Category Archives: KPFA Morning Show

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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Campaign launched to recall key ally of Pacifica management

SaveKPFA.org, a coalition of listeners, paid and unpaid staff, has launched a campaign to recall KPFA and Pacifica board member Tracy Rosenberg. Rosenberg is a key ally of Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt, who has imposed top-down purges and programming changes … 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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Thank you from KPFA’s workers!

THANK YOU to the generous pledgers listed below, and the many, many others who have asked to remain anonymous. KPFA’s fund drive was on track just a week ago to come in a whopping $150,000 short because of Pacifica management’s … 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 turns down $60K raised to bring back the Morning Show

When Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt pulled the Morning Show off KPFA’s air in November, and laid off its two hosts Aimee Allison and Brian Edwards-Tiekert, she claimed repeatedly that it was out of financial necessity. And she flatly denied … Continue reading

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Solidarity on the Morning Show; South Bay Labor Council resolution

David Bacon, labor journalist and KPFA unpaid staff member, wrote an open letter to the listeners to the weekly Labor Segment on the Morning Show, which he has produced since 1994, about why it is not currently airing. “I strongly … Continue reading

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Berkeley Labor Commission calls on Pacifica to “negotiate in good faith”

On Wednesday, the Berkeley Labor Commission met to discuss the conflict between KPFA’s union and Pacifica management.  Various workers spoke out against layoffs, the removal of the station’s biggest fund raising program, and the hiring of corporate management law firm, … Continue reading

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Public reading of listeners’ messages of outrage

KPFA listeners, along with unpaid and union staff, read some of the thousands of heartfelt emails that have poured in protesting the decimation of the KPFA Morning Show and the “voluntary” departure of seven workers of color. The readings by … 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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