Support local community programming at Pacifica and KPFA.
We oppose the gentrification and displacement of the 8:00 AM Morning Mix show on KPFA with a network show “Uprising" hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar from LA. A new small majority of the Pacifica board of directors are replacing local community programs with what they perceive as higher value national programming. We believe that the need for local community labor programming in prime-time is a key factor in building support locally and regionally for KPFA and all Pacifica Stations. We strongly urge the KPFA Interim General Manager Richard Pirodsky, Pacifica Executive Director Bernard Duncan, Pacifica Board Chair Margy Wilkinson and the Board of Directors to respect and support the needs of the listeners in protecting and advancing local community programming throughout the network. We pledge to boycott listening to the Uprising Show weekdays from 8:00 to 9:00 AM on KPFA if this programming from LA continues to replace the local Morning Mix.
KPFA manager Richard Pirodsky