LA Weekly Commentary: Cooper on KPFK GM Separation Terms

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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.”


So, people, you know the drill: Rush to your phones! Make your pledge! Keep us on the air because we’re the only ones courageous enough to tell the truth about 9/11! The FCC wants to shut us down! The CIA has tapped our phones! Or make a pledge and we’ll send you this book we won’t really get around to ever sending you! Or if that doesn’t work, give us some money and we’ll mail you this special cream that produces Nirvana while simultaneously fighting skin warts.


What you won’t be hearing, however, is one other, rather unseemly reason why KPFK needs your money. Namely, to pay off the cream-puff settlement it just lavished on recently resigned and disgraced general manager Eva Georgia. The L.A. Weekly had heard rumors that Georgia, who left her post recently after being exposed for riding in limos and bunking in luxury hotels during previous fund drives, had been given a cool hundred grand to quietly go away.

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