Written on Jul, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

“National Live-Stream Community Town Hall Forum About Pacifica Radio: “Community Radio, Morning Mix, & Pacifica” Featuring Morning Mix hosts, Community Members, and Programmers from other Pacifica stations via Skype.  Saturday, August 2 from 1:30 – 4 pm Fellowship Hall 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94609. (At Bonita Ave, one block east of MLK Way & three blocks west of Shattuck …

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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 Jul, 25, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  Forum - KPFA, Pacifica, Unions And Labor KPFA and Pacifica are the most important broadcast platforms for labor news and information. They provide more news and voices from working people and unions that any other national broadcast network. This panel will look at the  struggles at KPFA and Pacifica and the role of organized labor in KPFA and Pacifica. It …

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Written on Jul, 25, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley- At the Pacifica National Board meeting on Thursday night, the final seven bylaws amendments proposed by national board members bit the dust, with only one surviving of the dozen proposed – an amendment that would allow a 2nd bylaws amendment process later this year (because the first one was so successful). The nasty meeting, which featured a great deal of yelling by board …

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Written on Jul, 20, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley- Houston listener representative Hank Lamb has introduced a motion to the Pacifica National Board to remove Margy Wilkinson as the PNB board chair and two-time interim executive director of Pacifica Radio. Lamb excoriated Wilkinson in an email he made public saying she had abused her authority as chair, withheld documents from the board, forced illegitimate votes, and “blackmailed the board”. …

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Written on Jul, 16, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Update: The Pacifica National Board voted down all of the bylaws amendments they proposed. 11 of the 12 amendments were defeated. The only one that passed was the one authorizing a second bylaws amendment cycle in 2014. The Pacifica National Board and all 5 local station boards will be considering a *bunch* of bylaws amendments over the next two months: …

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

Berkeley-The Pacifica Radio Network is entering its second week with no paid executive director. There is no board meeting scheduled to select one, leaving unelected retiree board chair Margy Wilkinson doing a dilettante job as the network struggles to survive. At the KPFA local station board meeting on July 12, director Jose Luis Fuentes, an employee of former corporate counsel …

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

    The Green Party of Alameda joins the San Francisco Labor Council, the Gray Panthers,ILWU Local 10, East Bay Veterans for Peace,Sonoma County Veterans for Peace, ILWU Local 10, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, the Richmond Progressive Alliance, the San Francisco Green Party and the Golden Gate Letter Carriers in calling for restoration of the KPFA Morning Mix to its 8 am weekday hour. “Think globally, act locally” is as …

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Written on Jul, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-The rogue majority on the Pacifica National Board declined to appoint an executive director at Thursday nights board meeting. In fact, they declined to talk about the executive director vacancy at all. Unelected board chair Wilkinson, after failing to receive a majority of votes as chair of the board in February, has inserted herself into the executive director position at …

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  Last month the San Francisco Labor Council passed a  resolution calling for the return of the Morning Mix. http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?p=1306 Now the bureaucracy at CWA Local 9415 is asking them to repeal it, without a vote of the membership of the bargaining unit.  The Labor Council acted in the interests of working people by supporting labor and multi-voice working people’s programming as a …

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

 Berkeley-The purges continue at Pacifica Radio. The latest victim is KPFK/KPFA interim general manager Richard Pirodsky, a 30-year radio operations veteran who was summarily removed from his position by the departing interim executive director Bernard Duncan, who executed Pirodsky’s termination in his last three minutes on the job. In the last week, the organization has seen the departures of the payroll …

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