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  • Berkeley-based Pacifica Radio faces financial crisis

    01/04/2018 9:11:55 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/04/18 | Lisa M. Krieger
    The Pacifica Foundation, a Berkeley-based community radio network that includes the progressive radio station KPFA, is in financial crisis because of mounting debt — and is now teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Pacifica, a nonprofit founded in 1946 by conscientious objectors from World War II, is the mother of America’s alternative radio, pioneering decades of left-leaning public affairs programs and community-based music.
  • 'This is the end': leftwing Pacifica Radio affiliates enter protracted death spiral

    09/18/2015 5:04:58 PM PDT · by Drango · 22 replies
    Guardian ^ | Sept 10, '15 | Rory Carroll
    Veteran broadcasters accuse the board of promoting bizarre conspiracy theories as network puts pressure on staff to reduce their hours and pay Feuding and ideological extremism have driven some of the US’s flagship leftwing radio stations to the brink of collapse, according to two veteran broadcasters. ...the country’s oldest public radio network, ... Masters said a station that once competed with National Public Radio affiliates had frittered away its credibility with ultra-leftwing rants – “discount versions of Radio Havana” – plus marketing of quack medical remedies such as curing cancer with baking soda and dietary supplements which supposedly cure Aids;...
  • Two Rotting Whales in Pacifica Torn Apart, Buried After Neighbors Complain of Stench

    05/19/2015 10:22:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 19, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez and Stephanie Chuang
    After some haggling over which jurisdiction was responsible for two dead whales washed up in Pacifica, crews on Tuesday began ripping up mammal flesh and burying the weighty beasts after neighbors complained of their rotting stench. An excavator dug into the whale flesh, tearing skin and muscle, before getting ready to sink the pieces of blubber and bone deep into the sand. Pacifica's Interim Chief of Police Dan Steidle said that after more than a month of discussion, it's been determined that the area where the whales washed up on April 14 and May 5 belong to the San Francisco...
  • Soros' Investment in Terror Lawyer Backfires (Lynne Stewart)

    07/21/2010 9:17:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 21, 2010 | Ben Johnson
    Five-and-a-half years after being convicted of providing material support for terrorism, terror lawyer Lynne Stewart finally received a sentence commensurate with her crime. She was resentenced last week to 10 years. But if George Soros had his way, she would be free today. Stewart made a career out of defending street criminals and terrorists, including Sammy "The Bull" Gravano (pleaded guilty), Weather Underground terrorist David J. Gilbert (convicted), and Larry Davis (acquitted of wounding six policemen and killing several others in 1986, only to be convicted of a later murder and killed in prison). It should have come as...
  • 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
    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!

    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...