VERY SERIOUS DEVELOPMENTS AT PACIFICA
Dear KPFA/Pacifica listener,
As you may have heard, KPFA’s national foundation, Pacifica, is in a critical financial crisis, in large part due to debts from the network’s New York station, WBAI. We hope you’ll take a moment to read the update below and then write the national board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Oct. 7, Pacifica’s interim Executive Director, John Vernile, was forced to lay off WBAI’s employees, cancelled local programming, and replace it with curated programs from around the network called “Pacifica Across America.” You can listen to it online at www.wbai.org, and read Pacifica’s press release about WBAI here.
In a sobering report to the Pacifica board last month, executive director Vernile had warned that the network was in a “spiraling cash flow crisis that must be immediately addressed,” and that it “will not survive without decisive leadership, coupled with a clear-eyed approach to sound financial management…” The changes at WBAI are needed to “stabilize and secure” the network and WBAI.
Please circulate to your friends, and also keep up to date with a new Facebook group, Pacifica Protectors.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
SaveKPFA is backing a unity coalition of smart, responsible candidates for KPFA’s board. Please vote for ALL of the United for Independent Radio candidates, in the order below, to keep KPFA and Pacifica healthy.
5. AKIO TANAKA
6. LILY KIMURA
ENDORSERS include Margy Wilkinson, Sally Sommer, Adrianne Lauby, Akio Tanaka, Aileen Alfandary, Christina Huggins, Andrea Turner, David Bacon, Bob Baldock, Philip Maldari, Sherry Gendelman, Carole Travis, Timothy Lynch, Barbara Whipperman, Carol Wolfley, Sharon Adams, Curry Williams, Kathy Horsley, Zach Pine, David Wofford, Pam Reynolds, Don Goldmacher, Alison Paskal, Kit Olsson, Sabrina Jacobs, Emily Sykes, Gianna Ranuzzi, and Luci Riley.
To read more about the candidates and issues, or to add your name as an endorser, go to www.unitedforindependentradio.com.
QUESTIONS? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org