Adieu, Aileen Alfandary!
For International Women’s Day, we bring you Christina Aanestad in conversation with Aileen Alfandary, KPFA’s long time News Co-Director, who’s retiring the end of next month, after more than 40 years at the station. Aileen Alfandary’s voice has carried us through so many pivotal,
defining moments of our times, and is truly the back bone on KPFA’s News Department, who with Mark Mericle, cultivated it into an award winning department with the only locally produced daily hour long evening news cast on Bay Area radio, Monday thru Friday on a fraction of a
budget that many other stations enjoy. She’s trained dozens and dozens of radio professionals over the decades, who have gone on to even larger networks and to having fulfilling careers in the media, and time and time again, she been there for us, to share the important, under
reported issues each and every day for some 45 years…