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February Fund Drive

KPFK's February Black History Month On-Air Membership and Funding Drive is now on.

Call (818) 985-5735 - (818) 985-KPFK to pledge now or click HERE



News from KPFK and Pacifica

KPFK is moving!
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. We are having a rummage sale of books, CDs, DVDs, office furniture, and some tech that we don't want or need to move or store --see the banner  in the flipbook at the top of this page : Sat. Jan 27, 10 AM - 4 PM. At the same time and location, we are collecting donations of warm coats  and rain ponchos for distribution to people in need by local non-profits.
 
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.
 
National Election Supervisor for the Pacifica Foundation’s Delegate Elections 2024
Employment Type: Full-time contract position
Length of Contract: March 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024
Compensation: DOE
Reports To: Pacifica Foundation Executive Director
The Pacifica Foundation was founded in 1946 and is a non-profit organization providing educational services through listener-supported community FM radio. There are five listener-supported FM radio stations in the Pacifica network: KPFA Berkeley, KPFK Los Angeles, KPFT Houston, WPFW
Washington, DC, and WBAI New York and a network of over 250 Affiliate stations. Pacifica is dedicated to education, free speech, peace, social justice, and cross-cultural understanding. Pacifica’s national and local boards include elected delegates of listener and staff members. See more specifics, job duties, etc. below under "Jobs at KPFK and Pacifica" towards the bottom of this home page.
 
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

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.

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.

Programming Highlights

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • Ralph Nader at 90 on the "Genocidal War" in Gaza & Why Congress Is a Weapon of Mass Destruction

    On his 90th birthday, the legendary consumer advocate, corporate critic and four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins Democracy Now! for an in-depth conversation about U.S. democracy and why “Congress is a weapon of mass destruction.” He says lawmakers have shredded the country’s social safety net, refused to rein in the U.S. war machine, allowed white-collar crime to go unpunished, failed to enforce tax fairness and more. “All of these are very unpopular with the American people,” Nader says. He also discusses the 2024 presidential race and encourages people to “vote their conscience” and “find some way out of this two-party duopoly gulag.” Nader, who publishes the monthly print-only newspaper the Capitol Hill Citizen, was recently profiled in The Washington Post for his ongoing advocacy.

  • Should U.S. Send More Weapons to Ukraine? A Debate on Funding & Ways to End Two-Year-Old War

    It has been two years since Russia invaded Ukraine, sparking a brutal war in which tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians have died. With Ukraine running low on both weapons and new recruits, and with more U.S. funding stalled in Congress, we host a discussion on the future of the conflict with peace activist Medea Benjamin of CodePink and Oberlin professor Stephen Crowley, an expert on Russian and Eastern European politics. While both agree on the need to end the war, Crowley says the $60 billion U.S. funding package should be passed in order to give Ukraine a stronger negotiating position. “The only reason to fund Ukraine right now is to get both sides to the negotiating table to end this war,” he says. Benjamin, however, says more funding will inevitably be used to continue the fighting. “It will only give the impetus for Zelensky to keep trying to fight a war that is not winnable,” she says, adding that progressives are making a mistake to cede the antiwar position to “the extreme right of the Republican Party.”

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • 'Green News Report' at 15

    We are now celebrating 15 years of the Green News Report, our twice-weekly, 6-minute radio feature which is, as far as we know, the longest-running regular program on our public airwaves focused on connecting the critical climate change dots through coverage of environmental news, politics, analysis (and a helpful dose of snarky comment!). Thanks to all [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - February 27, 2024

    Follow @GreenNewsReport... (Or use "Click here to listen..." link below.) IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Weather disasters displaced 2.5 million Americans from their homes last year; Texas real estate prices plunge in wake of new flood risk disclosure law; Northeast sled dog race canceled due to lack of snow; PLUS: Chicago sues five major oil companies over climate [...]

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

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

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. 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 Info and Committee Schedule

CLICK HERE FOR KPFK LOCAL STATION BOARD INFORMATION AND NEWS

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

Pacifica National Board Motions on Terms for Those Elected in 2023 Elections 

Whereas there were insufficient funds to hold elections in 2022, which was year 2 of Pacifica’s 3-year election cycle in which half of the delegates would be elected;

Whereas the PNB passed a motion on October 20, 2022 providing that delegates whose terms would have ended in 2022 would continue to serve in 2023 if Pacifica failed to hold elections;

Whereas delegates whose terms would have ended in 2022 were either in their first term and therefore eligible to run again, or in their second term and therefore ineligible to run again, according to the Pacifica bylaws, and the delay from 2022 to 2023 in holding elections does not change that eligibility status;

Whereas Pacifica is in the midst of the election cycle for 2023, with the record period having passed, the period for candidate nomination having closed, the ballots not yet sent to members, and ballots slated to be sent to voters in the second half of August; and

Whereas it is important for voters to understand before they cast their votes the length of terms to which successful candidates would be elected and serve;

Therefore be it resolved that all candidates running in the 2023 delegate elections are running for two-year terms, and that the elections.pacifica.org website and the ballot shall reflect this information. Pacifica elections would return to the Article Four, Section 3 schedule of holding elections in years one and two and no elections in year three (i.e., elections in 2024 and 2025 but not in 2026).

 

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Jobs at KPFK and Pacifica

National Election Supervisor for the Pacifica Foundation’s Delegate Elections 2024
Employment Type: Full-time contract position
Length of Contract: March 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024
Compensation: DOE
Reports To: Pacifica Foundation Executive Director
The Pacifica Foundation was founded in 1946 and is a non-profit organization providing educational services through listener-supported community FM radio. There are five listener-supported FM radio stations in the Pacifica network: KPFA Berkeley, KPFK Los Angeles, KPFT Houston, WPFW
Washington, DC, and WBAI New York and a network of over 250 Affiliate stations. Pacifica is dedicated to education, free speech, peace, social justice, and cross-cultural understanding. Pacifica’s national and local boards include elected delegates of listener and staff members.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities
 Work with General Managers, Program Directors and other key staff at KPFA, KPFK, KPFT, WBAI and WPFW to ensure fair elections.
 Develop an election budget for the Executive Director.
 Develop an election timeline in accordance with the Pacifica Foundation’s Bylaws.
 Ensure with the stations’ General Managers that staff and listener member lists are clean and de-duped and separated by listener and staff categories without duplication.
 Assist the Executive Director in selecting a balloting company and coordinate ballot issuing/reissuing throughout the process.
 Work with the balloting and tabulation company to design and plan electronic balloting including providing clean membership lists.
 Maintain and monitor an election hotline to provide members support throughout the election.
 Design ballot materials, candidate statement pamphlets, voting instructions.
 Maintain an updated website with updated election information throughout the election cycle.
 Facilitate candidate nomination process.
 Develop and coordinate candidate on-air forums with the assistance of local station personnel.
 Develop fair campaign provisions, including processing complaints of violations.
 Produce radio PSAs to promote each phase of the election.
 If Local Election Supervisors are required, recruit and train one at each station.
 Attend and report on progress of election at virtual meetings, many are held in the evenings and weekends to accommodate the volunteers’ schedules.
 Provide detailed report of election for distribution within 30-days of close of election.


Successful Candidates must demonstrate the following:
 Excellent writing, analytical and problem-solving skills.
 Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management, and general administration.
 Ability to follow oral and written instructions and maintain effective communication with the Executive Director about work progress and other important information.
 Ability to prioritize diverse tasks, meet deadlines, and hold oneself accountable for following through with tasks in due time.
 Expertise in using data processing software to manage and track large amounts of membership records.
 Experience working with grassroots organizations.
 Experience maintaining websites.
 Experience with recruiting, training and supervising staff and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Experience with election procedures and supervision, recommendation from an organization experienced in election procedures and supervision preferred.
 May not be an employee, paid or unpaid, nor a Delegate, Officer or Director of the Foundation, any of the Foundation’s radio station or any Pacifica Local Station Board.
 Knowledge of principles and practices of basic office management and organization.
 Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of data-management.
 Ability to work well, either alone or as part of a team.
 Must be reliable, accountable, and communicative.

The Pacifica Foundation is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Pacifica Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.
Email resume and cover letter to the Pacifica Foundation’s Executive Director at ed@pacifica.org.
Applications must be received by COB February 26, 2024. Position will begin March 1, 2024.

Please include the following information in your cover letter:
1. Requested compensation.
2. Three top reasons why you are interested and qualified for the position.
3. Review the Pacifica Bylaws (found on pacifica.org) and answer the following: How many simultaneous parallel elections constitute the Pacifica Delegate elections?
No phone calls, please

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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