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  • Pacifica Radio Executive Director Stages Sit-In...

    03/27/2014 8:26:49 PM PDT · by golux · 48 replies
    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...
  • Pacifica’s financial woes drive Free Speech Radio News to shutter production

    09/21/2013 7:27:44 PM PDT · by Drango · 27 replies
    current ^ | 9/20/13 | Ben Mook
    The financial stranglehold on Pacifica is taking down Free Speech Radio News, a progressive news show that relied on the five-station network for the bulk of its operating costs. The show, airing weekdays on 100 stations, will close production Sept. 27 and lay off its staff, a core of part-timers and an international network of nearly 100 stringers. Owed nearly $200,000 in back payments by the California-based Pacifica Foundation, FSRN’s board of directors decided Sept. 13 to shutter the program, holding out hope that FSRN could be revived under a different production model. “Our fortunes have always been closely linked...
  • (Pacifica Radio) WBAI-FM Lays Off Most of Staff (New York)

    09/01/2013 7:29:20 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 31 replies
    New Ypork Times ^ | August 11, 2013 | BEN SISARIO
    ... In a tearful on-air announcement on Friday, Summer Reese, the interim executive director of the Pacifica Foundation, which owns WBAI, said that after talks with SAG-Aftra, the union that represents broadcasting talent, “we will be laying off virtually everyone whose voice you recognize on the air,” effective Monday.
  • WBAI, Pacifica Radio in New York City, Lays Off News Department, and Most On-Air Talent

    08/09/2013 4:23:49 PM PDT · by Drango · 62 replies
    Village voice ^ | August 09, 2013 | Tessa Stuart
    Summer Reese, interim executive director of the Pacifica Radio Network, choked up as she announced this afternoon that legendary New York radio station WBAI was laying off its entire news department, and the majority of on-air talent, effective Monday. WBAI, the station where Pacifica's flagship program, Democracy NOW!, was founded, has broadcast on 99.5 since 1960. Andrew Phillips, former general manager of KPFA, Pacifica's Berkeley, California, station, has been appointed interim program director. The station's general manager, Berthold Reimers, and interim development director, Andrea Katz, will also stay on board. "Today I have concluded union negotiations with SAG-AFTRA, regarding proposed...
  • WBAI Lays Off Entire Staff (Pacifica NY)

    06/20/2013 10:24:21 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/20/13 | Lance Venta
    ...The announcement comes a day after word that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is withholding funding to Pacifica's five stations for insufficient accounting practices, misreported revenues and failure to comply with CPB rules on open meetings and financial transparency
  • Big Programming Changes Are Coming to WPFW (far left Pacifica drops music for news/talk)

    12/04/2012 10:41:16 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Wash. City Paper ^ | 11/29/12 | Jonathan Fischer
    "I am very upset about the changes. I think we need to boycott." "I for one will not give more money until I hear some answers...some real answers about the station." "They're not the people's station." Those were some of the on-air words of WPFW listeners this morning...Word has already spread about impending programming changes to the 35-year-old "jazz and justice" station. Interim Programing Director Bobby Hill announced on the WPFW Facebook page yesterday that the station will begin a new programming schedule on Dec. 3—one that includes more syndicated talk programs. While some of the new programs will be...
  • Iran Jails American Hikers For 'Spying'

    08/20/2011 6:35:28 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 192 replies
    Skynews ^ | 08/20/11 | skynews
    Two American hikers who were detained in Iran have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of "illegal entry" and "espionage," the state TV website says.
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting & Pacifica (FR exclusive)

    03/13/2011 1:16:30 PM PDT · by Drango · 17 replies
    CPB annual report ^ | 3/13/11 | Drango
    Enables of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB are coming out of the woodwork to defend the taxpayer largess that they have been feeding from. Most of this centers on NPR and the arguments seem to be that: first they aren’t biased and second defunding CPB will only hurt the rural stations. Seriously. Lost in the noise is that CPB also funds via your tax dollars, other public broadcasting entities such as PRI and Pacifica. Pacifica is the most amusing as they are staunch, avowed communists and hate capitalism and Republicans. They are also very urban. Berkeley, LA, NY, Houston,...
  • KPFA pledge prize is marijuana book

    07/29/2010 1:16:44 PM PDT · by Drango · 12 replies
    KPFA ^ | na | na
    We all know about NPR tote bags given as rewards during pledge week. The tax funded "public radio" station KPFA in Berkeley gives away "Marijuana Growers Guide" by Rosenthal for a $150 pledge. KPFA is part of "Pacifica", the ultra liberal, wackadoo radio network. And yes they are partially tax supported.
  • Amy Goodman Finds a New Enemy to Despise

    07/30/2009 10:45:43 AM PDT · by mekongdelta69 · 5 replies · 407+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | July 30, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    Yesterday Amy Goodman reported on Democracy Now!, cable TV’s Marxist forum, that the Columbian Government is sending elite Special Forces Operations troops to Afghanistan to assist the United States and Coalition forces in their “occupation” of that country. The report continues:
  • Great White Hope (Trashing McCain/Palin)

    10/15/2008 8:09:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 787+ views
    Black Agenda Report ^ | Wednesday, 15 October 2008 | Sikivu Hutchinson
    "Maverick" John McCain and attack-dog Sarah Palin seem to have staked their entire campaign on the powers of racial revulsion. "Linking Obama to William Ayers and domestic terrorism, Palin exhorted that ‘this is not a man who sees America as you see it and how I see America,'" while McCain "melds xenophobic and Orientalist rhetoric, conjuring up the dark inscrutable treasonous Other when he asks ‘who is the real Barack Obama.'" Together, McCain and Palin "tap into the deepest reservoirs of white racial angst." Cindy McCain has spoken. Shellacked white blond hair bristling with outrage, the beermeister lit into Barack...
  • Lefty reporter gets herself arrested in St. Paul

    09/02/2008 10:58:59 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 11 replies · 157+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/2/08 | Thomas Lifson
    The left blogosphere is outraged! Amy Goodman, whose "Democracy now!" website/radio/TV empire inhabits the far reaches of left wing activism, got herself arrested in St. Paul, and the arrest (which you can see on YouTube is being denounced as some for of violent atrocity. Watch the brief video for yourself and see:
  • KPFA settles sex discrimination suit

    08/10/2007 4:00:46 PM PDT · by fifedom · 2 replies · 327+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 10, 2007 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    A radio journalist who accused a program host at Berkeley's KPFA of browbeating her on and off the air has settled a sex- discrimination suit for $125,000, plus $133,000 in legal fees, against a station known for its advocacy of leftist politics and women's rights.
  • Turning Tables; Lesbian, African-immigrant at KPFK accused of sexually harassing white news woman

    04/21/2007 8:32:50 AM PDT · by freedomdefender · 93 replies · 3,423+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | April 19, 2007 | LA Weekly
    When she was hired as general manager of KPFK (90.7 FM), Eva Georgia appeared to be a walking trophy of progressive brownie points: a black lesbian with an almost cinematic personal story of facing persecution as a leftist radio activist in South Africa. In the summer of 2002, after highly charged internal struggles at KPFK’s parent network, Pacifica — firings, lawsuits, listener rebellions — Georgia told the Los Angeles Times she would run the station by respecting the “process of democracy and transparency.” But by the fall of 2002, Georgia’s staffers were in open revolt, claiming that democracy and transparency...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • WHEN THE H*LL WILL WE DEFUND NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO?

    11/07/2004 3:01:13 PM PST · by doug from upland · 96 replies · 1,939+ views
    KPFK | 11-7-04 | dfu
    While doing some painting today, I wanted to listen to some talk radio. Unfortunately, Sunday is not a good day for talk radio. The only thing I found on was . . . . . KPFK -- public radio. I listened to "Counterspin" and "Spotlight Africa." I was in the vomitorium. I hadn't listened for awhile. These people are nuts. I wanted to throw my radio. The anti-American and anti-conservative and anti-Bush crap that they are putting out on the air is overwhelming and sickening. Because I believe in free speech, I don't advocate that we shut them up. But...
  • THE LEFT'S CIVILITY SCAM

    10/15/2004 7:51:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 948+ views
    DON FEDER.COM ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2004 | DON FEDER
    THE LEFT’S CIVILITY SCAM By Don Feder Last week, the inimitable Ann Coulter was on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” to discuss her new book, “How To Talk To A Liberal (If You Must)”. Co-host Charles Gibson – a media cheerleader for the Kerry campaign, who once expressed disbelief that anyone could question the Democratic nominee’s “distinguished war record” -- used the interview as an occasion to deliver another unctuous homily on the need for civility in politics. For the left, civility is a one-way street, running toward them – but never in the opposite direction. Gibson, who hosted the second...
  • I need help with my turn page paper on the collapse of communism

    04/30/2004 10:13:23 AM PDT · by johnmartineu · 381 replies · 5,673+ views
    myself | 4/30 | johnmartineu, author of the NY Times bestseller, "kittens ripped my turn page paper"
    Hi! My name is John Martineu. Im 18 and a student of Dover high School in Dover Delaware. I have been assigned a final term project. We are to do a 20 page turn paper on different subjects. I am doing one on the collapse of communism. Since you coservatives know alot about this, I was wondering if you could help me out. First Id like to know what communism is and how it is different from socialism? Second I would also like to know about why Russia collapsed. Third could you tell me why you refer to certain people...
  • Non-profits' executives avoid scrutiny, valid reforms

    02/12/2004 12:24:24 PM PST · by staytrue · 36 replies · 728+ views
    USA Today ^ | 2/12/2004 | Jonathan Turley
    <p>At a time when efforts to reform the corporate world are getting all of the attention, there is another group of chief executives who remain insulated from the effects of scandals at Tyco, WorldCom and the like. They are America's not-for-profit profiteers: the executives who cash in at universities, foundations and other tax-exempt organizations.</p>
  • Lefty Radioheads Bite Back

    01/07/2004 3:26:33 PM PST · by TheMole · 139+ views
    New York Observer ^ | January 7, 2004 | Rachel Donadio
    | Lefty Radioheads Bite Backby Rachel Donadio Lizz Winstead was having brunch in the Noho Star on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 4, wearing a Hüsker Dü T-shirt. Slight and fierce, with a tinge of gray at the roots of her curly, brownish-blond hair, she was talking about her career in comedy and the prospects for Central Air, the soon-to-debut left-wing talk-radio network for which she’s directing the entertainment programming. The course of both, it seems, have been altered by the specter of a certain sex act."Clinton’s blowjob was the worst thing to happen to political comedy ever," Ms. Winstead said...
  • Let a Thousand Factions Bloom (Pacifica Radio - WBAI)

    12/28/2003 11:48:47 AM PST · by sarcasm · 22 replies · 436+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 28, 2003 | DENNY LEE
    T'S democracy at its finest. Or worst. Liberal New Yorkers are bracing for a stormy election campaign, one that pits political correctness against political correctness, and antiwar voices against antiwar voices. No, this isn't a race between Al Sharpton and Howard Dean, or one between rivals for the leadership of some Upper West Side co-op. It's the election campaign for the board of WBAI-FM (99.5), the radio voice of the New York left for more than 40 years, and the fact that the stakes of this vote are relatively minor has in no way softened the fierceness of the debate....
  • Malvo Defense Enters Threatening Jailhouse Sketches (Bin Laden is labeled, "Servant of Allah." )

    12/04/2003 11:04:43 AM PST · by marshmallow · 172 replies · 5,399+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/04/03 | Mike M. Ahlers
    <p>CHESAPEAKE, Virginia (CNN) -- Several dozen jailhouse sketches by accused sniper Lee Boyd Malvo -- some depicting police in rifle crosshairs and others containing references to a holy war -- have been entered as evidence by defense attorneys, who say they are evidence of his indoctrination by an accomplice.</p>
  • Mixed Signals (Layoffs at Pacifica Radio)

    11/21/2003 5:15:51 AM PST · by Drango · 22 replies · 161+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 11//18/03 | Cynthia Cotts
    wo weeks ago, word came down from the Pacifica Foundation that WBAI (99.5 FM), one of five stations in the Pacifica radio network, must lay off 14 full-time employees by December—or face the possibility of closing next year. The rationale for the cuts was blunt: WBAI's latest fundraising drive fell short of its $1.2 million goal, bringing in only $800,000. Cutting payroll is probably the easiest way to recoup the missing $400,000. But some members of the WBAI community have balked at management's contemporaneous decision to lay off staff and to introduce a novel format that might be called "progressive...
  • RADIO INTIFADA (Pacifica Radio gets worse. 800 number to call)

    08/01/2003 3:01:27 AM PDT · by DPB101 · 55 replies · 1,046+ views
    Greg Yardley ^ | 8/01/03 | FrontPageMagazine.com
    In June, Pacifica Radio's Los Angeles station, KPFK-FM, hosted a thirty-hour marathon of Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn's anti-Semitic "Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend."  It was the first time this once-annual program appeared for almost a decade. It had been banned by station management in 1993, after a long, hard-fought pressure campaign to remove it.  Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend typically includes claims that the Jews disproportionately participated in the slave trade and persecuted blacks; in the past, he responded to criticism by calling the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League a "psychotic, idiotic, European Jew."   He has regularly played tapes by Nation of...
  • Out Of Control (Slick Willie Barf Alert)

    06/29/2003 7:29:39 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 24 replies · 408+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 6-28-03 | Impeached Former President Bill Clinton
    If it's allowed to stand, an FCC ruling will feed media merger mania BY BILL CLINTON "It's your money," says President Bush when he promotes tax cuts. I disagree with his tax policy but admire his spin. The same argument applies with greater force to whether big media conglomerates should be allowed to control more television and radio stations: "It's your airwaves." The American people own the bandwidth that broadcast media companies use to deliver programs to our TV and radio sets. Because the space on that bandwidth is limited, the Federal Communications Commission regulates who has access to our...
  • The right vs the right-on. Right-wing crazies rule talk radio in America. So can a $10m plan to . .

    06/17/2003 8:05:20 PM PDT · by DPB101 · 80 replies · 266+ views
    Independent UK ^ | 6/17/03 | Andrew Gumbel
    Right-wing crazies rule talk radio in America. So can a $10m plan to put liberal shock jocks on air ever work? Andrew Gumbel reports from Los Angeles Wanted: a mould-breaking, iconoclastic American talk-radio host who, unlike just about every other mould-breaking, iconoclastic talk-radio host on the US airwaves, also happens to be left-wing. This host should have the charisma and audience-pulling power to be as popular as the Rush Limbaughs, the Howard Sterns and the other tub-thumping right-wing crazies. Oh, and a sense of humour wouldn't do any harm, either. That's the challenge an increasingly despairing American left is setting...
  • People Don't Want The Liberal Radio They've Already Got, Why Would They Want Another?

    05/21/2003 7:42:49 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 39 replies · 719+ views
    RaoulGram | Various FReepers
    Below is a list of 95 liberal talk hosts, liberal talk networks, liberal talk stations or syndicated liberal programs that are in the marketplace ALREADY. None garners an audience anywhere near the top conservative hosts. So what makes the liberals believe that they have been "shut out" of the marketplace o ideas? Could it be that ad $$$$ are an indicator of merit that decides who gets on? Could it be that when it comes to the marketplace of ideas, liberal shelves are either bare or hold stale goods? Any additions, deletions, comments or even your opinions are welcome on...
  • CNN's Aaron Brown on the network's coverage of the anti-war movement (Barrrfffffff)

    04/09/2003 9:45:58 PM PDT · by Timesink · 31 replies · 749+ views
    CNN's Aaron Brown on the network's coverage of the anti-war movement, the media's sanitization of the invasion of Iraq and why he believes this is an inappropriate time for reporters to ask questions about war. A discussion with Amy Goodman, Aaron Brown, Steve Rendall and Jeremy ScahillDemocracy Now! April 4, 2003THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN, DEMOCRACY NOW!: You're listening to Democracy Now!'s The War and Peace Report, I'm Amy Goodman. With more than 25 years of journalism experience, Aaron Brown is CNN's lead anchor during breaking news and special events as well as anchor of Newsnight. Before...
  • Anti-War Useful Idiot "Independent Reporter" in Baghdad Gives Evidence of Iraqi Cover-Ups (Pacifica)

    03/27/2003 7:10:00 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies · 788+ views
    Pacifica Radio in the United States is utilizing the services of American "independent journalist" May Ying Welch who is fronting for A.N.S.W.E.R. and other anti-American/pro-Iraqi groups, and who is on the ground in Baghdad right now.Welch's on-site reports air on communist, anti-American Pacifica Radio, in the format of a call-in segment to the program "Democracy Now", and may be of value in terms of actually exposing, (through her unwitting cooperation), the propaganda war being waged by the Ba'athist regime in Iraq and other vital information. She is also valuable in providing post-sortie BDA information to our side. In a way,...
  • Pacifica Radio Network Becomes Antiwar Voice

    03/24/2003 12:06:38 PM PST · by Drango · 34 replies · 478+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 24, 2003 | ANNA WILDE MATHEWS
    <p>A few weeks ago, Amy Goodman played master of ceremonies at a peace rally in Washington. Later that day, she attended a different antiwar protest, involving many of the same people, this time doing interviews for the show she hosts on Pacifica Radio -- and wound up getting arrested outside the White House.</p>
  • KPFK Radio - the truth comes out.

    03/22/2003 3:22:52 PM PST · by JohnDinLA · 22 replies · 343+ views
    3/22/03 | JohnDinLA
    So I heeded a suggestion made by a peacepuke to listen to 90.7 KPFK here in Los Angeles. I encourage everyone else within earshot to do the same. And I urge you to call. Here was my experience. Their one host explicitly stated that he does not think people should support the troops because they are doing the wrong thing, and why would you support someone like that. The next host named Don claimed after a call about supporting our troops that he assures the audience that the entire staff supports the troops. Obviously, nobody there listens to their own...
  • KPFT (90.1 FM), said it would play the Dixie Chicks now more than ever.

    03/14/2003 10:58:06 PM PST · by MigrantOkie · 84 replies · 528+ views
    Houton Chronicle ^ | 3/15/2003 | LOUIS B. PARKS
    In Houston, listener-sponsored Pacifica radio station KPFT (90.1 FM), said it would play the Dixie Chicks now more than ever. "I just heard about it an hour ago from a caller who said there is some kind of boycott against the Dixie Chicks," said Wendy Schroell, KPFT administrative assistant. "That is the craziest thing I have ever heard. We are going to be playing them all the time.
  • Taking up battle stations

    03/13/2003 10:36:44 PM PST · by Drango · 2 replies · 198+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/14/03 | Steve Carney
    <p>With developments cropping up hourly on the world stage, the arguments for and against attacking Iraq are swirling into a cacophony that Southland radio listeners can cut through, if they want to, by tuning in to direct lines for each of the polar opposites of the war debate.</p> <p>Whether it's the time and location of the latest peace march in Alhambra, or tips on how to boycott French products, listeners can flip among commercial talk stations on the right, such as KFI-AM (640) and KABC-AM (790), and the left-wing Pacifica affiliate, KPFK-FM (90.7). Each offers the point of view regular listeners would expect, but they also hope to make the most of the Iraq crisis by attracting more listeners and support.</p>
  • Two sides of the dial tackle war- Talk radio stations air opposing views (Houston, 501C3 violation?)

    03/10/2003 3:36:54 AM PST · by weegee · 10 replies · 847+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 9, 2003, 11:45PM | By ALLAN TURNER
    Two sides of the dial tackle war Talk radio stations air opposing views By ALLAN TURNER Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle It's hard to think of Montrose's somnolent, tree-lined Lovett Boulevard as a political war zone. But with the United States eyeball-to-eyeball with Iraq, the street has become Houston's ideological ground zero -- home to radio stations that have become broadcast bastions for the pacifist left and the hawkish right. Separated by less than a city block, KPFT-FM, a listener-supported champion of "progressive" causes, and KPRC-AM, a heavyweight of right-wing talk programming, have marshalled thousands for rallies and marches that aired...
  • The Honorable Ted Stevens, Alaska’s Senior Senator, Receives Public Television’s Highest Honor

    02/28/2003 7:27:58 AM PST · by Drango · 2 replies · 252+ views
    CPB ^ | 2/25/03 | CPB
    The Honorable Ted Stevens, Alaska’s Senior Senator, Receives Public Television’s Highest HonorWASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2003 - The Honorable Ted Stevens (R- Alaska), today received the 2002 Ralph Lowell Medal, public television’s most prestigious honor, according to Robert T. Coonrod, CPB President and CEO. CPB presents the award annually to recognize outstanding individual contributions to public television. Stevens, the senior senator from Alaska, was honored for more than three decades of legislative leadership, which has helped make America’s public broadcasting system one of the most successful public-private partnerships in modern history. Katherine Anderson, the CPB Board Chair, presented the award....
  • A Longtime Antiwar Activist, Escalating the Peace (Public Radio)

    02/05/2003 9:49:14 AM PST · by Drango · 30 replies · 375+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/4/03 | CHRIS HEDGES
    February 4, 2003 A Longtime Antiwar Activist, Escalating the PeaceBy CHRIS HEDGES ESLIE CAGAN is willing to count many things. She will count the billions the United States will spend if it goes to war in Iraq. She will count the dead. She will count the oil companies that line up for the spoils. She will count the nations that turn their backs on this country in anger. And she will, on Feb. 15, count the demonstrators who are to gather in Manhattan and three dozen cities around the globe to rally to stop the war. She will count...
  • Can anyone help me with information on WBAI

    01/29/2003 2:58:54 PM PST · by Mixer · 31 replies · 947+ views
    Self | 1/29/2003 | Vanity
    Does anyone have much information on this radio station other then Pacifica being the owner. I am especially looking for any wrong doings of the station and here is why...... My friend and I were having a heated discussion last night about the current situation in Iraq and the world events. He is a conspiracy guy and gets a lot of information from online conspiracy websites. He also get a lot of information from WBAI and he suggested that I take a listedn because they are not owned by big business and or the government and they have no hidden...