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The coming collapse of Pacifica Radio

Lew Hill founded the Pacifica Radio network in 1949 in Berkeley. The five Pacifica stations were the first listener-sponsored radio stations in the country and were the model for NPR. Pacifica was left-wing and proud of it. For decades they show others what free speech is about. The archives of their radio shows belong in […]

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Pacifica hires notorious union-buster law firm. Why?

KPFA’s parent organization, the Pacifica Foundation, has hired Jackson Lewis, a notorious anti-union law firm which the AFL-CIO calls “America’s number one union-buster.” Pacifica, an independent radio station chain owns stations in five major markets. They have a decades long tradition of being progressive and sometimes radical and used to have devoted and enthusiastic listeners. But […]

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The uselessness of Pacifica and WBAI

JoAnn Kawell on Facebook What’s up with WBAI? Why aren’t THEY live broadcasting the Wall Street protests. Fer gawd sakes, their studios are right on Wall Street. Shame, shame, triple shame. This is final proof, if any more was needed, that the Pacifica network is completely moribund. Doug Henwood seconds that Excellent point. WBAI is […]

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The secret Obama-9/11 conspiracy

Marc Cooper uncovers the hideous truth. Obama was responsible for 9/11. A few days after I posted an blog critical of the decaying Pacifica Radio stations, the comment section was infested by a plague of 9-11 “truthers.” Their basic argument: the Bush admin either plotted the attack on the Twin Towers and/or allowed it to […]

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KPFK and KPFA circling the drain

Marc Cooper, who was purged a while back from KPFK, explains how now it really does appear that Pacifica Radio is about done for. There are snarling (and endless) internecine feuds, cratering numbers of listeners, and even a 26 day long pledge drive. Do you know what 26 straight days of fundraising does to your […]

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The Pacifica Follies continue

The WBAI Local Station Board (part of Pacifica Radio) wishes to apologize because their database apparently went kerflooey and restored itself to a year-old backup just before mailing labels for ballots were printed. Thus, many ballots were mailed to the wrong people while other eligible people didn’t get them at all. Even though the election […]

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What’s happening to Pacifica Radio?

Pacifica, a proudly left-wing independent radio network, has been wobbling noticeably lately. Endless fundraisers. Rumors of ultra-leftists trying to jack the leadership of WBAI in NY. KPFA in Berkeley was riven by factions when we lived in S.F. recently. The programming is suffering too. On KPFK in L.A. on Friday, Sherry Beale of Healthy Planet […]

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