The law provides that "[t]he role of the board shall be solely advisory in nature...." It also stipulates that the board shall advise the governing body of the station and therefore must be distinct from and independent of the governing body.
The purpose of the advisory board is to provide a vehicle for effective community input to the station's governing body about station programming, community service and impact on the community from the station's major policy decisions. Congress believed that the establishment of community advisory boards would assist the stations to develop programs and policies that address the specific needs of the communities that they endeavor to serve.
The advisory board is intended to provide the public the opportunity to be heard on station programming, community service and impact on the community of major policy decisions.
If you would like to play a role on the KPFA Community Advisory Board, please contact the CAB Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org