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Yes, KPFA's GM has resigned
by Now who's lying
Thursday Mar 3rd, 2011 12:03 PM
Yes, KPFA's GM has resigned
Yes, KPFA's GM has resigned

Pacifica's national board met in Houston last weekend, without its newly-elected KPFA delegates. Outgoing national board members prevented seating those delegates by illegally extending their own terms.



That provoked an Alameda County Superior Court judge to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Pacifica last week which prohibited the national board from discussing KPFA issues until the matter is resolved. A hearing is set for March 18.



Pacifica's executive director Arlene Englehardt announced during the Houston meeting that KPFA's general manager, Amit Pendyal, had resigned. He had only been employed about a month. Weeks ago, Pacifica had said Pendyal was on a "personal leave."



Another example of Engelhardt dishonesty and/or ineptitude!
by The Propaganda Express
Thursday Mar 3rd, 2011 2:02 PM
-- Pacifica's national board met in Houston last weekend, without its newly-elected KPFA delegates. Outgoing national board members prevented seating those delegates by illegally extending their own terms

Two went, two didn't. The two who didn't go couldn't because Dan Siegel forgot to announce he was Jean Quan's legal advisor and therefore can't sit concurrently on Pacifica's board. If he'd acknowledge that (as he's been asked to do since January 16th), then the two seats would have been filled months ago. Instead Save KPFA carries on and files lawsuits so the matter remains unresolved. They tried to get the Alameda County Court to agree political appointee Siegel could go to the board meeting. The court didn't. The matter won't get resolved until at least late March unless Siegel finally gives up the ghost and 2 new delegates are selected.

-- Pacifica's executive director Arlene Englehardt announced during the Houston meeting that KPFA's general manager, Amit Pendyal, had resigned. He had only been employed about a month. Weeks ago, Pacifica had said Pendyal was on a "personal leave.

Weeks ago he was on a personal leave. He finally decided the combination of dealing with his own personal challenges and managing KPFA's hostile and out-of-control paid staff was not worth any amount of money. No one can blame him. A staff member joked years ago that "the place was "unmanageable" (and we like it that way)".

No fucking kidding. The inmates are running the asylum and they try to kill anyone who notices. That is all the hysteria is about. Just Engelhardt and a few others saying - no more inmates running the asylum.


by Based in reality
Thursday Mar 3rd, 2011 3:17 PM
Your name says it all "The Propaganda Express". These facts come from meeting transcripts and legitimate reporters. You are what you name yourself "Your name says it all "The Propaganda Express"!
by BIG POTATO
Thursday Mar 3rd, 2011 8:00 PM
SINCE THE NEW THAT B.E.T. IS BACK THE FOND DRIVE HITS THE HOLE. NO ONE WANTS TO GIVE FOR A LOST CAUSE.
by You Either Hit the Target
Thursday Mar 3rd, 2011 10:32 PM
You either hit the target or you don't. If you hit the target, no more layoffs. If you don't, then you can't afford to pay all the salaries you had budgeted.

When you spend all of your cash reserves, that is reality.

Monopoly money doesn't cut it, not do checks hidden in desks and then locked up offsite for safekeeping.

All the spinning in the world doesn't change that.
by bump this
Thursday Mar 3rd, 2011 11:05 PM
And if you steamroll through a budget that lowballs income without the approval of the LSB, you can justify firing your enemies.
by Back To The Math
Thursday Mar 3rd, 2011 11:55 PM
2010 Budget - Highball the income by $600,000, agree everything is dandy, lose $575,000 you don't have

2011 Budget - Estimate the income accurately, have a big fight, keep two weeks of operating revenue in the bank so you don't miss any payrolls

One's responsible and one is not.

by Courtroom observer
Tuesday Mar 8th, 2011 9:58 AM
This flack for the Wellstone democratic Club even lies about a minor detail . Judge Roesch did not prohibit the PNB from ''discussing '' KPFA affairs. He simply barred them from VOTING on KPFA programming . Which since it wasn't even on the Houston meeting agenda was no big deal .
What was a big deal is that Mayor Jean Quan's advisor Dan Siegel lost his attempt to get a TRO seating him on the PNB .
That's what he came into court to do . And he failed.
On March 18 he is going to try again . But he will be undoubtly shot down again . So on March 19 he will not regain his seat on the LSB .
by courtroom observer
Tuesday Mar 8th, 2011 10:04 AM
The attorney representing Pacifica , Richard Phelps was excellent in court. He ran rings around ''Legal Powerhouse '' Mr. Siegel . Though in all fairness to Mayor advisor Siegel he was handicapped by the fact that the evidence against him (Pacifica's by laws ) are so clear .