Nove 11 KPFA Rally and Points of Vision

We are not here to defend any one job.  We are here to push for the rights of all KPFA workers, paid and unpaid. Our goals are to:

  • Stop all attempts to replace local programming with syndicated content
  • Grow and maintain programming that prioritizes under represented communities
  • Uphold Pacifica’s original mission with resources not rhetoric
  • Support equitable allocation of resources, leadership development, and support
  • Representation for all workers paid and unpaid

Stop all attempts to replace local programming with syndicated content – Tell KPFA Management not to replace Hard Knock and Flashpoints with Michael Eric Dyson & Al Jazeera

Grow and maintain programming that prioritizes women and people of color
Expand programming that is more reflective of local community issues.

Uphold Pacifica’s original mission with resources not rhetoric
Hard Knock Radio, Flashpoints and the First Voice Apprenticeship Program consistently fulfill the original mission of the Pacifica Network by providing a venue for local artists to feature their work, activists to talk about local struggles, and women and people of color to gain access to broadcast journalism.

Support equitable allocation of resources, leadership development and support
Paid and unpaid programmers are vital to the health of the station.  We demand equitable allocation of resources and support to all programmers, with an emphasis on leadership development, skills sharing and passing on those skills and airtime to emerging talent.

Protection for all workers paid and unpaid
All KPFA staff, paid and unpaid, should have access to union representation.  Unpaid workers at KPFA are without representation, yet provide more than half of the programming on the air.

For the past 61 years, KPFA has served audiences as a listener-funded progressive talk and music radio station.  As a community outlet, women and people of color have fought hard to have access to the station’s airwaves.  Let’s make sure KPFA and Pacifica management respect both paid and unpaid staff.  Let’s make sure KPFA and Pacifica respects the rights of all staff.  Commit to a local, visionary, and inclusive approach to programming, and the equitable sharing of resources.

ENSURE KPFA REMAINS A COMMUNITY STATION

 

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One Response to Nove 11 KPFA Rally and Points of Vision

  1. I support this statement. I was shocked to find out that the majority of people leaving the station thus far are people of color, people whose positions were almost unimaginable during the time I was an apprentice at the station. I hope that it can be emphasized that an injury to one is an injury to all, and this resource is really too precious to be lost, even if they drive us away.

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