatch to cover the 9/11 "cover up", chemtrails and any other paranoid conspiracy that comes along.
But she should like the map at BlueOregon. Maps appear to be the only reason she signed up with a corporate intelligence firm called STRATFOR according to comments at her blog :
What this means no one knows, but it indicative that someone ignoring the STRATFOR story, and who bills their program as "news they don't want you to know", either has something to hide or is the most incompetent "radical" journalist on the planet.
Which would explain a lot.
Mitchell has several known alias/projects: Presswatch, SaveKBOO, KeepKBOO KBOO, polemics17 and others. She earned the title of "Glorious Leader" in May/June of this year because of her strident revolutionary tactics, jargon, and imagery, with no awareness that she'd become a parody of what she claimed to represent.
Apparently Presswatch itself was once being considered under the axe:
Whoa cadre! Don't blink or you'll miss it!
"Membership gives you the power to affect the decision-making, which is why you gave money to Theresa via KBOO;"Is this confirmation of the rumor the Inner Party is funneling/laundering funds through memberships?