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SEDITIOUS BEATS SUSPENDED FROM KPFK!

by Ali Yazdanian Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001 at 6:15 AM
ali@scifen.com

Despite a Settlement of the Lawsuits Against Pacifica Radio, Arbitrary and Retaliatory Actions Continue at KPFK by Management.'Seditious Beats' Hosted By Community Organizer Fidel Rodriguez 'Suspended Indefinitely'

LOS ANGELES (December 20, 2001)-- Despite a settlement of the lawsuits against Pacifica Radio Network, arbitrary and retaliatory actions continue at Los Angeles' KPFK 90.7 FM by management. "Seditious Beats" hosted by Community
Organizer Fidel Rodriguez was 'suspended indefinitely' by KPFK interim Program Director Josh Berman.

"The timing of his suspension is highly suspect," said Karen Pomer organizer for the Pacifica Campaign LA, " less than three weeks ago, over 1, 000 people attended a fundraising event where Fidel Rodriguez was the co-emcee for another suspended popular Pacifica/KPFK program 'Democracy Now!' hosted by award winning journalist Amy Goodman."

Just last week Bob Fass a 40-year veteran of WBAI/Pacifica New York was suspended by Robert Daughtry, GM at WBAI .Daughtry said Fass broke the gag
rule by announcing the law-suit settlement on air.

Seditious Beats, an award-winning and number one rated hip-hop show focuses on de-colonizing the minds of its listeners through a peoples history of
the world. It was created and developed as a way to expose youth and adults to the power of education and music and their ability to create messages of hope for a new society based on justice, truth and love. Former Senator
Tom Haden has honored Seditious Beats for their "enormous and continuous efforts to touch and transform lives through conscious radio". Seditious Beats airs Friday(evening)/ Saturday morning), Midnight - 3 AM on KPFK 90.7 FM.

During the six-year tenure of Mark Schubb, KPFK General Manger over 150 staff and volunteers have been banned or fired from the station the station. Including, eliminating people of color from "drive time" public affairs programs
and drastically cutting back Spanish language programming.

WHAT: Picket-line at KPFK

WHEN: Friday, December 28, 2001 8 AM- 11 AM

WHERE: Outside KPFK's studios 3729 Cahuenga Blvd.West North Hollywood, Ca
91604 (near Lankersheim)
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