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 high, and high school in Oakland. Following graduation from Skyline High, Jeff attended Laney College and began a career in home construction. During those years as a general contractor, he built homes in the Oakland Hills, many of which were extensive, complicated projects, including a new home for his parents on the lot next to the family’s first residence on Exeter Drive.
Returning to school in 1983, Jeff attended UC Davis to receive a BS in Geology and minor in regional planning, and began a second career as a planner and department supervisor for Monterey County. His largest project was serving as supervisor and significant contributor to the massive Pebble Beach enhancement project, and was commended for his work.
Jeffrey Main died on February 2nd, 2012 of natural causes after several years of declining health.
Throughout his life, he demonstrated continuing concern and commitment to the recognition and resolution of environmental and humanitarian issues, with a keen interest in associated political issues and decisions. Jeff’s legacy to KPFA has provided a great boon in these difficult times, and we honor his memory by naming our off-air studio in his honor.
If you would like to join Jeffrey Main and others like him in creating a legacy for KPFA, it’s easy and pretty simple. Click on our legacy page and follow the instructions.