United for Community Radio

What we stand for

KPFA and Pacifica are a priceless resource. We have the opportunity to be a force for change - by amplifying the voices of the millions whose needs and desires, opinions and culture are overlooked, marginalized or silenced by the mainstream media. votecommunityradio.org

Our Platform

1. A Community Resource -- To reclaim the mission of Pacifica and KPFA as a commons, with broad and diverse participation, and not to be controlled by any particular group or party. commons, with broad and diverse participation, and not to be controlled by any particular group or party.

2. Both Station and Network -- To maintain the integrity and financial viability of KPFA and the Pacifica network -- the national office, all five stations, the 180 affiliates, and the Archives. To develop a financial recovery and sustainability plan for KPFA to ensure its continued survival.

3. Democratically Governed -- To support governing boards elected by proportional representation that collaborate with, ensure accountability, and exercise oversight of station management.

4. Program Council -- To reactivate our Program Council, including representatives from the listener community and staff, unpaid and paid, to evaluate current and proposed programs.

5. A Voice for Progressive Social Movements -- To advocate for news, public affairs, music, arts and cultural programming that incorporate the voices of people's movements and communities -- including struggles for protection of human and labor rights, civil liberties and the environment; for social equality, self-determination of peoples, and freedom from imperialist domination and war. To balance the often difficult news with programming that is uplifting and facilitates human connections. We envision a vital and imaginative radio station that resonates with those reached by our signal.

6. Mutual Respect -- To recognize and respect the essential roles of unpaid and paid staff and apprentices, volunteers, management, and listeners. To foster cooperation and equal access to resources and training within the station, including the right to union representation, thus empowering both paid and unpaid staff to better fulfill Pacifica's mission and potential. When major issues relating to Pacifica and KPFA are reported on the air, on the website, or at KPFA events, it should be in a fair and accurate manner.

7. Listener Input -- To ensure that the listeners have opportunities to provide input to the station through various forms of feedback, including two annual, bylaws- mandated LSB- hosted Town Hall meetings, regularly scheduled listener call-in shows and surveys.

8. Web Presence -- To improve KPFA's web presence, including searchable archives by show and by subject, with links to background information and related stories. To work to integrate video, transcripts, livestreaming and social media. This will help us to reach current and potential communities of listeners with KPFA's unique content.

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Listener Candidates

Andrea Prichett
Incumbent board member, community activist, teacher, Copwatch founder

Beth Seligman
Vegetarian occupier, permaculturist, writer, law degree

David Welsh
Labor organizer, delegate SF Labor Council, Haiti Action Committee, Occupy Oakland occupier

Karen Pickett
Earth First!, community activist, writer and editor

Kate Tanaka
Incumbent board member, community activist, Green Party stalwart

Laurence Shoup
Author “Rulers and Rebels:A People’s History of Early California, 1769-1901” & other books, former Green Party candidate, longtime community and people’s movement activist

Oriana Saportas
Community & Labor activist, former KPFA Local Election Supervisor

Ramsés Téon Nichols
Organizing Committee Chair of Local SEIU 1021 and member of SF Green Party

Samsarah Morgan
Oakland Green Party, Occupy Oakland Activist, writer on birth, health and family

Virginia Browning
Long time KPFA activist: KPFA election committees; miscellaneous community activism, former radio programmer

Staff Candidates

David Landau
Co-host “Weekend News”

Joy Moore
Apprenticeship Program instructor, Phone room supervisor

Frank Sterling
Board Operator, Apprenticeship Program instructor

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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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