From Jim Dingeman:
LSB continuation meeting to discuss alternatives to LMA
The next LSB meeting will discuss alternatives to leasing out the station to fend off the consequences of WBAI and Pacifica debt. I encourage those, who have plans or thought out ideas to increase revenue on a consistent ongoing basis, to come to this meeting.
Location: 111 Livingston Ave. 7th fl. Brooklyn.
Date: Thursday Feb. 27th
Time: 7 pm.
From R. Paul Martin:
Here's the motion that the committee passed this past Wednesday.
The WBAI LSB Finance Committee recommends the following motion to the
Motion on Developing LSB Plan for Alternatives to LMA
Whereas, on February 9, 2014, the Pacifica National Board adopted a
motion postponing for 60 days any negotiations on a Local Marketing
Agreement or Public Service Operating Agreement (LMA/PSOA) for WBAI,
during which the WBAI Local Station Board (LSB) is to come up with a
written plan for alternatives to an LMA/PSOA;
1. The WBAI LSB will immediately form a Sustainability Working Group of
at least 4 LSB volunteers, two local Finance Committee members, two
active Community Advisory Board meeting participants and Management to
organize broad outreach to WBAI listeners, Paid and Unpaid Staff, to
evaluate existing proposals, including Community Advisory Board
proposals, and develop additional proposals for station sustainability
as an alternative to a Local Marketing Agreement or Public Service
2. The working group will hold its first meeting within eight days in
person if possible, or by teleconference if necessary, with provisions
made so that members of the public can also call in and participate. All
of the Working Group's meetings shall be open to the public with at
least 7 days notice on the WBAI Web site, the LSB-Public LISTSERV, and
as many other venues as possible.
3. The Working group will report back on its work at all LSB meetings
held through the LSB's April meeting.