fix articles 40485, larry bensky
KPFA Workers & Community Speak Up, Manager "Resigns": Politics of Latest Management Change (tags)
The departure of KPFA General Manager Lemlem Rijio was an open secret debated prior to the public announcement and a News commentary on her "resignation." A group of staff and supporters had campaigned to reverse the Local Station Board's supposed termination vote in a confidential executive session. Their talking points are summarized and addressed here. Other KPFA workers and community members stated that removing the GM was necessary to correct the station's deteriorating finances and declining listener support, to restore democratic process and respect for Pacifica's bylaws and mission. Under the Rijio-Lilley regime the gains of the Free Pacifica movement and democratic institutions at KPFA were obstructed, subverted or shut down.
KPFA Manager "Resigns" (tags)
KPFA's General Manager was forced to resign by the LSB amd PNB, but the anti-democratic faction she represented protested, putting out much misinformation about the termination and her performance as GM, even compromising the integrity of the KPFA news to present their one sided spin.
Pacifica Radio--the old regime's legacy at KPFA (tags)
The slow motion takeover of KPFA began in 1992 and reached its climax in 1999. During those years, the highjackers recruited assistants, trained proteges and created a culture which permeates the station to this day. It's the background of today's ongoing struggle at KPFA's Local Station Board (LSB).
Pacifica Radio: FREEDOM TO SPEAK LARRY BENSKY'S LANGUAGE! (tags)
Many people in the KPFA listener community in the San Francisco Bay Area have asked me, Joseph Anderson, for a copy of my UC Berkeley "Daily Californian" newspaper guest column on Pacifica Radio's KPFA character Larry Bensky. At the time of its original publication, I knew nothing about Bensky other than how he came across on the air. I guess it is time for a confirming retrospective. Bensky hasn't changed a bit. This was written during the Pacifica Radio crisis of 1999, when Bensky was fired (thanks to *me*, now it can be told!). I immediately notified and talked to Mary Berry, then, about his insubordination and symbolically offered to let her have Bensky in exchange for Pacifica Radio back. But, it was still nice to have someone Black shut *Bensky* up!
Nazi Influences on the Anti-Communist Delusions of the Cold War (tags)
Pacifica Radio's Larry Bensky recently ridiculed a caller who asked a question about possible Nazi influences on the anti-communist hysteria of the 1950s. Bensky was apparently unaware that McCarthy travelled with old guard Nazis and fascists in the intelligence community, and the hysteria was their group effort, despite the uninformed denials of "alternative" media figures who should know better.
Dennis Kucinich in LA today and tomorrow (tags)
Dennis Kucinich was interviewed by Larry Bensky in the KPFA studios for the "Sunday Salon" program, broadcast to all three California Pacifica stations. The interview runs for about 50 minutes and includes call-ins. These files are from the KFCF 24-hour archive. Each file is about 8.5 megs, 40kbit audio; calls were taken from both the LA and SF Bay Area
FCC Hearing Audio + FCC Commissioner Adelstein Interviewed (tags)
KPOO and KPFA coverage mp3 files for download or streaming
9/11 In Context: Plans and Counterplans (tags)
The Global Fascist Terror State has arrived, the fruit of decades of planning, propaganda and provocation. September 11 was its coming-out party, and for us, the last wake-up call.
NEW PACIFICA BOARD CHAIR FIRES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AGREES TO COURT-SUPERVISED MEDIATION (tags)
Bob Farrel cans Bessie Wash
KPFA Flashpoints Radio: PACIFICA BATTLE UPDATE (audio link) (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio July 6, 2001: Pacifica Battle Update:: Dennis Bernstein Interviews: - Dissident board member Tomas Moran (16 min) - fired Pacifica news director Dan Coughlin (13 min) - WPFW Local Advisory board chair Sam Husseini (6 min) - KPFA Living Room host, fired Larry Bensky (6 min) - Barbara Lubin of Friends of Free Speech Radio (6 min) (link to audio in 'full story' text below)
KPFA let-down... a brief report on today's show broadcast from LA (tags)
a couple fleeting observations on radio situation