Matthew Montfort: Cover to Cover Theme Music

The theme music for all the Cover to Cover shows is excerpted from the the track “Amber” , which is available on iTunes and the like under the name of its composer/performer, Matthew Montfort. On CD and cassette, it was released by Narada Records on two guitar samplers: Guitar Works and Narada Guitar. They are … Continued

Lawrence Davidson 1949-2016

Lawrence Davidson was the founder of the Bookwaves program back in 1977 when it was called first Probabilities Unlimited and later Probabilities. The science fiction book-buyer at Cody’s, he was approached to host a program about science fiction on KPFA. Bringing in his friend Richard Wolinsky for the second program, the two hosted several shows before they were joined by Richard A. Lupoff, who continued to co-host the program until 2001 when the show became known as Bookwaves. Lawrence left Probabilities in 1989, but continued working at Cody’s until the store went out of business in 2008. He leaves behind friends and family in New York and on the West Coast, and two elderly cats, both of whom need adoption (hint, hint).

Erik Bauersfeld 1922-2016

  Erik Bauersfeld was Drama & Literature Director at KPFA from 1961 to 1991. When I first came to KPFA, Erik and assistant director, Padraigin McGillicuddy, gave Lawrence Davidson and me our first shot at radio, a science fiction interview program called “Probabilities Unlimited.” Over the years, as KPFA Folio Editor, I worked closely with … Continued

Top Ten Best Books and Theater of 2015

Everyone is doing a top ten list at the end of the year. Here’s my list for the best books and best theater experiences of the past year, in no particular order.  – Richard Wolinsky Non-fiction GHETTOSIDE by Jill Leovy IN MANCHURIA by Michael Mayer FOLLIES OF GOD by James Grisson IT’S WHAT I DO by Lynsey … Continued


Jeffrey Main spent his life as a supporter of KPFA and left the station over $500,000 in his will. As his brother noted, “he liked KPFA’s format; discussing issues without a slant and its unbiased commentary without corporate influences.” Jeff was born on July 31, 1953 in Oakland, California at Peralta Hospital, and went to elementary, junior … Continued