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OPEN LETTER TO PACIFICA

Friends of Pacifica, The schemes by some of the local station boards to swap, sell, or lease WBAI, or to buy KPFA at fire sale prices and so on, are all just that–schemes. Schemes supported by some out of concern and innocence, but also schemes borne out of malevolence and personal gain. Pacifica’s problems have … Continue reading

MOTION TO CENSURE MARGY WILKINSON, FORMER CHAIR OF THE PACIFICA NATIONAL BOARD AND FORMER INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PACIFICA FOUNDATION

Note: Last month, it was discovered by Pacifica National Board Secretary Janet Kobren that Former Pacifica National Board Chair Margy Wilkinson and former Director and Chief Counsel to the Pacifica Foundation Dan Siegel had, two years earlier, set up and registered a not-for-profit corporation titled “KPFA Foundation”. They told no one about this, including the … Continue reading

The most important legislative issue the WBAI Local Station Board and the Delegate Assembly face in electing representatives tonight to the Pacifica National Board and as officers of the Local Station Board for the coming year is whether or not to consider leasing or selling the station. In my opinion, the consideration of leasing the … Continue reading

SAVING WBAI (SEPT. 23, 2013)

SAVING WBAI by MITCHEL COHEN Hi, I’m only going to respond briefly to part of the WBAI-related situation, here. There’s more discussion by Local Board members at wbai-lsb-public-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (only members of the Board can post to that listserve, but anyone can read it). I strongly opposed the layoffs at WBAI, especially that of the News … Continue reading

WE MUST SAVE WBAI & PACIFICA, TO FOCUS ON THE REAL ENEMY!

DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Pacifica Foundation website nor an official website of any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio). Opinions and facts alleged on this site belong to the author(s) of the website only and should NOT be assumed to be true or … Continue reading

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HOW TO SAVE PACIFICA

HOW TO SAVE PACIFICA – ACT NOW, OR LOSE IT FOREVER by Mitchel Cohen, Chair, WBAI Local Station Board In February (2010) I wrote a detailed report on the need to vastly improve WBAI’s “fulfillment” rate, as a first step towards stanching the hemorrhaging that could bring down the station. After much debate, there is … Continue reading

Pledges and the Sustainability of WBAI

When is the Time to Sound the Alarm? Report to the LSB on Pledges and Sustainability of WBAI by Mitchel Cohen Chair, WBAI  Local Station Board February 18, 2010 The heady optimism we all felt when management announced 3 successful fund drives in a row this past year (for the first time in years!) was … Continue reading