Current KPFA manager Andrew Phillips is just an interim appointment by Pacifica’s Arlene Engelhardt. KPFA’s elected Local Station Board gets to choose the finalist pool for the permanent GM hire. If you know anyone who’s qualified, please encourage them to apply. The job description is here.
Phillips gave a surprise on-air “report to the listeners” last week, and was confronted with many critical questions from callers. One caller suggested the $70,000 that KPFA has paid to anti-union lawyers should be deducted from the salaries of managers. Ira in Oakland summed up many listeners’ feelings, saying “it disturbs me to no end that the station that I’ve been contributing to for 30 years doesn’t even allow free and open discussion on the air of the issues.”| 3 MIN AUDIO CLIP