Written on Nov, 13, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

KPFA’s  fund drive phone room, where listener volunteers answer the phone to take pledges, is one of the only regularly scheduled events that brings KPFA listeners through the station’s doors. The phone room gives listeners the opportunity to meet one another, in the phone room and over the phone, and allows informal contact with KPFA staff. During the past two …

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Written on Oct, 28, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

Gray Panthers of San Francisco      2940 16th Street, Room 200-4, San Francisco CA 94103   415-552-8800       graypanther-sf@sonic.net   KPFA Radio      1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way    Berkeley, CA 94704 Dear Quincy McCoy, As long time supporters of KPFA, members of the San Francisco Gray  Panthers are writing to tell you of our disappointment in recent management decisions at KPFA. Because our …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

By Akio Tanaka [KPFA LSB Member 2006-2012] Article as flyer:  Peace to KPFA Underlying problems Whenever there is a conflict, there is always an escalation in rhetoric, like when there was the divisive and inflammatory charge a few years ago that the Pacifica National Office engaged in union busting. We should avoid getting caught up in the rhetoric and address …

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Written on May, 31, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Add your name to those standing up for the Morning Mix.  Click here. Help return these journalists and the community issues they cover to prime time at KPFA. Andres Soto from the Richmond Progressive Alliance, The legendary Project Censored, authors for more than 30 years of the “Censored” collections of the year’s most-neglected news stories and the nation’s most prominent media literacy …

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Written on Nov, 15, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley- More than a little late, and punctuated by an audible “oh shit” by unelected board chair and IED Margy Wilkinson, the Pacifica National Board voted by a narrow 1-vote margin to change the amount of shared service contributions. The new rule, which Wilkinson and Salvador implemented weeks ago without board permission, sets network service payments by the average of …

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Written on Nov, 09, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-In this past election cycle, one of the few bright spots was the strong support for lifting the minimum wage. At Pacifica Radio however, things are going in the opposite direction as indicated by an ad for an early AM part-time position at KPFT in Houston – paying $10 an hour. The ad, which was posted as of November 2nd …

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Written on Nov, 02, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

    Berkeley- It’s a Pacifica election for Halloween. Maybe. The national board after considering a timeline developed by their elections committee, rejected the timeline, but did issue an order to unelected chair of the board/interim executive director Margy Wilkinson to hire someone to run the election by December 1st. This is not the first time the board has so …

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Written on Oct, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-Pacifica’s finance committee bears the responsibility for reviewing and recommending divisional budgets for the 5 stations, national office and archives and consolidating those 7 documents into an organizational budget for the upcoming year. That task is supposed to be completed by September 30th. But a month after the end of the fiscal year, the end is nowhere in sight. Pacifica …

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Written on Oct, 17, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-The new corporate call center collecting pledges for Pacifica stations KPFK in Los Angeles and KPFA in Berkeley is owned by Bruce Hough, an Oregon republican who runs a Tea Party campaign advertising/fundraising business called Impact Marketing with his partner, rabid Tea Party congressman Sal Esquivel. Esquivel traveled to Arizona to stand with Michelle Malkin, the Minutemen and others in …

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Written on Oct, 12, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  Berkeley-Pacifica narrowly acquired FCC permission to engage in fundraising for an outside organization – 4 days after doing it – and by accident. After happening to listen to an edition of the Sojourner Truth program on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles last weekend promising 1/2 the pledges raised to a health charity for Ebola relief in West Africa, former PNB …

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Written on Oct, 10, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

An Open Letter To The Pacifica Community It is way past time to put our radio network under the leadership of people who know how to supervise the operation of radio stations. The post-coup situation cannot continue.  Not for another day and not for another week. The executive director position needs to be immediately filled with an interim director with …

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Written on Oct, 06, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Archives Begone Berkeley-The network’s controversial CFO, Raul Salvador, has not responded to last week’s revelation that he did not, in fact, recently “discover” payments to the network’s profit-sharing pension fund had not been made in 2013, but made that decision himself in a meeting with the third party administrator in the summer of 2013. And he concealed it in the …

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