Monthly Archives: April 2011

Interim manager lashes out at KPFA journalists, board members call his behavior “completely inappropriate”

Following revelations that Pacifica has received a large donation from investment firm Goldman Sachs, KPFA interim general manager Andrew Phillips issued a public attack on the KPFA News, which broke the story. Twelve members of KPFA’s local station board have … Continue reading

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Pacifica takes corporate underwriting from Merrill Lynch/ Bank of America?

UPDATE: The $10,000 of funding which WBAI’s general manager initially reported as being from Wall Street firm Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, is actually $15,000 from Goldman Sachs Gives, according to Pacifica management. It’s unclear if any strings were attached, as … Continue reading

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Pacifica’s hand-picked managers re-program 45 hours of KPFA’s airtime, cancel 9AM Democracy Now!

KPFA staff were shocked to receive an email yesterday evening from two interim KPFA managers, Andrew Phillips and Carrie Core, announcing the most sweeping programming changes to KPFA’s grid in at least a decade, including removing the 9 AM broadcast … Continue reading

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Monterey Bay AFL-CIO labor council supports KPFA workers

An AFL-CIO labor council representing more than 30,000 Monterey and Santa Cruz union members has condemned what it calls parent network Pacifica’s “blatant anti-union actions” in its dealings with KPFA’s paid workers. The resolution unanimously approved by the Monterey Bay … Continue reading

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Workers, listeners picket Pacifica on national day of action for labor

As part of a national day of action in support of unions, over a hundred KPFA paid and unpaid workers, union members, and listeners picketed the offices of the station’s parent organization Pacifica in Berkeley. Chanting “hey hey, ho ho, … Continue reading

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