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On June 14, 2014, the KPFA Local Station Board held its monthly meeting in North Berkeley. One person, former Board member Sasha Futrun, attended to open the public comment period with her criticism of the KPFA Morning Mix and those who had come to speak for it. Everyone else spoke for restoring The Morning Mix to its 8 am Weekday hour. Long pauses and white noise generated as one speaker passed the microphone to another and a cell phone went off have been deleted.
All but one of the hosts of KPFA's Morning Mix had many years of broadcasting experience at KPFA before they were given air time in KPFA's 8 am hour. The only exception was Andrés Soto of Communities for a Better Environment, who brought the voices of Contra Costa County communities fighting against Chevron and various oil infrastructure corporations onto KPFA. Andrés had been interviewed on KPFA many times and quickly became one of the station's most popular hosts.
The photos below are from rallies to bring back The Morning Mix held outside KPFA at 1929 Martin Luther King Way in Berkeley, California.
|Pierre Labossiere of the Haiti Action Network addressing a rally for KPFA's locally produced, locally relevant Morning Mix.|
|Hard Knock Radio Host Dave 'Davey D' Cook, Flashpoints Host Dennis Bernstein, and KPFA Evening News Host Anthony Fest rally for the Morning Mix.|
|"Settin' the Standard" host Pedro Reyes calls for restoration of the 8 am Morning Mix.|
To join those calling for the return of the
Morning Mix to its 8 am hour on KPFA,
write to the KPFA Local Station Board,