How do I book a studio? Where can I find a release form for the speaker I’m recording tonight? Can I interview a political candidate? How do I make a playlist for my music show? Does KPFA have a handbook for paid and unpaid staff? What words can’t you say on the air?


Below you’ll find answers to lots of questions you might have about working at KPFA.

Click Here to Book KPFA Production Facilities and Explanation of KPFA Technical Facilities

Updating an Episode on

Episode’s Description Guidelines

Fund Drive Related:

Read Online Pledge Comments Read Comments from recent web pledgesAmount Raised Online Click Here to see how much money is being raised online…Download the Premium Form


All Staff: Forms and Info:

  1. Broadcast Release Form
  2. Political Candidate Equal Time Form
  3. On-Air Rules for Election Season (starts in March for November elections)

Cart Information Form

KPFA Programming and Elections Policy/Requirements

Misuse of EAS Alert Tones Rules:

  1. FCC Fines Turner Broadcasting
  2. Public Notice to Stop False Alerts


Music Streaming:

  1. Copyright Confessor Manual
  2. Off Air Confessor Playlist Editing
  3. Performance Rights Waiver Form
  4. Streaming Music Tutorial


Obscenity/Profanity/Indecency Rules:

  1. Sensitive Language PRIMER
  2. Powerpoint Sensitive Language Quiz
  3. Obsenity/Profanity Accidentally Broadcast Form


Program Evaluation Forms:

  1. Self Evaluation Form
  2. Programmer Evaluation Form
  3. New Programming Ideas Forms


Staff Travel Reimbursement:

  1. Instructions
  2. Instructions for KPFA News Reporters
  3. Downloadable Expense Report Form


Paid Staff:

  1. KPFA Timecard
  2. Employee Direct Deposit
  3. Employee Handbook


Unpaid Staff:

  1. Employee Handbook


Staff Meetings:

  1. February 10, 2016


KPFA Timecard56.47 KB
Candidate Equal Time Form61.18 KB
Indecency Form83.18 KB
Talent Broadcast Release Form334.71 KB
Payola Form396.48 KB
Premium Submit Form389.72 KB
Programmer Evaluation6.81 KB
Self Evaluation Form11.36 KB
indecency_signature_form213.05 KB
Copyright Confessor Guide602.1 KB
Kpfa guidelines for elections14.5 KB
Streaming music release58.45 KB
Indecency_sensitive_language_report405.32 KB
Streaming_memo_july200989.85 KB
Cart_info1.06 MB
Kpfa_direct_deposit_enrollment_form187.83 KB
Pacifica_handbook_paid215.54 KB
Pacifica_handbook_volunteer145.13 KB
indecency_quiz_by_john_crigler.pps1.34 MB
Instructions_for_travel_reimbursement31.44 KB
Expense_report_form42 KB
FCC_enforcement_advisory308.02 KB
Public_notice_fcc_acts_to_stop_use_of_false_eas1114.69 KB
Contributions_and_beneficiaries_forms133.72 KB
freepbx_extensions13.08 KB
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