Written on May, 25, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Community Sourced

Mobilize for Community-Sourced Radio/ Media! On May 21, 2015 a group of people met in Berkeley to talk about our vision for KPFA independent community radio media and who we think would be good candidates for the Local Station Board in the upcoming election. Some topics that came up were needs for , local community news and public affairs, unionization …

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Protesters at the Port of Oakland on August 16th

To the KPFA Local Station Board (LSB): I am appalled by Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Mal Burnstein’s insults to KPFA Apprenticeship Co-Director and LSB staff representative Frank Sterling during the board’s last meeting. Frank is the heart and soul of KPFA at this moment in time. Not only because he is trying to lead the station, kicking and screaming, into the …

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Written on May, 07, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
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Update 5/10. The KPFA Local Station Board did not agenda-ize this motion and did not consider it at their May 9th meeting. This proposal was developed by the KPFA Community Advisory Board and put forward for adoption by local station board member Andrea Prichett. It will be discussed at KPFA’s local station board meeting on Saturday May 9th at 11:00am …

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Whistleblower-knives

On April 30, 2015, the majority on the Pacifica National Board (PNB) voted in closed session to remove Kim Kaufman, a Director from KPFK who has repeatedly tried to get the PNB and management to investigate financial irregularities and missing/incomplete information supplied to the California Attorney General. The retaliation against Kim Kaufman by the PNB is one in a long …

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Berkeley-In response to a March 2014 complaint from 8 former board members who served on the Pacifica National Board between 2008 and 2013, the Registry of Charitable Trusts, the division of the California AG that supervises California nonprofit organizations, has launched a comprehensive audit of Pacifica Radio’s accounting and compliance functions. The scope of the initial document request is broad …

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Written on May, 24, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
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Berkeley- Former Board chair Margy Wilkinson, who deposed her predecessor in March of 2014 and then served as Pacifica’s interim executive director for most of the last 15 months pulled a last-minute fast one a day and a half prior to new ED John Proffitt’s arrival in Berkeley, by appointing former board member and factional crony Leslie Radford as the …

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Written on May, 12, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
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Berkeley-Board chair Margy Wilkinson, who deposed her predecessor in March of 2014 and then served as Pacifica’s interim executive director for most of the last 15 months (briefly interrupted for 90 days by Bernard Duncan who departed for New Zealand), pulled a last-minute fast one a day and a half prior to new ED John Proffitt’s arrival in Berkeley by …

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Written on May, 07, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
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Berkeley–Pacifica’s chief financial officer Raul Salvador suddenly resigned on May 6, 2015 at 10:00am. The resignation is effective May 15th, four days after new Executive Director John Proffitt begins work on May 11th. Salvador’s tenure at Pacifica was stormy, marked by the Board’s decision not to move ahead with his permanent hire in January of 2014. The decision was reversed …

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Written on May, 02, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
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Berkeley–Consistent with their long-standing pattern of retaliating against staff and board members who blow the whistle on financial malfeasance, the rogue board majority joined by KPFA’s UCR representative Janet Kobren who cast the tiebreaking vote, kicked LA listener rep Kim Kaufman off the Pacifica National Board for the alleged crime of supposedly releasing financial data sent to California’s Attorney General …

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

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