United for Community Radio

What we stand for

United for Community Radio (UCR)

Platform for the KPFA Local Station Board (LSB) election-2016

KPFA and Pacifica are irreplaceable, strategic and transformative resources for amplifying the voices of millions who are overlooked, marginalized or silenced by corporate media in the face of police militarization, racism; and housing, health, water, economic, educational, and environmental depredation. We forge a vital radio station and network by balancing often difficult news reports with programming that heals and facilitates human connections.

as UCR members and LSB representatives we work to:

1. Insure Relevant Programming: through a listener and staff based program council with decision making power. Increase community-sourced, local, daily, prime-time programming and podcasts-addressing attacks on immigrants and people of color and discrimination based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability. Assert a clear anti-war perspective.

2. Decrease pro-corporate perspective: Replace reading of mainstream media newsfeeds with attributed independent news sources including increased Pacifica network program sharing. Counter the influence of corporate political parties' monopoly on opinion.

3. Join the global media revolution:
- - - - Make KPFA radio segments searchable on the internet.
- - - - Provide current audio and video segments, podcasts and livestreaming on the KPFA website and social media resources.

4. Support all staff: Improve access to resources and training for unpaid staff and provide all staff, paid and unpaid, the right to unionize.

5. Responsible finances: Provide a transparent and sustainable budget that aligns spending with actual income: No corporate underwriting or advertising.

6. Strengthen the Pacifica Network: Participate in a network-wide accountability process to financially stabilize and democratize Pacifica and KPFA. We are committed to preserving the 5 stations, the national archives and our relationships with over 200 affiliates worldwide.

Here are the UCR (
UNITED FOR COMMUNITY RADIO) candidates. Please vote for all of them. And, for more information, please visit the websites at the bottom of this page.

(Voting begins in August)

Marilla Argüelles — former President of Home Care Workers' Chapter SEIU, Local 616, editor of "Extracts from Pelican Bay," former KPFA Labor Collective member.

T.M. Scruggs — Executive Producer at TheRealNews.com, ethnomusicologist, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa, volunteer for community radio stations in U.S., Nicaragua and Venezuela.

Kris Stewart — independent journalist and videographer.

Akio Tanaka — Green Party activist, former Local Station Board member.

Ramsés Teón-Nichols — SEIU 1021 Vice-President, current Local Station Board member.

LaTasha Warmsley — playwright and career counselor.

Carol G Wolfley — KPFA Community Advisory Board member, mediator/facilitator, retired Berkeley teacher, member of Berkeley Post Office Defenders, Transition Berkeley. Open Circle and Occupy Oakland.

Tom Voorhees — early-on KPFA volunteer transmitter engineer, 2014 volunteer of the year, National Federation of Community Broadcasters.

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KPFA 94.1 FM is one of five stations of the Pacifica radio network which are located in major cities across the country. The other stations are WBAI 99.5 in New York, WPFW 89.3 in Washington DC, KPFT 90.1 in Houston, and KPFK 90.7 in Los Angeles. There are also about 160 affiliate stations.

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