STOP PACIFICA'S TURN TO THE RIGHT
SAVE WBAI 99.5 FM
The Pacifica Foundation, which operates WBAI radio in NYC and four other listener-sponsored stations around the country, has begun moving dangerously to the Right in a vain attempt to garner corporate funds and impose a more centralized control over programming:
- In August 1995, Pacifica's KPFA in Berkeley eliminated more than 40 unpaid programmers. Canceled were shows on labor, Indian struggles, civil liberties, prisons, gay rights, women's issues, Central America and Cuba, drama and literature, and bilingual Spanish language programming. These important issues were replaced by music shows.
- At Pacifica's KPFT-FM in Houston Programming Director Jeff Hanson reported public affairs programming does not work in Houston and the decision has been made to be a music station featuring Texas based music.
- WPFW-FM in Washington DC reportedly now has an 80% music format.
- WBAI management has demanded that the unpaid staff, that's nearly all of the producers (read; most of the programs you listen to) be removed from the collective bargaining unit. This would eliminate the rights of these workers and reduce the union by 90%.
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This info was gathered by The Red Balloon Collective and other concerned listeners from; Take Back KPFA Newsletter, Free KPFK Internet Mailing List, Daily Challenge news article.
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