Op-Ed: What Will It Take to Save KPFK?

What Will It Take to Save KPFK? Op-Ed by Michael Novick, Grassroots Community Radio Coalition June 30 is the deadline to become a listener-sponsor of KPFK 90.7 FM, Pacifica radio for southern California, and qualify to run or vote in the upcoming elections for the local station board. You may not know this, even if you are a listener, because the station has been in yet another fund drive. Over the last [...]

Paid Ad: The Fate of KPFK Is In Your Hands

Vote For Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Candidates for KPFK LSB   The fate of KPFK and Pacifica Radio is in your hands. You can choose mission-driven, unfettered free speech and community oriented programming that amplifies the voices of grassroots resistance and struggles for peace, justice and international solidarity, by voting for the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for the Local Station Board (LSB): Michael Novick, Reza Pour, Tyan Schesser, and Jeff Silberman. [...]

KPFK Local Station Board Election Process Has Begun

Serious Concerns Raised About Belated, Truncated KPFK Local Station Board Election Process Editor’s Note: Protests are mounting locally and nationally, due to the lack of consideration given to the listeners of the five Pacifica radio stations, KPFK, KPFA, KPFT, WPFW and WBAI, in order to be able to participate in the elections in less than two weeks! The Oct. 1 deadline to become a member, and Oct. 24 to become a candidate, [...]

KPFK Continues to Lose Millions

KPFK Continues to Lose Millions by Rob Macon, KPFK Local Station Board member KPFK is not reaching enough listeners to barely pay its payroll and other basic expenses. That is why, in case you were wondering, almost any given month you will hear a fund drive rather than regular programs. With 112,000 watts, the largest signal west of the Mississippi, and the ability to reach listeners from Santa Barbara all the way [...]

Pacifica Board Elections Up-Coming Under Looming Debt

ANOTHER LOCAL RADIO STATION BOARD ELECTION CYCLE IS COMING TO YOUR LOCAL NON-COMMERCIAL PACIFICA RADIO - FIVE NATIONWIDE STATIONS!     Meanwhile, according to the current Pacifica Radio Foundation's National Board controlling majority since 2016 (also predominant majority at local LA Station Board of KPFK-90.7 FM) has recently entered the Foundation into a chopping block/free fall situation as collateral from its Radio Licenses and R/E holdings for a substantial high loan, in the [...]

How and Why to Provide Solidarity after Hurricane Harvey

Ways to Provide Solidarity to People in Houston      Thousands  are suffering because of Hurricane Harvey and spillover flooding since this weekend. Many of us  are wondering how we can volunteer and donate to help the many in hard-hit areas. We all know that showing solidarity in trying times is an important part of what we do and why we do it as progressives. Local relief groups, progressive organizations, unions, and immigrant [...]

KPFK Local Station Board Elections Underway

KPFK LOCAL STATION BOARD ELECTION IN-PROGRESS by Chance McKee, KPFK Local Election Supervisor KPFK, a listener-sponsored station of Pacifica Foundation Radio, has begun the election process for its 2016 Local Station Board. The nomination process began on June 1, 2016 at 9:00 am PST and closed on June 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm PST. There are currently three Staff and nine Listener-Sponsor positions up for election. Listener-Sponsor delegates must have contributed a [...]

Defend Black Lives Matter Protesters Against Police Abuse

BLM Pasadena organizer Jasmine Richards Abdullah says: "I moved from Pasadena my home due to police threats. I have also been charged with felony lynching from a peace walk BLM Pasadena organized in northwest Pasadena on August 28, 2015." As C-L goes to press, she was convicted of attempted felony lynching in Pasadena by the Pasadena office of the L.A. County district attorney, and faces a possible 4-year sentence on Tuesday June 7 at the Pasadena courthouse -- people are mobilizing for court support and urge leniency.

KPFK FUND DRIVE, LOCAL BOARD ELECTIONS UNDERWAY

KPFK, Pacifica Radio for all of southern and parts of central Calfornia, is winding down its fall on-air fund drive, which as Change-Links goes to press was expected to last until November 6. The drive was extended from its original end date to try to reach its goal. The station, and in fact the entire Pacifica Foundation, are under severe financial pressure because of accumulated unpaid debts over the last 3-4 years, [...]

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