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Comrade Goldmacher's Take-over Of Pacifica Requires New Wealthy Funders
by Comrade Goldmacher
Tuesday Oct 29th, 2019 11:25 AM
Comrade Donald Goldmacher in a letter to is other "comrades" at KPFA outlines his plan for a take-down or take-over of Pacifica. More money is needed "right now"
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Comrade Goldmacher's Take-over Of Pacifica Requires New Wealthy Funders

We need to bring a listener lawsuit. We are discussing options with a highly experienced nonprofit corporate attorney. We need money now.

Comrades. Good morning

By now you have heard that WBAI is the center of a big battle in Pacifica. We support the drastic action taken to save Pacifica and reboot WBAI. As usual BAI spent money it did not have. Aside from all the other debts and continuous financial failures, WBAI recently failed to make six payrolls.

The iCFO and the iED made written reports to the PNB in September. Discussion that was on the agenda was blocked by the customary toxic factional alliance maneuvers to run out the clock and prevent discussion.

Because we finally have professional management and financial oversight, the iED acted, laid WBAI staff off and switched on a Pacifica national stream which has now been set up (also to be available to the Affiliates) to run on BAI airwaves including Democracy Now, Doug Henwood, music, archival material, etc. This is part of his commitment to reboot WBAI.

The move was met with a backlash of noisy experienced activist BAI cadre. A lawsuit, alleging BAI rights to control itself, was filedinNYstatecourtsalongwithaninitialbroadlyframedTemporaryRestrainingOrder. TheTROwasissuedbyaNew York judge who was a pal of one of the BAI people. The TRO was quickly narrowed to employee issues.

TheiEDfiledinFederalCourtbasedonFCCregulationthattheownerofthelicensehasadutytocontrol. Thesuitwasfiled by John Creigler’s law firm Foster Garvey. Although it looked like a slam dunk, NY politics prevailed and it lost.

Big problem. At the moment we do not have a majority on the Board although that seems to be shifting to a dead standstill. Without legal action from us, if we lose NY lawsuit and fail to bring the national board to a standstill, everything will

likely come crashing down fast including of course KPFA .

You have heard this all before. But what is new is if we turn this corner we are set to move way beyond the (pardon the term) swamp we have been stuck in for years. We have the staff, systems and network to become what is need nationally in the time of political and climates catastrophes.

Either we will win the bout and rapidly grow and step up or a Pacifica will undergo a rather quick demise. No more endless status quo.

Many significant stabilizing steps have been taken throughout Pacifica enabling foundation wide financial knowledge and accountability. Pacific finances are centralized with one system overseen by professional media accountants. Audits are on track to be on time, pension issues and labor contract issues are being addressed with strong HR support, a new employee handbook and more. We have an iED who understands managing, programming, finances and spreadsheets, who is an engineer, dedicated to Pacifica, a workaholic, and committed to his contractual duties to keep Pacifica and ALL its units functioning,gettingbetter,strongerandmoreconnectedwithoutlosinglocalreporting,showsandculture. Thatiswhy FINALLY the BAI mess was taken on.

We need to bring a listener lawsuit. We are discussing options with a highly experienced nonprofit corporate attorney. We need money now.

We are also up for a meeting if you would like one. Some one volunteer to set a meeting IF YOU WANT ONE. We will show.

But right now IMMEDIATELY comrades we need you to donate deep. The hourly rate for who we need is steep even at movement rates. After the troubling experiences we have already encountered with the courts we know we need experienced attorneys in this arena who are also ‘connected’.

Shouldwefail,theiEDwillresign,theaccountants,auditfirms,willquit. KPFAbankaccountswillberaided.

Many Pacifica stations would not be missed. But KPFA would be missed.

We know those of you who could have recently dug deep for the Fund Drive. Please dig deep now too.
We are all too busy. If you want a meeting, arrange one. We will be there. But donate now. Dig deep.

You can also check for updates on the SaveKPFA website, the Facebook PacificaProtectors or email us at pacificaprotectors [at] gmail.com We are trying to keep up with everything as best we can.

Solidarity,

Donald Goldmacher, Chris Cory, Carole Travis, Christina Huggins, Carol Wolfley PS Please share.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2019

Comrade Goldmacher Wants Your Money


Berkeley-Apparently distressed by the unwillingness of the federal courts to support the unauthorized shutdown of WBAI, comrade Donald Goldmacher has issued an appeal to the aging Stalinists of Berkeley to dig deep into their land-owner pockets and fund a new lawsuit to take control of the Pacifica Foundation away from board of directors that just won't vote the way he wants.

The new communist revolution that Goldmacher appeals to his "comrades" to support has a distinctly capitalist tinge. His need to "bring the national board to a standstill" requires a corporate attorney. A corporate attorney with "connections" and a "steep hourly rate". They need big bucks. NOW.

You can read the full email here.

Comrade Goldmacher further loses the thread with of what used to be called solidarity, supporting independent media, or even the more mainstream duty of care required of a nonprofit board member by stating "Many of the Pacifica stations would not be missed. But KPFA would be missed".

Goldmacher appears flummoxed that the thousands of membership dollars he and his cohorts spent without board authorization to transfer the WBAI TRO to federal court went to waste. After mis-spelling Foster Garvey attorney John Crigler's name, he attributes Foster Garvey's crushing loss in federal court to "New York politics", missing the judge's lengthy explanation of why the humongous filing was lacking in legal merit.

Joining in his appeal to his comrades is former PNB director Carole (Big Tent) Travis, KPFA LSB chair Christina Huggins, and KPFA LSB secretary Carol Wolfley, who sends plaintive emails about mediation while secretly appealing for rich people to dig deep to pay connected corporate attorneys to bring the board to a standstill.

No replay of the 1999 shutdown of KPFA would be complete without a misdirected email from our modern-day Michael Palmer. One of Goldmacher's "comrades" with a conscience redirected his email appeal to friends at WBAI in the spirit of "take a look at this horseshit".

So how about it, KPFA members? Did you elect your local station board delegates to hire connected corporate attorneys to bring the board to a standstill? It takes signatures by 286 KPFA members to call for recall. It may be time to start collecting them.

Comrade Goldmacher is likely infuriated after his planned kangaroo court for the one KPFA director working to keep all of the community radio licenses in Pacifica's care up and running, failed. The removal of Voorhees was abruptly canceled after Goldmacher refused to provide any evidence for his allegations against Voorhees. Having run out of fellow directors to prevent from voting or remove from the board, Goldmacher is turning to corporate attorneys in his desperate attempt to overturn a board of directors vote he lost.

Contrary to his foolish misdirected email, Pacifica will not die if WBAI returns to local broadcasting and servicing its local community with NY-based content. If WBAI's fund drive had been allowed to continue, by now it would have made at least $300,000 that Pacifica doesn't have, instead of the boatload of legal bills from Foster Garvey that it does have. According to the professional (and expensive) media accountants (NETA) that Goldmacher refers to in his email, KPFA is projected to lose far more money in its 2020 operation than WBAI is and also lost more money in 2019. The national office would be in far more financial distress due to its unsupervised overspending without the $783,000 given to it by WBAI from bequests from the WBAI signal area in 2018-2019. Which the national office all spent. That's the entire Pacifica National Office payroll of $657,000. WBAI paid for it all in 2019.

WBAI is missed. Very much. The courtrooms in NY have been full, every time. The metrics don't even support Goldmacher's overheated rhetorical appeals to his comrades. After a PNB director from KPFK launched an attack on WBAI's arbitron ratings, it turned out through easily found online reports that KPFK's Arbitron ratings were far lower than WBAI's over the last four months. In fact, WBAI's AQH percentage is about the same as KPFA's, and both substantially trail the Washington station.

Here are the numbers for anyone interested:

KPFK: https://ratings.radio-online.com/content/arb003

June 2019 .01 July 2019 .01 August 2019 .01 September 2019 .02

Total: .05

WBAI: https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb001

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .01 September 2019 .02

Total: .07

KPFA: https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb009

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .02 September 2019 .02

Total: .08

KPFT: https://ratings.radio-online.com/content/arb033

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .03 September 2019 .01

Total: .08

WPFW: https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb015

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .03 September 2019 .04

Total: 1.1

If you value being kept up to speed on Pacifica Radio news via this newsletter, you can make a little contribution to keep Pacifica in Exile publishing . Donations are secure, but not tax-deductible.

To subscribe to this newsletter, please visit our website at http://www.pacificainexile.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2019

Comrade Goldmacher Wants Your Money


Berkeley-Apparently distressed by the unwillingness of the federal courts to support the unauthorized shutdown of WBAI, comrade Donald Goldmacher has issued an appeal to the aging Stalinists of Berkeley to dig deep into their land-owner pockets and fund a new lawsuit to take control of the Pacifica Foundation away from board of directors that just won't vote the way he wants.

The new communist revolution that Goldmacher appeals to his "comrades" to support has a distinctly capitalist tinge. His need to "bring the national board to a standstill" requires a corporate attorney. A corporate attorney with "connections" and a "steep hourly rate". They need big bucks. NOW.

You can read the full email here.

Comrade Goldmacher further loses the thread with of what used to be called solidarity, supporting independent media, or even the more mainstream duty of care required of a nonprofit board member by stating "Many of the Pacifica stations would not be missed. But KPFA would be missed".

Goldmacher appears flummoxed that the thousands of membership dollars he and his cohorts spent without board authorization to transfer the WBAI TRO to federal court went to waste. After mis-spelling Foster Garvey attorney John Crigler's name, he attributes Foster Garvey's crushing loss in federal court to "New York politics", missing the judge's lengthy explanation of why the humongous filing was lacking in legal merit.

Joining in his appeal to his comrades is former PNB director Carole (Big Tent) Travis, KPFA LSB chair Christina Huggins, and KPFA LSB secretary Carol Wolfley, who sends plaintive emails about mediation while secretly appealing for rich people to dig deep to pay connected corporate attorneys to bring the board to a standstill.

No replay of the 1999 shutdown of KPFA would be complete without a misdirected email from our modern-day Michael Palmer. One of Goldmacher's "comrades" with a conscience redirected his email appeal to friends at WBAI in the spirit of "take a look at this horseshit".

So how about it, KPFA members? Did you elect your local station board delegates to hire connected corporate attorneys to bring the board to a standstill? It takes signatures by 286 KPFA members to call for recall. It may be time to start collecting them.

Comrade Goldmacher is likely infuriated after his planned kangaroo court for the one KPFA director working to keep all of the community radio licenses in Pacifica's care up and running, failed. The removal of Voorhees was abruptly canceled after Goldmacher refused to provide any evidence for his allegations against Voorhees. Having run out of fellow directors to prevent from voting or remove from the board, Goldmacher is turning to corporate attorneys in his desperate attempt to overturn a board of directors vote he lost.

Contrary to his foolish misdirected email, Pacifica will not die if WBAI returns to local broadcasting and servicing its local community with NY-based content. If WBAI's fund drive had been allowed to continue, by now it would have made at least $300,000 that Pacifica doesn't have, instead of the boatload of legal bills from Foster Garvey that it does have. According to the professional (and expensive) media accountants (NETA) that Goldmacher refers to in his email, KPFA is projected to lose far more money in its 2020 operation than WBAI is and also lost more money in 2019. The national office would be in far more financial distress due to its unsupervised overspending without the $783,000 given to it by WBAI from bequests from the WBAI signal area in 2018-2019. Which the national office all spent. That's the entire Pacifica National Office payroll of $657,000. WBAI paid for it all in 2019.

WBAI is missed. Very much. The courtrooms in NY have been full, every time. The metrics don't even support Goldmacher's overheated rhetorical appeals to his comrades. After a PNB director from KPFK launched an attack on WBAI's arbitron ratings, it turned out through easily found online reports that KPFK's Arbitron ratings were far lower than WBAI's over the last four months. In fact, WBAI's AQH percentage is about the same as KPFA's, and both substantially trail the Washington station.

Here are the numbers for anyone interested:

KPFK: https://ratings.radio-online.com/content/arb003

June 2019 .01 July 2019 .01 August 2019 .01 September 2019 .02

Total: .05

WBAI: https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb001

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .01 September 2019 .02

Total: .07

KPFA: https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb009

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .02 September 2019 .02

Total: .08

KPFT: https://ratings.radio-online.com/content/arb033

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .03 September 2019 .01

Total: .08

WPFW: https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb015

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .03 September 2019 .04

Total: 1.1

If you value being kept up to speed on Pacifica Radio news via this newsletter, you can make a little contribution to keep Pacifica in Exile publishing . Donations are secure, but not tax-deductible.

To subscribe to this newsletter, please visit our website at http://www.pacificainexile.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2019

Comrade Goldmacher Wants Your Money


Berkeley-Apparently distressed by the unwillingness of the federal courts to support the unauthorized shutdown of WBAI, comrade Donald Goldmacher has issued an appeal to the aging Stalinists of Berkeley to dig deep into their land-owner pockets and fund a new lawsuit to take control of the Pacifica Foundation away from board of directors that just won't vote the way he wants.

The new communist revolution that Goldmacher appeals to his "comrades" to support has a distinctly capitalist tinge. His need to "bring the national board to a standstill" requires a corporate attorney. A corporate attorney with "connections" and a "steep hourly rate". They need big bucks. NOW.

You can read the full email here.

Comrade Goldmacher further loses the thread with of what used to be called solidarity, supporting independent media, or even the more mainstream duty of care required of a nonprofit board member by stating "Many of the Pacifica stations would not be missed. But KPFA would be missed".

Goldmacher appears flummoxed that the thousands of membership dollars he and his cohorts spent without board authorization to transfer the WBAI TRO to federal court went to waste. After mis-spelling Foster Garvey attorney John Crigler's name, he attributes Foster Garvey's crushing loss in federal court to "New York politics", missing the judge's lengthy explanation of why the humongous filing was lacking in legal merit.

Joining in his appeal to his comrades is former PNB director Carole (Big Tent) Travis, KPFA LSB chair Christina Huggins, and KPFA LSB secretary Carol Wolfley, who sends plaintive emails about mediation while secretly appealing for rich people to dig deep to pay connected corporate attorneys to bring the board to a standstill.

No replay of the 1999 shutdown of KPFA would be complete without a misdirected email from our modern-day Michael Palmer. One of Goldmacher's "comrades" with a conscience redirected his email appeal to friends at WBAI in the spirit of "take a look at this horseshit".

So how about it, KPFA members? Did you elect your local station board delegates to hire connected corporate attorneys to bring the board to a standstill? It takes signatures by 286 KPFA members to call for recall. It may be time to start collecting them.

Comrade Goldmacher is likely infuriated after his planned kangaroo court for the one KPFA director working to keep all of the community radio licenses in Pacifica's care up and running, failed. The removal of Voorhees was abruptly canceled after Goldmacher refused to provide any evidence for his allegations against Voorhees. Having run out of fellow directors to prevent from voting or remove from the board, Goldmacher is turning to corporate attorneys in his desperate attempt to overturn a board of directors vote he lost.

Contrary to his foolish misdirected email, Pacifica will not die if WBAI returns to local broadcasting and servicing its local community with NY-based content. If WBAI's fund drive had been allowed to continue, by now it would have made at least $300,000 that Pacifica doesn't have, instead of the boatload of legal bills from Foster Garvey that it does have. According to the professional (and expensive) media accountants (NETA) that Goldmacher refers to in his email, KPFA is projected to lose far more money in its 2020 operation than WBAI is and also lost more money in 2019. The national office would be in far more financial distress due to its unsupervised overspending without the $783,000 given to it by WBAI from bequests from the WBAI signal area in 2018-2019. Which the national office all spent. That's the entire Pacifica National Office payroll of $657,000. WBAI paid for it all in 2019.

WBAI is missed. Very much. The courtrooms in NY have been full, every time. The metrics don't even support Goldmacher's overheated rhetorical appeals to his comrades. After a PNB director from KPFK launched an attack on WBAI's arbitron ratings, it turned out through easily found online reports that KPFK's Arbitron ratings were far lower than WBAI's over the last four months. In fact, WBAI's AQH percentage is about the same as KPFA's, and both substantially trail the Washington station.

Here are the numbers for anyone interested:

KPFK: https://ratings.radio-online.com/content/arb003

June 2019 .01 July 2019 .01 August 2019 .01 September 2019 .02

Total: .05

WBAI: https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb001

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .01 September 2019 .02

Total: .07

KPFA: https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb009

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .02 September 2019 .02

Total: .08

KPFT: https://ratings.radio-online.com/content/arb033

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .03 September 2019 .01

Total: .08

WPFW: https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb015

June 2019 .02 July 2019 .02 August 2019 .03 September 2019 .04

Total: 1.1

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