Category Archives: Brian Edwards-Tiekert

Layoffs imminent at KPFA: vote YES on the KPFA recall to stop the next purge

[We received this message from KPFA’s Brian Edwards-Tiekert on June 29, 2012.] Hi everyone, If you’re a KPFA member, you should have just received what may be the most important KPFA ballot you ever get. It asks whether or not … 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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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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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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Pacifica replaces union workers with political allies

Referring to KPFA as “the Northern California outlet of Pacifica Radio,” Arlene Engelhardt announced a new one-hour all-volunteer morning lineup to start airing on Monday. It would replace the KPFA Morning Show, whose union staff were laid off and removed … Continue reading

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Sign the petition to bring back the Morning Show!

Listeners have started a petition to bring back the KPFA Morning Show, to be delivered to Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt. Engelhardt took the program off the air last week–which is KPFA’s most popular show and biggest fund raiser–and laid … Continue reading

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Listeners speak out against KPFA Morning Show layoffs

On Tuesday, the KPFA Morning Show broadcast an unexpected forum on Pacifica Radio’s move to fire the show’s staff and pipe in programming from Los Angeles. Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt and Chief Financial Officer LaVarn Williams were invited on, … Continue reading

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