Sad Losses at KPFK, WBAI and for the struggle

Fernando Velazquez, Presente! Judy Marksman, Rest in Power! Fernando Velazquez, co-anchor and co-producer of Informativo Pacifica with Norma Martinez, tragically passed away February 12 of a ruptured aneurysm. He dedicated 40 years of his life to Pacifica radio and in particular KPFK as a producer, programmer, mentor, organizer, news director, international and internationalist broadcaster, elected […]

Choices at KPFA, KPFK

Community Radio for the Future, or Failing Gatekeepers of the Past? A couple of recent op ed pieces make the choices clear — the rule-or-ruin elements that want to break up Pacifica have no real solutions. Only a commitment to the radical community-based voices that are shaping the future will restore the stations’ relevance and […]

NES Election Report Released

Here are some key excerpts from the NES Report: The quality of staff lists – particularly unpaid staff lists – was challenging.  Due to the pandemic, there were many shifts in programming especially amongst stations with larger unpaid staff (KPFA, KPFK and WBAI). Coupled with changes in management at KPFK and KPFT, vetting the lists […]

Election Difficulties Persist

This is an alert about serious problems in Pacifica’s Delegate / Local Station Board elections. The National Election Supervisor seems reluctant to use her full authority to direct that station management put candidate information on the radio where it is easily accessible to the greatest number of people. Online information is not a substitute; it […]