Written on Feb, 02, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

This article was written by Michael Corcoran and appeared in Truthout on January 31, 2015. All rights reserved. Crises at Pacifica Radio Saturday, 31 January 2015 11:00 By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | News Analysis September 20, 2014: NYC People’s Climate Justice March; WBAI Pacifica Radio. (Photo: The City Project) Pacifica Radio, one of the most iconic and last remaining outlets …

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Written on Dec, 24, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

From Richard Uzzell, Pacifica Board of Directors, KPFT Listener Rep. Announced publicly on December 23, 2014 The Pacifica Board of Directors was informed today by IED, Margy Wilkinson of a December 17, 2014 letter (sent almost a week earlier) from California Deputy Attorney General, Julianne Mossler, “for Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General.”  This was the first that the Board (as a whole) …

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Written on Apr, 24, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

  Margy Wilkinson Chair of the Pacifica National Board Pacifica Foundation Radio 1925 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Berkeley, CA 94704-1037   Dear Margy – I do not wish to add to your worries – since as both Chair and Acting Executive Director of the foundation for nearly a year, you have had enough to worry about. However, I have …

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Written on Apr, 19, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

  Berkeley-On a sad note, long-time KPFA board operator and music host Wesley Burton was killed in an automobile accident in the early hours of the morning on Saturday April 18th driving home after hosting Sideshow Radio, a late night hip-hop show that ends at 2:00am. Burton leaves a wife and several children. The board majority had a propaganda mismatch …

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Written on Apr, 15, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

(Submitted by listener-representative Andrea Prichett to the KPFA Local Station Board, 4-11-15   Developed by Carole Wolfey.  The board has agreed to take up this proposal at their next  meeting, Saturday, May 9, 11 am – 4 pm.   See below for a link to the audio of the board discussion thus far.) The LSB asks that KPFA General Manager and …

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Written on Apr, 08, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

by Ann Garrison  I can’t always respond to developments within the Pacifica Radio Network at the time they occur, so this is a look back at one of this year’s most noteworthy Pacifica National Board (PNB) votes. On 02/12/2015, the PNB voted to give the Pacifica Foundation CFO authority over the business managers at all five Pacifica stations. This has …

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Written on Apr, 06, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-Pacifica’s much-delayed FY 2013 financial audit, after 11 months in the making, $80,000 spent, and close to 300 hours of auditing services, has been exposed as faulty with double-accrued expenses. The entry of the same bills twice was caused by the tumult instigated by the 2014 roguue board which has been utterly resistant to competent financial staffing and has not …

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Written on Apr, 02, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Detail of Accrued Settlement Fees-1   After attempting for more than a week to privately address the significant errors in the supposed independent audit of Pacifica’s FY2013 fiscal year, it is time to notify the members of the foundation that the document is incorrect and it appears to be fraudulent. If you will bear with me to explain some accounting …

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Written on Mar, 26, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-Pacifica’s response to the December 17th document request by the California Attorney General, sent on February 17th, contains some startling omissions to straightforward questions. For example, question 12 from the AG asks for “records of all donations and grants received by PFR, including but not limited to donations received via Twitter, Facebook and Pacifica’s websites, from January 1, 2010 to the present”. …

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Written on Mar, 16, 2015 by in | 1 Comment.

Berkeley-“I’m not even thinking about the FY 2014 audit”. Those were the words of Pacifica’s auditor on March 10, 2015 at Pacifica’s audit committee. The audit he is not even thinking about is due to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on April 17, 2015, so the nails in the coffin on Pacifica’s dwindling chances of being restored to Corporation for …

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Written on Mar, 03, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-At the last Pacifica board meeting, CFO Raul Salvador revealed that Pacifica management has been unable to access the Corporation for Public Broadcasting online submission site for, apparently, the last ten months, as the federally funded agency has demanded a letter signed by all 22 board members in order to reauthorize access to the Isis system. It is impossible for …

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Written on Mar, 02, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

This commentary was provided in response to an article “Is Pacifica Worth Saving” written by former KPFA news volunteer Matthew Lasar and printed in the Nation Magazine. The original article can be found here. Matthew Lasar has penned a self-contradictory, historically confused (especially when it comes to WBAI radio), and slippery* op-ed in the current issue of The Nation magazine. …

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