subscribe to kpfa for the lsb election

To vote in KPFA's Board Election,
Please Subscribe by June 30, 2016

I'm asking friends and comrades to please subscribe to KPFA 94.1 FM. Why? Most importantly, because the station's board election is coming up this August, and being a subscriber makes you eligible to vote.

KPFA’s radical programming is at stake. The group I'm associated with, UCR (
United for Community Radio), is struggling to keep the station from becoming NPR-lite. What's going on at KPFA is a classic struggle between the status quo and the grassroots; please see my allegorical essay Lords & Ladies vs. the Peasants at KPFA

The station is overseen by the LSB (Local Station Board). Nine seats are contested in the upcoming election, which will begin in August. The deadline to become a voting member is June 30th, about 10 days from now.

Subscriptions to KPFA must be renewed each year. If you subscribed since last September, you'll still be eligible. If not, please renew now. (And if you’re not sure, call 510-848-6767.) Annual membership is $25.

To subscribe with a credit card go to

If you contribute by check, be sure it gets there (KPFA, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704) by Thursday, June 30.


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, 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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for updates, reports & essays on KPFA/Pacifica, please visit these websites:




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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.