Category Archives: Andrew Phillips

KPFA’s interim general manager abuses station’s email list for partisan purposes

While Pacifica continues to stall the listener-initiated recall process, KPFA’s interim general manager is pouring out incorrect and highly-partisan material onto KPFA’s own subscriber email list, in violation of the network’s fair election rules. On December 26, 2011, Andrew Leslie … Continue reading

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KPFA interim general manager promotes right-wing conspiracy theories

Interim general manager Andrew Phillips promoted a questionable “thank you gift” to listeners who subscribed to the station during KPFA’s 2011 autumn fund drive.  On Wednesday, October 12th, Phillips hosted and pitched excerpts from Zeitgeist: The Movie, which combines speculation … Continue reading

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Pacifica caught illegally shorting pensions of KPFA’s union workers

Members of KPFA’s union have discovered that Pacifica appears to be underpaying the 403(b) retirement accounts of its paid workers, which is a violation of federal law.  When employees received their quarterly statement from the 403b provider ING, they noticed … Continue reading

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KPFA managers to remove critic Sonali Kolhatkar from the air

KPFA’s interim managers admitted this week that they intend to remove a program by Sonali Kolhatkar, a critic of management, replacing it with a show by management ally Steve Zeltzer. Interim program director Carrie Core acknowledged plans to axe the weekly program Uprising, which originates … Continue reading

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KPFA’s fund drive takes a hit from Pacifica’s programming changes

KPFA’s Spring Fund Drive ended Wednesday, May 25, a little more than $80,000 short of goal. It was the longest fund drive at KPFA in at least a dozen years, clocking in at a full three-and-a-half weeks. The entire shortfall … Continue reading

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KPFA managers defend new programming

At 8 AM Friday morning on KPFA, interim managers Andrew Phillips and Carrie Core explained their “new” programming for the station.  Both were installed by Pacifica executive director Arlene Englehardt, who removed the popular Morning Show, leading to an enormous … Continue reading

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Take the SaveKPFA survey on programming changes!

Two and a half weeks ago, KPFA’s interim managers, Andrew Phillips and Carrie Core, announced the most sweeping reorganization of the station’s programming in at least a decade, to be implemented following KPFA’s spring fund drive. They rearranged KPFA’s program … Continue reading

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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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