Monthly Archives: February 2011

Pacifica rehires Brian Edwards-Tiekert, but not for the Morning Show

A vindication of KPFA’s workers’ rights today, as Pacifica management reverses itself and puts former Morning Show co-host Brian Edward-Tiekert back to work, with back pay. But the position he is returning to is in the KPFA newsroom, not at … Continue reading

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Judge issues second ruling against Pacifica – this time over KPFK election

On Friday, February 18, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Pacifica National Board to seat Rodrigo Argueta as a staff representative from KPFK, the Pacifica station in Los Angeles. In a case that … Continue reading

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New KPFA Manager Resigns; Pacifica Un-resigns Him

On Tuesday, KPFA’s new Interim Program Director popped into a meeting of KPFA’s union to inform the staff that newly-installed KPFA manager Amit Pendyal had resigned his position “effective immediately.” Pendyal had expressed frustration to many staff that Pacifica was … Continue reading

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Arlene Engelhardt turning down mediation offer last December from Berkeley mayor; issue comes up at council again on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Berkeley’s city council is set to discuss a NEW resolution (here’s the text and background) on Pacifica’s termination of KPFA’s Morning Show at its February 8 meeting. Please attend, and bring signs and your voice. The KPFA community … Continue reading

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Berkeley City Council to discuss KPFA

On Tuesday, February 8, the Berkeley City Council will consider a resolution on the crisis at KPFA. San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors already went on record in early January urging Pacifica to negotiate over the removal of the KPFA Morning … Continue reading

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