General Manager’s State of the Station Report By Quincy McCoy Happy 2021! A big shout out, a sincere thank you, to our real-life heroes, KPFA’s essential workers. The staff who have kept the station performing at a high level through this pandemic. They met the challenges head-on confidently, determined, that failure was not an option. … Continued
Richard A. Lupoff began his career as a writer creating a science fiction fanzine, Xero, which won a Hugo Award in 1963. He began his official writing career with a biography of Edgar Rice Burroughs and a first novel, One Million Centuries, in the early 1960s. Over the course of a very long writing career, … Continued
All successful radio is local. I’ve heard that mantra for 30 years. It was true then as it is today. What it means is Radio continues to connect people to their communities, perhaps now more than any other medium. Radio remains unique as a local communications service, one that is the lifeblood of local information … Continued
KPFA Exceeded the Summer Fund Drive Goal at $337,700 as donations continue to come in. The high fulfillment rate is at 73%. The KPFA’s Abolish Racism Audio Collection was distributed as a link to ANYONE who donates during the Summer Fundraiser, there is no minimum donation required. Patrice Cullors with Cat Brooks in Oakland | 1-25-2017 | When They … Continued
Concert for Cuba July 18th & 19th Brings Afro-Cuban Music and Culture to the World The concert will contain both live and pre-recorded sections and be broadcast at 7:00 pm CT/ 8:00 pm ET/ 5:00 pm PT from Havana’s Instituto Cubano De La Música. Click The Image Above to Connect to the Concert! Pacifica is … Continued
Remembering Margy Wilkinson, Berkeley activist, organizer and Executive Director of the Pacifica Foundation, COVID-19 surges and the possibility of statehood for Puerto Rico on the table in Congress and more.
KPFA mourns the passing of Margy, a great and dedicated spirit. Margy was in the struggle for the long-haul. She participated in a protest on the day of her death, standing up and her putting her body on the line for justice in her last hours as she had for her entire life. Margy volunteered … Continued
State of the Station First, I hope you and your families are staying well. In recent weeks, radio stations across the country have been disrupted by the realignment to a remote broadcasting workforce, a sunken economy and an unprecedented demand for up-to-the-minute public health information, resources and news coverage. The broadcast world has surely changed … Continued
My mind returns always to poetry Not as a task but as a blessed relief It is the spontaneous, generous gift, “grace,” “Free, and totally unexpected, and Undeserved.” Someone remarked About Flannery O’Connor’s characters That they were all seeking grace But grace, like poetry, cannot be sought My mind returns to poetry Not as a … Continued
Hear Richard Wolinsky’s tribute to American playwright and luminary Terrence McNally, who died on March 24, 2020 from complications due to the coronavirus. He was always willing to take a stand, especially for gay rights and the necessity of community.