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Stop Coup at KPFA!
Date Tuesday May 27
Time 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Location Details
KPFA Studio 1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley
Event Type Protest
Fight Back! Be in front of KPFA Tuesday Morning at 7 am!

1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley

It’s not a minute to soon rescue Free Speech Radio KPFA and Pacifica.

Stand Strong and draw the line at the Morning Mix!

On the evening of May 21, Morning Mix producers were told that their programs were cancelled. Some have been moved to other spots in the schedule. Others were cancelled entirely.

On May 23, Save KPFA sent an e-mail blast happily announcing that the Morning Mix will be replaced by Uprising Radio with host Sonali Kolhatkar. Ms. Kolhatkar is a long-time collaborator of Brian Edwards-Tiekert whose program UpFront runs from 7-8 am.

Insiders predict that the two programs will eventually merge, making Mr. Edwards-Tiekert the gatekeeper of all the morning prime time hours at KPFA.

Diversity is an strong theme for those who think this change is a spectacularly bad idea. This is from a statement by Morning Mix Host Sabrina Jacobs:

The People of Color that are affiliated with KPFA and Pacifica Radio will not be silenced until the questions of all those concerned are answered. The world outside of this “bubble” that has been created where white supremacy reigns will cease to exist when the necessary changes are made and our demands to be treated equally are heard and executed, post haste.

Dennis Bernstein and Miguel Molina talk about the changes on Flashpoints.

Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 27th, 2014 12:03 AM

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The KPFA Unpaid/Paid Staff and Listeners need to form a United Front and come up with a winning strategy that will put an end to the Corporate Takeover of the station and its affiliates.

An extended walkout by both KPFA's Unpaid/Paid Staff and a Listener Boycott of the Spring Pledge Drive would be a good start in bringing management to the bargaining table.

Protecting both local programming and minority-produced programming and ridding the station of its neo-liberal agenda and operatives should be paramount in defending community radio and needs to be done NOW!

Otherwise, we will lose KPFA and its network affiliates to the Corporate Neo-Liberal Gangsters FOREVER.

Time to take action NOW!