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{Pacifica Press Release} Pacifica Radio Coverage of Comey Testimony – June 8

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June 5, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Bill Crosier, Interim Executive Director, Pacifica Foundation, E-mail: ed@pacifica.org  Tel: 510-316-9783

Pacifica Radio Coverage of Comey Testimony – June 8

[Berkeley] – On Thursday June 8 from 10:00am to 1:00pm EDT, Pacifica Radio will provide three hours of gavel-to-gavel analysis of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the United States Senate Intelligence Committee.

The coverage will be produced by Pacifica’s Washington DC station, WPFW-FM, with contributors from WBAI-FM New York, KPFA-FM Northern California and KPFK-FM Southern California.  Continue reading {Pacifica Press Release} Pacifica Radio Coverage of Comey Testimony – June 8

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{Pacifica Press Release} Big Tent Radio

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April 14, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Bill Crosier, Interim Executive Director, Pacifica Foundation  Email: ed@pacifica.org Tel: 510-316-9783

Big Tent Radio Network”Pacifica Foundation Director Comments on Berkeley Secession Effort

Houston – Pacifica Foundation Interim Executive Director Bill Crosier addressed members of the 5-station radio network after it became known that at least one of the KPFA Local Station Board members, with others, has secretly contacted celebrities and prominent supporters of progressive causes, falsely claiming that Pacifica is “collapsing”, and asking them to be on the board of a new nonprofit organization which would seek to acquire Pacifica’s assets, or at least those of station KPFA.

The attachment to the email forwarded to Crosier follows his statement below. Continue reading {Pacifica Press Release} Big Tent Radio

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{Pacifica Press Release} Management Change at KPFK-FM Los Angeles

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February 27, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Bill Crosier, Interim Executive Director  Email: ed@pacifica.org,

Management Change at KPFK-FM Los Angeles

Los Angeles – KPFK-FM will have a new general manager, effective immediately.

Senior Producer Christine Blosdale will be stepping into the general manager role temporarily, for a period anticipated to be 4-8 weeks, until a longer-term interim general manager is selected. Blosdale has been a long-time employee of the station, and her success in fundraising for KPFK has been widely noted. Continue reading {Pacifica Press Release} Management Change at KPFK-FM Los Angeles

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{Pacifica Press Release} Pacifica Foundation Appoints New Executive Director To Grapple With Financial Challenges

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February 11, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Bill Crosier, Interim Executive Director  Email: kpft@crosierbiomed.com  Telephone: 713-305-5346

Pacifica Foundation Appoints New Executive Director To Grapple With Financial Challenges

Berkeley-The five-station Pacifica Radio network opted for change in 2017 by removing Lydia Brazon, the interim executive director since 2015 and replacing her with 2010-2012/2016-2017 Director William Crosier. Continue reading {Pacifica Press Release} Pacifica Foundation Appoints New Executive Director To Grapple With Financial Challenges

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Help Make the 2016 Board Elections Successful

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Help Make the 2016 Local Station Board Elections Successful
All 5 Pacifica stations are in the midst of another election cycle.

Many feel this election is our last chance for Pacifica.

PLEASE VOTE!

You are an eligible voter if you donated at least $25 between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Fund drive donations and monthly memberships do count.

Voters should receive online ballots August 15, 2016 if the station has your email address. All voters should receive a paper ballot by USPS in mid-to-late August.

Election Calendar:

Ballots Mailed/Online Voting Begins: August 15, 2016 (9:00am)

Ballot Return Deadline/Online Voting Ends: September 30, 2016 (11:59pm in your own time zone)

If you are not signed up for Pacifica in Exile email blasts,  please sign up now on the website home page at pacificainexile.org

YOU CAN HELP US THE MOST BY ASKING YOUR FRIENDS IF THEY HAVE DONATED to a Pacifica station. If they wish to receive our recommended candidate slates, go to PacificaInExile.org and add their name and email address to the section “Subscribe to get Pacifica in Exile via email”.

If you donated, but don’t receive an online ballot August 15th, or for any ballot related question at any station, you can contact King Reilly, a KPFK member, for assistance at kingreilly@roadrunner.com

 

This is not an official Pacifica Foundation website nor an official website of any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio). Opinions and facts alleged on this site belong to the author(s) of the website only and should NOT be assumed to be true or to reflect the editorial stance or policy of the Pacifica Foundation, or any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio), or the opinions of its management, Pacifica National Board, station staff or other listener members.

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A Timeline of the Coup

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July 2012 – Former Pacifica ED Dan Coughlin (2003-2005) submits a secret bid for a lease management agreement for WBAI’s signal between Pacifica and Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the NY PEG channel he directs. The LMA proposal contains no independent facility for WBAI and would fold Pacifica’s NY operation entirely into Coughlin’s organization.

August 2013 – Pacifica opens up a formal RFP for a WBAI lease management agreement. There are six proposals in addition to Coughlin’s. The board talks about it for a long time, but never makes a decision.

September 2013 – KPFA-affiliated board member Margy Wilkinson and former corporate counsel Dan Siegel secretly incorporate the “KPFA Foundation” to scoop up KPFA’s license and maybe some others should they become loosened from Pacifica.

Continue reading A Timeline of the Coup

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KPFK: The Plan, Such As It Is

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Berkeley- The news coming out of KPFK in Los Angeles is muddled and episodic, but Pacifica in Exile will try to relay what information is available.

GM Radford, responding to last night’s revelation of a proposed station shut down on October 1st, sent out a chirpy “go team” type to station staff this morning, detailing that the station would go into a “no-premiums-at-all” minidrive on September 24th that would continue until they raised $30,000 and then they would stop the fund drive and re-start it on October 5th with the goal of $750,000, $175,000 more than the station raised in the 5-week fund drive that concluded on August 21st. Radford instructed each programmer to pitch “four times an hour” during the mini-drive. Continue reading KPFK: The Plan, Such As It Is

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KPFK: The Whole Thing May Be Closing Down

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This email  came out of KPFK today.  It attributes GM Radford saying that KPFK, the largest radio signal west of the Mississippi, may go dark on October 1st. According to Pacifica’s financial statements, the station generated $2.7 million dollars in revenue through July 31st of this year, with an additional 19 days of fund drive in August. Continue reading KPFK: The Whole Thing May Be Closing Down

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