Aug 9, 2010

CPB auditing Arkansas radio station associated with ACORN

Community radio station KABF (88.3 FM) in Little Rock, Ark., currently under audit by CPB, "may be broke in a matter of weeks. KABF could cease to exist as we know it," board member Jay Jensen told station volunteers in a recent email, according to the Arkansas Times on Aug. 5. KABF began in 1984 as an affiliate ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and the controversial nonprofit remains a presence on the station's board. An emergency KABF board meeting was convened last week to create a community advisory board for the station, which is a requirement for CPB support. Jensen said accounting for the station was handled by Citizens Consulting Inc., a group affiliated with ACORN. "It's been a challenge to get answers about accounting and records," he told the paper.

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