KPFK 90.7 FM

June Fund Drive

KPFK's early summer on-air membership and fund-raising drive is underway.

Your support is critical to keeping community-oriented, people-powered radio on the air-

Call to support free speech and freedom of cultural expression, your favorite music, arts, or public affairs programming and locally-produced news: 818-985-5735 press option 2 or click here.

Special Programming and Recent Changes in KPFK's Programming Schedule

55th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion on June 28th -

Celebrating IMRU's 50th Anniversary on the Air on KPFK!

June 28th marks the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in NY's Greenwich Village against police abuse that many cite as a marker of the start of the modern militant gay liberation movement.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of IMRU, the country's longest-running LGBTQIA show.

IMRU, Out-FM, and Revolucion Arcoiris (KPFK's new Spanish-language LGBTQ program) will share archival materials and fresh perspectives on lesbian, gay, bi and trans programming and life in the current repressive political climate to mark these anniversaries, and close out our on-air drive with a special on Friday 6/28.

 

MOATS -- the Mother Of All Talk Shows with George Galloway, in a trial run

KPFK is giving the popular and controversial international podcast a trial run as part of Something's Happening, Tuesdays and Fridays from 4-6 AM. Give a listen on the air or on the archives (Something's Happening B, hours 2 & 3), and tell us what you think. Galloway has given a shout-out to our listeners, and a shout-out about KPFK to his tens of thousands of listeners.

     Let us know what you think about these changes and about other programming you'd like to hear on KPFK. Email comments@kpfk.org.

KPFK Needs Your Input to Grow, Improve & Better Serve the Community

KPFK's ability to serve the community and the cause of free speech & cultural expression, peace and justice, depends on your input and involvement. Please click here to take our listener survey!

If you can volunteer for assisting in social media promotion and marketing, video production and editing, or news gathering and beat reporting for KPFK, fill out this form to apply.

 

News from KPFK and Pacifica

Delegate Election Process for 2024 Now Underway

Pacifica Executive Director Stephanie D. Wells has named Renee Peñaloza at the 2024 National Election Supervisor for the Bylaws-mandated election of delegates of the listeners and staff at KPFK and the other Pacifica staions to serve on the elected governance, the Local Station Boards and the Pacifica National Board. The following timeline has been adopted for the election process, commencing immediately. The date of record for membership to qualify as either a listener-sponsor or staff member is June 30, which is also the deadline for nominations to run for the position of Delegate in either the listener or staff constituencies

June 30 at 9 pm Pacific is the deadline to qualify as a member/voter and to nominate oneself or others to run for a position as a listener (or staff) delegate

CLICK HERE TO RUN

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES

Here's the election calendar:

June 1 - Nominations phase launch

- PSAs on-air at all stations (candidate nomination PSA, nominator instructions PSA and record date PSA)

- Candidate package facilitation   - Nominator facilitation

- Fair campaign Provisions take effect - Fair Campaign Monitors to begin

June 30 - Record Date - Nominations close

- Candidate packages to be completed and submitted no later than 12 midnight ET 

- Extension at stations where necessary for up to one additional week. No extension of the Record date.

July 15

- Vetted Candidate list to be posted

July 15-July 31st

- NES to coordinate with management - listener member forums at each station

August 1

- Finalized membership lists, candidate materials, ballot materials to be submitted to vendor

August 15 - Voting phase opens; voting through Sept. 30

- ballots go out (email, SMS) and reminders at weekly intervals

- listener forum schedule posted

- phone line opens for members who do not have access to the internet or who need special assistance eg for paper ballot or for telephone casting of vote. Questions? Call 707-500-1910.

- Ballot request system in place.

August 15 - Sept 30

- Various PSAs and ecampaigns to encourage participation across the network.

Sept 30 - Ballot phase closes

- Extension of up to 7 days if necessary to reach quorum (additional cost to vendor and NES)

October 15 - Certification of results

Nov 1st - NES FINAL REPORT

National Election Supervisor Renee Peñaloza can be reached at nes@pacifica.org

 

KPFK has moved  -- and we are broadcasting from our new studios!
The building housing the station and the Pacifica Radio Archives has been sold -- the new owners will renovate the building, adding two major music recording studios, installing an elevator and adding other needed refurbishments, and setting up a space for KPFK and the archives to move back in as tenants, rent-free for a decade. The new, temporary location in Glendale has a much smaller footprint but is adequate. It requires a much more business-like approach to our operations.
 
Newly elected listener and staff delegates have been seated on the KPFK Local Station Board for the two remaining years of the 2022 term (whose commencement was delayed by a postponement of the scheduled elections by the Pacifica National Board. LSB committees are open to participation by KPFK members in good standing. These include Outreach, Programming Oversight, Fundraising and Finance. There is also a PNB Committee of Inclusion for KPFK. For more information, see https://kpftx.org, click on monthly calendar. You can also see a list of the members there by clicking on the date of a meeting.
 
2023 ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Pacifica Foundation Inc.
Station: KPFK 
Community of License: Los Angeles, CA 
Reporting Period: July22nd 2021–July 21 st 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2023 REPORT
KPFK’s Online Public File

KPFK's Community Underwriting Information and Intake Form

KPFK, under a policy adopted by the Pacifica National Board, is now accepting underwriting from local businesses, community organizations, and other non-profits, that are aligned with Pacifica’s Mission Statement. Underwriters will receive weekly on-air announcements acknowledging their support for KPFK, listing on a dedicated page on our website, and a rotated listing in KPFK’s weekly Dispatch newsletter emailed to over 18,000 of our listeners. KPFK has the strongest broadcast signal in Southern California, with listeners from Santa Barbara to San Diego to the greater Palm Springs area, and online at KPFK.org. We are listener-sponsored, commercial-free Pacifica Radio for all of Southern California.

For more details about how you can become an underwriter of KPFK, email mnovick@kpfk.org with your contact info and "Underwriting" in the subject line or click this link to fill out the preliminary contact form: https://kpfk.org/community-underwriting-intake-form

We will send you more information about the program and what it offers.

Programming Highlights

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • NYC Congestion Pricing: Advocates Slam NY Gov for Halting Plan to Reduce Emissions, Fund Mass Transit

    Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul has shocked constituents this month with a surprise decision to cancel New York City’s congestion program plan just weeks before it was set to start. Hochul had previously supported the plan, which would have charged drivers $15 to enter parts of Manhattan in order to fund the city’s public transportation budget. New York City’s public transportation system, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is used daily by millions of city residents but has long been plagued by underfunding for necessary expansions and repairs. Congestion pricing has been championed by a wide coalition that includes disability rights advocates, low-income residents and climate activists. The program was expected to dramatically reduce air pollution and fossil fuel emissions in the third-highest emitting city in the world. We hear from two New Yorkers: David Jones, an MTA board member and the president and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York, and Keanu Arpels-Josiah, a young climate activist with Fridays for Future NYC who has just graduated high school. “We’re at a dire point in the climate crisis,” and Governor Hochul is “failing on this issue,” says Arpels-Josiah.

  • Journalist Antony Loewenstein on Assange's Release, WikiLeaks & Israeli Drones Killing Gaza Reporters

    We discuss the plea deal and release of Julian Assange with Australian journalist Antony Loewenstein, and the reaction in Assange’s home country of Australia to his release and WikiLeaks’s legacy, which he says helped open the door to whistleblowers and leakers in the era of digital journalism. Loewenstein, the author of The Palestine Laboratory, also discusses the state of press freedom in Israel’s war on Gaza. The Israeli military doesn’t view Palestinian journalists as journalists, he argues. Instead, it views them as “akin to terrorists” to justify its targeting of them, an issue that Loewenstein argues should be of more concern to Western media outlets.

KPFK's Rebel Alliance News

KPFK's Rebel Alliance News is our nightly weekday English-language locally produced newscast, your uncensored source of progressive news, information and commentary, with international, national, state-wide and local coverage. Interim news director Ziri Rideaux has recruited a team of unpaid newsgatherers, reporters, commentators and anchors to cover local, state, national and international news, including Angela Birdsong, Jack Kennedy, Polina Vasiliev, Ann Garrison, Don DeBar, Dan Nowman, Marcy Winograd and others. We are looking for more beat reporters and volunteer stringers from OC, San Diego, and covering local government, housing and policing issues in Southern California including LA City and County and other municipalities. Email news@kpfk.org

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • 'Green News Report' - June 25, 2024

    Follow @GreenNewsReport... (Or use "Click here to listen..." link below.) IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Extreme heat and costly, historic flooding wreak havoc across U.S.; FEMA warns of disaster funding shortfall, as storm season is just getting underway; Climate change is making home insurance unaffordable; PLUS: Global warming turbocharged Mexico's deadly heat wave, and doubled the frequency of [...]

  • Fox 'News' is Grooming Viewers for Another Insurrection if Biden Wins: 'BradCast' 6/24/2024

    Today on The BradCast: Either Trump wins or the nation gets it, apparently. [Audio link to full show follows this summary.] For months now, the Republican propaganda outlet known as Fox "News" has been leading the rest of the rightwing echosphere in misleading the public about this year's election. To listen to their 24/7 lockstep message, [...]

Rising Up with Sonali  

 

 

 



Sonali Kolhatkar can be heard Tuesdays at 3:00 PM on KPFK. Rising Up with Sonali is now a project of Yes! where she is an editor.

Rising Up With Sonali, presented by Yes! Magazine

  • “Down With the System” Says SOAD Frontman

    Serj Tankian, the lead singer of Grammy award-winning System of a Down is no ordinary rock star. He has refused to stick to music and has used his celebrity megaphone to further social justice.

  • The Boy Scouts Are Rebranding. What Does This Mean?

    After more than a century of existence, some of it fraught by serious controversy, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in May 2024 announced it would rename itself to “Scouting America” in order to be more inclusive.

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod

Currently heard Tuesdays at 7am on KPFK
Archives of the program can be found HERE
Sojourner Truth w Margaret Prescod

Something's Happening honoring Roy Of Hollywood

Something's Happening is KPFK's long-running overnight program midnight to 6:00 AM Tuesday-Friday with segments of holistic health, meditation, psychology, philosophy, political economy, science fiction and fact, old radio and more, created and long curated by the late Roy of Hollywood, Roy Tuckman. KPFK has been maintaining it since he passed in his honor and memory and in the framework and format he developed and evolved over the decades, which continues to evolve.

Monday overnight to Tuesday features political economy, including Creative Frontline, a new segment developed exclusively for radio for KPFK by filmmaker Robert Lundahl and producer Tracker Ginamarie Rangel Quinone, a Chiricahua Apache investigative reporter, about Indigenous land and water protection in the face of extractivism industries. Extended video versions are available on YouTube. Equal Rights and Justice from WBAI also airs in that early morning. We have added a trial run of MOATS - the Mother Of All Talk Shows with George Galloway to the line-up, a delayed radio broadcast of the podcast and YouTube show on Tuesday and Friday early mornings from 4-6:00 AM.

Tuesday overnight to Wednesday is holistic health, with About Health and Herbal Highway from sister station KPFA, Green Street and Food Sleuth Radio from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and Whole Mother about pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing from sister station KPFT.

Wednesday overnight to Thursday features an anti-fascist focus, with programming from David Emory's "For the Record," the Grayzone Radio from Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate', also developed for radio on KPFK's initiative, Final Straw Radio from young anti-authoritarians from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and Out-FM from sister station WBAI in New York.

Thursday overnight to Friday focuses on philosophy, psychology and consciousness/enlightenment, with Alan Watts, an old radio break, or episodes from Sounds True - Insights from the Edge with Tami Simon, The Magical Mystery Tour with Tonio Epstein from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and at 3:00 AM, Caroline Casey, the Visionary Activist from sister station KPFA in Berkeley, a long-running feature on Something's Happening. We have also been running occasional lectures from the "History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps" from Kings College in London.

Each hour is separately posted on the stations archives for easy listening - Something's Happening A hours 1-3, and Something's Happening B hours 1-3 each overnight. Check it out! Dynamite radio for night people also available 24-7 on kpfk.org (for listening, not download).

Tuesdays at Midnight (late Monday night)

 

KPFK LSB, CAB, & PNB Info and Committee Schedule

CLICK HERE FOR KPFK LOCAL STATION BOARD INFORMATION AND NEWS

Members and Officers of the Local Station Board, 2024

Rodrigo Argueta Vargas

Christina Avalos

Doug Barnett

Veronica Becerra

Mike Bressler

Tatanka Bricca, Chair

Rachel Bruhnke

John Cromshow

Ace Estwick

Vic Gerami

Aryana Gladney

Jan Goodman, listener director

Wendell Handy

Nikki Haun, Vice chair

Michael Heiss

Sue Cohen-Johnson

Evelia Jones, listener director

Oye Oyeyipo

Robert Payne

Nancy Pearlman

Myla Reson, staff director

Oscar Ulloa

Harvey Wasserman, listener director

Carlos Zavala

Ex officio, non-voting: Michael Novick, interim General manager

Secretary: Leslie Dione Emge

Treasurer: Steven Meeks (serves ex officio on PNB's National Finance Committee)

Pacifica National Board and Local Station Board meetings, as well as those of their committees can be found here:

Pacifica's governance - Pacifica National Board and the Local Station Boards/dlegates of the five stations are considering the following Bylaws amendment affecting the filling of vacancies of delegates, which the delegates will consider at a Local Station Board meeting in July:

 

Pacifica Foundation Info can be found on the foundation's website at www.pacifica.org.

The Pacifica National Board (PNB) can be reached by email at PNB@pacifica.org.

The Local Station Board (LSB) can be reached by email at LSB@kpfk.org.

Information about governance meetings can be found at https://kpftx.org

PNB Directors' Reports are now on a blog - click on blogs on the top navigation menu above.

 

Thanks to everyone for pledging support for the station during the drive.
Your support of KPFK helps make special broadcasts like this possible. Please consider utilizing the number of other ways you can support KPFK through a Donor Advisory FundStocks or Mutual Funds, Charitable IRALeaving A Bequest or Vehicle Donation, and you can pledge for select gifts you've heard mentioned during the current fund drive HERE.

 

If you prefer, you can make checks or money orders payable to "KPFK" and mail them to:

KPFK, PO Box 748419,  Los Angeles CA 90074-8419

Jobs at KPFK and Pacifica

KPFA Radio Berkeley - UpFront Producer Sought -

UpFront is a mostly-live morning public affairs show that delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through engaging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. We broadcast Monday to Friday from 7 to 8 am on 94.1 FM and at kpfa.org. This producer will have primary responsibility for setting up most days’ shows, with help from the show’s host and interns. More info here

KPFK is seeking to fill several pro bono (unpaid) interim management and coordinator positions. These include:

interim unpaid development director to form and guide a development task force to raise funds for the station;

interim unpaid social media marketing manager to coordinate social media promotion efforts at and by the station;

interim unpaid volunteer coordinator to recruit and supervise volunteers for diverse tasks at the station.

Those interested in applying for these unpaid interim positions, please contact interim GM Michael Novick at gm@kpfk.org.

Pacifica Foundation Radio seeks an experienced leader for the position of
General Manager of its Los Angeles station, KPFK 90.7 FM 
For more information and to apply, click
HERE or see http://pacifica.org/jobs_kpfk.php

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