OMG! BRYAN DID THAT!!!! The reach of Fitch's EVIL minions is indeed far!
John Mackey Grace Marion has made several statements that are either incorrect or simply lies to benefit her personal agenda. I will address the most obvious one:
I was on the KBOO Board when Ben Hoyne asked to be re-appointed to the board. Ben *NEVER* stated that he would only accept Board appointment if he could be Board President. He did offer to serve as the Board President if appointed - which would have benefited KBOO as it ended up with a Board President who mis-spent funds without authorization according to the investigation the board conducted.
Grace & Teresa - I am calling you both out as simple liars and manipulators. In particular, Grace, *YOU* have created "a hostile environment for staff members and volunteers". Several times I had to deal with KBOO volunteers who you attempted to harass with your hostilities. Remember the time you attempted to blame a power outage (of the entire block) on Bryan?
Grace & Teresa - please seek therapy.
Comrade Mackey has a reputation for being a good engineer:
KBOO is going down the tubes. John Mackey was their engineer, he was good and kept things running well. Ani Haines and her cohorts harassed him to the day they got him out of KBOO.
Things will never improve at KBOO unless there is a total change at KBOO. The old guard needs to leave, many of the old timers need to leave. Everyone on their board of directors need to go.
The KBOO sound quality has become worse daily since John Mackey left. Current engineer Tom "Hollywood" Hood is completely incompetent as an engineer. The recent problems with the KBOO air signal, streaming signal, and virus propagating web page are the simple proof; all started long after Mackey left and have not been fixed.
However some say Mackey himself has a checkered past:
As for John Mackey, he did indeed spend several years as the Chief Engineer for KBOO, as he pointed out in his candidate statement. However, the majority of his time was spent on continual probationary status, after years of abysmal performance reviews failed to produce any improvement in his work habits. He was eventually dismissed (for cause) from his position at the station. Again, these facts can be found in the public record.This seems to contradict some parts of the pdxradio comments. Mackey is welcome to stop by and set the record straight.
During John's tenure as Chief Engineer, complaints about the working order of station equipment routinely went unanswered or were brushed off. Listener complaints about the quality of KBOO's air signal spiked toward the end of John's tenure. In just one recurring example, the air room CD players frequently malfunctioned, causing broadcasts to be interrupted. Calls for replacement CD players from programmers were ignored. It was only after John's dismissal that three brand new CD players he had ordered were discovered in storage; it is still unclear how many weeks or months they had been left in storage, but their presence there had apparently not even been reported by John to other KBOO staff.
Since his dismissal, John's name (and occasionally his pseudonyms) have been recorded on numerous sites, where negative rumors and opinions meant to undermine KBOO have been posted. In June of 2011, John was listed as attending a meeting of KBOO.info, a group of KBOO detractors where the following statement was made: "We agreed it would be useful to sabotage the pledge drive, although it wasn't determined whether we would make it obvious, or 'accidental.'"
One part stands out: a reference to KBOO.info:
" In June of 2011, John was listed as attending a meeting of KBOO.info, a group of KBOO detractors where the following statement was made: "We agreed it would be useful to sabotage the pledge drive, although it wasn't determined whether we would make it obvious, or 'accidental."
The implication is that Mackey was trying to sabotage the station. However, by that standard Crazed Comrade Papa's association with KBOO.info makes him just as guilty and he's still on the board:
Sunday, September 26, 2010[snip tl;dr doG knows where he's going with this shit]
KBOO Director Elect : Lessons for KBOO ?
Five Days Studying Cutting-Edge People and Tools for ChangeMONDRAGON DIARIES: DAY ONEWhy Humanity Comes First at Work: Learning About Bridges to 21st Century Socialism"This is not paradise and we are not angels."--Mikal Lezamiz, Director of Cooperative Dissemination, MCCAfter a short bus ride through the stone cobbled streets of Arrasate-Mondragon and up
Mackey's past inconstant activities could be due to being "duped" as Traitor Hardrian describes:
"Not that the staff has acted directly, at least not openly. Certain KBOO members apparently acted as proxies to spread lies, slander and outright propaganda, as well as to engage in tactics of intimidation, threats, and even, as it has been alleged blackmail. Unfortunately, these tactics activated a larger number of members who, acting in good faith, objected to the possible cut in controversial programming and the corporatization of KBOO -- all spurious charges."Ah, who cares about doing actual journalism?
Whatever's going on, FITCH = EVIL!!
That's all loyal cadre need to remember!