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PACIFICA RADIO BOARD SECRETLY OK'S BANKRUPTCY FILING & SEEKS NY SIGNAL SWAP (tags)

In secret meetings on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, the Pacifica Foundation National Board, which governs the 5-station nonprofit progressive radio network, voted over strong opposition to authorize its executives to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and initiate an effort to make a lucrative deal to swap the frequency of iconic New York station WBAI with another station holding a less desirable signal position.

KPFK Local Station Board Elections In-Progress (tags)

KPFK 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 will close on June 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm PST. There are currently three Staff and nine Listener-Sponsor positions up for election.

KPFK NEEDS ALL VOTES - now please (tags)

The deadline is Jan 4th - coming soon - or KPFK gets stuck with Old-Past-Due board-members -- those who have let the station Down this perilous financial loss path to now... VOTE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE

VOTE on KPFK or else it may be a lost cause or sold away (tags)

the urgency of to have a full QUORUM of voters before Jan 4, 2016 is being announced on Radio Station KPFK, 90.7 Fm in L.A. that has a broadcast reach past this county into San Diego, and Santa Barbara and is also sponsored by listeners on it’s website at http://KPFK.org. There is a threat and signs of bankruptcy or assets being sold for maintainance money and some KPFA board and atty connivers set to take away-over all of Pacifica’s Foundation, by replicating similarly it’s name.

KPFK needs your VOTE ! or lose it. (tags)

KPFK and Pacifica Elections must meet a very minimum quorum/ amount of voters who Vote and participate, or the expenses [about $25,000?] are wasted and same-old Board members happily stay stuck in place, out of legitimate time but clinging to power-positions. so VOTE if you qualify for their minimum contribution made this [fiscal] year. Call to inquire for more info at 818-985-2711 day hrs. or see www.KPFK.org for minimum info there.

kPFK under threatening duress - even to it's long-established staff by new Gen'l Mgr (tags)

A staff member, Ian Masters, who hosts a regular newsworthy program 6 days/week [and also has a public forum at the Hammer musem too which promotes KPFK by ] , has written a clear letter indicating his concerns . He wrote a truthful explanation of what is happening to programming and what he said about this also on-air, and has been duly threatened. Anyone concerned over such unreasonable acts at Our Radio Stattion should write to the current new GM at KPFK.org and state your views, concerns, and or willingness to continue pledging $$$.... or not. His emailed letter is below:

KPFK RADIO is essential to Pacifica, who also umbrellas KPFA that may be falling away (tags)

KPFK is the prime radio station of 5 in Pacifica. KPFA in Berkeley seems to be acting illegally or secretly to separate OUT and away from Pacifica with 1 faction hiding their moves. This is here a repost to inform those who want KPFK in LA to continue and not fall prey to tactics used at it's sister station. Beware non-transparent games even within 'non-profit' corporations owned by stakeholders [ funders, pledge $ givers].this could be a warning of what may also be gamed with KPFKs existence. Learn more and share it too.

The Pacifica Radio Network and "local control" (tags)

SaveKPFA are the majority caucus on the elected KPFA Local Station Board (LSB). Their delegates to the Pacifica National Board (PNB) are also in the majority there. "Local control" has always been a main plank of their platform, but in February, the PNB cast a vote that seemed to institutionalize the exact opposite.

KPFK is integral part of Pacifica, going broke ? (tags)

KPFK says it is going to do another whiney begfest for more $$$ tomorrow, with claims they did not get enough money during the extra long fund raising they barely just completed. Could it also be due to these also secret non-transparent doings at Pacifica, which KPFK also is run by and where KPFK payors also pays for 'belonging' ....and thus we too seem to be crazily represented in -Pacifica and all the PNB members decide or decry - as also by some of KPFK's own LSB members are PNB members too ? what is going on anyhow? Can our LA local radio station continue on at all ? or is it being set up to be sold off, the building sold for cold cash and then ? dead air ? all gone ? money down that radio drain ?

Pacifica clearly endangered. Reposting info here: (tags)

This is a repost of an email being made available to many who care about keeping the Pacifica 5 stations together vs. some PNB members who want to sell off 3 ailing radio stations to maintain the remaining 2 in California. - - - - - - - If you want to : Please sign their court petition at http://www.jotformpro.com/PDGG/petition Otherwise, the information contained in this reposting may update what else is secreted and not-known-in-LA because there is no transparency, no openness and only requests for $$$ pledges by local KPFK.

An Open Letter To Sonali Kolhatkar, Host Of Uprising On KPFK (tags)

Pacifica management and KPFK and KPFA's manager Richard Pirodsky has enlisted KPFK host Sonali Kolhtatkar to support the cancellation of the Morning MIx locally produced community radio shows on KPFA so she can have a drive time slot. This has brought a torrent of anger of listeners and supporters of KPFA in Norther California and many are calling on Kolhatkar to abandon her plans to support the removal of KPFA local community programming on prime time. The newly appointed executive director Bernard Duncan was brought in by Pacifica Board Chair Margy Wilkinson despite the fact that he was discharged from KPFK for financial malfeasance. This was also supported by Dan Siegel and his law firm which is backing the cancellation of local community programming.

Updating chaotic crumblings at Pacifica - affects KPFK too. (tags)

Events continue in the higher levels of a mixed-up Pacifica Fdtn with who is in charge and who is not and who has authority and who claims what. With most in Los Angeles not extending to keep up with details as others derail and destroy what was before a ‘radical’ variety of programming at KPFK, along with it’s sponsors, here are reposted excerpts to both advise, inform, and urge activism in any form an Indy reader will dare to help the mess from spilling over and out into KPFK and so into our lives here. Fuller information is available at the links provided here. Note that excerpts are for *Relevant Clarification * and those that may be pertinent how KPFK in LA is affected by what else is currently being disputed, declared and not questioned. The many detracting claims and counterclaims affect the operations and functionings of Pacifica Fdtn and it’s 5 stations, More specific detailed info can be read in the entire articles/ reports written by Tracy Rosenberg at the links included at facebook: “United for Community Radio KPFA “. Though the stories appear to emphasize the sibling station in Berkeley KPFA, the results affect our Local KPFK radio station 90.7 FM in LA equally, even when our station's ID is ignored in their stories. It was our own KPFK prior GM who was laddered Up into Pacifica's interim Exe Director position, but by Berkeley's group and it was not even discussed at the local KPFK LSB in April. Why ?

Pacifica Exe Director position is in confusion still putting KPFK at risk (tags)

Pacifica is in broken shape, in at least two separate pieces: The Executive Directorship is allocated to 2 people by at least 2 groups. One is Summer Reese, [ a long time PNB chair and member, and she was contractually hired after many months working as interim ED ] and the other is Bernard Duncan, former KPFK general manager [ who claimed to be going to NZ to be with his girlfriend and he left his KPFK position months before his contract was up.]

Bernard Duncan, prior GM of KPFK is still in play (tags)

Strange sightings are occurring…here in LA we have been told that the recent Gen’l Mgr of KPFK had resigned months before his contract was up in June, and left the station in March 2014 instead, with the KPFA Berkeley manager coming in as interim manager here. Now Bernard Duncan’s name has reappeared in some other suspicious circumstances that most of those who are KPFK sponsors/ subscribers/ members/ payers Do Not Understand, and Have Not Been Informed…at all ! Why is there no local transparency or an LA Town Hall meeting to explain, to hear and ask questions - and even if answers are not accurate or easy, for there to be available Discussion, Exposure, Information -vs silence and secrecy – yes, here where KPFK still exists and plays on air ...as if nothing else were going on behind some closed hallowed doors - secretly....unknown to us. We have no say, of course, no power, no input, no nutin but pay and wonder and worry. who are the players here and what are they doing ? in secret alliances ?

Summer Reese is the Pacifica Foundation’s Abe Lincoln (tags)

Is the Pacifica Foundation Board Trying to Dissolve the Foundation’s Five Station Union, Place Each Station’s Broadcast License under Local Ownership, Sell WBAI into the Commercial Marketplace and Distribute the Proceeds as "Endowments" to the Remaining 4 Stations?

Repost from Counterpunch re Pacifica - KPFK too involved (tags)

Excerpts from a recent article about the happenings to Pacifica, the holder of KPFK and other 4 stations nationwide. Recent upheavals and attempts at 'take-overs' and resistances and wild stories of in-fighting...continue...on....

SOME OF US ARE BRAVE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! (tags)

KPFK INTERIM MANAGER ALAN MINSKY CUT AIR TIME FOR BLACK PROGRAMMERS AND INCREASED AIR TIME FOR WHITE PROGRAMMERS. REMOVED LATINO SHOWS FROM SATURDAYS.

4 FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST PACIFICA RADIO FORMER LEGAL COUNSEL DAN SIEGEL AND BAMBI (tags)

Dan Siegel is being sued along with Bambi and 99 other as-yet-unnamed co-defendants for conspiring to quit his paid position as Pacifica Radio's Legal Counsel in order to serve as an unpaid member of the KPFA Berkeley Local Station Board. The lawsuit is widely seen as a political witch hunt as Pacifica drifts to the right in pursuit of monied white middle class donors.

KPFK's elections for LSB have few voters, so who represents us ? (tags)

Election Supervisor wrote on KPFK website: "Over 17, 000 ballots were mailed out to our eligible KPFK Listener-Membership. LESS THAN 1,200 BALLOTS HAVE BEEN RETURNED" So what does this mean about representation and who cares ? anyone ?

How Grace Aaron Came to Run Pacifica (tags)

An untold chapter on the tactics used by Aaron and her CTSK to win the 2007 election at KPFK that propelled her climb to controlling Pacifica Radio.

Pacifica's NY - WBAI stewards exposed misinformation that needs corrections...see here ..l (tags)

this is a repost from a blog article and information intended to reveal corrections to other Pacifica-WBAI writers claiming & blaming, as usual, for their own mistakes and lack of efficiency....see original as well as corrections below

Pacifica is the basis of KPFK, and there are concerns about WBAI...more (tags)

Actions and decisions made within Pacifica affect all the KPFK people here too, even if it is New York's WBAI's main issue. We too must be concerned and informed and give input to what happens...anywhere our money goes too...

Pacifica Radio Coup Redux (tags)

New York News Flash: Coup at WBAI Radio (99.5 FM) Pacifica National Orders Locks Changed on WBAI Transmitter

Coup d'etat at WBAI radio (tags)

Interim Executive Director of Pacifica changes locks at WBAI transmitter, coming to take over. Without any notice to WBAI manager Toney Riddle, nor to the governing board of the Pacifica Foundation, the interim executive director, Grace Aaron of Los Angeles, has conspired with some of her appointees to take control of WBAI in an undemocratic process.

The Truth: Will Pacifica ever be free? (tags)

The new Pacifica National Board promotes the policies of the Pacifica Hijackers and initiates the next round of the Pacifica struggle.

What's happening to Pacifica's NY station - WBAI ? (tags)

Alert !!! Find out about a proposal soon to put WBAI into “internal receivership”...Please share this information widely and confirm it as necessary. No false rumors necessary. Let's see what is happening so close to our own KPFK radio station. Does this affect KPFK's financial standing too? Tell us what you know too.

Pacifica = KPFK's parent corp, problems are there too .... (tags)

This is a reposting from a distant discovered site that relates to KPFK as part of PACIFICA. Sad news all around.

Ian Masters on a Rampage (tags)

With the station disintegrating, Ian Master takes time out to answer a listener's concern by disrespecting the station's programming, fellow staff members, and station volunteers.

Update Bio for Don White (tags)

Contributors to this biography include: Jan Goodman; Blase and Theresa Bonpane; Dennis White; Lydia Brazon and Margaret Prescod.

KPFK Pacifica Cause Crisis at Free Speech Radio News with Funding Cuts (tags)

The Pacifica Foundation, owner of Los Angeles radio station KPFK, cut Free Speech Radio News funding by $13,500 a month, effective immediately. FSRN faces possible closure.

(another, smaller) Stolen Election (tags)

After a struggle for democratic elections that nearly destroyed a progressive radio network, local elections at KPFK are besmirched by unchecked money, influence, and confusion.

Pacifica Radio: Lew Hill Project (tags)

On-line Discussion with John Murdock, a former Member of the Pacifica Foundation national board.

A Network At War (tags)

Since ostensiblly winning a campaign to recapture the small progressive Pacifica network that spanned years, involving at one time three seperate lawsuits, and 10's of thousands of its active listerners, the tiny network is once again at war with itself.....Having, along with senior producer Ryme Kakthouda, joined in filing complaints of discrimination on basis of national origin and ethnicity at the last meeting of our national board in NYC, (http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/120524/index.php) and with women angry about sexism, and the networks failure to do anything more than deny its existence, planning an actual march on Berkley to file similar complaints next month, all matters likely to head into litigation within a matter of weeks now, this seemed like a good time to carve up all the sacred cows.

Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against Pacifica Station KPFA (tags)

Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against KPFA > > Community radio station KPFA was served on Monday with a lawsuit filed by Noelle Hanrahan, former producer and co-host of Flashpoints, the station’s drive-time public affairs broadcast. Also named in the complaint are Pacifica Foundation, Flashpoints executive producer Dennis Bernstein, and ex-general manager, Jim Bennett. > > Among the charges in the complaint are sexual harassment and sex discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Border Blaster Continues to Interfere with kpfK Signal (tags)

Yesterday afternoon power failed on Mount Wilson and Pacifica's kpfK ceased transmission for over one hour. Most LA listeners tuned to 90.7 FM could clearly hear classical musical being broadcast from Tijuana station XLNC.

pacifica national truth & reconciliation commission (tags)

a call to those politically active in the free-pacifica & other alternative media struggles, to create a formal proposal (purpose, internal organization, process, methods, goals, implementation, etc.) for a pacifica national truth & reconciliation commission.

Racism, the Left, and Pacifica Radio (tags)

The writer ,a staff candidate for DC's WPFW's listener station board and a member of the DC Justice and Unity Caucus, gives a summary of the recent history of conflict within Pacifa radio network and some of the issues in its ongoing elections.

KPFK MOVES PACIFICA TO THE RIGHT (tags)

KPFK votes against diversity, grassroots democracy, moves left-wing Pacifica Foundation to the right

Solving The Enigma Of Media Manipulation (tags)

Most journalists have never told the truth about politics; they only are allowed to say what their bosses let them say. And almost always, if the newspaper or TV station is a big one, their bosses won't let them tell the truth about practically anything.

Pacifica Foundation gets chance to change bylaws (tags)

Pacifica radio enthusiasts have one final week to debate and discuss proposed new Bylaws for the free speach radio network.

GEORGE SOROS' EVIL EMPIRE IS EXPOSED (Attn: LA Indymedia) (tags)

This is an interesting analysis of Billionaire finanical predator, George Soros, and his covert funding and sponsorship of the pro-establisment "Peace movement" in the USA. Soros' empire not only has its tentacles in the Peace movement but also in the (cough, cough)"Alternative" media outlets which have desperately tried to downplay and smear any questioning of US government sponsorship/involvement in 9-11 as "conspiracy theory." Soros has also provided funding to Indymedia(!) with its contribution to LA Indymedia during the protests at the Democratic Party convention in 2000.

1999 Letter to LA Weekly re: slanted coverage about Pacifica (tags)

In July 1999, the LA Weekly published an article on the conflict surrounding Pacifica's lockout of the KPFA staff in Berkeley. Though that article was vastly superior in reportage to Ella Taylor's recentwork, then as now, the coverage was slanted and erroneous. This letter was sent to the Weekly in response.

Pacifica Breakthrough Announced (tags)

Plaintiffs in the three lawsuits against the Pacifica Foundation have reached a breakthrough in negotiations that would give dissident forces a slender majority of a newly configured national board when it meets later this month.

Pacifica Radio Fdn nearly bankrupt, KPFA in peril (tags)

Pacifica Foundation officers informed KPFA (94.1 FM, Berkeley, Ca) management that the organization is out of money, having spent over two million dollars over the past three years on corporate law firms, security services, and public relations agencies. Over the past two years, however, KPFA has exceeded all fundraising goals, and should show a surplus of over $200,000. Instead, KPFA has over $100,000 in unpaid and overdue bills, including $9,400 to PG&E for electricity. The station may be off the air if the PG&E bill is not paid by Monday, October 22.

Legal fund established for Pacifica radio protester (tags)

Edwin Johnston was falsely arrested for protesting at Pacifica radio station KPFT in Houston. A legal fund has been set up to help him fight for his rights.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Admonishes Renegade Pacifica Board's Suppression (tags)

Source: EFF The below open letter to the Pacifica Foundation from the Electronic Frontier Foundation is in regard to Pacifica Management's threats against listener web sites that are critical of the Pacifica Board's actions in hijacking the Foundation from it's Mission.

Pacifica Hijacking Fascists Shove Another Big Boot In The Mouth Of Free Speech (tags)

Under threat of legal action from the Board Hijackers, WBAIFREE.ORG has pulled its content this afternoon.

Public Citizen Condemns Pacifica Hijackers Threats-Joins Defense Of Free Speech (tags)

Pacifica Foundation Hijacker's To Critics: Take Down Your Web Sites or We’ll Sue. Public Citizen To Defend Free-Speech FROM Pacifica Network Board Thieves And Their Station Stooges (Mary Francis Berry, Bessie Wash, David Acosta, John Murdock (of EB&G), David Palmer, Ken Ford, Garland Ganter, Utrice Lied, Clayton Riley...et. al.

LA Pacifica Supporters Demonstrate at Epstein Becker & Green (tags)

FREE PACIFICA! Citizens Support Free Speech while Epstein Becker and Green Attorney Prepares for Hostile Takeover with New By-law Proposal

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