Singer, labor activist, and award-winning TV producer Jon Fromer passed away the morning of January 2nd. For decades, he and his guitar were fixtures at pickets and demonstrations in the Bay Area. Among the many causes he took up in his incredible 66 years: KPFA.
Jon played a key role in the group that first started meeting to set up SaveKPFA; even after his diagnosis with stomach cancer, he still came, guitar in hand, to support KPFA’s workers at demonstrations in front of Pacifica’s offices. Here’s an audio tribute to Jon that Brian Edwards-Tiekert put together for the Pacifica Evening News. You can learn more about Jon’s work here.