"She was concerned that the network had ossified and grown insular and was not effectively responding to the challenge of a right-wing dominated media that had grown beyond anyone’s imagination. But no sooner had she rung the bell, than a backlash by entrenched long-time local programmers was unleashed who believed they had some entitlement to the air.
“It is no accident, that KPFA, the Pacifica station that the so-called dissidents so celebrate as the only “liberated” station, is in fact the most ossified. Is it not strange that at a station which pays endless lip service to “community” involvement, many of its key, paid staff are people who have clung to those jobs literally for decades. …” [and KPFK is similar enough too]
“…the crisis of Pacifica has been brewing and maturing for more than twenty years. Over those two decades, Pacifica’s growth has been stunted….It has failed to produce compelling programming at either the national or local level…..
“There’s plenty of hot air being blasted around about democracy, community, representation, etc. But no one is talking about how to produce thoughtful, responsive, agile, intelligent radio and how to bring Pacifica’s mission to a wider audience…..
“I don’t think it matters very much to journalism, the so-called left or what’s left of Pacifica’s listenership. The historic project of Pacifica Radio as it was conceived and nurtured over several decades is now dead….
"...and another opinion= I don’t think it matters very much to journalism, the so-called left or what’s left of Pacifica’s listenership. The historic project of Pacifica Radio as it was conceived and nurtured over several decades is now dead. "
[end of quotes from Marc Cooper who was a long term programmer at KPFK and writer at The Nation and moved on ....]
in google images
and more is at a 2001 letter from DN! & Goodman’s conflicts with Pacifica here:
http://www.glib.com/goodman_susp.html see more links therein too.
then more found : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5fihEjtC8Y
and another 2001 posting:
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of course, more may be searched easily if anyone wants more and more details of another big ‘fight’ and to learn some of what could be revealed --from what has been labeled as the "top" or "flagship" of Pacifica -- and which has also been disputed by others for their status or value. Disagreements, disputes and differences are the center of how those attracted to KPFK, Pacifica and it's connections process and operate - apparently all ways. oh well....
(c) 2016 rt