When I hear how our content have shaped the lives of so many now highly active individuals in our communities, I know that we are still on the right path.
California was once a mostly conservative state, Los Angeles had many conservatives run the city until KPFK started making its revolutionary voice heard in the 70s.
Yes, we were small, but our activist mindset and challenges to unbridled government authority led to scaring the bejeebus out of the establishment.
We were raided by local police and FBI back then — something unheard of even to this day.
We broke stories and changed minds.
We saw former KPFK staff go on to invigorate NPR and other public radio stations.
We saw former staff and listeners get into politics, join nonprofits, and otherwise do what they can to make this a better world for all of us.
We saw L.A. become a liberal bastion of progressive ideas and politics.
We saw California go from Republican governors who were anti-immigration to our string of Democrat governors and their pro-immigration positions.
KPFK is the mothership of all alternative and no mainstream news sources.
Though small, our voice carries, and we still make a difference.