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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

June 30 at 9 pm Pacific is the deadline to qualify as a member/voter and to nominate oneself or others to run for a position as a listener (or staff) delegate

CLICK HERE TO RUN

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES

Here's the election calendar:

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

- 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 15

- Vetted Candidate list to be posted

July 15-July 31st

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

August 1

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

August 15 - Voting phase opens; voting through Sept. 30

- 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. Questions? Call 707-500-1910.

- 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 to reach quorum (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 17,000 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

  • Pacifica Performance Showcase, Friday, July 19, 2:30 pm, Guest Legendary Hollywood Super Agent, Harry Abrams

    Legendary Hollywood super agent, Harry Abrams, joins host Donna Walker to talk about his book "Let's Do Launch: Hollywood Agent Dishes on How to Make Your Business and Career Take Off." Over the course of his 60 year career, Harry Abrams has been a true inspiration for anyone wishing to be a star in the Hollywood firmament. From the MCA mailroom to founding Abrams-Rubaloff, representing some of the industry's biggest names, including Jennifer Lopez, Liam Neeson, Jaclyn Smith and Kerry Washington, Harry Abrams shares his pearls of wisdom, stories, and keys to success in any field.

  • LA Theatre Works, Sunday, July 21 at 10:00 pm, Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" starring Nathan Lane and David Paymer

    Poker buddies Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison suddenly find themselves bachelors again and innocently decide to share an apartment. In this classic comedy by Neil Simon, America’s most prolific and successful playwright, these two legendarily mismatched roommates bring down the house when they try to live together in one eight-room New York City apartment. Also starring Dan Castellaneta and Linda Purl.

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • "Justice for My Brother": Sister of Samuel Sharpe Speaks Out After Police Killing During RNC

    As anger grows in Milwaukee over the police killing of 43-year-old Samuel Sharpe during the Republican National Convention, we speak with his sister, Angelique Sharpe, who says the family is fighting for transparency from the authorities and the full video of the fatal incident. “We really want justice for my brother,” says Angelique, who also explains that her brother’s life had been threatened by a “bully” and that he had actually called the police for help before he was killed. Samuel Sharpe was an unhoused Black man shot 27 times by police on Tuesday — but the officers were from Ohio, part of a deployment of thousands of outside law enforcement members in Wisconsin for the RNC. We are also joined by Wisconsin state Representative Darrin Madison, a Democratic Socialist, who says both Sharpe’s death and the killing of D’Vontaye Mitchell by hotel security guards weeks earlier point to a larger problem of anti-Black violence in Milwaukee.

  • The GOP Is Waging a War on Abortion Rights, But You Wouldn't Know It If You Watched the RNC

    The Washington Post reports the word “abortion” was not mentioned a single time from the stage during the first three days of the Republican National Convention. Reporter Amy Littlefield, abortion access correspondent at The Nation, says the silence from Trump and others at this week’s RNC in Milwaukee does not reflect a change in attitude from the Republican Party, which is still fiercely opposed to reproductive rights. “Republicans can read the polls. They know that abortion has triumphed in all seven instances where it’s been on the ballot since the Dobbs decision. They know that a rising number of people support abortion rights,” says Littlefield, who predicts that “abortion is going to have a huge impact on this election” and calls for “a Reproductive Justice New Deal.”

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

  • Made it to Another Birthday!

    Historically, whenever I've asked for folks to consider dropping a few dollars in the old tip jar around my birthday, some of ya'll have been quite generous. Well, good news! (Hopefully.) I've made it through another year! And not an easy one at that...above and beyond the politics, in truth. Arguably, it's been the most difficult [...]

  • What J.D. Vance Forgot to Tell You (and Lied About) at the RNC: 'BradCast' 7/18/2024

    I've got to post today's BradCast quickly a) before convicted felon Donald Trump speaks at tonight's RNC and b) before more political shoes (and/or earthquakes) drop. So, here's the quick skinny. [Audio link to full show follows this summary.] Among our coverage today... Donald Trump critic-turned-toady J.D. Vance of Ohio, officially accepted the GOP's nomination for Vice [...]

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, presented by Yes! Magazine

  • Understanding Project 2025’s Threat to Democracy

    “Unaccountable federal spending is the secret lifeblood of the Great Awokening,” write the authors of Mandate for Leadership, the Conservative Promise on page 6 of their 922-page document.

  • How to Really Make America Safe

    Among the themes at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee this week is “Make America Safe Once Again,” which apparently refers to “supporting law enforcement, border security and battling human and drug trafficking.”

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

Something'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. KPFK has been maintaining it since he passed in his honor and memory and in the framework and format he developed and evolved over the decades, which continues to evolve.

Monday overnight to Tuesday features political economy, including Creative Frontline, a new segment developed exclusively for radio for KPFK by filmmaker Robert Lundahl and producer Tracker Ginamarie Rangel Quinone, a Chiricahua Apache investigative reporter, 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. We have added a trial run of MOATS - the Mother Of All Talk Shows with George Galloway to the line-up, a delayed radio broadcast of the podcast and YouTube show on Tuesday and Friday early mornings from 4-6:00 AM.

Tuesday overnight to Wednesday is holistic health, with About Health and Herbal Highway from sister station KPFA, Green Street 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 an anti-fascist focus, with programming from David Emory's "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, or 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 occasional 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).

Tuesdays at Midnight (late Monday night)

 

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's governance - Pacifica National Board and the Local Station Boards/dlegates of the five stations are considering the following Bylaws amendment affecting the filling of vacancies of delegates, which the delegates will consider at a Local Station Board meeting in July:

 

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.

 

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 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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  • Bike Talk

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    Bike Talk! celebrates bike rides, collectives, activists, artists, commuters, enthusiasts, professional cyclists, inventors & repairers and of course, the bicycle itself as an alternative human-powered mode of transportation

  • Roots Music & Beyond

    7:00am - 9:00am

    Folk and roots music and more, sundry sounds from bluegrass to bebop and beyond.

  • Earl Ofari Hutchinson Show

    9:00am - 10:00am

    Call in Number during the show (818) 985-5735

  • Conversation Piece

    10:00am - 11:00am

    Interviews from a Black woman's perspective with Angela Birdsong

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  • Bike Talk

    6:00am - 7:00am

    Bike Talk! celebrates bike rides, collectives, activists, artists, commuters, enthusiasts, professional cyclists, inventors & repairers and of course, the bicycle itself as an alternative human-powered mode of transportation

  • Roots Music & Beyond

    7:00am - 9:00am

    Folk and roots music and more, sundry sounds from bluegrass to bebop and beyond.

  • Earl Ofari Hutchinson Show

    9:00am - 10:00am

    Call in Number during the show (818) 985-5735

  • Conversation Piece

    10:00am - 11:00am

    Interviews from a Black woman's perspective with Angela Birdsong

  • Freedom Now

    11:00am - Noon

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