Meanwhile at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Kenya Lewis, who's working with KUSF volunteers, sent SF Weekly an early draft of the group's manifesto:
There was a meeting to SAVE KUSF1. Spread the word.
Ask people to show their support.
"Like" Save KUSF on Facebook:
KUSF music director Irwin Swirnoff is slated to be on-air Wednesday 1/19 9am3. Make noise.
If you know alumni, bands, or folks the news media would consider influential supporters of SAVE KUSF, please ask them to write ASAP: email@example.com. Show up.
6pm: Phelan Hall (outside KUSF's building) | protest
7pm Fromm Hall (near the church) for the meeting | public meeting5. Say no.
Contact USF Dean Camperi. Ask him to stop the sale. Ask him to let us give the public a voice. This is especially important for USF and USC students and alumni.
Dean Camperi, Harney Science Center 244
University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-5939. Hold tight. There will be a petition and more updates soon.
to save KUSFWho's involved:
students, volunteers, listeners and local residents who recognize KUSF's singular role in the limited public radio landscape. Advocates:
KUSF has loyal fans worldwide. USF students, musicians, politicians, music fans, alumni -- an amazing array of supporters have responded immediately to protect KUSF. We hope to compile a list within the following week.Why is it a concern to the public: Operated in the tradition of college radio, KUSF is a well-respected national voice and unique cultural attribute to the community.The public, whom it has benefited for over the past 30 years, deserves to evaluate its removal.KUSF's not-for-profit, community-based programing is valued by the student body, and by San Francisco's diverse community at large, as host to popular shows like "Chinese Star Radio."Despite all statements indicating otherwise, online streaming does not serve the same educational or public purposes as radio broadcast. KUSF's ability to broadcast is what connects its large audience in and outside the Bay Area. Without the FM frequency, bands wouldn't visit the station to play in the studio. Record companies wouldn't send their new releases. If KUSF were confined to the Internet, only people who already know about the station would listen. An Internet-only station, meanwhile, can't reach an audience as diverse as an on-air station.