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April 2020 Change Links: PDF of Print Edition

 

Undemocratic Pacifica Bylaws Change Defeated

Replacement Bylaws Defeated by 2-1 Vote of Listeners, Staff by Michael Novick Listeners and workers at KPFK and four other Pacifica stations, in unprecented numbers -- nearly 1/4 of all listener members and more than half of all paid and unpaid staff members -- decisively voted down a proposed Bylaws revision by margins of almost 2-1: 66% of listeners who voted, and 65% of the staff, opposed the replacement Bylaws, which would've eliminated elected Local Station Boards and made it easier to sell off assets. Perhaps it's [...]

Pacifica Bylaws Revision Update

Vote No on Pacifica's Undemocratic Bylaws Revision by Michael Novick If  you are a member of KPFK (or another Pacifica station) you should already have received a link to the ballot for a referendum on new Bylaws for the 70 year old foundation and radio network. If you believe you are a member and haven't received an email or postcard with instructions, or an actual paper ballot, contact nes@pacifica.org ASAP! Are you surprised that, at a moment when democracy, human rights and racial and economic justice are [...]

Vote “NO!” on Pacifica’s Anti-Democratic Bylaws Revision

Vote "NO!" on Pacifica's Anti-Democratic Bylaws Revision by Grassroots Community Radio Coalition www.gcrc-socal.org A court in Berkeley has ordered the Pacifica Foundation to conduct a vote on a total Bylaws revision, masquerading as an amendment, and because of financial and other issues, Pacifica is unable to contest the order, brought by the same hijackers who recently took WBAI in NY off the air, replacing local programmers with piped in content from KPFK and KPFA, and seriously damaging the NY station and its fundraising until the national Board [...]

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Democracy at Pacifica in Peril

Bylaws Amendment Would Eliminate Local Station Boards, Ease Sale of Pacifica Assets, Disenfranchise Voters by Grassroots Community Radio Coalition, www.gcrc-socal.org Under a court order issued in Berkeley after a stealth lawsuit brought by several members of the Pacifica National Board minority and supporters, the Pacifica Foundation is being required to hold a vote, outside normal Bylaws procedures, on a complete revision of the Bylaws which would eliminate elected Local Station Boards entirely, double the monetary requirement to become a member, and increase the number of hours as [...]

KPFK Turns 60, But Would Lew Hill Recognize His Listener-Sponsored Public Radio Station?

KPFK Turns 60, But Would Lew Hill Recognize His Listener-Sponsored Public Radio Station? by Michael Zeno This morning on the nationally syndicated Stephanie Miller Show, a recent addition which now airs five days a week on my local Pacifica station KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles, in between her wall-to-wall anti-Trump coverage and vitriol, she reported on a story about a man whose penis was ossifying into a "bone-er"(as she put it). The short segment was replete with a cacauphony of crude humor, sound effects, gasps and guffaws [...]

Vote for Grassroots Community Radio candidates for KPFK LSB (paid ad)

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Paid Ad: Vote for Grassroots Candidates for KPFK LSB

KPFK Listener Sponsors: You can help revive and rebuild KPFK and Pacifica Vote for Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for Local Station Board Defend Spanish Language & Other Community Programming Restore Pacifica's Commitment to Peace & Justice Get Money Out of Pacifica Elections Support Financial Transparency & Listener Engagement Balloting Opens August 15 Vote for Lawrence       Reyes                 Lydia        Ponce                Matt     Sedillo                Rick       Macias      Jeff      Silberman More information [...]

Fund-raising For Change at KPFK

KPFK LSB FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE Changing Directions Campaign By Rob Macon, KPFK Local Station Board  Ron Macon, KPFK LSB Fund-raising Committee     If you read last month’s Change Links, you should have a clear understanding of the financial conditions KPFK and Pacifica are experiencing. For a number of years the KPFK LSB Fundraising Committee hardly met. Leaving the station to struggle with over-the-air fundraising. That is about to change. The fundraising committee, for the first time, has convened to discuss the financial crisis. The current condition is so [...]

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 decade or so, as the station has lost touch with a new generation engaged in [...]

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. Or you can settle for gentrification of the airwaves, voter suppression, violations of the Pacifica [...]