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Development / Membership Director, WTIP, Grand Marais, MN

WTIP Community Radio seeks a development director to create, manage and implement all fundraising activities to meet the financial goals of this nonprofit community radio station.

Job Duties
Responsibilities include the following:
1. New member acquisition and retention, and other fundraising initiatives, including underwriting, on-air membership drives, grant writing, planned giving, major donor support, and capital campaigns.
2. Write and manage project-specific grant proposals.
3. Manage station merchandise planning and design; maintain online store.
4. Act as the primary point of contact for donor needs and concerns, including in-person, phone, email, thank you gift program, and donor events.
5. Manage and maintain the membership program, including the sustaining membership program, major donor program and membership database.
6. Marketing efforts to include direct mail, digital marketing and social media coordination, identifying marketing trends and opportunities, and creating ads for media buys/trades.
7. Supervise development assistant position; coordinate volunteers and vendors for special events.
8. Plan and direct on-air membership drives, including developing theme, goals, supporting materials, and managing after-drive acknowledgments.
9. Contribute to the overall success of the station’s membership services by performing other duties as assigned.

About the Station
WTIP is located in Grand Marais, Minn. on the North Shore of Lake Superior and adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We are a tourist-based arts and music community.

Qualifications
Superb written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated time management skills and flexibility with job duties.
Software and tools expertise including: DonorPerfect, Microsoft Office, WordPress, InDesign, Mailchimp or similar marketing software; familiarity with Adobe or similar audio software is helpful but not required.
Marketing and fundraising experience a plus.
Creative, self-starter attitude.
Donor and volunteer service mentality.
Experience working in a non-profit setting or as part of a charitable organization.
Organized and inspiring team leader.
Knowledge of public radio initiatives and programs a plus.

Pay and Benefits
Full-time position, 32 to 40 hours per week, includes health care and other benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity
WTIP does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.

Please submit resume and questions by July 31, 2021 to:

Matthew Brown
Director
matthew@wtip.org
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience
Deadline: July 31, 2021

Managing Editor, WHBM, Birmingham, AL

The Managing Editor will lead an award winning newsroom (Alabama Broadcaster’s Association Station of the Year Award) in Birmingham, a city the New York Times described as a quintessential Southern city ready to surprise you. As the lead station for the Gulf States Newsroom, a collaborative journalism initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the managing editor of WBHM will work closely to curate and amplify journalism across Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana in concert with the hub’s Managing Editor, who is based in Birmingham. WBHM cares as much about local journalism as it does the power of collaboration to identify new models to sustain journalism across the Deep South. WBHM provides news and information services across broadcast and digital platforms, including its primary broadcast signal and the web, a weekly newsletter, smart speakers and social media. The Managing Editor will be instrumental in developing and implementing a newsroom strategy that ensures WBHM’s service connects audiences with issues of relevance in their communities. The successful candidate will lead local news coverage across all platforms: radio and digital audio, web, social media, and other off platforms. We expect the Managing Editor will become an editorial leader across the region.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Set the vision and newsroom strategy for achieving WBHM’s mission
• Refine and develop WBHM’s existing beats: Health and Science, Local Government and Communities, weekend, emergency and holiday coverage
• Manage and train professional reporters, editors and freelancers, and work with them to create and meet professional growth goals
• Supervise digital news content across platforms including podcasts, wbhm.org, editorial partnerships and other activities
• Maintain excellence in coverage, enforce deadlines and always push for the stories that reflect communities’ issues and aspirations
• Support WBHM’s community engagement efforts through occasional public appearances
• Manages and maintains the station’s editorial policy, and when appropriate, revisit to reflect basic community standards
• Keeps abreast of best practices in meeting community information needs and relevant delivery platforms
• Anticipates change and ensures the organization is positioned to succeed
• Perform other duties as assigned

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to train and encourage team members
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• An engaged journalism mindset that is focused on meeting information needs
• Effective news judgment and self-discipline
• Familiarity with public radio news programming standards and values
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to train and encourage team members
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• An engaged journalism mindset that is focused on meeting information needs
• Effective news judgment and self-discipline
• Familiarity with public radio news programming standards and values.

Annual Salary Range: $53,000 – $68,000

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field and five (5) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

For consideration, please apply online directly at:
https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T187429&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Salary Range: Annual Salary Range: $53,000 – $68,000
Deadline: Open until filled.

Director of On-Air Pledge and Strategic Initiatives, WABE, Atlanta GA

PBA has an exciting opportunity in our Development department for a dynamic fundraising and donor relations professional with on air experience. Reporting to the VP-Development, the Director of On Air Fundraising and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for driving revenue from on-air fundraising campaigns (TV and radio) and the WABE vehicles donation program, as well as providing cross-team collaboration and leadership to drive growth of sustainer revenue.

The On-Air Fundraising responsibilities range from planning, strategy, and research to script-writing and on-air pitching for Radio and TV Pledge. This position works at a high level of collaboration with the PBA content department, partnering with the Director of Special Projects on the radio pledge member drive and the Multiplatform Producer on TV pledge campaigns.

The Director of On Air Fundraising and Strategic Initiatives also oversees and creates an annual strategy to drive net revenue through ticketed events and other local experiences and premiums for TV Pledge and manages the Senior Coordinator, On Air Pledge and Communications. This position leads strategies, annual goals and on-air tactics to drive sustainer revenue for on air campaigns and co-leads the departments Sustainer Task Force.

Accountabilities:
• Develop and execute strategies to grow annual net revenue via on-air pledge campaigns (TV and Radio) including planning, collaboration with content partners, pitching and script writing.
• Develop annual TV and radio pledge calendars and lead cross-team strategy development for pledge drives in high collaboration with content team, VP Development, and PBA executives.
• Serve as key point of contact with the content team and The Programming Service (vendor) to develop programming recommendations to achieve TV pledge goals.
• Cultivate and procure local content (concerts, experiences, other local engagement) to drive TV pledge revenue beyond standard PBS premium tactics.
• Collaborate with marketing and advise membership services on premiums for on air drives.
• Develop messaging and parameters for internal TV pledge content production, working closely with Multiplatform Producer, who leads on production implementation.
• Serve as a host and potentially self-produce TV and radio pledge content. Ideal candidate will have experience working in a production/media environment or production experience.
• Contribute to developing annual revenue and expense budget goals for the development department and monitor progress against goals.
• Devise and execute specific tactics designed to achieving team sustainer goals.
• Oversee and track net revenue results for TV and Radio pledge, especially during on-air drives and share drive results to drive real-time decision-making and programming adjustments.
• Network within PBS and NPR systems and drive strategic initiatives designed to surface innovations and help make PBA an industry leader in on air drives.

• Analyze PBA performance vs. industry data to elevate successful, innovative strategies to help the team make data driven decisions and identify new net revenue drivers.
• Oversee Senior Coordinator of On-Air Pledge and Communications to drive growth in vehicles revenue, including promoting the program across PBA platforms and fundraising channels.
• Collaborate closely with VP Development and marketing team on events, membership communications strategies and digital campaigns, and devise creative requirements for ona-air drives and related website and digital fundraising.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Bachelor’s Degree required.
• Minimum of five to ten years of related fundraising work and supervisory experience.
• Ability to plan strategically, lead and be innovative.
• Strong presenting skills and excellent verbal and written skills.
• Highly motivated, team-oriented, and ability to be a self-starter.
• Proficient in coaching including the ability to lead and inspire peers and direct reports.
• Strong strategy development and planning skills and ability to lead team toward results.
• On-air pledge drive implementation experience.
• Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and follow through.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Excel and Word and familiarity with fundraising databases.
• Production, special event, and development experience preferred.
• Occasional evenings and weekends are required, particularly during pledge periods.

Work Environment & Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required (up to 5 lbs.), filing documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. Position, at least initially, will be located off-site in accordance with station policy on off-site work for most staff in response to coronavirus. Candidates must be willing and able to work from home but provide their own transportation to the station once off-site work conditions are lifted.

For consideration, submit cover letter, resume and demo to:

Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Attention: Human Resources
740 Bismark Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Apply by:
Fax: 678-553-3026
Online @: http://www.wabe.org
E-mail: jobs@pba.org

EOE
Salary Range: $78,000 – $90,000
Deadline: Open until filled

News Producer, WABE, Atlanta GA

This is a professional position serving as a morning edition producer for WABE 90.1FM. This position requires experience in news script writing, audio editing, show timing, guest booking, interviewing and reporting both local and state news in accordance with NPR style. As a morning edition producer, responsibilities include but are not limited to generating news ideas, present enriching stories, and an ability to respond to breaking news. This position is supervised by the host/senior producer.

Accountabilities:
• Works under the direction of host/senior producer
• Pitches story ideas, gathers audio for show, as well as identifies and researches topics of interest
• Gathers news articles, study/poll information, etc.
• Books sources for interviews and edits for broadcast
• Finds appropriate guests, gathers bios, and provides all necessary information for appearance on show
• Pre-interviews guests and writes interview scripts for host
• Serves as WABE reporter for local and national news programs, presenting local news reports in a conversational, public radio style and files stories as needed
• Works in cooperation with the news department to compile stories and live, on-air presentation of local content for news programs. This will be a combination of in-studio production, interviewing (some live), coverage of special news assignments as directed, working with technical equipment related to broadcasting, participating in mandatory on-air fundraising
• Hosting on-air during news programs may be required, and air shifts will vary depending on needs of the station and station management
• Operates on-air broadcast board as needed
• Produce multi-platform content for digital/TV presence of show(s)
• Mixes interview audio using digital audio software
• Downloads music, film and TV clips as needed for production
• Demonstrates multi-track editing ability while gaining proficiency on the job
• Introduces and/or voices stories and segments as needed
• Technical set up, books guests, preps host as needed
• Edits pre-recorded audio for length, clarity, and content
• Quality controls items from the previous shift to fact-check scripts and make sure audio is of proper quality
• Consistently ensures that audio, sound placement, and mixing follow appropriate narrative of stories Duties of Associate Producer, plus:
• Hosts on-air interviews as needed
• Works on deadlines and attends planning meetings
• Writing: Billboard, promo, headline & summary of each show segment for digital content

• Develops additional digital components (infographics, maps, videos, slideshows, etc.) for special series or multi-platform initiatives
• Promotes show topics in advance on social media
• Screens emails, news and social media for use during the show
• May contribute to the execution of live events or broadcasts
• Makes regular contributions to all WABE/ PBA platforms
• Acts as lead producer for some special series and events
• Assists in educational outreach activities
• Contributes and participates in fund raising activities and related production
• Other duties as assigned by Station Management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience and Education Requirements
• BA Degree and minimum of three years of applicable experience
• Demonstrated experience and proven track record in gathering news, anchoring/reporting, writing scripts as well as interviewing and production
• Demonstrated experience in developing and producing news content (Ability to use desktop editing, studio production equipment, and reporter field kit)
• Must be able to set up and engineer two-way interviews
• Must be able to quickly make judgments and know how to analyze what is newsworthy.
• Must be proficient in the use and handling of audio compact flash recorders and moving recorded product into automation system
• Effectively communicates with Editor and Assignment Editor on stories coming in for following shifts
• Must be able to run (or learn to run) an air control board and fill in as host on news shifts when needed
• Excellent and proven ability to edit in the multi-track mode of Adobe Audition or similar audio edit by software, and able to train others on its use
• Must develop understanding of NPR’s newsmagazine clocks and how best to utilize local news breaks to ensure local and national sound and quality uniformity
• Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are a must in this position
• Must be able to handle a variety of activities, work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Digital reporting experience is a plus
• Knowledge of the Atlanta area is preferred, but not necessary

Work Environment & Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required (up to 10 lbs.), filing documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. Position, at least initially, will be located off-site in accordance with station policy on off-site work for most staff in response to coronavirus. Candidates must be willing and able to work from home but provide their own transportation to the station once off-site work conditions are lifted.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume to:

Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Attention: Human Resources
740 Bismark Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Apply by:
Fax: 678-553-3026
Online @: http://www.wabe.org
E-mail: jobs@pba.org

EOE
Salary Range: $47,000 – $52,000
Deadline: Open until filled

Jr. Account Executive, WABE, Atlanta GA

This position sells the services/products, brand and/or reaches trade agreements for PBA (WABE 90.1 FM, ATL PBA TV & related Digital Assets such as Streaming Audio, Website Display Ads & Podcasts) under the supervision of the Senior Vice President of Underwriting & Corporate Support. Works on projects and business relationship with accounts while exceeding customer’s expectations. Sells PBA brand and services using technical, organizational, and customer service knowledge to influence customers and assist them in applying the products/services to their needs resulting in revenue generation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Research customer needs and develop application of products and services in an effective manner by:
a. Determine marketing/account strategies & goals for product and service.
b. Obtaining & coordinating data & information from staff and member groups.
c. Researching and developing lists of potential customers.
d. Doing market research to determine customer needs & providing information to other staff.
e. Evaluating product & service marketability in terms of customers’ needs
f. Following up on sales leads and developing leads.
g. Maintaining up-to-date understanding of industry trends and developments that effect target markets.
h. Establishing & maintaining industry contacts that lead to sales.
i. Working with sales support and staff to establish a communication path.

Develop and deliver sales presentations and close sales in a professional and effective manner by:
a. Developing sales and marketing proposals for customers on products and services.
b. Making presentations to users.
c. Maintaining up-to-date awareness of activities & industry trends.
d. Making regular sales calls (either in person or thru “Zoom” or “Teams” as appropriate) to develop relationships and follow up on leads.
e. Acting to close deals & finalize contracts.
f. Meeting established sales quotas and revenue goals.

Participate in sales forecasting and planning in an effective manner by:
a. Producing regular reports & final plans for Supervisor’s approval.
b. Maintaining up-to-date awareness of strategic plans and procedures to coordinate market plans.
c. Monitoring, analyzing & communicating sales data.

Develop and maintain communications in a cooperative and professional manner with all levels of staff and customers.
a. Communicating openly, honestly and constructively
b. Treating all employees and customers with dignity, respect and courtesy
c. Taking responsibility for and making every effort to resolve communication, trust and respect concerns and problems.
d. Asking for information needed to perform job responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Suggest new processes, tools, methodologies to ensure sales program’s success across department.
Telephone/E-Mail/Text/Social Media communication to prospects to identify appropriate contacts, qualify and drive leads through the sales pipeline.
Telemarketing, cold calling, appointment setting and proactive contact of new & existing clients.
Administrative responsibilities to ensure a high level of customer service is maintained.

Work Environment & Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required (up to 5 lbs.), filing documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. Position, at least initially, will be located off-site in accordance with station policy on off-site work for most staff in response to coronavirus. Candidates must be willing and able to work from home but provide their own transportation to the station once off-site work conditions are lifted. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to support departmental events or during high volume work periods.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Attention: Human Resources
740 Bismark Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Fax: 678-553-3026
Apply online at: http://www.wabe.org
Email: jobs@pba.org
EOE
Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000
Deadline: Open until filled

News & Public Affairs Director, KSER-FM – KXIR-FM, Everett, WA

The KSER Foundation is a community-owned non-profit organization which operates two non-commercial public radio stations. KSER-FM has been on the air since 1991. Our second station, KXIR, began broadcasting in 2013. Our studios are located in Everett, WA.

Summary of Position
The KSER Foundation News & Public Affairs Director oversees production and on-air anchoring of radio news and public affairs programs; takes the lead role in planning and assigning coverage for new stories; and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast. This position supervises one news host and multiple station volunteers who volunteer public affairs producers.

The successful candidate will have a background that includes reporting, newscast producing and on-air hosting. Previous supervisory and leadership experience is preferred. Solid editing skills and editorial judgement is required, as is the organizational ability to anticipate and manage workflow, coordinate staff and freelance reporters, and train and work with volunteers and interns.

The News and Public Affairs Director is part of the KSER Leadership Team and plays a key role in defining and maintaining ethical, editorial, artistic, and technical standards for all news and public affairs programming. The News Director also collaborates with the Program Director and General Manager on news programming decisions and news operations. This position is also responsible for managing news content distribution on the station’s website and other platforms.

Qualifications
• A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
• A degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field is preferred
• Five years of radio experience in news reporting and hosting is preferred, preferably in a multi-platform news environment
• Experience in public radio is preferred
• Supervisory experience is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• History of initiative reporting on a wide range of topics
• Superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills
• Efficient production capabilities
• Interviewing skills, both live and recorded, are important
• An understanding of public and community radio’s mission
• Ability to work within a live program environment
• Must have excellent memory for details, be able to meet daily deadlines under potentially stressful conditions and deal effectively with multiple competing tasks
• Experience in broadcast automation is important. ENCO automation experience preferred.

Responsibilities
• Direct the gathering and production of news and public affairs content on-air and online
• Direct the activities of staff and volunteers to develop story ideas and topics, track issues and events, and schedule time for interviewing, writing and editing
• Oversee training for current and new volunteers.
• Serve as primary editor for news material and reporter submissions
• Host daily on-air shift; anchor newscasts and special programming as needed
• Adhere to deadlines and make timely and effective decisions in situations requiring prompt attention
• Serve as the primary leader during crisis response
• Perform personnel management duties by helping to set goals and monitor the performance of news staff and volunteers
• Work closely with engineering staff and volunteers to ensure the maintenance of equipment and equipment needs
• Maintain information systems vital to news planning, news gathering, news production, and news presentation
• Manage preparation of quarterly FCC-required issues and programs report
• Seek opportunities to promote public contact to help ascertain public needs, build community engagement and bolster station success
• Participate in station events and fundraising activities as appropriate
• Participate in the development and management of annual operating budgets and provide fiscal input to the unit
• Support the office functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt
The salary range is $40,000 to $48,000.

To Apply for this Position: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Tom Clendening via email at tom@KSER.org or send via regular mail to:

Tom Clendening
KSER Foundation
2623 Wetmore Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

The KSER Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Open until filled.

Operations Director, KHEN, Salida, CO

KHEN, located in Salida, CO, is looking for a part-time Operations Director. The Operations Director will have responsibility for day-to-day station operations, fundraising and continued growth of our station. As a member of KHEN’s leadership team your priorities will be maintaining a dynamic organization with a focus on fundraising. Ideally, you will increase funding to provide yourself with full-time compensation. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Cultivate a fun, high energy and welcoming environment for staff and volunteers.

  • Cultivate open lines of communication and a culture of Diversity and integrity

  • Cultivate KHEN community relationships. 

  • Develop and implement fundraising plans, including grants, and special events. 

  • Develop volunteers and programming through training, community outreach and education.

  • Increase membership through creative marketing and community involvement. 

  • Provide administrative leadership and support to staff, volunteers and board members: 

    • Maintain and enhance equipment and software applications 

    • Ensure compliance with regulations and requirements for 501(c)3 nonprofit low power radio stations, including up to date files, certificates, licenses, etc. 

    • Maintain and enhance internal documentation, policies and procedures.

  • Report to and work with the Board of Directors: 

    • Develop strategic plans toward a thriving, sustainable, and fiscally solvent organization.

    • Contribute to recruiting and developing board members.

    • Attend and report on accomplishments and issues at monthly board meetings.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • all phases of the grant procurement process

  • fundraising 

  • event planning 

  • volunteer coordination 

  • Non-profit experience

  • leadership, team building and organizational experience

  • verbal and written communication skills, which includes an ability to engage volunteers, donors and our community 

  • an ability to anticipate needs, discern priorities, and meet deadlines with limited direction

  • computer skills, Google forms, Microsoft Office, social media and website management

  • Broadcasting and radio programming experience 

  • Microsoft IT experience 

About Us: KHEN has been in operation since 2002 as a low power community radio station that serves Salida, CO and surrounding communities. We are grass roots with funding and support coming from our local community. And we’ve been growing – underwriting, membership and listenership have all been on the upswing the past few years. 

We have over 40 volunteer DJ’s, show hosts and producers. Our station employs a part-time Office Manager and a part-time Sales and Finance Manager. In years past our Board Chair operated as a volunteer Executive Director; we currently have a temporary contract employee acting as an Executive Director. All of our production is handled by volunteers. Our fundraising and events are also planned and staffed by volunteers. Our board is an active board involved in programming, fundraising strategies and station operations.

We are jazzed about Salida and KHEN’s mission to build community through programming, education and outreach. There are so many opportunities to engage with our amazing community, staff and volunteers. 

Compensation: Like most small non-profits we have limited funds. We are looking at a 20 hr/week position in the salary range of $20 to $25 per hour. We offer paid holidays and leave.  We would like to increase compensation and hours, dependent on your success with fundraising. 

Contact: We look forward to talking to you about our favorite radio station – sincere thanks for your interest in KHEN. 

If you’d like more information about KHEN or this position please drop us an email and we will contact you. If you’re ready to apply, please send a letter of interest, resume and references to: boarddirector@khen.org

We will be accepting inquiries until the position is filled.

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