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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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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Berkeley-Pacifica Radio sent “something” to the California Attorney General last week, but exactly what was sent has been concealed from the board of directors, at least those of them not affiliated with the rogue majority. Despite repeated requests for a copy of the jump drive sent to the AG’s office, IED/chair Wilkinson has failed to provide it more than a …

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Berkeley-Just when it seemed the process to fill the vacant executive director position at Pacifica Radio couldn’t get any more troubled, another shoe dropped when board vice-chair Tony Norman, a DC attorney employed by the federal government, inexplicably carbon-copied his ballot indicating his choice for the position to a public Pacifica discussion list-serv with about 100 subscribers. Pacifica has been …

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Question and answer session from national finance committee on February 9, 2015. The audio contains a 19-minute exchange (in two parts) between former PNB vice-chair Bill Crosier (who just rejoined the finance committee as volunteer treasurer for Texas’s local station board) and Pacifica’s CFO Raul Salvador. The enclosed follow-up email, which covers much of the same territory as the audio …

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Berkeley-Pacifica’s expedited executive director search (to replace unelected board chair Margy Wlkinson) hit a snag when the board majority’s favored candidate declined the job, apparently spooked by the upcoming attorney general audit. The search process, which has been marred by consistent charges of corruption including the running of private want ads by Wilkinson directing applications to herself instead of the …

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Berkeley-As another month ticks by without a completed audit for the fiscal year that ended September 20, 2013, Pacifica’s audit committee reported in writing that auditor Armanino LLC had declined to sign an engagement letter for Pacifica’s next audit (for the year that ended in September of 2014).  The report stated: (you can read the full public version here): The …

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

Berkeley-At the January 22nd national board meeting, it was revealed Pacifica has defaulted on a loan from board member Lydia Brazon’s employer, Aris Anagnos. The $156,000 loan was approved by the board in September with the first $25,000 repayment due on October 28th, 2014. The board violated California Corporations Code in September by having interested director Brazon voting favorably on …

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Written on Jan, 20, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

To help develop live, diverse grassroots radio-media channels for sharing local actions, news, public affairs and alternative culture. Sunday, February 22, 2015 1:30 to 3:30 PM At the Central Berkeley Public Library, Community Meeting Room                                 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck, 3rd floor administrative wing, look for KPFA signs. This event, sponsored by the KPFA Community Advisory Board is open to the …

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Written on Jan, 18, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-Local management at KPFA has been under fire for their increasing reluctance to provide live coverage of community rallies and demonstrations, backpedaling on a denial of the “Block The Boat” broadcast from the Port of Oakland and acknowledging a tepid response to the Black Lives Matters protests that swept the station’s Berkeley neighborhood in the first week of December. That …

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Written on Jan, 11, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Truth or Dare Berkeley-Pacifica’s rogue board majority voted on January 8th to retain conflicted law firm Siegel and Yee to represent the network in the correspondence audit by California’s Attorney General. Dan Siegel’s Oakland law firm specializes in employment law and has no practice in accountancy. The motion to retain the firm again was made by board member Jose-Luis Fuentes …

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