Clips, article on Henry Jacobs, KPFA, KPFK Alan Watts, musicologist

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He was a staff member early at KPFA.  He now runs the archive of Alan Watts, but has a long storied history with avant garde music, world music, music production.

“Henry Jacobs is a living embodiment of the picaresque. He seems to have spent his life playing, but in the process kept inventing things for which his successors got the credit. He was fooling around with spacial sound distribution through loudspeakers before Varese’s Poeme Electronique took the 1959 Brussels World Fair by storm—in fact, he was there at the same time doing his thing in another building. He experimented early with multilayered tape loops, quite independently of Pierre Schaeffer in Paris. His free-form radio collages in the early fifties were a whole decade ahead of John Leonard’s Nightsounds, the program which is authoritatively identified as the first of this kind……”

http://www.kpfahistory.info/dandl/jacobs.html

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Article Pacifica’s Andrew Leslie Phillips, veteran Program Dir. and iGM of WBAI and KPFA

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 ~6 pages_

“Riding the waves at Pacifica radio, by Andrew Leslie Phillips 8/13

Andrew Leslie Phillips has written a short history of the Pacifica radio network, published below. He is interim general manager of Pacifica station KPFA in Berkeley, California.
Phillips is a native of Australia. He spent seven years in Papua New Guinea as a government patrol officer, radio journalist and filmmaker before coming to New York in 1975. He produced award-winning investigative radio documentaries on a wide range of environmental and political issues for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and for Pacifica station WBAI in New York City. He taught journalism, radio and “sound image” as an adjunct professor at New York University for 10 years.
The Pacifica foundation was founded in 1946 by poet and journalist Lewis Hill and a small group of pacifists, intellectuals and experienced radio people. They did not have the same political or economic philosophy but shared a vision which supported a peaceful world, social justice and creativity. ….
FM was a new, technology and Pacifica was backing the future, inventing an entirely new funding mechanism – the theory of listener sponsored radio. . . .
Equality of access to airtime has always been at the center of controversy at Pacifica and community radio everywhere. Most on-air people at Pacifica were not paid until the mid 1990’s. They volunteered and they made money to support the Foundation by pitching their programming on free-speech Pacifica radio. That was the deal. It was a tacit agreement – Pacifica provides opportunity and access whilst producers agreed to pitch and encourage on air pledges. By far the largest percentage of financial support for Pacifica still comes from listener donations.[2]. . . ”
http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2013/08/06/riding-the-waves-at-pacifica-radio-by-andrew-leslie-phillips/

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September 16 2015

  • Andrew Leslie Phillips
    Andrew Leslie Phillips [in a negative mood]: “I know many who follow this page [https://www.facebook.com/groups/PacRadioSupporters/] are, have been or aspire to “run” Pacifica but most of you are not qualified and there are too many of you on overcrowded ineffectual boards. I know why this clumsy governance system was originally implemented but it has not worked. We all know that now. Pacifica as an institution was always a tenuous affair but never more so than now. There seems little point to the institution any longer. The audience is old and growing older, the programming in most cases, second rate. Most information Pacifica carries is available elsewhere. Pacifica has been nit-picked to death by competing factions. I believe there maybe a place for individual stations to strike out on their own but the governance structure stands in the way of that. I spent some great years at WBAI (1979-1993) and in those days WBAI and Pacifica meant something. We did ground breaking programming and produced many fine producers, a lot of whom can now be heard on NPR (since there was no future even then at Pacifica, for talented broadcasters so they moved on). Amy Goodman may have been the best “thing” to come out of Pacifica (and Amy was forced out by noxious WBAI management) and when Amy say’s “From Pacifica” in her DemNow intro she is not really saying it as it is because DemNow comes “from Pacifica” only because Michael Yoshida at KPFA ensures DemNow get on the satellite on time every day. During my tenure at KPFA (2011-2013) I came to like and respect many in that community. But I too was skewered by some who came to disagree with me and manipulated me out of my position with unfounded accusations and deception. Unfortunately Pacifica under its current charter breeds a kind of Machiavellian environment and John Proffitt is just another victim.”

Article by a long-time skilled, experienced Volunteer, still relevant

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kpfplayoffthepnbThe following is an interesting article-response that I mostly disagree with:

“PNB and staff criticized in LA Indymedia article, response with info is here:

This is a reposting from an article in www.la.indymedia that was in response to allegations and accusations made by another author who chose to remain anonymous – while freely making declarations against both the PNB, specific staff and board members, and named individuals who may need to realize their names are thus used.

Title of that article is :
Pacifica’s Current Board Structure is Destroying the Network
written by Concerned Pacifican
Monday, Sep. 28, 2009 at 5:19 PM {URL is below}
the article can be found at :
http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/09/230683_comment.php#230721

http://pacificana.org/2009/09/30/pnb-and-staff-criticized-la-indymedia-article-response-info-here

Title: Network
by Terry Goodman Wednesday,
Sep. 30, 2009 at 4:05 PM
tgoodman4@roadrunner.com

As is typical of anonymous Indymedia acticles about Pacifica, the piece “Pacifica’s Current Board Structure is Destroying the Network” is biased, presenting misinformation as fact to manipulate opinion. Such articles reflecting a narrow ideological interpretation of historical events commonly appear in the middle of each Pacifica delegate election period. This refutation attempts to balance those distortions with accuracy.

There is certainly little doubt that Pacifica’s current board structure has problems or that the network is in distress, but the true causes of the network’s disfunction actually predate its democratization. The original article is also generally correct in its central claim that a long-sought purge is underway. But what those primarily responsible for the network’s problems now call an assault on everything good and decent is viewed by others as the long-delayed remedy to persistent mismanagement and the long-needed implementation of needed reform — i.e, the success of the democratic governance model.”

KPFT Founder Ray Hill and history of FM Radio

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“About my returning to The Prison Show this Friday: www.kpft.org is in its Fall fund raising mode and I want all of you to consider offering your $$$ help. In 1968 in a small office on Bissonet four of us: Larry Lee, Don Gardner, Debra Danburg (then just a child prodigy U of H student) and I were plotting to give Houston a vehicle of free speech on the radio. From that came KPFT. The station became the vehicle for Wilde n Stein our pioneering GLBT program (evolved now into Queer Voices and After Hours) In 1980, I became the first openly gay and first ex-convict to be authorized to be general manager of an FCC licensed station in the country and began The Prison Show, an iconic effort at expanding to an otherwise neglected audience. The station needs and deserves your tax deductible support and you can support The Prison Show now on the KPFT web page or listen Friday and call a pledge into the station.”
~Ray Hill

Tune in Houston’s community public radio station- KPFT 90.1 FM
May 9, 2014
This today from KPFT founder, Ray Hill:

“I borrowed this note from Writer’s Almanac and would add that in 1949 Lewis Hill and a few friends began non-commercial FM broadcasting in the San Fransisco Bay Area leading to the founding of KPFT, Houston in March 1970. She is still there globally at www.kpft.org Where The Prison Show will be broadcast tonight at 9:00 pm Houston Time. Listen up and support.

On May 13, 1939, the oldest commercial FM radio station in the United States made its first broadcast from Meriden, Connecticut. FM — or “frequency modulation” — radio was the brainchild of Edwin H. Armstrong, a radio pioneer who had been designing technical improvements to radio broadcasters and receivers for many years. Radio signals were transmitted using “amplitude modulation,” and although AM radio signals traveled great distances, they were full of static and the quality was poor. Armstrong tried varying the frequency of the radio waves, rather than their amplitude, and the signal became much clearer. Armstrong received a patent for FM radio in 1933, and in 1934 he broadcast an organ recital from the top of the Empire State Building over both AM and FM frequencies, so people could hear the difference for themselves.

While FM was being perfected, a few experimental radio stations were trying to increase the quality of the AM signal. These were known as “Apex” stations, in part because their transmitting antennas were so tall. One of these Apex stations, W1XPW, was licensed to Franklin Doolittle in 1936. He built his station atop West Peak, in Meriden, Connecticut, and first began his test broadcasts on this date in 1939. By the time the station began full public programming six months later, it was broadcasting on the new FM band, under the call letters WDRC-FM. It’s still on the air, serving listeners in the Hartford area, 75 years later.”

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Herbert Hoover on Radio

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http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2015/08/03/herbert-hoovers-warnings-about-radio/

“Hoover was a staunch believer in public control of the airwaves. He wrote that when he arrived at the Harding Administration in 1920, radio broadcasting developers wanted regulation to prevent interference with each other, but “many of them were insisting on a right of permanent preemption of the channels through the air as private property – a monopoly of enormous financial value.” Mr. Secretary thought this was crazy. Their arguments for total privatization were “in a fashion comparable to private ownership of a water navigation channel,” he wrote.”

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KPFK sponsors Chris Hedges

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Yesterday at 2:04pm · Edited ·Chris Hedges is speaking on Sunday evening in Orange County along with Jill Stein and others; it promises to be one of the most memorable evenings of radical solidarity behind the Orange Curtain! One of the world’s most trenchant contemporary social critics, Mr. Hedges is a brilliant, powerful writer; but he’s on another plain altogether as a speaker – you simply have to experience it first hand. Rebel souls will be converging on Santa Ana Sunday evening at the Delhi Center – all the info you need can be found on KPFK’s website – see you on Sunday!
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KPFA co-founder Richard Moore passes

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 http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_27864338/poet-filmmaker-richard-moore-co-founder-kpfa-and
Poet and filmmaker Richard Moore, a co-founder of public radio station KPFA and a former president and chief executive of public television station KQED, died of natural causes March 25 at his home in Mill Valley. He was 95.”
MERCURYNEWS.COM

Pacifica 2015-09-14

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September 15 at 10:30pm · Fresno, CA · Edited
The full email from John Proffitt to Stephen Cohen.
—-Original Message—–

From: John Proffitt < ed@pacifica.org>
To: Stephen D Cohen < patfansdc@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Sep 15, 2015 9:41 am
Subject: Re: OUR COLLECTIVE SADNESS AT YOUR DEPARTURE AND HOW YOU CAN HELP US

Dear Dr. Cohen,

Thank you for your letter — I do appreciate hearing from you.

My reasons for departing are fairly simple and twofold: (1) family responsibilities and (2) a clash of culture between Pacifica and myself. That clash makes it impossible for me to be effective in this job, thus my decision to resign.

In my opinion, the historic and deep-seated problems of Pacifica can only be addressed through consensus within the Pacifica family, which is not going to happen given the current poisonous factional atmosphere, burdened with personal attacks, paranoia, obsession with conspiracy theories and other historical baggage that has, in effect, rendered Pacifica ungovernable.

I care very deeply about the history, legacy and role that Pacifica should be playing in American life, so perhaps after some of the dust has cleared I will go into detail as to my recommendations and thoughts for a way forward.

Regards,

John Proffitt

 Lydia Brazon will become iED on or before Oct 14th.

From: John Proffitt
Sent: Sep 14, 2015 1:09 PM
To: Pacifica National Board , Janet Kobren , Quincy McCoy , Berthold Reimers , Duane Bradley , Leslie Radford , Jerry Paris
Subject: My departure

To the Pacifica National Board
To the Pacifica General Managers

Today I have submitted my letter of resignation as Executive Director to the PNB Chair, Lydia Brazon. My last day will be on or before October 14th.

I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity — the privilege — I’ve had to work with you as your Executive Director. I’ve come to know and appreciate many for your professionalism and dedication to Pacifica, and I want to thank in particular my National Office colleagues Lydia Brazon, Margy Wilkinson, Jon Almeleh, Efren Llarinas and LaSchele Moseley.

I wish the very best for Pacifica, its staff, volunteers and supporters!

John

John Gladney Proffitt
Executive Director
Pacifica Foundation Radio
1925 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley CA 94704-1037
Office – 510.849.2590 x 208″
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Article from the LA Times 1992 on African Mental Liberation Weekend

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KPFK Confronts Charges of Anti-Semitism : Radio: The non-commercial FM station plans programs on multiculturalism while urging employees not to discuss ‘black-Jewish relations’ in broadcasts.

February 29, 1992|CLAUDIA PUIG | TIMES STAFF WRITER
    • In the wake of a charge that it broadcast an anti-Semitic program, KPFK-FM (90.7) is scrambling to smooth over the controversy by planning future programs on multiculturalism and holding a meeting with Los Angeles County human relations officials. In the meantime, management at the non-commercial station has warned staffers not to discuss the issue on the air.
    • http://articles.latimes.com/1992-02-29/entertainment/ca-2630_1_black-jewish-relations

Video-Alice Walker at KPFA’s Peace Awards

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8:50 minutes

Part 5 of KPFA On The Air, 8:22 minutes, where Alice Walker fought for KPFA, saying “this is something that is precious, this is something that is ours, this is something that we paid for, this is something we believe in, and this is something we intend to keep.”  Word had spread that Pacifica had considered selling KPFA, and 10,000 people took to the streets in front of KPFA.

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KPFK Youth For and By

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SUNRISE SET w/ @souloverse goin IN. This is what the love of groove sounds like. Tune In. 90.7FM KPFK :: #losangeles #radio #KPFK #DJ #producer #longbeach #analog #live #love #fujifilm #xt10

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LIVE w/ @souloverse goin in for the sunrise set on DANK RADIO’s 11 Year Celebration on Aziatik Rhythmz @kpfk :: 90.7FM LA :: #losangeles #onair #KPFK #dankradio #aziatikrhythmz #DJ #producer #music #radio #anniversary #thankyou #love #community

LIVE w/ @souloverse on 90.7FM LA @kpfk :: worldwide stream on www.kpfk.org :: #losangeles #radio #dankradio #live #goodmorning #interview #longbeach #losangeles #studiocity

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#FBF :: As we level up into 11 years of being On Air via Aziatik Rhythmz on @kpfk, we pay tribute to our original musical endeavor that got us the keys to all the doors we open today. The legend of sun doominal will forever be the portal into anew world of creation… :: #dankradio #sundoominal #DIY #community #radio #aziatikrhythmz #KPFK #flashbackfriday

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#TBT :: before we closed out the night w/ sunrise sets on the radio, we were opening nights at the local bars. this is a photo of our first SUN DOOMINAL show at the original Blue Cafe LB on the promenade. Shoutout to Scott from Mambo Studios who gave us kids a place to play some loud music! the very very first catalyst for a wave of momentum. :: Circa Early 2000s :: #throwbackthursday #dankradio #sundoominal #bluecafe #LBC #DTLB #punkrock #DIY

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Tonight @dankradio is back at @thebrasslamp for another installment of #l_i_s_t_e_n. Celebrating @neonphoenix’s #birthday alongside @jodyg4d @andymx7. $5 Cover. #losangeles #longbeach #music #dankradio #love

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'Hittin' the radio waves again this weekend. Got one of the most trusted ears in the scene LAVASHAK aka @[208917432775006:274:Mango Disco Records] on the decks to share some special selections.'

'LIVE & DIRECT! :: KPFK 90.7FM Los Angeles & worldwide stream at www.kpfk.org'

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From 1999, History

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Excerpt from:  “FAIR Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting

Oct 1 1999

Selling Off Pacifica

 The U.S. media system has very few places where dissenting voices can be regularly heard, unconstrained by the interests of corporate owners or the censorship of advertiser dependence. There may be no more important exceptions to this rule than the five radio stations owned by the Pacifica Foundation–the Bay Area’s KPFA, Los Angeles’ KPFK, New York’s WBAI, D.C.’s WPFW and Houston’s KPFT. But how long these stations will continue to exist is very much an open question.

Pacifica has long been torn by charges that its national board, led by U.S. Civil Rights Commission chief Mary Frances Berry, is bent on taking the network in a more timid, ratings-driven, commercialized direction. Tensions mounted in February 1999, when the board completed a centralization of power that stripped away any governing role from the stations’ local advisory boards. Further protests were provoked on March 31, when popular KPFA station manager Nicole Sawaya was let go, and when long-time Pacifica host Larry Bensky was fired for discussing Sawaya’s ouster on-air, in apparent defiance of Pacifica‘s “dirty laundry” rule.

But perhaps the most damaging crisis at Pacifica was sparked by the accidental release of an email message from Pacifica board member (and Berry ally) Micheal Palmer–a message indicating that the sale of one or more stations might be on the Pacifica agenda. . . . ”

Article on History & HUAC by Arcane Radio Trivia

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Arcane Radio Trivia  http://arcaneradiotrivia.tumblr.com/
The HUAC investigation of Radio
Everyone remembers the Hollywood 10. Over 300 media people were named in the anti-communist investigation. But it was only 7 men and women in radio that got the same thumbscrews.

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(HUAC) the House Un-American Activities Committee began the investigation of 7 radio commentators on November 6, 1945. This list includes: Bertolt Brecht, Norman Cousins, Carey McWilliams, Dorothy Healey, and W. E. B. DuBois… most of them worked for Pacifica.Starting in the year 1946, HUAC issued general reports on subversive activities, based on its research and hearings. Their first report contained a very partisan section on the radio broadcasts of “certain unnamed liberal commentators.” The committee found the radio commentators to be pro-communist based on their comments regarding the State Department, presidential appointees, foreign governments, and General Douglas MacArthur. [Yes, the far right has really been trying to convince America that liberals are communists for that long.]

Three ex-FBI agents in 1950 published a booklet titled Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television. This tome listed people, organizations and publications purported to have ties to communism. Among those people cited for their ties to communist organizations the following peopel in radio: Rod Holmgren, Lisa Sergio, William S. Gailmor, William Shirer, Johannes Steel, J. Raymond Walshand even Orson Welles!

By the time the book was published, all six commentators listed in its pages had been forced off the air. More here:http://www.moderntimes.com/palace/huac.htm

This crap went on for more than a decade with the FCC withholding the license renewals of KPFA, KPFB, and KPFKpending its investigation into “their communist affiliations.” but after McCarthy Sputtered and crashed like the paranoiac alcoholic that he was, the whole movement loast steam. He had been reckless and like a gambler on a winning streak he had not planned for failure. He imploded and drank himself to death. The radio men he ran out of the buisness mostly met sad ends as well, but some found new work writing under psudonyms.

At the end HUAC offered lines of poetry by Sir Walter Scott in defense of their witch-hunt in their final report. I think they misread him myself. Poem Here:http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/scott-quote.html

great documentary here:http://radfilms.com/huac.html

Pacifica Radio Archives does it again

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http://blog.commarts.wisc.edu/2015/06/29/pacifica-radios-from-the-vault/

Pacifica Radio’s From the Vault

Post by Brian DeShazor, Pacifica Radio Archives

From me:  I put the following exciting news before the rest of the article:

“We are always seeking ways to make the materials contemporary and reach new audiences. In the works is a program on the 50th anniversary of the Watts Uprising in Los Angeles. We will be using the KPFK 1965 radio documentary, The Fire This Time, but not in the traditional way. On July 10, 2015, the archival sound will be used in a live concert event produced by Grand Performances as source material in a new hip-hop/ rap music mixtape performance curated by Lyricist Lounge co-founder Anthony Marshall, featuring dead prez, Jimetta Rose, ill CamiLLe, Bambu, food4Thot, and members of the Watts Prophets. From the Vault has produced 486 one-hour episodes to date.”

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Brian DeShazor & Cornel West

“The Pacifica Foundation, founded in 1946 by Lewis Hill – a Quaker, conscientious objector, poet, and pacifist – began broadcasting at KPFA, 94.1 FM in Berkeley, California, on April 15, 1949. It was the first of its kind. The mission was to create a new kind of radio, supported by listeners, owing nothing to sponsors, providing an outlet for poetry, independent journalism, free speech, creative expression, and a safe haven for artistic experiments with the radio medium. Predating National Public Radio, over the next 28 years, the network added four stations: KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, CA (1959), WBAI 99.5 FM NYC, NY (1959), KPFT 90.1 FM Houston, TX (1970), and WPFW 89.3 FM Washington D.C. (1978). Perhaps best known as a chronicler of social justice movements and cultural change, Pacifica stations contributed to their communities by broadcasting unique coverage of HUAC hearings, the civil rights movement, the anti-Vietnam war movement, the women’s movement, the gay liberation movement, the student free speech movement, the Black power movement, the Native American Indian movement, and many others. Pacifica stations consistently embraced the performing and literary arts, offering sometimes the only forum for cutting edge and classical arts, as well as providing a stage to experiment with music, radio drama, spoken word, sound sculpture, and the art of radio documentary. This may be my favorite description of the programming ideals from a 1960 KPFK member folio program guide (all of which are freely available online at Archive.org):

“As a listener-sponsored station KPFK is free from the restrictions and inhibitions of commercial radio. We may attempt to discharge our special responsibility to the community with vigor, intelligence and imagination.

Our approach to broadcasting is permissive, bold and somewhat naive, because we feel that these attributes hold the secrets of growth and true wisdom. We choose to focus on the positive aspects of our freedom; what we are freed for; rather than what we are freed from.

We are free to serve: By tapping the creative resources of our nation and community we give hearing to deserving and unknown literary and musical talent, we provide a forum for the full discussion of public affairs, and we serve the community by an active participation in its cultural and intellectual life.

We are free to explore: In public affairs we are free to probe beyond the superficial level. Our programs are designed to stimulate, not to mirror complacency.

We are free to innovate: By broadcasting original works, special interviews, and live concerts, we can give free radio its rightful position as a provocative and intimate communicative medium. We are free to create new formats and recombine old ones. We can afford to risk without fear of the consequences on a popularity rating scale.

We are free to challenge: Our view of current happenings and long-term trends in this community and the world can be fresh and insistently honest, equally free to challenge the dogmas of the avante garde or the traditionalist, the intellectual or the anti-intellectual, the happy few or the complacent many, as the occasion requires. We frankly admit our prejudice, against the pretentious in any form or walk of life. Sacred cows find no sanctuary in our studios.

We have no commitments other than to these ideals.”

The Pacifica Radio Archives has over 60,000 program units, and has digitized approximately 10% since the advent of the digital age thanks to several grant funded projects and by public request. We are currently in the final months of a two-year project to preserve and make accessible 2,000 programs covering the women’s movement, in a project titled “American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982”, funded in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration.

fromthevaultFrom the Vault is the Pacifica Radio Archives radio series produced weekly to rebroadcast and contextualize the history captured on reel-to-reel tape from 1949 to about 1999 by the Pacifica radio stations. The series is heard on the Pacifica Radio stations and its 200 affiliates. The series was created in 2006 in an effort to disseminate the history preserved to new audiences, promote the grant funded projects that helped digitize selections of the collection, and raise funds to continue preservation and access projects.

With thousands of tapes to choose from, it’s no easy task to curate. We begin each week mindful of current events and obituaries. We work from a calendar of historic events, commemorations and anniversaries to motivate our research. Programs of note include: The first march on Washington for Gay Rights, 1979; a previously unknown 1964 speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and my personal favorite, Flora Molton, a blind blues street singer from Washington D.C.

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Away from a radio? You can always listen to KPFK.org Listen Live, or ANY PACIFICA STATION on the Pacifica App

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Away from a radio? You can always listen to live at
http://kpfk.org/index.php/listen-live#.Ve3yuRFViko

or just go to KPFK.org and select Listen Lived3244857701abfedcede21957c4a7f3f-ListenLiveBuitton

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The Pacifica App for SmartPhones:  kpfpIPhoneButton_WhiteBG or go to KPFK.org & select the Pacifica App

http://kpfk.org/index.php/content-slider/7489-pacifica-app#.Ve4LiRFViko

The Pacifica Radio App version 5 is now available!
Now you can listen to your favorite Pacifica stations anywhere you have a cellphone or WiFi signal!
News feeds from around the Pacifica Network, updates and more…

NOTE FOR APP USERS :
If you have already installed the app, make sure you are using the latest version.
We are up to v5.0.0.2.
The latest version has a new live Twitter feed section and improved functionality and reliability.
Check Google play or the iTunes App store from within your device to see if you have the latest version, and to install the free update if needed.

Download the Pacifica Radio App For iDevices For Android devices

Live Streaming of Pacifica’s Public Radio Stations

Read and listen to news and stories from around the Pacifica network.

Monitor live Twitter feeds from around the Pacifica Network from stations and other listeners.

Note –

  • The iPhone app will run on the iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod Touch with iOS 5.0 or higher
  • Streaming and connection speed will vary from phone to phone, and will be effected by your connectivity.
  • Some stations may take over a minute to begin streaming on some Android phones.
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this app is free
New iPhone 5 version now available

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From Time to Time folks try to show how we have been influenced by Cointelpro, the CIA, etc.

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Here is an example from about 2003, I think:
For the Whole Article:  http://acksisofevil.org/cointelpro/list.html
Excerpt:
“The COINTELPRO-Type Operation Against Pacifica and KPFT Progressive/Leftist Broadcasters

Table of Contents

  1. The Evidence: Their Messages

Disclaimer [top]
The comments on this Web page represent only my own opinion. That’s
because Dan Jones has already closed down a public KPFT communication
forum and has threatened to sue or otherwise harass many fine people for
talking about what he and his collaborators have been doing. — Mark S. Bilk

Please examine the evidence for yourself and reach your own conclusions.
The evidence is the over one hundred messages that can be read below.
The descriptions are my opinion of the message content, but the messages
themselves are reproduced verbatim from their public forums, exactly as
written by their authors. If those who originally posted the messages
claim that their reproduction here is defamatory, then they have defamed
themselves.

The Story So Far [top]
Since January 2002, a handful of people in Houston have posted hundreds of
derogatory propaganda messages on Pacifica mailing lists and chatboards.
These messages contain vicious and unsupported lies about some of the
finest Progressive/Leftist broadcasters in Pacifica, and those who support
them, including many people who were instrumental in freeing the Network
from the anti-Left hijackers. If the smears from this group are believed,
and their recommendations followed, the result would be the abolishing
from Pacifica broadcasting of accurate and uncensored news and analysis.

This was clearly the goal of the Pacifica National Board hijackers, working on
behalf of the wealthy oligarchy that controls the U.S. economy and government, ….”

KPFK in Spanish Nuestra Voz

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Gloria Arjona at Kpfk
July 25, 2013 ·

¿Saben qué países hispanoamericanos celebran la independencia de España en el mes de julio? Esa y otras preguntas las contestaremos esta noche en nuestro primer informativo semanal “En pocas palabras”. No dejen de sintonizarnos a las 9:30 PM en el 90.7
http://www.kpfk.org/…/132-nu…/7330-nuestra-voz-07252013.html
You know what Hispanic countries celebrate the independence of Spain in the month of July? That and the other questions we will answer this evening in our first weekly “in few words”. Don’t stop tuning in at 9:30 pm in the 90.7
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Video, Audio, KPFK Show by younger folk-Soul Rebel Radio on for over 10 years now

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Just finished interviewing James Blumenfeld the Regional Administrator Region 9 for the United States Environmental Protection Agency for our next show March 6th @ 7pm on ‪#‎KPFK‬

Soul Rebel Radio added 8 new photos — with Tito Corona and 5 others at Kpfk.

When great minds collide. Rebels bringing ideas to the table.

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In KPFK’s upstairs conference room.
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Audio-On the meaning of Chicano:  http://archive.kpfk.org/mp3/kpfk_150703_190005soulrebel.MP3
Audio-On Ecology, 10-year anniversary show:  http://archive.kpfk.org/mp3/kpfk_150501_190230soulrebel.MP3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Nbt3cuces
Published on Mar 1, 2012
APCH, A Place Called Home, members put together this 5 minute segment for Soul Rebel Radio. It will air Friday, March 2nd at 7:00pm. Please listen in as they discuss “Women Who Rock” and hear about some of the women who inspire our members such as APCH Founder Debrah Constance. We’ve also added this cool slide show.

Pacifica By-Laws Amendments to be voted upon

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To be taken up by the Pacifica National Board for acceptance or rejection on September 24, 2015, and then to go to the Local Boards for approvals by Nov. 22.  3 of the 5 must approve.
http://pacifica.org/documents/amendments_150731/ArticleFourSectionTwoProposedBylawsAmendment150731.pdf
http://pacifica.org/documents/amendments_150731/RemoteParticipationAndAccessibilityAtInPersonMeetings150731.pdf
http://pacifica.org/documents/amendments_150731/ByawsAmendPNBQuorumArticleSixSecFive150731.pdf
http://pacifica.org/documents/amendments_150731/LSB%20QUORUMArticleSeven150731.pdf
http://pacifica.org/documents/amendments_150731/BylawsAmendmentReplacingOneTownHall150731.pdf
http://pacifica.org/documents/amendments_150731/ArticleFourSection8TermLimitsProposedAmendment150731.pdf
http://pacifica.org/documents/amendments_150731/RegularMtgsByTelArticleSixSec3_150731b.pdf

How proposed bylaws amendments are approved
For most amendments to be approved, they must pass the Pacifica National Board by a majority of its membership, and then be passed by a majority of delegates at each of 3 of the 5 stations. Particular types of bylaws amendments also require approval by the members via written ballot, and some bylaws amendments may be approved directly by the members even if the boards do not approve them.

For more on amending the bylaws, see Article 17 of the Pacifica Bylaws, the most current version of which is here.
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his is from Pacifica.org

The following is the amended version of the by-laws they suggest, on the last of the listed amendments:
Article Six, Meetings of the Board of Directors, Section 3: Telephonic Meetings The Board may hold regular and special meetings by telephone conference, video screen communication or other communications equipment, provided, however, that telephone appearance at meetings scheduled as “in-person” meetings is not permitted. Participation in a telephonic meeting under this Section shall constitute presence at the meeting if all of the following apply: A. Each Director participating in the meeting can communicate concurrently with all other Directors. B. Each Director is provided the means of participating in all matters for the Board, including the capacity to propose, or to interpose an objection to, a specific action to be taken by the Foundation. C. The Board has a means of verifying that the person participating at the meeting is a Director and that all votes cast during said meeting are cast only by Directors.
This concerns me because it might limit testimony by public/community comment sections of meetings.  Sue

KPFK Local Station Board Elections

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The ballots were to have been sent out and the ballots returned by Oct. 22nd, but that has been delayed.
Staff Candidates:  Alexander, Johnathan
Benavides, Jose
Cohen Johnson, Sue
Coie, Allan
Grewall, Tejvir “Tej”
LePique, Maggie
Lexa, Ali
Muhammad, Charlene
Pride, Steve
Turner, Kiyana
Velazquez, Fernando
L
istener Candidates: Aaron, Kenneth
Aaron, Grace
Anderson, Charles “Chuck”
Barnett, Douglas
Beck, Christian
Blair, Fred
Blyth, John
Boehm, John
Brazon, Lydia
Brown, Sharon
Caukin, Bruce L
Childs, Sandy
Cho, Jaye
Corral, Michael A.
Clayton “Jeff” Jeffries
Doneen, Ann
Eidman, Roberta
Eisen, William “Bill”
Elizondo, Rose Mary
Fox, Leslie
Frantz, Stephen
Fredricks, Charles
Gladney, Aryana
Gomez, Jaime L.
Goodman, Jan
Halle, Thomas
Hebert, Marylin
Kaiser, Steve
Lawrence, Nancy
Lightfoot, Liberty
Macias, Richard
Macon, Rob
Marbach, Barbara
Medina, Brenda
Medina, Diana
Mizell, Van
Mora, Michael
Novick, Michael
Pour, Reza
Pour, Schyna
Reson, Myla
Reyes, Lawrence
Ryan, Will
Sabbagh, Mansoor
Salmeron, Rolando
Sochaczewski, Alise
Spriestersbach, Ronald
Van, Jerry
Vollbrecht, John

KPFK remembers the Watts uprising of 1965

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KPFK News: The Watts community is commemorating the 50th anniversary of a rebellion and riot that radically changed the face of Los Angeles.

Fifty years ago, Marquette Frye – a 21 year-old black man – was pulled over for drunken driving by a white California Highway Patrol officer near 116th Street and Avalon Boulevard in South Los Angeles, setting off a chain of events that led to a six-day uprising.

Angelenos will gather at a variety of events throughout the week to remember that fateful day, which escalated when Frye’s mother arrived at the scene, devolving a so-called routine traffic stop into a melee.

The incident attracted a large crowd fueled by simmering racial tensions punctuated by high unemployment, poverty, and police brutality. Those tensions exploded on that August night.

Six days of fires, clashes with police and violence followed that traffic stop. Thirty-four people died, more than 1,000 were injured and scores of buildings were damaged, looted or destroyed – causing an estimated $40 million in damage.

Religious leaders gathered at 116th and Avalon in remembrance of the events of 50 years ago, praying that the city never re-lives the type of violence of the Watts riots.

Los Angeles author and political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson said conditions in Watts and South Los Angeles are similar – if not worse – today than they were in 1965. Hutchinson, who recalled the violence and the chaos of the riots, pointed to increased levels of joblessness, poverty and police tensions in the area.

23 of those who died in the riots were killed by Los Angeles police officers or National Guardsmen. Nearly all of the injuries and deaths were civilians.

The Watts disturbance was the deadliest in the history of the city until the uprising and riots that followed the 1992 acquittal of the police officers who beat Rodney King. In that uprising, 55 people died and 10,000 businesses were destroyed by fire.

Groups such as the Youth Justice Coalition will hold teach-ins on the benefits of community policing and the need to address and solve the root causes of economic inequality and poverty.

On Saturday, the all-day “Watts Revolt: 50 Years Later Symposium” will be hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Human Relations Commission at Charles Drew University in Willowbrook. That same day, Grant AME Church will hold a commemorative church service at 9:30 am, with a community fair and block party planned at noon.

KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM Santa Barbara's photo.
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  • Rick Alvarez This was probably my first recollection of a historical event. Too young to remember the JFK assassination but I sure remember Watts. Could see and smell the smoke for days!
  • Elaine Carr I attempted to share my experience and this posting and my culturally diverse FB friends ignored it. No likes. No comments.

    So I seek a braver audience: I was 12 when it happened. I sat on my lawn with dad’s Blaupunkt short-wave radio watching tanks roll by & listening to police calls. Illegal? Who knows? I was a skinny little shy 12 year old kid. And I thought it was a cool thing that Marquette & Chuck Frye were always hanging out at our house — until dad banned them.

    That’s it. It’s my story coming of age in south LA that went from LA to Watts to South Central to South LA. Just about as many labels as my ethnicity…and I still prefer to be called American.Peace.

KPFK Development by People to People

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This past weekend a few members of the KPFK Local Station Board, and other volunteers called 500 lapsed KPFK members to get their feedback on the station, and why they stopped subscribing, We received some great suggestions, as well as several renewed subscriptions, and over $1000 in new donations! Over just the last few years we have lost over 8,000 listener subscribers, and over the next few months we will be calling all of them, taking their feedback as to why they lapsed, and inviting them to participate in rebuilding a KPFK that reflects and serves their communities. We need you in the phone room, so we ask all our current KPFK family to be on the lookout for phone volunteer call out.
KPFK Would like to thank all those who donated their time this weekend.
Bella De Soto, R, Alaniz, Michael Novick, Lydia Brazon, Adam Rice, Lynn Ballen, Valeria Phillips, John Boden, Lawrence Reyes, Ronald Spriesterbach, Rose Mary Elizondo

KPFK would like to thank all who participated, as well as all the lapsed subscribers we called, for their time and feedback. Together we will build‪#‎yourKPFK‬

KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM Santa Barbara's photo.
I hope they worked with the Membership Director and existing experts.  I have been pushing for this for a long time, but done by experts, or folks skilled in KPFK and its fundraising.

KPFK Programmer Activist Dedon Kamathi passed, retro on Sojourner Truth

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KPFK Programmer Activist Dedon Kamathi/Ken Carr passed, retro on Sojourner Truth:  http://archive.kpfk.org/mp3/kpfk_150827_070010sojourner.MP3

Dedon was a member of the Black Panther Party, member of Peoples Revolutionary Party, member of All African Peoples’ Revolutionary Party, community activist, b. 1949 BA Political Economy of 3rd World, former Black hippy, surfer, TM practitioner, father, mentor, Phd program in African studies, Pan-Africanist, journalist, propagandist, programmer for about 30 years on KPFK.
“Our warrior is now free”
“Ready for the Revolution!”

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Dedon y yo, and the old “temporary” broadcast board we had for some years.

KPFK’s Bobbee Zeno tribute

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Bobbee Zeno - podium
An important announcement from our friends at KPFK-FM radio:

KPFK experienced the sudden loss, on March 19th, of the very engaging, multi-faceted producer and host, Bobbee Zeno. His work at the station goes back 15 years. Bobbee was currently co-producing and co-hosting “Experience Talks” — the popular show that focuses on senior life —  and had just launched his new on-line venture, “Culture Vortex.” But there are several other lives Zeno lived, as metaphysician, healer, theatre producer, and seniors advocate.

Family, friends and co-workers share their “Zeno moments” this Saturday, May 3rd, at 8:00 a.m. , in the time slot that “Experience Talks” normally airs. Even though we’re in pledge drive, this hour is all for Bobbee.

(Also streaming live and archived at KPFK.org and here on our website.)

90.7 Los Angeles    98.7 Santa Barbara     93.7 San Diego   99.5 Ridgecrest

                                              www.KPFK.org

                             produced by S. Pearl Sharp & Mark Maxwell

Articles & Audio: Greg Guma of Vermont was CEO of Pacifica

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Burlington resident for 40+ years; member, Burlington Telecom Advisory Board; and mayoral candidate in 2015… editor, business owner, author and civic leader; former Pacifica Radio CEO & Editor of Toward Freedom, Vermont Guardian, Vanguard Press, Public Occurrence, and Vintage.  And he writes about Bernie Sanders as he progressed.

http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/03/when-radio-was-new.html

Audio 12 mins.:  http://www.kpftx.org/archives/pnb/pnb070727/friday/pnb070727_greg_rpt.mp3

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http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/07/planet-pacifica-inside-story.html

http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/03/managing-pacifica-how-it-began.html

http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/04/managing-pacifica-in-bubble.html

http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/04/practical-idealism-pacifica-realities.html

How WBAI came to be:
http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/06/wbai-legend-that-lost-its-way.html

Article: KPFK and Pacifica National Board member Don White passed 2008

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https://pacificaradio.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/pacifica-mourns-the-passing-of-don-white/#respond

I knew Don White primarily in his capacity as a member of the Pacifica National Board, and I was always struck by how up-front and genuine he was. In Board activities, he had a knack for disagreeing without being disagreeable. In conversations, he was charming and kind. It was several months later that I learned about Don’s other activism and his connections with progressive and radical movements throughout the hemisphere. He was a great guy, and his passing is a sad loss to us.

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