Pacifica History: Brief Overview
Pacifica was born in the late 1940's out of the (now nearly forgotten) peace movement surrounding World War Two. Lewis Hill, a conscientious objector and Washington, D.C. newsman, was fired from his mainstream reporting job when he refused to misrepresent the facts.
This was a time when the idea of a listener-sponsored radio station was a new one which had never been implemented. Many people doubted the viability of a broadcast model which didn't rely on some kind of corporate or government funding. But the idea was too compelling for Hill and others who agreed with him. Pacifica was born and in 1949 KPFA went on the air from Berkeley, California.
KPFK, in Los Angeles, was the second of what would eventually become five Pacifica Stations to go on the air. It was 1959 and Terry Drinkwater was the first General Manager. Blessed with an enormous transmitter in a prime location, KPFK is the most powerful of the Pacifica stations and indeed is the most powerful public radio station in the Western United States.
|Wed, May 22nd|
KPFK Fund Drive
|Fri, May 24th|
JEWEL'S CATCH ONE 40th Anniversary Celebration
|Fri, May 24th, @7:30pm - 09:00PM|
"Hands Off Assata Shakur" public forum
|Sat, May 25th, @11:00am - 01:00PM|
March Against Monsanto
|Sat, May 25th, @8:00pm - 11:00PM|
JUANES! at Nokia Theater
|Sun, May 26th, @11:00am - 07:00PM|
27th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival at UCLA Memorial Day Weekend!
|Fri, May 31st, @8:00pm - 10:00PM|
Ludovico Einaudi Live at The Ford Amphitheatre!
|Sat, Jun 1st, @11:00am - 01:00PM|
KPFK CAB - Community Advisory Board