The letter from the WBAI Community Advisory Board is now up and awaiting
PLEASE FORWARD AND SIGN
The members of Pacifica's stations must put an end
to the factional fighting that is destroying our network NOW, and
reassert the Pacifica Mission Statement as our guiding
It is time that all sides stop their fight, which threatens to take the
network into oblivion.
PACIFICANS OF ALL STATIONS,
This radio network belongs to ALL of us, and not to a few involved in
relatively small factions who dare to claim to hold our destiny in their
hands without our consent.
It is time for Summer Reese (and those supporting her claims) and for
Margy Wilkinson (and those supporting her claims) to heed the Pacifica
Mission Statement, call a ceasefire and negotiate their differences. What
is currently taking place is so opposed to Lou Hillís desires* (see
excerpt from the Pacifica Mission Statement, below).
Pacifica has not fulfilled its potential, which grows even more enormous
when pitted against the global economic crisis and the ongoing
destruction of this planet. WE NEED THIS VOICE -- OUR VOICE -- NOT MERELY
TO SURVIVE, BUT TO THRIVE.
To that end, we, the members of Pacifica, demand that all Court
proceedings be suspended, that a re-vote for Chair of the National Board
be taken, that the parties enter into further negotiations to save and
support Pacifica, and that no Pacifica signals or property be considered
for lease, swap or sale for a period of at least two years.
It is time we devote our creative energies to doing radio and focus our
attention on how to improve our programming, promotion, membership
numbers, and finances.
*From the Pacifica Mission Statement:
"In radio broadcasting operations:
- to engage in any activity that shall contribute to a lasting
understanding between nations and between the individuals of all nations,
races, creeds and colors;
- to gather and disseminate information on the causes of conflict between
any and all of such groups;
- and through any and all means compatible with the purposes of this
corporation to promote the study of political and economic problems and
of the causes of religious, philosophical and racial
It's time we started applying the Pacifica Mission to ourselves.