Tag Pacifica

KPFA cancels Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now

KPFA, part of the listener-supported Pacifica chain that includes WBAI in New York and KPFK in Los Angeles, is also now taking corporate money. Both these decisions were done with no input from listeners, local boards, or anyone else. Democracy…

The state of WBAI (dire)

Doug Henwood hosts Behind the News, a left economics show on Pacificia affiliate WBAI in New York. He just sent an open letter to the chair of the WBAI board about the station’s disintegrating situation. He’s been there over 20…

Pacifica jumps the shark

The precise moment when something iconic is headed to go downhill is called “jumping the shark,” from the Happy Days episode where Fonzie jumped over a shark on water skis. Pacifica, who owns presumably left-wing and independent radio stations WBAI,…