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Pacifica Radio Executive Director Stages Sit-In...
Radio Television Business Report ^ | C. Marcucci

Posted on 03/27/2014 8:26:49 PM PDT by golux

Summer Reese, the fired executive director of Pacifica Radio, says she’s still not leaving the left-leaning organization’s California HQ in Berkeley, and is now sporting an inflatable air mattress at her office....

Reese, 40, was fired by the non-profit foundation’s board in an 11-7 vote on 3/13 and was locked out of the headquarters. However, after cutting the padlock to get into the building, Reese has hunkered down for nine days (as of 3/27) with a team of supporters. Reese and 12 of her compatriots — including Reese’s mother, a longtime anti-war and civil rights activist — refused to let Board Chair Margy Wilkinson, her husband and two of her allies pass.

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1 posted on 03/27/2014 8:26:49 PM PDT by golux
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To: golux

Stranger than strange. You tax dollars at work. YES, Pacifica is a “public radio” station. For those who want a long, detailed overview:

http://www.laweekly.com/2014-03-20/news/left-wing-darling-pacifica-radio-is-sliding-into-the-abyss/


2 posted on 03/27/2014 8:32:24 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: golux


3 posted on 03/27/2014 8:33:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: golux
Reese and 12 of her compatriots — including Reese’s mother, a longtime anti-war and civil rights activist — refused to let Board Chair Margy Wilkinson, her husband and two of her allies pass.

Reporting ain't what it used to be. So is the woman's husband named "Margy", and why won't she let her husband "Margy" pass?

4 posted on 03/27/2014 8:33:34 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: golux

I used to listen to KPFK back in my college days....Good Lord old leftists don’t die they stage a sit in...funny tory. does not sound like this lady has a legal ground to stand on...any idea what its done to the audience...back 40 some years ago it was listener supported radio..dunno bout today ... yeah I was a liberal....but I went back to my conservative roots..thanks for posting this
Freegards
LEX


5 posted on 03/27/2014 8:34:02 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: golux

What a hole


6 posted on 03/27/2014 8:35:05 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: golux

Probably living on starvation rations of pizza and indian take-out.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 8:37:01 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: golux
Pacifica Radio,

Is that purveyor of audio excrement still around?

They should fire everybody and everyone can sit around and sing campfire songs.

Kum by ahh

8 posted on 03/27/2014 8:38:29 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: golux

“However, after cutting the padlock to get into the building, Reese has hunkered down for nine days (as of 3/27) with a team of supporters.”

How about B&E for starters.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 8:43:32 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Pontiac

Loved KPFK. Listening was a hoot. They ran their program “Soviet Union Today” for years after the fall of the Soviet Union.

CC


10 posted on 03/27/2014 8:46:11 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: golux

Children feuding. Ain’t libs fun?


11 posted on 03/27/2014 8:47:19 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Pontiac
Probably living on starvation rations of pizza and indian take-out.

Precisely. And a 100K+ salary. And your tax dollars for programming. And FCC support. And forgiveness here and there, paid for by the taxpayer. "Public File" safety not available to private operators - only Pacifica and NPR. Did you mention take-out? And also corporate sponsorships. And payola. National. And plugola. National. So, other than knowing what you're talking about but paying your taxes, there is some very good Chicken Tikka and lamb vindaloo in California. Very good indeed, taxpayer sucker!
12 posted on 03/27/2014 8:48:36 PM PDT by golux
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To: Captain Compassion; Kenny Bunk

Mmm. Lada.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 8:50:29 PM PDT by golux
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To: Chode

As the old saying goes, she’s got a great face for radio....


14 posted on 03/27/2014 8:50:33 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: golux

Ahhh, stupid hippies at Berkeley. Some things never change.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 8:55:09 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred
“She's got a face for telegraph” ;’)
16 posted on 03/27/2014 8:56:01 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
‘I used to listen to KPFK back in my college days’

Didn't Pacifica have another radio station over in the Bay Area besides KPFK ?

17 posted on 03/27/2014 9:00:01 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: golux

I remember when these geniuses fired a bunch of their staff for being insufficiently marxist.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 9:07:14 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: golux

She was fired for a “Personal Matter”.

From all my years in management, that tells me either embezzlement, or a sexual harassment claim.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 9:15:11 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: headstamp 2

It’s Berkeley. So they council has to vote on whether or not that’s still a crime


20 posted on 03/27/2014 9:16:00 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Drango

That and related articles are fun reads until I realized that it’s just a miniature version of what’s going on in Washington.

Still, it was pleasant reading about how the occupier claims mismanagement, and then has tons of documents shredded, or about the midnight board of directors meeting when Reese was fired, and the refusal to call in the police, but willingness to spend lots of other people’s money on court cases.

One of the best comments was that this was a case of the Judean People’s Liberation Front vs. the People’s Liberation Front of Judea.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 9:23:51 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: golux
The raison d'être of NPR was to bring culture ... mostly meaning classical music, of course ... to the masses. Now, station after NPR station spends the broadcast day spewing rather blatant Marxist versions of "news events."

Mara Liasson, Nina Totenberg, Silvia Poggioli, Diane Rheem, repeating the same talking points hour after hour. They lavish praise upon Obama (May Peace Be Upon Him), Hillary Clinton, and lovingly interview gay marriage advocates, abortionists, transgendered performance artists, and queer major league ball players when they can find them. Today, they interviewed a professor of Russian Studies who was discussing the famine in the Ukraine created by Stalin in the 30s which cost some 10 million lives, and which was ignored by communist-sympathizing journalists. She says "not as bad as people have been led to think. Other regions were suffering, too," says the prof. Stalin was merely "trying to make food production more efficient," says she.

In my area, the main NPR outlets have stopped broadcasting classical music entirely, putting it on another new station that hasn't a clear FM signal. They spent $3 million and two years to bring me static. It's not all grim news. They do still play good jazz all night on the main stations. Sundays, they still do briefly interrupt the flow of Pravda-like news for "Prairie Home Companion," and "Klik and Klak, The Tappet Brothers."

But why must the tax payers shell out Millions for Marx, Bill Moyers, and Garrison Keillor and get short-changed for Mozart, with bupkis for Bach, and maybe a penny for Puccini? They'll even bump these guys if they can broadcast the tortured screeching of some Soviet composer who celebrates homosexuality on the collective farm.

22 posted on 03/27/2014 9:42:08 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is very sick . Hold all contributions until we see who picks up the patient..)
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To: VanShuyten

Only true geeks would read the full articles. Those geeks would be you and me.

Fun stuff, and confusion to our enemies.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 9:47:21 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: golux

I am surprised Pacifica still exists.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 10:01:36 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: Pontiac

Yeah sometimes as many as 300 people are listening....


25 posted on 03/27/2014 10:06:02 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: tcrlaf; golux; headstamp 2
Reese, 40, was fired by the non-profit foundation’s board in an 11-7 vote on 3/13 and was locked out of the headquarters. However, after cutting the padlock to get into the building, Reese has hunkered down for nine days (as of 3/27) with a team of supporters.

Well these people should have been arrested for Breaking and Entering. But I have noticed that there seems to be something in the Leftist Liberal psyche that makes them believe that their jobs are their personal property.

You can’t fire me this is MY JOB! Nobody else can do this job! Your not getting rid of me that easy!

26 posted on 03/27/2014 10:41:52 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: mylife; golux
Now you might not believe this, but I'll swear to it being true.
Many years ago, early/mid '80's, I was living in San Francisco (not for political reasons - it actually used to be a pretty nice place to live) and somehow won a contest they were having.
It was a "Lunch with Maya Angelou."
I honestly had no idea who she was.
Anyway, there were about a dozen people and it was at some chi-chi place in Bezerkely.
When it was over, and this is the truth, the "host" went around to everyone and asked for a "contribution for the station." A few minutes later I saw him and one of the restaurant managers deep in chat with much hand movement and hushed tones of seriousness.
It turned out that the station did not arrange this with the place, or if they did the place declined 'dine now-we'll bill you later' offer. They wanted their money now.
I thought this was hilarious. I excused myself to the mens' room and exited the place.
Never found out what happened, but it was an oft told story to some of my buddies at the bar.
27 posted on 03/27/2014 10:57:20 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: roadcat
So is the woman's husband named "Margy", and why won't she let her husband "Margy" pass?
Well, this is a lefty station, so it's quite possible, if not probable that her husband's name IS Margy.
28 posted on 03/27/2014 11:16:33 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Soviet composer who celebrates homosexuality on the collective farm.

Even the Soviet commies were never nearly as depraved as our present day batch of insane cultural marxists.

29 posted on 03/28/2014 12:01:35 AM PDT by NaturalBornC1t1zen (Communist, muslim & homosexual. Hey lofo voters... you hit the trifecta with bambi.)
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To: golux

She might be working at a fast food place soon


30 posted on 03/28/2014 12:55:49 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Impala64ssa

- or Peggy?


31 posted on 03/28/2014 12:59:35 AM PDT by devolve (- Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY -- I need more SPACE - BHO Jr -)
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To: Chode

It seems now is the winter of Summers discontent.

(Cackle)


32 posted on 03/28/2014 3:01:15 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Kenny Bunk
The raison d'être of NPR was to bring culture ... mostly meaning classical music, of course ... to the masses. Now, station after NPR station spends the broadcast day spewing rather blatant Marxist versions of "news events."

If I want classical music on my drive, all I need to do is put a CD in the player, or hook up a music source to the in-car jack. And get much better sound.

33 posted on 03/28/2014 3:03:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Chode

Guilty.


34 posted on 03/28/2014 3:38:29 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: mylife

Same here.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 3:40:54 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Pontiac

“Well these people should have been arrested for Breaking and Entering. But I have noticed that there seems to be something in the Leftist Liberal psyche that makes them believe that their jobs are their personal property.

You can’t fire me this is MY JOB! Nobody else can do this job! Your not getting rid of me that easy! “

Liberalism is an excuse for perpetual adolescence and the rationalizations that go with it.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 4:29:15 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Tainan

This is hilarious! Lunch with Maya Angelou! And 110% Believable!


37 posted on 03/28/2014 4:36:44 AM PDT by golux
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To: Jimmy Valentine
LOL!!!
38 posted on 03/28/2014 4:40:44 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: FreedomPoster
100%...
39 posted on 03/28/2014 4:41:20 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred
prolly has a personality to match
40 posted on 03/28/2014 4:42:19 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: golux

The office can be nuked...... that would get rid of her and Pacifica at the same time. Neither are required


41 posted on 03/28/2014 4:44:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: golux
Precisely. And a 100K+ salary.

Actually 315,000 per article. Don't you love the loony left.

42 posted on 03/28/2014 5:31:15 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
lada photo: Gama de modele Lada DSCF2074.jpg

Well at least it's still good listening while you're reading the paper.
43 posted on 03/28/2014 6:32:15 AM PDT by golux
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To: robowombat

They had staions in Bezerkley, Los angeles an a couple of others...after reading the whole article apparantly they are about ready to go belly up. the Los Angeles station only has like 700 listeners which is pathetic.
Freegards
LEX


44 posted on 03/28/2014 6:49:52 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: robowombat

“Didn’t Pacifica have another radio station over in the Bay Area besides KPFK ? “

Their station IS KPFA!


45 posted on 03/28/2014 10:47:53 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Tainan
It turned out that the station did not arrange this with the place, or if they did the place declined 'dine now-we'll bill you later' offer. They wanted their money now. I thought this was hilarious. I excused myself to the mens' room and exited the place.

Lucky you avoided a "chew-n-screw" arrest.

46 posted on 03/28/2014 10:56:00 AM PDT by AU72
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To: vette6387
Their station IS KPFA!

Should be call-sign DPRK.

47 posted on 03/28/2014 10:58:12 AM PDT by AU72
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To: PapaBear3625
.... a CD in the player, or hook up a music source to the in-car jack

Moi? My XJ6 has 8-track.

48 posted on 03/29/2014 8:06:57 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is very sick . Hold all contributions until we see who picks up the patient..)
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To: golux
Trust you to come up with the world's most useful import/export vehicle, the trusty (and rusty) LADA, (né the FIAT 124 Sedan of 1965) soldiering on into the 21st C from Havana to Vladivostock!

But wait there was more, that newspaper is in Esperanto!

49 posted on 03/29/2014 8:13:15 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is very sick . Hold all contributions until we see who picks up the patient..)
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