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SF Labor Council Calls For Reinstatement Of KFPA Pacifica "Morning Mix" Show
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Tuesday Jun 10th, 2014 12:31 PM
The San Francisco Labor Council called for the reinstatement of the KPFA Pacifica "Morning Mix" show which was cancelled unilaterally by the interim manager Richard Pirodsky with the support of Pacifica Board Chair Margy Wilkinson, KPFA "Upfront" host Brian Edward-Tiekert, Pacifica Interim Executive Director Bernard Duncan and the KPFA News Department heads Eileen Alfandary and Mark Mericle.
SF Labor Council Calls For Reinstatement Of KFPA Pacifica "Morning Mix" Show
Resolution to Reinstate the "Morning Mix" Drive-Time Radio Show & Say No to Cuts in Labor/Community Programming on KPFA Radio

Whereas, KPFA Radio 94.1 FM, with a powerful radio transmitter, has been a megaphone for community free speech radio throughout northern California for over 65 years, and is the flagship station of the Pacifica Radio Network; and

Whereas, for the last 3 and a half years KPFA has aired a ground-breaking labor and community program called the Morning Mix - broadcasting at a time when more working people could hear it, during "drive time" from 8 to 9 AM, Monday to Friday; and

Whereas, the rotating hosts of the Morning Mix radio shows on KPFA have featured the voices of Bay Area working people and their issues, to a degree not found on any other Northern California station with the reach and power of KPFA. This included regular reporting on labor and community struggles - about the postal workers' fight against privatization; the concerns of teachers, dockworkers, transit and healthcare workers, and immigrant workers; as well as the community fight in the city of Richmond against toxic pollution by Chevron Corporation; and

Whereas, the Morning Mix provided regular announcements of Bay Area labor and community events, so working people could be aware of these activities and participate; and

Whereas, late in the evening on May 21, KPFA and Pacifica management abruptly, and without proper consultations, cancelled the Morning Mix and replaced it with a syndicated program "Uprising" produced in Los Angeles that doe over Bay Area issues and events; and;

Whereas, we need more local labor and community programming on KFPA radio, not less - especially since working peoples' stories are almost completely ignored by the mainstream media. This program change is a tremendous loss for the radio listeners in the Bay Area.

Therefore be it Resolved, that the San Francisco Labor Council calls on KPFA/Pacifica management to reinstate the Morning Mix drive-time radio show. We need more labor and community programs on the radio—not less!; and

Be it Finally Resolved, that this resolution be submitted to Bay Area labor Councils and the California Labor Federation for concurrence and action.

Submitted by NALC 214 and adopted by the San Francisco Labor Council on June 9, 2014. Respectfully,

Tim Paulson Executive Director


Executive Director

Tim Paulson


Mike Casey Unite Here 2

Secretary Treasurer

Olga Miranda SEIU 87

VP for Affiliate Support

Larry Mazzola, Sr. Plumbers 38

VP for Community Activities

Conny Ford OPEIU 3

VP for Political Activities

Alisa Messer AFT 2121

Executive Committee

Alan Benjamin OPEIU 3

Danny Campbell
Sheet Metal Workers 104

Vince Courtney Laborers 261

F.X. Crowley IATSE 16

Tim Donovan IBEW 6

Maureen Dugan CNA

Mark Gleason IBT 665

Art Gonzalez IAM 1414

Rudy Gonzalez IBT 856

Maria Guillen SEIU 1021

Dennis Kelly UESF

Gunnar Lundeberg SUP

Margaret Mann AFSCME 3299

Frank Martin del Campo LCLAA

Larry Mazzola, Jr. Plumbers 38

Robert Morales IBT 350

Bob Muscat IFPTE 21

Thomas O’Connor IAFF 798

Fred Pecker ILWU 6

Dan Prince
Iron Workers 377

Michael Sharpe UFCW 648

Denise Solis SEIU USWW

Michael Theriault
SF Building Trades Council

Joe Toback
Sign & Display 510

John Ulrich UFCW 5

Sergeant at Arms

Hene Kelly CARA


Ron Lewis, IBEW 6
David Williams, SEIU 1021 Claire Zvanski, IFPTE 21

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Online Petitions To Bring Back "Morning MIx"
Online Petitions To KPFA Pacifica Management & Sonali Kolhatkar "Bring Back The Morning Mix"
Online Petition To KFPA Pacifica Management And Board Chair "Bring Back The Morning MIx"
Online Petition To Sonali Kolhatkar "Don't Replace The Morning Mix"