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At KPFA’s local station board meeting, Save KPFA-affiliated secretary Craig Alderson began the conversation about the misdirected bequest, whose 60+ pages of paperwork continue to be available only to board members, by saying “we all know the limits of documentation”. Opinions and facts alleged on this site belong to the author(s) of the website only and should NOT be assumed to be true or to reflect the editorial stance or policy of the Pacifica Foundation, or any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio), or opinions of its management, Pacifica National Board, station staff or other listener members. DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Pacifica Foundation website nor an official website of any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio). Reflections from the listener group which proposed the changes are here. The matter went directly to arbitration. This summer, in the weeks immediately before John Proffitt took over the job, Wilkinson appointed Lesley Radford, a long time and arts programming. Save KPFA’s current Pacifica National Board member Margy Wilkinson was elected to chair the national board. This summer, in the weeks immediately before John Proffitt took over the job, Wilkinson appointed Lesley Radford, a long time SaveKPFA ally, to the job of General Manager at KPFK, our sister station in Los Angeles. At least one staff member, with a critical position – the webmaster – was terminated with no reason given. Add to that the intimidation and hostile tactics to intimidate the staff and you have classic union busting that Walmart would be proud of. Continue reading Board Elections Edition →, Berkeley – On Thursday night, Pacifica’s election supervisor announced that despite soliciting over 100 local board candidates across the country, the Pacifica Foundation would not be mailing ballots to its 55,000 members on August 29th to replace 72 local and national board members squatting in their seats for the 20th month past the expiration of their elected terms. Hello friends who are KPFA / Pacifica members: You should have just received ballots on a bylaws reform. The movement to change the network may take time, but speaking up is important. SAG-AFTRA said the pay cut was breaking the contract.
The Pacifica National Board has mortgaged the buildings of KPFA, KPFK, KPFT and the historically significant Pacifica National Archives as loan collateral for $3.25 million in debts accrued by WBAI. THE RESULTS OF THE STATUS QUO:-constant churn in upper management (Pacifica’s averaging more than one Executive Director per year)-institutional paralysis (our managers and board members have all learned that the safest course of action, under the current system, is to avoid any difficult decisions and just let circumstances make the decisions for us).-steady financial decline. Report Back from KPFA Local Station Board, Pinocchio’s Nose: Carole Travis at KPFA Local Board 2-27. who stamped them received on September 24, 2013, KPFA GM and Business Manager Funded WBAI Shutdown, Pacifica Members Vociferously Reject Anti-Democratic Bylaws Proposal. Management made no arrangements to cut the staff workloads and to address the critical needs of running a radio station. Have you learned more and want to change your vote?
Opinions and facts alleged on this site belong to the author(s) of the website only and should NOT be assumed to be true or to reflect the editorial stance or policy of the Pacifica Foundation, or any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio), or the opinions of its management, Pacifica National Board, station staff or other listener members. Due to these two absences, KPFK’s GM cannot verify any of the fund drive tallies and can only guess at an overall total to date. And we're proud that YOU, our donor community has responded in kind
), Radford, although faced with a nearly impossible task, massively bumbled her dealings with the KPFK union and set off a staff rebellion.
Please circulate and share this message broadly with your friends in all the listening areas: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Houston, Washington, DC and New York City. KPFA is an invaluable resource, sustained for decades by our diverse, local communities. The "Concerned Listeners" (CL'ers) have changed their name to "Save KPFA."
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$ 147.00 donatedin the past month. To date, neither Wilkinson or. YOUR BALLOT must be received by March 19 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Brian Edwards-Tiekertco-host of KPFA’s Upfront and former worker representative on the KPFA and Pacifica boards. The reason given: an inability to pay the approximately $50,000 printing and postage bill. FM Stations KPFA 94.1FM (Bay Area) KPFB 89.3FM (Berkeley) K248BR 97.5FM (Santa Cruz) KFCF 88.1FM (Fresno) Streams KPFA High Quality (128kbps) KPFA Medium Quality (64kbps) KPFA Low Quality (24kbps) KPFA Ultra Low Quality (16kbps) KPFB High Quality (140kbps) Streams (playlist file) KPFA High Quality (128kbps) KPFA Medium Quality (64kbps) KPFA Low Quality (24kbps) KPFA Ultra … – Pacifica Foundation Interim Executive Director Bill Crosier addressed members of the 5-station radio network after it became known that at least one of the KPFA Local Station Board members, with others, has secretly contacted celebrities and prominent supporters of progressive causes, falsely claiming that Pacifica is “collapsing”, and asking them to be on the board of a new nonprofit organization which would seek to acquire Pacifica’s assets, or at least those of station KPFA. DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Pacifica Foundation website nor an official website of any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio). If you did not receive a ballot, you have until Thursday, March 19 to request a replacement here. See our endorsers list. KPFK management has, as of Monday, still not put through the paperwork in order for the staff to receive this benefit from the state. You have mastered the game well, my children. In short, “Save KPFA” won't abide by their name, because they're undermining the qualities that make KPFA great. • Friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. I think there is enough talking without listening going on that we need not compound it with more. WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO MEI spent a total of 10 grueling years serving as an elected worker-representative on KPFA’s and Pacifica’s boards. Supporters of the proposal sought to change the network’s dysfunctional national governance, which has brought the network close to financial collapse. As in the fight to save KPFA and the network in 1999, we oppose the Pacifica National Board imposing its own agenda on the station. (See list of endorsers here.)
| Larry Bensky, former national Pacifica correspondent | Mitch Jeserich & Diana Martinez, KPFA’s Letters & Politics | Kris Welch, host of KPFA’s Living Room | Sonali Kolhatkhar, KPFK’s Rising Up with Sonali | Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, activist/author | Ian Masters, KPFK’s Background Briefing | Mimi Kennedy, actress/activist | Matthew Lasar, Pacifica historian, author of Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network | Sasha Lilley, KPFA’s Against the Grain | Roy Tuckman, host of KPFK’s Something’s Happening | Aileen Alfandary, KPFA News co-director | Peter Franck, past president, Pacifica Foundation (1980-1984) | Corinne Smith, KPFA’s Upfront | James & Coleen Nagel, KPFT’s Howlin the Blues | Philip Maldari, KPFA’s Sunday Show | Bonnie Simmons, KPFA music programmer | Mark Maxwell, host of KPFK’s RISE | Nuri Nuri, host of KPFT’s Blues Brunch | Carol Spooner, former PNB member (2002-2004) | Reyna Cowen, KPFA film interviewer | Richard Wolinsky, KPFA’s Bookwaves | Dwayne Bradley, KPFT staff | Don Goldmacher, film producer | Bob Baldock, KPFA staff, and many others | SEE ALL ENDORSERS and add your own name. In the year and a half since Pacifica in Exile began publication, the Pacifica Foundation has toppled into critical condition after a series of board coups, loss of Corporation for Public Broadcasting funding, an investigation by the California Attorney General of accounting irregularities, the establishment of nonprofits by board members to privately secure Pacifica’s broadcasting licenses, and severe declines in membership and revenues. While it isn’t clear why Radford would leave the information exposed except to create a hostile work environment, the proposed changes target the most lucrative of the station’s evening programs. Support KPFA’s staff Fundraising work done by listeners — such as the over $63,000 in pledges raised by SaveKPFA — should be welcomed.