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Pacifica seeks to impose gag rule on workers

KPFA is known as “free speech radio” because it was founded on the notion that open discussion — between activists, listeners and programmers — would be at the heart of its mission. For decades, listeners and staff have shaped KPFA … 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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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 tries to impose gag rule on KPFA journalists – first time since 1999

In 1999, thousands marched in the streets of Berkeley when KPFA’s parent organization Pacifica tried to censor reporting and discussion of developments in the network — including criticism of Pacifica — on the station’s air.  Now, in 2011, during a … Continue reading

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