A film critic for ‘The Berkeley Monthly’ earlier in her career, Stone shared her hard-fought wisdom with KPFA listeners for four decades.
KPFA’s Berkeley building will not be sold at auction
The radio station’s owner, Pacifica Foundation, is negotiating with Alameda County’s tax assessor to lower the amount of taxes owed.
KPFA’s building in Berkeley set to be auctioned off for non-payment of taxes
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.
Update: KPFA owner Pacifica reaches settlement with real estate company
The agreement relieves the radio network of nearly $2 million owed in back rent and fees.
KPFA could be forced off air, with Pacifica in stalemate over damaging lawsuit
Its parent company lost a nearly $2 million lawsuit, placing the longstanding Berkeley radio station in immediate danger.
Opinion: KPFA should not have canceled Richard Dawkins’ speech
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.
Opinion: Canceling Richard Dawkins’ talk violates KPFA’s claim to ‘free speech radio’
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.
Opinion: Richard Dawkins’ position on Islam is bigotry and should be recognized as such
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.
KPFA cancels Richard Dawkins’ speech because of his tweets about Islam
The Berkeley radio station interpreted the tweets as offensive to Muslims, but the British scientist insists they are not.
KPFA honors Phil Elwood, jazz critic, pioneering disc jockey
Phil Elwood on the job at KPFA. The station will dedicate the Phil Elwood Music Library on Saturday, before airing a documentary about his legacy at 2 p.m. 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 […]
Bill Mandel, longtime KPFA broadcaster and Soviet expert, dies at 99
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 […]
Remembering social activist, KPFA producer Frances Emley
Emley Frances and her dog Hope. Emley died in December. Emley Frances and her dog Hope. Emley died in December. 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 […]