DEMAND LA OPINION/KPCC 89.3 FM “PUBLIC” RADIO OPEN UP THE U.S. SENATE DEBATE TO ALL BALLOT-QUALIFIED CANDIDATES!
La Opinion, along with KPCC 89.3 FM, a “public” radio station, is co-hosting a “debate” between Senator Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina at their studios in Pasadena, California between 1 and 2 p.m. on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 29th: http://www.scpr.org/about/press/la-opinion-and-893-kpcc-host-senatorial-debate-can/
Although La Opinion is a daily newspaper owned by a private corporate entity, KPCC 89.3 FM is supposedly a “public” radio station that receives a portion of its funds from “governmental sources”. It also solicits money from members of the general public.
The reason why KPCC 89.3. FM excludes other candidates is because Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), the “non-profit” entity that controls the station, has a Board of Directors comprised mostly of wealthy businessmen, company executives, and corporate lawyers: http://www.scpr.org/about/people/board/
Like the owners of La Opinion, they don’t want candidates of other parties on the air because they’ll talk about real issues affecting working people in California. Their financial interests will be threatened if voters started electing candidates that serve them, and not the rich.
They want to continue duping people into thinking the only “choices” available to them are always going to be two multi-millionaires whose campaigns are literally underwritten from top to bottom by funding from Fortune 500 Companies and the Military-Industrial Complex.
SCPR not only controls KPCC 89.3 FM, but also KUOR 89.1 FM in Redlands pursuant to “public service” operating agreements with Pasadena City College and the University of Redlands. It also operates KPCV 90.3 FM in Coachella, which serves the Palm Springs area.
SCPR itself happens to be an affiliate of American Public Media Group (APMG), a “non-profit” entity which controls Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media, and Classical South Florida. It also owns “for-profit” entities like the Greenspring Media Group: http://americanpublicmediagroup.publicradio.org/ http://americanpublicmediagroup.publicradio.org/companies/scpr.shtml
APMG too has a Board of Directors which, like SCPR is comprised mostly of — surprise, surprise — wealthy businessmen, company executives, and corporate lawyers: http://americanpublicmediagroup.publicradio.org/apmgboard.pdf
Regardless of what your political affiliation is, we’re asking people who are sick and tired of “debates” being limited to candidates owned by Fortune 500 Companies to bombard KPCC 89.3 FM, SCPR, APMG, and La Opinion with emails, letters, faxes, and and phone calls.
DEMAND THAT LA OPINION/KPCC 89.3 FM OPEN THE DEBATE TO ALL BALLOT-QUALIFIED CANDIDATES IN THE U.S. SENATE RACE!
DEMAND THAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO LIVE UP TO THE VALUES IT ESPOUSES IN ITS MISSION STATEMENT!
CONTACT ALL THESE PEOPLE VIA EMAIL OR PHONE:
Bill Kling, President & CEO, Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media Group, and American Public Media: firstname.lastname@example.org
He can be reached at (651) 290-1555. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30155
Bill Davis, President and CEO of Southern California Public Radio: email@example.com http://www.scpr.org/about/people/staff/bill-davis/
Mark Crowley, VP and General Manager of Southern California Public Radio: firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Curtis, Program Director for KPCC: email@example.com
He can be reached at (626) 583-5150.
Paul Glickman, News Director for KPCC: firstname.lastname@example.org
He can be reached at (626) 583-5100. http://www.scpr.org/about/people/staff/paul-glickman/
PHONE AND FAX NUMBER FOR KPCC AND SCPR
Ph: (626) 583-5100
Fax: (626) 583-5101
ADDRESS OF KPCC:
KPCC 89.3 FM
Southern California Public Radio
474 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
PUBLIC EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR KPCC AND SCPR email@example.com
ONLINE WEBSITE FOR FEEDBACK FOR KPCC AND SCPR http://www.scpr.org/contact/#form
CONTACT INFO FOR LA OPINION
Jacquelynn Carrera, Marketing Manager for Impremedia LLC, which owns La Opinion. firstname.lastname@example.org
She can be reached at (213) 896-2368.
Pedro Rojas, Executive Editor of La Opinion. email@example.com
Monica Lozano, Publisher and CEO of La Opinion firstname.lastname@example.org http://people.forbes.com/profile/monica-c-lozano/10045
Main Office (213) 622-8332
Other email: email@example.com
For purposes of disclosure, Duane Roberts is the Green Party Candidate for U.S. Senate in California.
when the radio broadcast moved from PCC the end was in sight.
Move the radio back to Pasadena City College!
That and the PCC Political Awareness Club with the Prevailing Winds Research, the Cristic Institute with Dan Sheehan and the usual gang of stoner students made PCC the cutting edge of public radio.
NPR is state funded radio. There is nothing community based or public or independent about it.
Taking fed dollars and broadcasting NPR syndicated shows is the worst thing that can happen to a college radio station.