KPFK 90.7 FM

December Fund Drive

KPFK's December Fund Drive is now on.

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

And don't miss our special sale of books, music, tech and more, Saturday, December 16, 10 AM to 4 PM at the station -- 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City 91604. Do your gift shopping!

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. 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 has wrapped up with the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike with a finale episode, 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. CinemaScore with John Santana will run Sundays at 5 PM with orchestral music from the movies and interviews with film composers except the first Sunday of the month. Maggie Le Pique's Profiles will move to the first Friday of the month at 7 PM.
      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

Community Underwriting Information and Intake Form

KPFK, under a policy adopted by the Pacifica National Board, is now accepting underwriting from community organizations, other non-profits, and local small businesses (NOT from major corporations). Underwriters will receive on-air acknowledgment of their support for KPFK, inclusion in a listing on the website, and periodic inclusion monthly in a listing that goes out with the Dispatch to more than 18,000 people. Email for more details about how and why you can become an underwriter listener sponsored non-commercial educational Pacifica community radio for Southern California. 

Here's the intake form. Refer to the material you receive from the GM for more details on how to complete it


Programming Highlights

Special Holiday Programming

KPFK Presents special Holiday programming over the Christmas weekend

A two-day Arts in Review Holiday Special with Julio Martinez and Holiday Specials with John Cromshow

Friday, Dec. 7
2 to 3pm "Dreidels and Donuts" and the premiere of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Produced By Julio Martinez

Sunday, Dec. 25
9 am “1938: Lulled to Sleep” {Old-fashioned play followed by a simulated 1938 news report} Produced by John Cromshow
1pm – "Christmas in Tinseltown" and "Christmastime in the City" Produced By Julio Martinez
5:00 p.m. “I Remember 1938” {Interviews with Blase Bonpane, Lila Garrett and others} Produced by John Cromshow

Monday, Dec 26
9am “I Remember 1938” {Interviews with Blase Bonpane, Lila Garrett and others} Produced by John Cromshow

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • Why Is Brazil Joining OPEC+ Oil Cartel, If Lula Is Committed to Phasing Out Fossil Fuels?

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is calling for phasing out fossil fuels but has alarmed many climate activists as Brazil moves to join the oil producer alliance OPEC+ as an observer state. Paula Vargas, director of the Brazil program at Amazon Watch, lays out Brazil’s environmental policy under Lula and Jair Bolsonaro’s legacy of impunity for those attacking environmental defenders. “Brazil has a big, big possibility of being the top leader in environmental change,” but civil society must push leaders around the world to enact climate solutions, Vargas says.

  • Exclusive: Indigenous Climate Activist Jacob Johns Speaks Out After MAGA Gunman Shoots Him in New Mexico

    Broadcasting from COP28 in Dubai, we speak with Jacob Johns, a Hopi and Akimel O’odham environmental defender who is leading the Indigenous Wisdom Keepers delegation at COP28. This is his first interview after surviving being shot in the chest by a far-right agitator in September. Johns and other Indigenous activists were holding a vigil opposing plans to reinstall a statue honoring the 16th century Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate in Española, New Mexico, when a 23-year-old shooter wearing a red MAGA hat fired on the crowd. Johns says he died in the airlift on the way to the hospital and is still dealing with medical issues from the shooting, but wanted to come to the climate summit to share Indigenous wisdom with the world. “We as Indigenous people understand that as the old world dies, that a new one is created and that we must focus on that creation process.”

CODEPINK every Mon from 4-5pm on KPFK

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • Sunday 'What a Drag It Is Getting Old' Toons

    "Life's just much too hard today," I hear every mother say The pursuit of happiness just seems a bore Today’s @PhillyInquirer: AARP is — appropriately enough — sponsoring the upcoming Rolling Stones tour. Its website crashed this week when a throng of boomer fans tried to score tour tickets. #stonestour — John Cole (@ColeToon) December 3, 2023 [...]

  • Special Coverage (For Some Reason) of the GOP's Fourth 2024 'Presidential Primary Debate': 'BradCast' 12/7/2023

    It was debate number four for all of the eligible GOP 2024 primary candidates who decided to show up. And, for reasons best left to one of our guests to explain on today's BradCast, we once again offer Special Coverage of yet another LOL bat-crap insane evening! [Audio link to full show follows this summary.] This [...]

Rising Up with Sonali  




Sonali Kolhatkar can normally be heard Tuesdays at 4:00 PM on KPFK. During the Fund Drives please check the RisingUP Website for the latest episodes.

Rising Up With Sonali

  • The Most Censored Stories of 2023

    State of the Free Press 2024 is just out and is a compendium of the top 25 censored stories of the year, many of which focus on climate change, as well as government failure to regulate corporations, and more. 

  • Why Jewish Americans Are Rising Up for Palestine

    The majority of high-profile U.S. protests against Israel’s 2023 assault on Gaza has been led by Jewish Americans, and groups like Jewish Voice for Peace and If Not Now.

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod

Currently heard Tuesday 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

KPFK LSB, CAB Info and Committee Schedule


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



Marcus Avila, Male Latino, realtor

 Joe Ayala, Male Latino/Iranian, labor leader, co-host Working Voices

John Donner   Male, Caucasian  Retired, former reporter,

Kelly Flores    Female, Latina  K-12 Educator, UTLA member      

Tsukuru Fors, Trans, Japanese political activist

Melvin Ishmael Johnson         Male, African American, Playwright

Stephan Klein Male, Latin, Caucasian, General contractor, Realtor

Chancee Martorell      Female, Thai, Executive Director non-profit

Dan McCrory  (chair) Male, Caucasian; former labor leader, retired telecom worker, PBS CAB member,

Sylvester Rivers      Male, African American, musician, radio producer (co-host Cut to the Chase)

Ruth Sanchez   Female, Latina      Educator

Dr. Ruth Strauss         LSB liaison physician

David Tokofsky  Male, Caucasian     Teacher, Former LAUSD board member

Analisa Venolia (Vice Chair)  Female, Latina      Graduate student


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).


To find your email with access to the web-based ballot, look and approve emails from this address: <>

More information at  If you did not receive a ballot or don't have email and want a paper ballot, please call the National Elections Supervisor's message line: 213-635-9363.

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

News from KPFK and Pacifica

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.
Pacifica Foundation Inc.
Station: KPFK 
Community of License: Los Angeles, CA 
Reporting Period: July22nd 2021–July 21 st 2022

KPFK’s Online Public File

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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    Un programa de media hora con noticias nacionales e internacionales con reportes y contribuciones de periodistas de mas de treinta paises de nuestra America y Europa.

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Pledge Now!
KPFK is a progressive media outlet challenging corporate media perspectives and providing a voice to voiceless communities. Help keep KPFK a strong and independent source of music, arts, news and information.


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

or donate via paypal -- @kpfkpledge

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  • Stairway To Heaven

    3:00am - 6:00am

    a music program that consists of music from the soulful genre...the focus is on stories....the feeling..

  • Informativo Pacifica

    6:00am - 6:30am

    Un programa de media hora con noticias nacionales e internacionales con reportes y contribuciones de periodistas de mas de treinta paises de nuestra America y Europa.

  • Counterspin

    6:30am - 7:00am


  • Move The Crowd

    7:00am - 8:00am

    Move The Crowd — Black liberation through collective action.

  • Democracy Now!

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Democracy Now! goes beyond the rhetoric and party politics offered by the mainstream media. Instead, it highlights grassroots efforts to enhance and ignite democracy in the U.S.


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