The radio station’s owner, Pacifica Foundation, is negotiating with Alameda County’s tax assessor to lower the amount of taxes owed.
The progressive radio station has not paid property taxes since December 2013 and owes $486,751. The Pacifica Foundation, which owns the station, is not revealing whether it has a rescue plan.
The agreement relieves the radio network of nearly $2 million owed in back rent and fees.
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. On Saturday afternoon the station honors one of its foundational voices when the Phil Elwood Music Library is dedicated to the […]
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. Considered a leading Sovietologist during the 1940s and 1950s, Mandel was a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover […]
Frances Emley (Aug. 26, 1931 – Dec. 1, 2015) Social activist and KPFA radio producer Frances Emley, whose clear voice reported for many years on the struggles of the powerless and disenfranchised, died peacefully in December. Many will remember her as the woman who walked her dogs on the Berkeley Pier wearing a matador hat. […]
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 […]