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Paid Ad: Bella De Soto for KPFK LSB

Bella De Soto I am currently running for election to the KPFK 90.7 FM Local Station Board (LSB) AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE, NO SLATE AFFILIATION. Candidate Bella De Soto, passionate about the Pacifica Radio Foundation since I discovered this beacon KPFK 90.7 FM in 1997, after relocating to L.A. Long-time Activist for Global Social Justice, in support of all people’s resistance to Capitalism, killing our planet and humanity. * I seek your vote for KPFK’s Local Station Board. I will represent all colors in our signal area [...]

Upcoming Pacifica Elections Timetable

The Long-delayed elections for KPFK Local Station Board are underway. Here's the calendar, which has been changed again, subsequent to Change Links print deadline. Note that the record date for membership has been changed retroactively once again. Sharon Brown, a candidate who won a lawsuit over her previous improper removal from the KPFK Local Station Board and the Pacifica National Board -- a decision which the PNB is appealing -- has been disqualified by the third National Election Supervisor, after the first NES terminated the election entirely [...]

Grassroots Candidates for KPFK Local Station Board (paid ad)

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, was announced on the radio and website on Mon Sep. 24. KPFK 90.7 FM will [...]

Outrage Mounts Over US Role in Bombing of Yemeni School Bus

40 Yemeni Children Dead by U.S.-Made Bomb? Aired via TV/Radio on the program “Democracy Now” - August 14th, 2018 AP Investigation: Behind the Scenes in Yemen, U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Is Working with al-Qaeda   Excerpt: AMY GOODMAN: Thousands of mourners gathered in the northern city of Sa'dah for funerals of 51 people, including 40 children killed in a U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a school bus last week. Images posted online suggest a U.S.-built Mark 82 bomb was used in the bombing. The massacre of [...]

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 neighborhood of $3.2 Million, with unreasonable payment terms and undisclosed to the Foundation membership!!! Now [...]

June 2018 Community Calendar

On-Going or Continuing Events Sundays, RAC-LA Food Program (La Programa Comida) Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, 1-5p, SE corner of Wilshire Bl & Parkview St, LA 90057, fruit and vegetable distribution. httpss:// Sundays, Serve the People LA, 4-6p, Mariachi Plaza, 1817 E 1st St, LA (Boyle Heights) 90033. STPLA has weekly free food & clothing distributions (along with books, shoes, etc) every Sunday. We distribute food, engage the community in things happening around the neighborhood and city, learn about any grievances they may have and see how we can [...]

Don Bustany

Don Bustany passed away early one morning in late April, peacefully, at his assisted-living home in Santa Barbara, after a long illness. Having lived a full life, he lost his wife Judy some years ago, as well as his life-long friend and radio partner Casey Kasem. He had decided to refuse further treatment. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Kristen.  R.I.P. Don was born in Detroit to Lebanese-American parents. He and radio host & voice actor Casey Kasem were childhood friends and later co-creators of the syndicated [...]

Spanish-language Broadcaster at KPFK Arrested

by Antonio Zavala [translated from] Spanish-speaking media activists fear that under the Trump administration, attacks will begin on the media in Spanish, as indicated by a recent closure of a program in Spanish on the west coast. The management of KPFK suddenly closed - without warning - the program Es Nuestra Cultura that Xalli Algo has produced for five years. When ordered to vacate the booth on February 28, the Mexican radio announcer Xalli Algo supposedly refused, and the manager of the radio station called the [...]

Chuck Anderson, Presente!

Chuck Anderson, Presente! by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles Chuck Anderson, a long time volunteer with Change Links, a member of the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition (GCRC) and former local board member at Pacifica's KPFK listener-sponsored free speech radio, passed away last month nearing 79 years of age after battling cancer. He is survived by many children, grand-children and great-grand-children. I am proud that we were comrades in Anti-Racist Action, GCRC, KPFK and on Change Links. Chuck was a stalwart freedom fighter, a committed socialist who brought [...]

KPFK Board Elections, Fund Drive: Vote, Donate!

KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles (, part of the Pacifica Foundation family of radio stations, is holding an election for Local Station Board members. Ballots went out August 15 to nearly 15,000 listener-sponsor members of the station, and over 200 paid and unpaid staff members. The two constituencies will elect delegates to serve for three years on the local board (who in turn will elect 1 staff and 3 listener directors to serve for a year on the Pacifica National Board, overseeing stations in Berkeley (KPFA), Houston [...]

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