About KPFA 94.1 FM ELECTIONS
This Artist Page is dedicated to all events concerning KPFA's Local Station Board Elections.
Why does KPFA have Local Station Board Elections?
KPFA 94.1 FM, is part of the Pacifica Foundation, the oldest network of non-commercial, community-based radio stations in the United States with 5 sister stations nationwide (KPFA, KPFK, KPFT, WBAI and WPFW) which each have separate governing boards called the local station boards (aka LSB) elected by its members (staff and listener).
The Pacifica Foundation is the only listener-supported independent media network for which both listener-members and staff-members (paid and unpaid) have the opportunity to be involved in the decision-making process with respect to the station’s budget, programming and policies via the local station board.
Please Vote! If you are a member your ballot will arrive before September 1st, 2010 and must be returned via post by September 30th, 2010. You may also drop off your ballot in person at KPFA till midnight September 30th.
Visit http://pacificaelections2010.org for more information and contact Oriana Saportas KPFA's local election supervisor.
(510) 250 2471 or email@example.com
Do you want to participate? Election Committee Meeting - 7 pm @ Berkeley Community Media betv.org
· To promote cultural diversity and pluralistic community expression
· To contribute to a lasting understanding between individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors
· To promote freedom of the press and serve as a forum for various viewpoints
· To maintain an independent funding base
KPFA is located at 1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way, a half block north of University Ave in Berkeley, CA.
1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Open from 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Station Fax: 510-848-3812
Station Phone: 510-848-6767
On-Air Studio: 510-848-4425
Subscriptions Questions: 510-848-6767 x 610
On air ' 94.1 FM (Northern California), or KPFB 89.3 FM (Berkeley, California)
A brief history
Founded in 1949 by Lewis Hill, a pacifist, poet, and journalist, KPFA was the first community supported radio station in the USA. KPFA broadcasts on 94.1 FM and KPFB 89.3 FM, Berkeley, and KFCF 88.1 FM, Fresno, California. Our signal reaches one third of the state, utilizing 59,000 watts.
Much of our programming is local, original and eclectic, with a well produced mix of news and in depth public affairs, an ongoing drama, literature and performance series, interviews, and reviews. Our music ranges from folk to hip hop, Bach to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. We travel the region to broadcast live music, demonstrations, and cultural events. The majority of our staff are unpaid community volunteers donating their time and energy to bring you our programming.
Learn more about the History of KPFA.
The KPFA Community Advisory Board:
The law provides that '[t]he role of the board shall be solely advisory in nature'.' It also stipulates that the board shall advise the governing body of the station and therefore must be distinct from and independent of the governing body.
The purpose of the advisory board is to provide a vehicle for effective community input to the station's governing body about station programming, community service and impact on the community from the station's major policy decisions. Congress believed that the establishment of community advisory boards would assist the stations to develop programs and policies that address the specific needs of the communities that they endeavor to serve.
The advisory board is intended to provide the public the opportunity to be heard on station programming, community service and impact on the community of major policy decisions.
If you would like to play a role on the KPFA Community Advisory Board, please contact the CAB Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org