The New Pacifica

With the implementation of the new Pacifica bylaws, the election of new Local Station Boards (LSBs) and the convening of these LSBs the Pacifica Foundation has entered a new era.

The Seventh WBAI LSB

The WBAI LSB held its one hundred twenty sixth meeting on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013.

The WBAI LSB held its one hundred twenty seventh meeting on Thursday, February 28th, 2013.

The WBAI LSB held its one hundred twenty eighth meeting on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013.

The WBAI LSB held its one hundred twenty ninth meeting on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013.

The WBAI LSB held its one hundred thirtieth meeting on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013.

The WBAI LSB held its one hundred thirty first meeting on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013.

The WBAI LSB held its one hundred thirty second meeting on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013.

The WBAI LSB held its one hundred thirty third meeting on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013.

The WBAI LSB held its one hundred thirty fourth meeting on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013.

The WBAI LSB held its one hundred thirty fifth meeting on Friday, November 22nd, 2013.

At this time we are not sure when the next WBAI LSB meeting is going to happen. The one that had been scheduled for December 11, 2013, has been cancelled because we did not have a location for it. There are requirements imposed by the Pacifica Bylaws, the FCC and the CPB regarding meeting notice, and it's now too late to give the required notice for the previously scheduled regular meeting.

At its January 21, 2009, meeting the LSB voted to hold its meetings on the second Wednesday of every month and/or the last Thursday of that month, subject to change by the LSB, which gives us the following schedule:

Attendance at LSB meetings

Attendance statistics for the first WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the second WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the third WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the fourth WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the fifth WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the sixth WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the seventh WBAI LSB

The First WBAI LSB - February 19, 2004, to November 30, 2004.

The Second WBAI LSB - December 15, 2004, to November 29, 2006.

The Third WBAI LSB - December 27, 2006, to March 25, 2008.

The Fourth WBAI LSB - April 23, 2008, to November 11, 2009.

The Fifth WBAI LSB - December 23, 2009, to November 10, 2010.

The Sixth WBAI LSB - December 8, 2010, to December 12, 2012.

The Pacifica National Board

The Directors of the Pacifica National Board

The following is the composition of the Pacifica National Board as of June 11, 2012.

WBAI
Carolyn Birden Cerene Roberts Manijeh Saba Janet Coleman (Staff)
WPFW
Benito A.Diaz Luzette King Tony Norman Katea D. Stitt (Staff)
KPFA
Tracy Rosenberg Dan Siegel Margy Wilkinson Brian Edwards-Tiekert (Staff)
KPFK
Lydia Brazon Brenda Medina Summer Reese John Cromshow (Staff)
KPFT
Jessica Apolinar Nancy Hentschel Richard Uzzell Teresa Allen (Staff)
Affiliates
Janis Lane-Ewart - KFAI Heather Gray - WRFG

The minutes of the open session meetings of the Pacifica National Board's National Finance Committee are being posted on this site.

Some Past Meetings of the Pacifica National Board

The first regular meeting of the new Pacifica National Board was held in Berkeley, California, March 12-14, 2004. More about that here.

Here are the minutes of the March 2004, PNB meeting.

The second regular meeting of the Pacifica National Board was held in Houston, Texas, Friday through Sunday, June 4 - 6, 2004. Here are Roger Manning's notes on this meeting.

Here are the minutes of the June 2004, PNB meeting.

The third regular meeting of the Pacifica National Board was held in Rockville, Maryland (which counts as Washington, D.C.) October 1 - 3, 2004. Here are Roger Manning's notes on this meeting.

The fourth regular meeting of the Pacifica National Board was held in Berkeley, California January 13-17, 2005. At this time there are o minutes for this meeting available.

The fifth regular meeting of the Pacifica National Board was held April 1-3, 2005, at the Doubletree Metropolitan 50th Street and Lexington Ave., New York City. Here's the official Web page about it.

The sixth regular meeting of the Pacifica National Board was held June 17-19, 2005, at the Berkeley Doubletree Marina in Berkeley, California. Here's the official Web page about it.

The seventh sort-of-regular meeting of the Pacifica National Board was held October 28-30 2005, at the Houston Media Source in Houston, Texas. So far there's no official Web page about it that's at all up to date.

In addition, the PNB holds special meetings where occasionally important things happen. All of the minutes, both approved and draft, of the PNB meetings are here.

The Pacifica National Board (PNB) met in person in Los Angeles January 30-February 1, 2009, you can listen to the audio of that meeting here. At that meeting Grace Aaron of KPFK was elected Chair of the PNB. In the absence of an Executive Director Ms. Aaron also assumes the role of interim Executive Director of the Pacifica Foundation. She has issued a statement regarding governance and Management changes at Pacifica.

At that PNB meeting the General Managers of the five Pacifica radio stations and the Archives Manager presented their 3 year plan to revitalize Pacifica.

The National Finance Committee of the PNB met on February 10, 2009, and a lot of information about the state of the Pacifica foundation was disclosed during the course of that meeting. You can listen to the archived audio of that meeting here.

The PNB held an in-person meeting in New York City from July 24th, to July 26th, 2009. It was grossly disrupted by operatives from former Program Director Bernard White's faction. Here's the Web page I did about that, with links to various media.

The Pacifica National Board (PNB) met in Manhattan the weekend of October 1st through 3rd, 2010. The audio has been posted for the first day of the meeting, the second day of the meeting and the third day of the meeting.

WBAI LSB Chair Mitchel Cohen also gave a report at that meeting, here's the text version of that report.

The Pacifica National Board met at the Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles, California from Friday, January 27th, 2012, through Monday, January 30th, 2012.

Here is the Pacifica Foundation's official non-discrimination policy.


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