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News from KPFK and Pacifica

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, click on monthly calendar. You can also see a list of the members there by clicking on the date of a meeting.
Pacifica Foundation Inc.
Station: KPFK 
Community of License: Los Angeles, CA 
Reporting Period: July22nd 2021–July 21 st 2022

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 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 with your contact info and "Underwriting" in the subject line or click this link to fill out the preliminary contact 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

Programming Highlights

  • LA Theatre Works, Sunday, April 28 at 10:00 pm, John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" starring Shirley Knight and Jeffrey Donovan

    Set during the Great Depression,The Grapes of Wrath tells the powerful story of the Joad family’s trek from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of a new life in California. But what they find threatens to rip apart their lives, and sever the ties that bind them together. A heart-wrenching full cast adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck and the 1990 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, Frank Galati’s adaptation finds its timeless heart in the generous spirit of the common man. Original music composed and performed by the Joel Rafael Band: Joel Rafael, Jamaica Rafael, and Carl Johnson.

  • Phil and Ted's Sexy Boomer Show, Tuesday 4/23/24, 1:00 pm. Special guest radio/audio producer Bill Kates

    Phil and Ted welcome radio and audio producer extraordinaire and colleague, Bill Kates for a fun hour of radio stories. An early interest in acting and art led to his lifelong study of film and animation, which he continued during his 30+ years in radio broadcasting, producing for major market radio at WBCN, Boston, K-Rock in New York City, and XM Radio (later Sirius/XM) in New York City, where he specialized in unique, musical and comedic radio production.

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • Labor Organizer Jane McAlevey on UAW's Astounding Victory in VW Tennessee & Her Fight Against Cancer

    Democracy Now! speaks with the great labor organizer and writer Jane McAlevey about the historic victory for Volkswagen employees at a Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory who voted overwhelmingly to join the United Auto Workers union. The plant will become the first foreign-owned car factory in the South to unionize. “This win wasn’t just a win — it was what we would call a beatdown,” says McAlevey, who says the UAW’s recent success is a result of direct democracy and smart, strategic organizing that could lead to the unionizing of Mercedes workers in Alabama. “It’ll be a massive change in the U.S. South.” We also speak with McAlevey about her terminal cancer diagnosis and why she’s “going to fight until the last dying minute, because that’s what American workers deserve.”

  • Juan González Reflects on Historic 1968 Columbia Protests & Crackdown on Gaza Solidarity Encampment

    Fifty-six years ago today, hundreds of students at Columbia University in New York started a revolt on campus, occupying school buildings and disrupting class to protest the school’s ties to the Vietnam War and racism in New York. Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, who participated in the 1968 protests when hundreds of students were injured by police and arrested, speaks about the rebellion and how it compares to Columbia’s crackdown on pro-Palestinian protesters occupying campus today. “What really strikes me about this response is the total flouting of any kind of democratic process by the current administration compared to what happened in 1968,” says González. “These students are protesting a genocide that is occurring before the eyes of the entire world and that is being funded by U.S. arms. And if anyone has the right to rebel and to stand up against injustice, these students do.”

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

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • 'Election Fraud, Pure and Simple': 'BradCast' 4/23/2024

    During opening statements in the disgraced former President's ongoing criminal trial, prosecutors argued the scheme surrounding his hush-money payments to a porn star just before the 2016 election amounted to "election fraud, pure and simple." Similar fraud since then, by Trump and now much of his Republican party, pervades many of our stories on today's [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - April 23, 2024

    Follow @GreenNewsReport... (Or use "Click here to listen..." link below.) IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Europe is the fastest-warming continent on the planet, new study warns; Plastics manufacturers are big contributors to man-made global warming; PLUS: Biden Administration unveils Solar For All program, American Climate Corps, and sweeping new actions on conservation... All that and more in today's [...]

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 (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.

KPFK LSB, CAB, & PNB Info and Committee Schedule


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: Kim Kaufman (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

The Pacifica National Board (PNB) can be reached by email at

The Local Station Board (LSB) can be reached by email at

Information about governance meetings can be found at

March 10, 2024 Pacifica National Board Directors Report

On January 25th the 2024 Pacifica National Board directors from all 5 Pacifica stations: KPFA Berkeley; KPFT Houston; WBAI New York;  WPFW Washington DC and of course KPFK Los Angeles were seated.  Also seated were two directors representing over 200 Pacifica affiliate radio stations. 

The board met again on February 1st and 15th and March 7th.

Director Susan Young representing KPF T in Houston was elected to serve as Chair of the Pacifica National Board (PNB). Director Minerva Sanders representing Pacifica sister station WPFW in Washington DC was elected to serve as PNB Vice Chair.


Former PNB Chair Julie Hewitt also from WPFW in Washington DC was elected to serve as Secretary for the National Board and Kim Kaufman is now serving as Recording Secretary for the PNB.


On Feb. 1st the PNB met in both open and closed sessions. During open session the Board no motions were passed:


February 1, 2024 PNB Closed Session Report Out:

The PNB met in closed session to discuss confidential personnel information and constructive communications with one of our lenders. No decisions were made.


On Feb. 15th the PNB met in both open and closed sessions. During open session the Board took the following actions:


  •  Ratified the election of directors to 2024 PNB Standing Committees:

Coordinating Committee: Darlene Pagano (KPFA), Evelia Jones (KPFK), Egberto Willies (KPFT), Jim Dingeman (WBAI), Minerva Sanders (WPFW), Heather Gray (Affiliate WRFG fm Atlanta)

Governance Committee: Fred Dodsworth (KPFA), Jan Goodman (KPFK), Marianne Martinez (KPFT), Jim Dingeman (WBAI), Minerva Sanders (WPFW), Kaja Brown (KRDP 90.7 fm Phoenix, AZ)

National Finance Committee: Darlene Pagano (KPFA), Myla Reson (KPFK), Susan Young (KPFT), Paul DeRienzo (WBAI), Minerva Sanders (WPFW)

Audit Committee: Zach Kaldveer (KPFA), Evelia Jones (KPFK), Egberto Willies (KPFT), Jim Dingeman (WBAI), Irene Adams (WPFW)


  • Resolved to thank the directors and delegates who served on 2023 committees and task forces for their service and absolve and relieve them of further service effective immediately for any committees not approved by a motion of the 2024 PNB.


  • Resolved to stand up a PNB Personnel Committee.


  • A moment of silence was held for Lisa Lopez-Galvan who was shot and killed at the celebration for the Chiefs Super Bowl victory. Lisa was a beloved member of our Pacifica family. She hosted a show called Taste of Tejano on Pacifica Affiliate station KKFI in Kansas City.


February 15, 2024 PNB Closed Session Report Out:

The PNB met in closed session with its FCC council. The Executive Director will be working to address the Letter of Inquiry.


On March 7th the PNB met in both open and closed sessions. The Board adopted the following resolution moved by Harvey Wasserman and seconded by Jan Goodman:


  • The PNB resolves that when time allotted for an agenda item has run out, there is an automatic extension to exhaust the stack of hands already raised by those who have not yet spoken.


Pacifica Executive Director Stephanie Wells provided an update for the 2024 National Election Supervisor (NES) job opening. 


  • Pacifica received 5 applications for the position.
  • A spreadsheet comparing the qualifications and experience of each applicant is being created for fair review.
  • The NES cannot be hired until Pacifica receives funds from the close of escrow on the sale of the KPFK building.


March 7, 2024 PNB Closed Session Report Out:

The PNB met in closed session to address legal matters pertaining to the Pacifica Foundation response to the FCC Letter of Inquiry, and the future of the Pacifica Archives. The PNB made no decisions.

Respectfully submitted by Jan Goodman, Evelia Jones, Myla Reson and Harvey Wasserman

Pacifica National Board Directors representing KPFK 90.7 fm

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 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).


Thanks to everyone for pledging support for the station during the drive.
Your support of KPFK helps make special broadcasts like this possible. Please consider utilizing the number of other ways you can support KPFK through a Donor Advisory FundStocks or Mutual Funds, Charitable IRALeaving A Bequest or Vehicle Donation, and you can pledge for select gifts you've heard mentioned during the current fund drive HERE.


If you prefer, you can make checks or money orders payable to "KPFK" and mail them to:

KPFK, PO Box 748419,  Los Angeles CA 90074-8419

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 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

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

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