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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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 | Leave a 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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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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Written on Feb, 25, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

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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