The $2 million loan is not finalized, but it could allow Pacifica to pay off its debt to a New York real estate company.
Its parent company lost a nearly $2 million lawsuit, placing the longstanding Berkeley radio station in immediate danger.
Dawkins' criticism of religion in general and Islam, in particular, is rational and measured. Don't censor him; let the public hear and question him.
KPFA has taken Dawkins' comment about Islam out of context; he is critical of all religions. Despite KPFA's mistake, the author will continue to support the radio station.
After canceling a live talk by Richard Dawkins, KPFA has invited him to come on air. Let's hope he accepts, so his position on Islam is exposed for the bigotry it is.
The Berkeley radio station interpreted the tweets as offensive to Muslims, but the British scientist insists they are not.
FM radio was an obscure broadcasting technology when Phil Elwood started sending out jazz over the airwaves on KPFA, a station that was just three years old when he came on board in 1952.
William Marx “Bill” Mandel (born June 4, 1917 in New York City), a former Bay Area broadcast journalist, left-wing political activist and author, best known as a Soviet expert, died Nov. 24 at 1:15 a.m. Bill was 99.
Frances Emley (Aug. 26, 1931 – Dec. 1, 2015)
Longtime KPFA listeners remember 1999 as the year of the Hijacking, the Lockout, and the massive response. Ten thousand people marched through the streets of Berkeley chanting “Take back KPFA!” and “Save Pacifica!” And, as a matter of fact, KPFA and Pacifica Radio were rescued. The good guys really had won, or so it seemed at the time. But today, in 2015, the struggle continues.
One of Berkeley’s most treasured outdoor celebrations, the Live Oak Park Fair, is leaving the city after 44 years.
On Jan. 31, Bay Area music-lovers will pay their respects to Mary Berg, whose Sunday morning reveries on Berkeley’s KPFA radio, the first public radio station in the United States, lulled generations of classical music fans into their final day of the weekend from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
On Saturday, Feb 23, David Gans will walk into the studio at the Berkeley-based KPFA and put on a song by the Grateful Dead, thereby launching a 16-hour Dead marathon popular around the world. It will be the 27th time Gans has hosted the marathon, a fundraiser that nets thousands of dollars each year for the radio station.