Richard O. Moore (February 26, 1920 – March 26, 2015)

Richard Moore was one of the original founders of listener-supported KPFA and Pacifica Foundation along with Lewis Hill and Eleanor McKinney. On April 15th 1949, Moore was the presenter of the first program on KPFA’s air: Anglo-American Folk Ballads. Moore was a published poet and a close associate of Kenneth Rexroth’s intellectual circle in San Francisco. It was Moore who persuaded Rexroth to undertake what became a celebrated series of ad lib monologues. Moore went on from his work in radio to a long career as a pioneering television broadcaster. Moore died on March 26, 2015, a week before the official publication of his new book, Particulars of Place, by Omnidawn.

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