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News from KPFK and Pacifica

Delegate Election Process for 2024 Now Underway
Pacifica Executive Director Stephanie D. Wells has named Renee Peñaloza at the 2024 National Election Supervisor for the Bylaws-mandated election of delegates of the listeners and staff at KPFK and the other Pacifica staions to serve on the elected governance, the Local Station Boards and the Pacifica National Board. The following timeline has been adopted for the election process, commencing immediately. The date of record for membership to qualify as either a listener-sponsor or staff member is June 30, which is also the deadline for nominations to run for the position of Delegate in either the listener or staff constituencies.

Launch May 15 

- PSAs on-air at all stations (reminding members of the election cycle)

- Obtain preliminary membership lists (staff and listener) 

- Send out e-campaign to all who were members during the last cycle - encourage renewal and participation

- Recruit volunteers for fair campaign monitoring of airwaves (Fair Campaign Monitors)

- Secure ballot vendor

- Update website with new timeline

- Update Fair Campaign Provisions - share with all staff on file

- Begin internal vetting of staff lists together with the staff themselves and management at each station

 

June 1 - Nominations phase launch

- PSAs on-air at all stations (candidate nomination PSA, nominator instructions PSA and record date PSA)

- Candidate package facilitation

- Nominator facilitation

- Send out 2nd e-campaign to all who were members during the last cycle - encourage renewal and participation

- Fair campaign Provisions take effect - Fair Campaign Monitors to begin

 

June 30 - Record Date - Nominations close

- Candidate packages to be completed and submitted no later than 12 midnight ET 

- Extension at stations where necessary for up to one additional week. No extension of the Record date.

 

July 7 

- Raw membership lists to be submitted to NES

 

July 15

- Candidate vetted list to be posted

 

July 15-July 31st

- NES to coordinate with management - listener member forums at each station

- NES to clean membership lists, develop ballot materials

 

August 1

- Finalized membership lists, candidate materials, ballot materials to be submitted to vendor

 

August 15 - Voting phase opens 

- ballots go out (email, SMS) and reminders at weekly intervals

- listener forum schedule posted

- phone line opens for members who do not have access to the internet or who need special assistance eg for paper ballot or for telephone casting of vote).

- Ballot request system in place.

 

August 15 - Sept 30

- Various PSAs and ecampaigns to encourage participation across the network.

 

Sept 30 - Ballot phase closes

- Extension of up to 7 days if necessary (additional cost to vendor and NES)

 

October 15 - Certification of results

 

Nov 1st - NES FINAL REPORT

 

National Election Supervisor Renee Peñaloza can be reached at nes@pacifica.org

KPFK has moved  -- and we are broadcasting from our new studios!
The building housing the station and the Pacifica Radio Archives has been sold -- the new owners will renovate the building, adding two major music recording studios, installing an elevator and adding other needed refurbishments, and setting up a space for KPFK and the archives to move back in as tenants, rent-free for a decade. The new, temporary location in Glendale has a much smaller footprint but is adequate. It requires a much more business-like approach to our operations.
 
Newly elected listener and staff delegates have been seated on the KPFK Local Station Board for the two remaining years of the 2022 term (whose commencement was delayed by a postponement of the scheduled elections by the Pacifica National Board. LSB committees are open to participation by KPFK members in good standing. These include Outreach, Programming Oversight, Fundraising and Finance. There is also a PNB Committee of Inclusion for KPFK. For more information, see https://kpftx.org, click on monthly calendar. You can also see a list of the members there by clicking on the date of a meeting.
 
2023 ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Pacifica Foundation Inc.
Station: KPFK 
Community of License: Los Angeles, CA 
Reporting Period: July22nd 2021–July 21 st 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2023 REPORT
KPFK’s Online Public File

KPFK's Community Underwriting Information and Intake Form

KPFK, under a policy adopted by the Pacifica National Board, is now accepting underwriting from local businesses, community organizations, and other non-profits, that are aligned with Pacifica’s Mission Statement. Underwriters will receive weekly on-air announcements acknowledging their support for KPFK, listing on a dedicated page on our website, and a rotated listing in KPFK’s weekly Dispatch newsletter emailed to over 18,000 of our listeners. KPFK has the strongest broadcast signal in Southern California, with listeners from Santa Barbara to San Diego to the greater Palm Springs area, and online at KPFK.org. We are listener-sponsored, commercial-free Pacifica Radio for all of Southern California.

For more details about how you can become an underwriter of KPFK, email mnovick@kpfk.org with your contact info and "Underwriting" in the subject line or click this link to fill out the preliminary contact form: https://kpfk.org/community-underwriting-intake-form

We will send you more information about the program and what it offers.

Recent Changes in KPFK's Programming Schedule

Democracy Now! has moved back to 8 AM, Monday-Friday. We are running Informativo Pacifica, KPFK's daily Spanish-language newscast at 6 AM for the early-rising Spanish-speaking community, followed by half-hour public affairs programming, including Counterspin on Mondays at 6:30 (a more reasonable hour), Making Contact on Tuesdays, Economic Update with Richard Wolff on Wednesdays, Building Bridges with Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash on Thursdays, and the Laura Flanders show on Fridays at 6:30 AM.
    Eric Mann with Voices from the Frontlines has moved to Fridays at 7 AM, and the other morning-mix radio magazine programs have mostly gone to other places on the programming schedule. Alternative Radio from David Barsamian is airing at 10 AM Fridays, and Working Voices, our labor-oriented program, moved to 5 PM on Tuesdays when more working people can listen after work. Scholars Circle is back onto the daytime airwaves, Mondays from 1-2 PM.
     Radio Insurrection with Hamid Khan and Matyos Kidane has moved from morning to evening drive time, Thursdays at 5 PM, and La Raza Radio is on Friday at 4 PM after the Pocho Hour of Power.
     Access Unlimited, KPFK's award winning disability rights and resources program, has returned  to our airwaves with Jolie Mason, one of the original trio of hosts, and Tamara Johnson. Vanessa Ramos and others from Disability Rights California are also involved. That airs Thursday from 1-2 PM. Other recent additions to our schedule include The Constituency, with Augusta Johnson and Keith Johnson (no relation) interviewing local officials and community activists, on Tuesdays at 2:30, and Animal Agenda on Wednesdays at that hour. Health Care 4 US moved its biweekly show into that same health-oriented hour, alternating on the 2nd and 4th Mondays with Expansion Zone from Sonia Barrett. 
     StrikeLine with Dan Navarro wrapped up with the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike, and California Solartopia is back on our airwaves at that hour, Wednesday at 5 PM. Capitalism Race and Democracy's new spot is Tuesdays at 7 PM, as Beautiful Struggle is on hiatus. Cal State LA Student Community News is now airing on the first Sunday morning of the month, instead of the first Tuesday evening, alternating with Suzi Weissman's Beneath the SurfaceCinemaScore with classical music host John Santana will run Sundays at 5 PM with orchestral music from the movies and interviews with film composers. Maggie Le Pique's Profiles will move to the first Friday of the month at 7 PM (Soul Rebel Radio will continue at that hour Fridays the rest of the month.) 
      There are additional  changes that will be occurring, so please check the online schedule which is updated regularly.
     Let us know what you think about these changes and about other programming you'd like to hear on KPFK. Email comments@kpfk.org.

Programming Highlights

  • LA Theatre Works, Sunday, May 26 at 10:00 pm, R. C. Sherriff's "Journey's End" Starring Jack Cutmore-Scott

    It’s March 1918, and World War I is raging in Europe. In the trenches in northern France, a group of British officers, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope, ready themselves for a major German attack while facing their worst fears. R.C. Sherriff drew on his own experiences in World War I to create the play, which premiered in 1928 and is now considered one of the preeminent works about the horrors of war.

  • Phil and Ted's Sexy Boomer Show, Tuesday May 21 at 1:00 pm, with guest GloZell, comedy YouTube sensation

    GloZell Lynette Green, better known as GloZell, is a YouTube personality who established her channel in 2008, with video interviews, comedy about her life and song parodies. With more than four million subscribers by 2015 and more than 700 million views, her most popular videos include her cinnamon challenge video and "My Push up Bra will help me get my man" video. She gained wide notice when her blog about meeting Elijah Wood was mentioned by the actor during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. She appeared in the web series Dr. Fubalous. GloZell interviewed President Barack Obama in a livestream hosted at the White House and appeared as Little Debbie in Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • "Why Do Israel's Bidding?": Human Rights Advocate Hossam Bahgat Blasts Egypt Policy at Rafah Crossing

    Israel’s seizure of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt has sparked anger from the Egyptian government, which has warned that Israel is endangering the landmark 1978 Camp David Accords that normalized relations between the two countries. Despite the increasingly critical tone about Israel’s war on Gaza, however, Egyptian authorities have closely coordinated with Israel in decisions around allowing humanitarian aid in through the Rafah crossing and allowing Palestinians out of Gaza. Egyptian security forces have also locked up over 120 people in Egypt, placing them in pretrial detention on terrorism charges for expressing solidarity with Palestine. “There is a fear within the system that allowing people to voice support and solidarity with Palestinians’ opposition to Israel will extend not just to criticism of the Egyptians’ official position vis-à-vis the war … but also extend to the domestic situation, the human rights situation, the unprecedented economic crisis the country is going through,” says Egyptian journalist and human rights advocate Hossam Bahgat. He is executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and was banned from traveling outside of Egypt for the past eight years, with his assets frozen, as part of an Egyptian government crackdown on human rights NGOs. In March, Egyptian authorities finally closed the case against EIPR and other human rights groups and lifted the travel ban, allowing Bahgat to join us now in our New York studio.

  • 1,000 Harvard Students Walk Out of Commencement to Support 13 Seniors Barred from Graduation over Gaza

    More than a thousand Harvard students walked out of their commencement ceremony yesterday to support 13 undergraduates who were barred from graduating after they participated in the Gaza solidarity encampment in Harvard Yard. Asmer Safi, one of the 13 pro-Palestinian student protesters barred from graduating, says that while his future has been thrown into uncertainty while he is on probation, he has no regrets about standing up for Palestinian rights. “This is an ethical stance that we’re taking,” Safi says. We also hear from history professor Alison Frank Johnson, one of over 100 faculty members who voted to confer degrees on the 13 seniors, who describes Harvard’s punishment of them as an “egregious departure from past precedent,” as was the board’s subsequent overruling of faculty. “We hoped then that the Corporation, as it has always done in the past, would accept our recommendations for degree recipients and allow the 13 to graduate, which they chose not to do.”

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KPFK's Rebel Alliance News

KPFK's Rebel Alliance News is our nightly weekday English-language locally produced newscast, your uncensored source of progressive news, information and commentary, with international, national, state-wide and local coverage. Interim news director Ziri Rideaux has recruited a team of unpaid newsgatherers, reporters, commentators and anchors to cover local, state, national and international news, including Angela Birdsong, Jack Kennedy, Polina Vasiliev, Ann Garrison, Don DeBar, Dan Nowman, Marcy Winograd and others. We are looking for more beat reporters and volunteer stringers from OC, San Diego, and covering local government, housing and policing issues in Southern California including LA City and County and other municipalities. Email news@kpfk.org

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • Alito's an Insurrection Supporter. So, What Are Dems Gonna Do About It?: 'BradCast' 5/23/2024

    Today on The BradCast: Imagine if Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was found to have been flying a Joe Biden "Dark Brandon" flag at her house. Ya think Republicans in Congress might have anything to say about it? Might take any action in response to it? [Audio link to full program follows this summary.] Among the stories [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - May 23, 2024

    Follow @GreenNewsReport... (Or use "Click here to listen..." link below.) IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Extreme weather unleashes disasters from Iowa to Mexico; Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs 'Don't Say Climate Change' law; Oakland, CA first school district in U.S. to switch to all-electric school buses; PLUS: Study finds microplastics in human testicles... All that and more in [...]

Rising Up with Sonali  

 

 

 



Sonali Kolhatkar can be heard Tuesdays at 3:00 PM on KPFK. Rising Up with Sonali is now a project of Yes! where she is an editor.

Rising Up With Sonali

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod

Currently heard Tuesdays at 7am on KPFK
Archives of the program can be found HERE
Sojourner Truth w Margaret Prescod

Something's Happening honoring Roy Of Hollywood

Soemthing's Happening is KPFK's long-running overnight program midnight to 6:00 AM Tuesday-Friday with segments of holistic health, meditation, psychology, philosophy, political economy, science fiction and fact, old radio and more, created and long curated by the late Roy of Hollywood, Roy Tuckman, and KPFK has been maintaining it since he passed in the framework and format he developed and evolved over the decades.

Monday overnight to Tuesday features political economy, including a new segment developed exclusively for radio for KPFK by filmmaker Robert Lundahl and producer Tracker Ginamarie Rangel Quinone, about indigenous land and water protection in the face of extractivism industries. Extended video versions are available on YouTube. Equal Rights and Justice from WBAI also airs in that early morning.

Tuesday overnight to Wednesday is holistic health, with About Health and Herbal Highway from sister station KPFA, Grassroots (formerly Green Street News) and Food Sleuth Radio from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and Whole Mother about pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing from sister station KPFT.

Wednesday overnight to Thursday features anti-fascist programming from David Emory with "For the Record," the Grayzone Radio from Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate, also developed for radio on KPFK's initiative, Final Straw Radio from young anti-authoritarians from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and Out-FM from sister station WBAI in New York.

Thursday overnight to Friday focuses on philosophy, psychology and consciousness/enlightenment, with Alan Watts, an old radio break, episodes from Sounds True - Insights from the Edge with Tami Simon, The Magical Mystery Tour with Tonio Epstein from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and at 3:00 AM, Caroline Casey the Visionary Activist from sister station KPFA in Berkeley, a long-running feature on Something's Happening. We have also been running lectures from the "History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps" from Kings College in London.

Each hour is separately posted on the stations archives for easy listening - Something's Happening A hours 1-3, and Something's Happening B hours 1-3 each overnight. Check it out! Dynamite radio for night people also available 24-7 on kpfk.org (for listening, not download).

Dam removal on California's rivers is a highly visible and inspiring recognition of the benefits of natural services provided by healthy ecosystems.

Tracker picks up where we left off last week looking at the removal of the dam on the Matilija River in Ventura County, as she reviews and reports on the progress of LA River rewilding.

We discuss the role of tribal communities and efforts led by women to restore and rebalance, in light of Governor Newsom's recent announcement supporting removal of three additional dams in the state alongside ongoing efforts to free the Klamath.

Extended video version here, with awesome overhead footage from drones.

https://youtu.be/WHJTTKgqtUo

KPFK LSB, CAB, & PNB Info and Committee Schedule

CLICK HERE FOR KPFK LOCAL STATION BOARD INFORMATION AND NEWS

Members and Officers of the Local Station Board, 2024

Rodrigo Argueta Vargas

Christina Avalos

Doug Barnett

Veronica Becerra

Mike Bressler

Tatanka Bricca, Chair

Rachel Bruhnke

John Cromshow

Ace Estwick

Vic Gerami

Aryana Gladney

Jan Goodman, listener director

Wendell Handy

Nikki Haun, Vice chair

Michael Heiss

Sue Cohen-Johnson

Evelia Jones, listener director

Oye Oyeyipo

Robert Payne

Nancy Pearlman

Myla Reson, staff director

Oscar Ulloa

Harvey Wasserman, listener director

Carlos Zavala

Ex officio, non-voting: Michael Novick, interim General manager

Secretary: Leslie Dione Emge

Treasurer: Steven Meeks (serves ex officio on PNB's National Finance Committee)

Pacifica National Board and Local Station Board meetings, as well as those of their committees can be found here:

 

Pacifica Foundation Info can be found on the foundation's website at www.pacifica.org.

The Pacifica National Board (PNB) can be reached by email at PNB@pacifica.org.

The Local Station Board (LSB) can be reached by email at LSB@kpfk.org.

Information about governance meetings can be found at https://kpftx.org

PNB Directors' Reports are now on a blog - click on blogs on the top navigation menu above.

 

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Jobs at KPFK and Pacifica

KPFA Radio Berkeley - UpFront Producer Sought -

UpFront is a mostly-live morning public affairs show that delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through engaging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. We broadcast Monday to Friday from 7 to 8 am on 94.1 FM and at kpfa.org. This producer will have primary responsibility for setting up most days’ shows, with help from the show’s host and interns. More info here

KPFK is seeking to fill several pro bono (unpaid) interim management and coordinator positions. These include:

interim unpaid development director to form and guide a development task force to raise funds for the station;

interim unpaid social media marketing manager to coordinate social media promotion efforts at and by the station;

interim unpaid volunteer coordinator to recruit and supervise volunteers for diverse tasks at the station.

Those interested in applying for these unpaid interim positions, please contact interim GM Michael Novick at gm@kpfk.org.

Pacifica Foundation Radio seeks an experienced leader for the position of
General Manager of its Los Angeles station, KPFK 90.7 FM 
For more information and to apply, click
HERE or see http://pacifica.org/jobs_kpfk.php

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