The Concerned Members and Supporters (CMS) program committee would appreciate as many listeners of WPFW as possible taking the time to review the attached draft “Listeners Bill of Rights.” (The programmers’ committee has also developed a complementary draft “Programmers Bill of Rights,” which is now being circulated among the programmers for their feedback. Once their feedback has been included, in about two weeks, listeners will also have a chance to review the “Programmers Bill of Rights.”)
We would like to see any additions or changes you would recommend to the Listeners Bill of Rights by April 6, two weeks from the day you should be receiving this document. Please email your recommendations to one of the program committee’s coordinators, Kwame O. Abayomi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Starr Bowie (email@example.com). We will also be soliciting public feedback on the draft on the CMS website, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know any listeners who may not be in CMS but who may be interested in reviewing the document, please be sure to forward this note and the document to them or direct them to the CMS website.
Once we have had them reviewed by as many listeners as possible, we will submit the documents to the Local Station Board (LSB) for processing there. We believe that the comprehensive review process will help us create the best document possible to present to the LSB for approval. We hope that listeners will more readily exercise the rights in the documents once they learn to recognize their value in the course of contributing to their development. Only by demanding transparency and fair treatment of all connected with the station can we hope to resolve the current crisis and maintain the station as the voice of the voiceless.
We thank you in advance for your participation and eagerly look forward to hearing from you.
Kwame O. Abayomi
Co-coordinators, CMS Programming Committee