KPFK In The News
We have determined that the recent views expressed on KPFK during the broadcast of one of the programs we air, “La Causa”, facilitated hate speech which we find deplorable and unbefitting of the Pacifica Foundation mission. We condemn racism and religious bigotry and will not tolerate calls for acts of violence. We have addressed this matter with the programmer in question as well as countless constituents and have concluded that allowing the broadcast of bigoted and racist content demonstrated a severe lack of judgment on the part of the programmer. We have, therefore, suspended this program until further notice, and will not allow it back on the air unless and until we are 100% assured that there will be no repeat airing of any such offending content. KPFK remains committed to the pacifist goals and foundation’s mission statement which is, “to contribute to a lasting understanding between nations and between the individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors; to gather and disseminate information on the causes of conflict between any and all of such groups; and through any and all means compatible with the purposes of this corporation to promote the study of political and economic problems and of the causes of religious, philosophical and racial antagonisms”. Thank you for your patience and consideration. We hope that those who were understandably offended by this unfortunate occurrence will accept our sincere apology and realize that the behavior of this one individual does not represent the attitude and philosophy of KPFK as a whole.