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KBOO Board Elections

please think about the health of the station and the people who commit so much time there !
Dear KBOO Members,

KBOO members voting in this year's board elections might not be aware that some of the candidate statements mailed with the ballots omit vital information and even contain outright falsehoods. To set the record straight, here are some important facts about candidates Rabia Yeaman, Michael Papadopoulos, and John Mackey that members won't find in any of their published statements:

In 2006, Rabia Yeaman was hired by KBOO to be the Training Developer. After all the months she spent in this paid position, however, nobody (Rabia included) has been able to list a single legitimate accomplishment that benefitted the station. Her early claims to have written substantial portions of technical manuals for KBOO turned out to be false.
Rabia has endorsed Michael Papadopoulos' candidacy for the board, as has John Mackey.

In 2009 and again the next year, Michael Papadopoulos sued KBOO over a ruling that he could not be seated on the board. This was due to a standing FCC regulation limiting the percentage of non-citizens permitted ownership status of a broadcast outlet. Both Michael and John made patently false claims in their candidate statements that the case against Michael's seating was illegitimate.

The original 2009 case, which eventually cost KBOO tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, was dropped by Michael and co-petitioner Scott Forrester the night before the court date. When Michael re-filed his case, he ended up seated on the board due not to the merits of his case, but rather due to an inaccurate statement in court by the president of the board claiming that a board seat was available. Due to the costs of the previous lawsuits, KBOO opted not to appeal the ruling seating Michael. These facts, as well as the history of financial damage done to KBOO by Michael's efforts, are all part of the public record.  http://kboo.fm/governance/ lawsuits

Michael's lack of concern for KBOO's stability has extended to public events. During a presentation to the KBOO membership at the April 2011 Strategic Planning Public Meeting, Michael verbally intimidated and physically attacked a representative from PARC Resources, attempting at one point to grab the microphone out of his hand.
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.

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.'"

I hope that these facts will help you and other KBOO members to make an informed decision about the future of the station. Please feel free to forward this email to other KBOO members

Michael Papadopoulos connection to 9/11 Truth Alliance crypto-fascist group 10.Sep.2012 13:06

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Michael Papadopoulos is an associate of Glen Owen. Owen tried to hijack KBOO branding via kboo.info domain:

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2010/09/402411.shtml

Owen had a panel including Papadopoulos on his cryto-nazi conspiracy cascade radio show and promoted it on the 9/11 Truth Alliance email list:

 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Portland911Truth/message/249

"The "Challenger Panel" of candidates (Scott Forrester, Cris Andreae, Michael Papadopoulos PhD, Maire Cullen and Glen Owen) are meeting 9am Wednesday to discuss prospects for hammering out a common platform.

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Scott Forrester was endorsed by Lone Vet nut as, "most likely to bring 911truth and exposure of "fake progressivism" to the fm broadcast band in a big swathe of the state of Oregon USA (see  http://kboo.fm for details)". In otherwords, they want a platform for more Anti-Jew conspiracies.

Full quote:
If you are a member of KBOO as at Fri Aug 28th 2009, note that Cris Andreae, Maire Cullen, Michael Papadopoulos and Scott Forrester are the candidates for board of directors (balloting closes Sept 28th) most likely to bring 911truth and exposure of "fake progressivism" to the fm broadcast band in a big swathe of the state of Oregon USA (see  http://kboo.fm for details)
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 http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/35775



Rabia Yeaman seems to be along for the ride. Not as odious as the others, but obviously a supporter.

Keeping in mind at least two of these people are connected to the 9/11 Truth Alliance group through exKBOO member Owen, read Antifa's latest on the racist organizing from that group:

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2012/09/417943.shtml

KBOO might well be looking at a hostile invasion from extreme right/"libertarian" Anti Semites.



PS:
Is John Mackey is the same former Co-CEO of Whole Foods?

What a load of crap this posting was!! 07.Oct.2012 18:47

Bill W

Yes, Rabia Yeaman was a useless employee of KBOO who never achieved anything except claim a paycheck.

But the station never ran better than when John Mackey was the chief engineer. When Tommy Hollywood became the engineer all the studio microphone problems started and he had wired taped along the floor for months in his futile attempt to fix it. The mics were not fixed until Mike Johnson did it - Tom could fix a broken pencil!

Michael Popodopolus has been one of the best board members KBOO has.

Ann, go to hell!

What a load of crap this posting was!! 07.Oct.2012 20:51

Bill W

Yes, Rabia Yeaman was a useless employee of KBOO who never achieved anything except claim a paycheck.

But the station never ran better than when John Mackey was the chief engineer. When Tommy Hollywood became the engineer all the studio microphone problems started and he had wired taped along the floor for months in his futile attempt to fix it. The mics were not fixed until Mike Johnson did it - Tom could fix a broken pencil!

Michael Popodopolus has been one of the best board members KBOO has.

Ann, go to hell!