Save Community Radio Town Hall

Held Saturday, May 21, 12 noon – 2 PM PDT (3-5 Eastern, 2-4 Central) “Together, we will win back our airwaves!”  Countering “Progressive” Media Racism & Corporate Attacks on Freedom of Speech in Our Community & Independent Media “We’ve been robbed!” is the cry at community radio stations across the country, from Tampa Bay, FL to […]

WMNF in Tampa at Critical Moment

Save WMNF Community Radio Station-Status March 12, 2022 WMNF Historical Background A report by Alvaro Montealegre WMNF was created in 1979 by a group of activists that included Rob Lorei. They went door-to-door asking for donations from the community for a radio station that did not yet exist and for radio services that most felt […]

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 […]