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KPFA / Pacifica to Broadcast the FCC's "Battle in Seattle"

Last-Ditch Effort to Lift Media Ownership Rules: Hearing Held on Short Notice, Over Protest of Two Commissioners.

One Giant Step For Community Radio

Ursula Ruedenberg writes:
Hundreds apply on behalf of local radio due to national coalition

From October 12 to October 22, 2007, more than 350 local community groups across the country applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for licenses to build new community radio stations. They applied when, after much anticipation, the FCC lifted a freeze in effect since 2000 on filings for Noncommercial Educational (NCE) radio licenses.

Special PNB Teleconference Meeting Called

Sarv Randhawa (KPFA), Michael Woodson (KPFT), Lisa Davis (WBAI) and Dave Adelson (KPFK) are calling for a special meeting of the PNB, to be held by telephone, on Thursday, November 1st, at 5:30 p.m. PST [probably PDT -editor].

The purpose of the meeting is consideration of

a.) the events leading up to; and,

NES Peters Disqualifies WBAI Candidate Solomon

The Candidate Packet issued to all persons who expressed an interest in running for any of the five Local Station Boards contained a checklist of nomination requirements and copies of Fair Campaign Provisions with guidelines on candidate statements. The checklist reads, in part: In drafting your statement, you may begin with your name, include your experience, skills, and the main theme you want to emphasize in your opening paragraph, as this is all many voters may read.

NES Peters Orders Return of Candidate Statements to Web

The Candidate Packet issued to all persons who expressed an interest in running for any of the five Local Station Boards contained a checklist of nomination requirements and copies of Fair Campaign Provisions with guidelines on candidate statements. The checklist reads, in part: In drafting your statement, you may begin with your name, include your experience, skills, and the main theme you want to emphasize in your opening paragraph, as this is all many voters may read.

Open Letter from iED Dan Siegel

October 24, 2007

Dear Friends,

Pacifica's local station board elections have taken a particularly nasty turn. A group of candidates running for the KPFA local board have issued statements that contain little more than personal attacks on their opponents and station staff. A candidate at WBAI engages in blatant race-baiting.

LA Weekly Commentary: Cooper on KPFK GM Separation Terms


TUNE THE RADIO DIAL ANYTIME this week somewhere between KUSC and KCRW, and you’re going to inevitably bump smack into a fund-raising pitch on Pacifica’s KPFK. Lucky you, it’s one more extended pledge drive for “radio powered by the people.”

14 September 2007 National Board Minutes

Approved Minutes
submitted by Mary Berg, PNB secretary.

7 September 2007 National Board Minutes

Approved Minutes

 

PNB Teleconference Meeting

PNB Motion on WBAI Restricted Funds

by LaVarn Williams as amended, passed without objection 9/30/07:

(1) No later than the close of business on October 1, 2007, the CFO shall report in writing to the PNB on the status of WBAI's restricted funds, including an accounting of the use of the $300,000 in restricted funds listed in the budget documents.

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