|KPFK is one of five radio stations in the United States that are licensed to the Pacifica Foundation, a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization. Pacifica was founded in 1949 by pacifist Lewis Hill, in Berkeley, California. Pacifica’s principles focus on promoting world peace through greater sharing of information and cultures. Pacifica’s Mission Statement reads, in part:|
To encourage and provide outlets for the creative skills and energies of the community… which will serve the cultural welfare of the community; to engage in any activity that shall contribute to a lasting understanding between nations and between the individuals of all nations, races, creeds, and colors… and to promote the study of political and economic problems and of the causes of religious, philosophical, and racial antagonisms; and to promote the full distribution of public information; to obtain access to sources of news not commonly brought together in the same medium and employ such varied sources in the public presentation of accurate, objective, comprehensive news and public affairs on all matters vitally affecting the community.
KPFK has followed these principles since first going on the air in 1959, presenting ideas and information that have often included the radical and the controversial. KPFK’s air has also featured music reflecting human diversity, and straight talk on alternative ways of taking care of your health and the environment; without the intrusion of ads from commercial sponsors. Many KPFK programs are produced locally by volunteers.
KPFK operates 24 hours a day. Licensed to broadcast at 112,000 watts, we have the most powerful FM signal in Southern California, reaching from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border, and to the San Bernardino mountains. KPFK may also be heard around the world via streaming audio from our Web site, kpfk.org.
KPFK’s source of income is our listeners, who send money directly to the station. To join in with your support, please fill out the coupon from the back of a KPFK bumper sticker (or simply write out your name, address, e-mail, and phone number), and send it with your check or money order payable to KPFK, or your credit card number, to:
KPFK Membership Department
3729 Cahuenga Blvd West
North Hollywood, CA 91604
(or you may use one of our pre-addressed envelopes)
Our yearly membership rate is $25, but we gladly accept donations of any amount.
Our current program schedule up-to-date information, may be obtained at http://www.kpfk.org.
KPFK has 5 sister Pacifica stations across the country.
90.7 FM LOS ANGELES
98.7 FM SANTA BARBARA
93.7 FM SAN DIEGO
99.5 FM RIDGECREST/
818-985-2711 fax: 818-763-7526
No amount is too small, or too large. My slogan is “Social Justice and Promotion of Cultures”. Or The Voice of the People