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Ian Masters on “What Happened to KPFK?”

Journalist Ian Masters, host of the show “Background Briefing” heard on KPFK Los Angeles since 1980, writes a thought-provoking essay about failures of Pacifica’s governance and some of their effects on KPFK.

Los Angeles Superior Court Denies Efforts to Dismiss Suit against Pacifica Directors

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael L. Stern ruled on multiple motions by Defendants in a legal complaint against two longtime Pacifica Radio Foundation Board of Directors for alleged misfeasance and malfeasance, gross negligence, unlawful conduct, and financial mismanagement. Besides ruling against those board members, Judge Stern also said the plaintiffs may amend their complaint to include more specifics that he would like to see.

Case Broadens Against Pacifica Directors for Malfeasance, Unlawful Conduct

An amended legal complaint was filed in Court that adds additional factual accusations against two members of the Pacifica Radio Foundation Board of Directors for alleged misfeasance and malfeasance, gross negligence, unlawful conduct, and financial mismanagement. The complaint – filed by Pacifica supporters, listeners, and one of Pacifica’s Board Directors – includes damning records, internal communications, audio recordings, independent audits, and California Attorney General warnings.

GM Targeted By Extremists, Threats of Violence

KPFK LA GM and others are being targeted for termination for expressing opposition to expanding snake oil & infomercial-type broadcasts on Pacifica. Yay Free Speech, unless of course you’re exposing some inconvenient truths about what’s going on behind the curtain with the board directors of Pacifica. See LA Times link here for a background briefing. …

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Campaign Launched To Save Pacifica

Campaign Launched By Donors to Save Pacifica Radio Network Faces Plummeting Audience, Increasing Deficits, and Potential Insolvency (SF, CA) The Pacifica Safety Net (PSN), a California non-profit organization, formed by Pacifica radio listeners, volunteers, and donors officially launched a website and posted a five-minute videotaped statement by actor and author Peter Coyote. Lack of competent …

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Litigation filed in LA Superior Court

Press Release on the LA Court Action: For Immediate Release: December 10, 2020 America’s Oldest Public Radio Network Directors Sued for Malfeasance and Mismanagement (San Francisco, CA) Legal action to stop the destruction of the Pacifica Radio Foundation was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. The complaint accuses members of Pacifica’s board of directors with …

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