Friday, May 31, 2019

KPFK just spent 31 days selling us mdse while pretending to be not-for-profits but being commercially promoting stuff... huh ?

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Has anyone noticed that if  Our Radio Station's - KPFK - radio broadcasts are 'turned on'  all one  has heard during 31 days of May 2019 are the proliferation of repeated sales messages = that continue 24/7  - hrs/days ?  

Those desperate and dreary fear-mongering messages come with  the urge plea to send in More More  More Money, Subscriptions, Donations, Pledges, and Cash - credit cards will be accepted immediately !

[find the link of your choice of how to order items/services that cost 3-4X any ordinary price, even on the sellers' own website or elsewhere too ]  Here are just a few listed:


All those  on-air 'pitches', are  really :   
advertising promotions, 
sales manipulations, 
guests selling their own products and services
maybe even a few testimonials thrown in - for better selling effects

and the program host continually admiring their guests & stuff sold. 
This is clear and obviously  SELLING stuff, and  with  repeated exaggerated claims of 'amazing !!!' and "fabulous"...  This is "The greatest "and "no where else can you buy this"...

Plus ....more exhortations, exclamations, & enthusiastic, breathless SALES pitches of their having, promoting, publicizing  : "The Best, The Most, The Greatest...."  Yes !!!! And all  & any other verbal superlatives -

but - [NONE to be factually believed, but researched further at least and not be lured into BUYING whatever is said 'to support KPFK' at any price advertised.  

Notice ? There is No honest mention is made if the merchandise/ services are partially paid for with the high-price asked for or if the PROMOTION & PUBLICITY & visibility [audio-bility] is of more value than the stuff being traded as a "premium". 

No mention, of course, is made if those products/services are also given as 'samples' or gifts to the staff at the station, or their cronies, LSB members, or valued friends. Are they ever ?    

Like maybe, as has been stated elsewhere, there is a distribution of FREE hand outs - like theater tickets, travel trips, movie tickets, all kinds of health-healing services, lectures, and events. 

Plus products given to staff or management, of course ! But never admitted. 

That is 'regular ' business practices, and KPFK is not different than any other business, tho the claims of purity and honesty because of their 'non-profit' legal corporate status makes that  implication - as it is said repeatedly, and purposely. 

 ...but, yet, we hear same repeat 'audio clip' over and over on-air.   As those "gifts"  -also called "premiums"  -are just a generous return on the $$$$$ donations sent in to the station. Not as a fair trade or exchange. But just as an 'extra thank you "gift" for you ' - What a LIE !

Some of these purchases are recordings [ some saved from the prior month-long - too long  - so called:  'fund drives'].   Repeated same 'premiums' from where everyone [with a free on-air access but claimed  to be 'volunteer'  programs]  is  forced to do their  share of getting money in - to 'save and maintain the radio station ....

oh, and also not stated any more but still legally indebted and paying up = $$$$ to pay the WBAI - NY Pacifica - catastrophe = of  their manager not paying rent when due. And then Pacifica being sued, losing in court,  and all their 5 radio stations nationwide continue  paying up the $$$Millions due - plus interest, attorney & court fees, et al.  

Interestingly, if the Spanish time period every weekday evening were able to elicit any donor funds of value, they would be pleading in Spanish. But are not ?  Instead  we hear repeated commercials, infomercials of the same-old-same-old staff gushing enthusiastically -  with  false claims for magical medical cures and instant healings. 

Do : Listen in ! Hear any of these infomercials during all fund drives. Ever ask why ? Maybe it would be worth to =  Call the station and ask why this block of Spanish-language programs [ or are they the only ones ?] are exempt from getting-money-in duties . 

                                    818 - 985 - 2711        weekdays 9am - 5 pm 

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Interesting to learn that the Program Director  has duties related to "premiums" :
as in Aug 2018's notice at :


:  "   *Participates in the development of strategies and plans for on-air fundraising, in collaboration with staff.

      * Participates in the evaluation and approval of all premiums offered by the station.
      * Meets with donors as needed."

[note that the current KPFK website lists same PD that has been 'intermittent' there for many years, and no new names are listed nor information about hiring process or it's development to find a new PD] 


"Interim Program Director
Alan Minsky
Ext 202
On-air programming and content"


There are also other sites provide their own views, not so different than ours. If of interest, listed here for your convenience:

                                  "last modified on 24 November 2018"


                              and KPFK finances also written about on a PDF here:

                    Audit of CPB Grants Awarded to Pacifica Foundation Radio Stations ...

......deduct the costs of high-value premiums from membership revenue for all five stations; ..... KPFK...   TOTAL. Schedule A, Source of Income: 2.....

                                                      another informative opinion here:


EVERYONE   must be exhausted, relieved that another of those strenuous, continuous sales sessions  are over for..... only a short while.    But a breather before another 1/4 of each year + extra days and events and special needs returns to turn many donors and stakeholders away. Having given,a nd given and given and given more already...

which  means those who have been LOYAL and GENEROUS already - cannot, do not - continue:

in the same addictive, habitual Game of "rescue us ! save us ! Give us money!" for on-air extended periods  - and with someone assuming that there is no-end to it's members', listeners' tolerance  - for this exploitative style of pretense ... that this is a 'fair trade' or exchange.  

And that the infomercials, commercials, sales stories are not [free or exchanged ] advertising and promotions and publicity, not for KPFK, but for the 'premium' sellers instead.  


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Those ARE :  [ tho un-admitted ] Promotions,  Publicity, Sampling presentations, & Infomercials. Yes. Also too much gushing admirations  are expressed as if genuine and authentic. Selling is being  done - over what is being advertised on KPFK's 'non-profit-ted'  and The American People's Airwaves.

This finally must be changed into a different business model. Claiming an antiquated to those times ideals - the 1959 'mission'  is used as the excuse  - to be stuck in only 1 mode of maintaining KPFK on air is not working well.....

but it is the only one in which the management & staff are pretending they 'can do' and thus they assume they are not ACCOUNTABLE - for what they continue to use - over and over - and fail to improve.

(C)   BTT   2019

Monday, May 27, 2019

No one at their Home at KPFK ? 2 mo, 3 mails, no acknowledged response to Members ? huh?

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The dismaying difference between the on-air-radio presentation of what KPFK mis-represents to be as a member non-profit-member-paid 'good' organization...but when there are any attempts to contact some staff there, there is no sound at all replying.

What is wrong ? Follow up emails are sent and still, nothing comes back to indicate that "anyone there is Home" !

Strangely, the  KPFK website lists only 1 email contacts for staff - from Donors, Stake-holders, Members - those same people that are continually pressured and coerced to send in More Money!
with month-long 'fund raiser periods'.


Yes, at least 3x a year these month long dreary pleas for more of others' hard-earned dollars and then in between short spurts of same begging and fake-exaggerations of 'premiums' being SOLD =

 [tho claimed it is a 'gift' but if paid for with extra cash compared to the value of any such stuff, that is a for-sale-merchandise ] well as very obviously being a big promotion for the person / company/ lecturer/ author/  or whomever 'provides' that premium - that gets 'advertised' repeatedly - often sold in more than 1 'fund drive' too.

To deny what is publicity, promotion, excessively enthusiastically claimed as soooooo  good, superior, special, unavailable [tho they are available at providers' website or even Amazon ]
is to LIE to members just to get money from them.    Sad.

Then, of course, the claims are "we have to do this, only this way" as if there were no better and  improved ways to solicit money from KPFK listeners.

Strangely, it is not only the premiums that are extreme exaggerated positively described, but the station's program is  as well, and  as its claimed  'integrity' also.

Clearly- things are  Not as claimed. No innovative ways to pay for KPFK's sustaining while losing audience numbers in Nielsen's count ?

Compared to other FM radio stations who apparently do raise funds from their listeners in a 1 week time period ?

What is going on ?


No replies, responses are ever received when attempting to communicate with Our Radio Station.

The KPFK website lists only 2 email addresses, with no names attached and there is no replies ever received from either one of these - check this with the website under Staff and contacts section:

                          ''     and       ''

The 1st  comments is listed under the General Manager's name, and the 'pd' is listed under the Program Director's name.  Neither are working - the emails, for surely the staff must be present at station and working.

Tho listener-members have taken time to write their sincere concerns or questions and then even written 3x follow-ups asking if email was received, no answer at all. Silent denial. Or are the donors and stake-holders of KPFK   [ =paid up members ] are being ignored?

the usual excuse is that there is 'no time' to do all the work or respond. huh ? how could that be?/
There are many long loyal volunteers who could be trusted to at least filter and select out or to write 10 words to 'reply' and indicate someone inside cares about 'communications'. As claimed.

i.e. when money is wanted and when services are needed, by - for the radio station's staff.

The more relevant emails, questions, suggestions can be summarized to then get some response that can be provided to the interested and activist members.

This is not a new problem, as this has been reported, complained to GM while inside station volunteering many years ago as well. Nothing happens. The INSULAR and, ISOLATED,  =
secretive and unresponsive attitudes continues to date.

Below is just 1 example - 1 email' recently provided to use to expose here. The writer asked to not be named, as they are concerned about some retaliation from those enabling this dis-functioning staff at "their radio station" .

Also, if any member calls the front desk receptionist at station [ 818 985 2711 ] and leaves a short verbal msg - written on those 1/8 page message papers - that also gets no better response, never has,
ever before either.

If any stake-holder calls to leave a voice mail at any extension  stated in recording, nothing more  happens.

It has been heard that the receptionists carefully complain back, when asked, because they are scapegoated later - by those callers who have become angry  and unhappy - at being so obviously  ignored, rejected,  and denied any access to  rest of the staff.

Callers who feel frustrated and helpless to access any of the paid staff at KPFK  then may vent on any person they might reach  - which is only the front desk receptionist, again.
At " ext. 0" of business phone #.

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[quote edited only to excise names or for clarity ]


Dear Zuberi,               [ the general manager who is listed next to 'comments' email address]

repeat: glad to be finding a new program of interest lately,
[as most are stuck in mud at station repeating sameoldsameold ]

Stephani Miller, so we checked on line for her qualifications.  We found her at above link  -
that did not state if she was also [ at same time] doing a show on KFI ?

We also looked at her own website and KPFK was not even listed there. 


Is it OK to do multiple shows in various places and that not be revealed, admitted ? It so  appears..... this pgm host is doing a KPFK show - or are they different places/ broadcasts on different topics, different guests ? Or are they repeated same shows in 2 or more places ?

Is that legit ? Especially if not admitted, stated anywhere ?

Instead of writing her directly and being ignored, it might be helpful for whomever does the TECHNICAL work and insures that  the KPFK programs are audible, intelligible and listen-able,
is not noticing how difficult it is, regularly, to hear whatever she has to say. Often impossible.
Has anyone noticed how rapidly she  & guests speak  ? so that = it would require listeners' intense solo attention to be able to catch what is being said....or make sense of quick mutterings with sounds not words intruding to non-formed-full sentences mostly, [as heard on air].

Do listen from outside station = to find how often she & guests Over-talk each other so what is said,and laughed at, cannot be heard by on-air donors/stakeholders ... so most is not-intelligible, while the in-station crew seem to be having a good time- but only amongst themselves.

Listeners mostly cannot.
Did anyone else notice ?   The continual nervous sounds that might be 'giggling' or attempts to elicit listeners' smiles is not working, at all.
If anyone outside is listening to KPFK pgms - while DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE BUT ONLY SOLID LISTENING time -    as in : doing no other tasks, or driving, or working, or even menial tasks that take minimal attn, maybe then  ?

Maybe then, parts of the garbled hour can be understood. maybe.

Only then can the rapid-fired talk & inter-talk + interruptions + attempts at laughter = 
when maybe discussing  pertinent-to-current-events -those that seem of interest if only they could be HEARD CLEARLY, is lost on 'the rest of us ' listening to KPFK.
Then, maybe, we could receive information / data / revelations - to then be better informed and become thought-full, active, & responsive about those topics, after listening.. . but not. now. 
But remember, most of us cannot just do nothing else but listen to radio for any period of time. duh...

Maybe those who are 'in'  or inside studio/ station just don't realize the effect on LISTENERS  ? members who are anywhere & or of any kind = all those who WANT TO HEAR what is said...

Or else  our option is  :                         
that we then immediately turn to Another Station for rest of the day -
 after having that bad experience of trying and failing to 'get' what seems to be offered for us.
Of course, we are assuming that , if no one there cares how it sounds to us, then why do we strain and try to catch the gobbled words and un-share-able laughter  + as all that seems unattached to anything thus heard. tid-bits of words, but no full sentences, or maybe these are not even uttered ?

Those at KPFK who do programs: as this particular one- have a host & guests who are quick, 'manic,' are  "in the room"'  - and thus also visually seeing & connecting with each other - there... can it be that they may not be aware of the effect when that banter is 'on air' ?

If these concerns are of no interest to you or Stephani, then the email writer and we are again, making good efforts, wasting our time, work, efforts and good-intentions  - to communicate.

[  But if, you & others there, are assuming that  this is a complaint from '1 individual only',
vs. it being feedback from 1 person, representing many others too, = is  the 1  who does the work+ gives the time provided freely + makes  the effort + takes the trouble to INFORM YOU -
and is Requesting Improvements  - yet,  is irrelevant.  ]
Or if anyone at KPFK station realizes that this is just ' 1 is Representative of 100 + 246 others " too - writing for those who don't bother + who easily just turn away + and those don't donate or care enough to write you

[or even  those who wont make efforts it takes to even search out to find even where to write you !] -then all is already lost. Finished.

As  noted: KPFK - is reported to have continually lowered audiences, as us, the donors have already noticed... in the few stats made visible on line. Then if there is only a 1-way communication allowed to insulate and separate out anyone 'outside' the dark halls/rooms there, there is danger.

We are only "spoken to" = words, sounds, go 1 way out,  but no way in -
thus we can have no discussion or answers to questions or suggestions -
a closed loop at station - nothing else available from 'in' there. 
While all other radio stations at least have automated replies, provide a a 'ticket #" indicating the email is being appropriately forwarded to correct person-dept. 

And when phone-called, someone at other radio stations are customer-friendly and courteously responsive, as a matter of 'good business practices' of course.

To claim KPFK cannot afford better that avoidance of feedback or questions or suggestions :
is to deny that many volunteers often have for years before worked the front-desk-phones -
for free and done it well.

PLEASE REPLY to this email.
Or get an assistant who can answer this in your name and with your input too...
even if short and courteous, some communication 2-ways is necessary to keep us connected.
Only then there can be honest communications happening.  So instead of avoiding  us, your donors, respect us too. Since otherwise, we may only be able to resort instead of  doing further , elsewhere, more writing  - if your distancing and hiding away gives us even more concerns & complaints.

Donors, stakeholders  are stuck =being only outside KPFK -  except for paying for it.

We have concerns about the station-staff's : lack of responsibility,
 + lack of accountability and response-ability
[as has already been long noted, & written about, for yrs before now, too ].

The LSB members who do not 'represent' anyone but their few cronies, are not responsive, not listed on KPFK's website to be contacted and do not answer members' attempts to contact if found.

Never have. Still selected LSB people act on their own and do not have a constituency or anyone to report to or be accountable to either.

A dangerous and insular system all over Pacifica & KPFK.  Nothing new to that dysfunctional & mis-labeled titles =  'board member' or 'accountable' station staff either.

It appears that there is an old custom of hiding and avoiding contact,so that there is no need 'to know' about member concerns - hoping they will never be exposed/ reported...

[end of stakeholder's email- that was  sent 3x with no indication of anyone  :
 being 'home' at KPFK - to date]
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(c) jk 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

KPFK selected programs & resources - still of value, to be heard.

NOTE :If another interested KPFK affiliated-interested person wishes to add a comment, plse do. But only if it is NOT SPAM, nor an ADVERTISEMENT disguised as a comment, nor ANY DISCOURTEOUS OR MANIPULATIVE USE of this site. 
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(c) mm 2019


Some  few programs on KPFK that seem to continue on and may be of interest/ value, to others who are newer listeners than we are.  Longer ago, this radio broadcast educational and activist event information that was relevant to majority lives, less extreme and less racial,  and less victims-only-need-be-included

The quality of reproduced lectures, conferences, and even guests of dedicated more inclusive programmers insured that KPFK was relevant to many lives and spiritual expressions were discussed and revealed here.

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No longer. Gone. Lost. Not replaced. Sad.

Of course, CHANGES ARE HAPPENING  = faster, more frequently, much more divisively and in extreme political 'party' alliances mostly.  The prior  variety of Moderate, Independent, Agnostic  presentations on air...where the Listener-Learner listened attentively -  to gain alternate information and viewpoints, from 'mass media' audio.  

That was when we, listeners, members WANTED to hear all played there.

But  then, we were listening to new voices, then-new emergences  without being  negatively barraged, hounded, pressured  thru angry outbursts or repetitive elevations of anyone who was poor or a 'victim' .  

Stories were told, information shared, without forcing us, listeners, stake-holders coerced into agreement with the 'few-er' extremists that were heard,  then. 

Maybe the same story was heard 1-2. Tho  the repeated-copied-plagiarized messages were then,  not repeatedly played on air, , nor were the shouts coming form radio  as angrily, righteously, nor as disturbingly slanted as  happens often, too often, now.  

This is not a screed to "go back to better times".   This is a lament for an origination that repeats it's idealistic 1959 mission statement, and it  has kept the same call letters  - but majority of programs have reverted + downwardly spiraled - into being merely a politically stuck, another media machine, a repetitive-limited source:  

that is no longer 'educational', with  the prior many view points, groups, varieties of thinking folk talking and playing lots of global ethnic music. 

Some good and very old, now called "ancient" programs are repeated, mostly at late night hours, replaying what was earlier heard fresh, new, and exciting on KPFK at any hour, daytime too. Now, old recordings are replayed because there is a dearth/ death of that creative energy that existed and was audio'd on Pacficia stations

ohhhh... what happened ? 

Oh, yes ! most of the music is still global, varied and mostly of  unusual origins and good quality.  

While most  programmers sound as if they are stuck-in-place,  hoping to be KPFK's permanent fixtures, for reasons never admitted, on Our Radio Station's airwaves. So those sameoldsameold people holding on-air-slots for themselves alone -  to mostly spin their biases and vent their anger...

and to then propagandize their own particular version they chose - of what they hope/  claim to be 'everywhere' as  The Reality'. Not. they hope to convince 'the rest of us. They don't.

Claims made, but Without evidences, proofs, documentations, verifications, validity
or reliable references. et al  

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As occasionally we find gems  tho seldom now, since listening to KPFK has become depressing, difficult, dangerous.  And if we do, we try to find maybe later, on line, 
who was that?    as often names are muttered, low tone, unintelligible on air - 
 that cannot be recognized.

So we do the work: try to research : find out who  that weird guest was ? 

want to know those names that are unclearly quickly said ?  when rapidly uttered on air then listeners are   being forced to search  that program further on KPFK's website, on  internet  - maybe...  to be able to find, read or  check out further their book or other articles, always elsewhere? as sometimes done with other media too. 

But wait ! there are no program notes for what just happened on that program on KPFK's website ! what ? most other radio stations do immediately  offer text or guest names, contacts, their art products listed, their website contacts

Not at KPFK. Check that out. Find No Thing !

Blank program listings, with no current, or even recent pertinent info listed ! none ! huh ?
maybe no one else cares to follow up or find out ?  

so thanks to most of us, being computer users with internet access  ! to become informed, clear and further educate ourselves with what may be of interest, outrage, strange, new heard on radio [or other media too .

But what do we exchange - and trade or pay unknowingly - to hear radio  and then to clarify, elaborate by using internet to find what we listened but did not hear clearly enough. If we bother. If we have the time, interest, take our personal efforts to learn more. Our extra work.

so back to our theme here: 

which is to acknowledge a few KPFK  programs  that recently were actually attentively heard... 

[tho most people can only attend to 1 thing at a time = partially hear any pgm - when honestly admitted....when they are  doing more than 1 task at a time, so most listeners' attention must become divided/ diverted...

and  then again, they return to listening to that radio,too . and then they revert back to complete tasks at hand, and so on....back and forth, tho we don't notice this process. it so happens to human attention.]  


these 4 programs have been hear-able and provide educational, current information of value with much less of the biases and problems listed an complained of here, repeatedly, and again.

listed here Not in order of importance but as heard chronologically  :


programmer: Mitch Jeserich 

                                               Letters and Politics 

tho  this program is re-broadcast from Berkeley, KPFA to KPFK  : usually at 10 am weekdays. So it is not a KPFK originating program, but still heard here, it comes with many historical and academics providing educational information from their university studies & jobs there.


2.  A good interview-current news events discussed program - with varied, well selected guests are used to discussed very current events 
                                                   is Ian Masters

his program is:     

this program is on KPFK =  5 pm weekdays and 11 am Sunday.  

He is less what the KPFK & all Pacifica have elsewhere  have unfortunately reverted to 
but Ian Masters maintains a reality-focus,  excellent interviewing  & discussing skills with his knowledgeable selected guests.  
These are actually information, educational, and relevant to today's real occurrences programs. To be checked out for a quick listen and find more reliable, honest views and expositions of whatever is occurring in political or related threads to weave a coherent story - to be evaluated further, of course. 

but back to lament, the un-hear-ability of the majority of other programs heard any other times on KPFK =

as most  other programmers  continue regularly shouting, commercializing whatever they can, take advantage of their  power-access of having a programming position on air -then using it for   their own angry rants,...

or in malicious tones oppose anyone else... but promote their own   extreme political positions...

or exhibit their  pandering to any or all victims-only... 

as if - to be anti-anything-everything that  previously was labeled as "establishment" or defined as as an 'institution ...  or any aspect of what is otherwise called "government" ... regulatory mechanisms, non-revolutionary or disruptive groups are distrusted and maligned, of course...

and also any one or group  that has been officially set up to manage  the resources of any region/ country/ locale's business  for redistribution, and safety...
 as any publicly officiated are....

plus, of course ! - so easy to criticize and  to find fault or oppose whatever [that the majority of any nation consider their voted-in leaders. or militia-held or ruler-dominated rulers & owners] than to be able  to do or even solve the problems that can be criticized from afar. .

while all airing on KPFK keep taking federal monies - when they can - the Federal Govt's grants of $1,000,000 - but only, if they pass their yearly audits, that is.   

Grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting - or KPFK can, as they have,  lose it when they don't keep up with regularly required business audits, correctly. duh.... 
so easy to just hate them that pays ya ? huh ?

all the while, regularly, and often : this station is  accepting donations from perhaps not-so- other "non"-profit funds only... but may be making trades  and getting services, alliances, benefits -  with Commercial events or publishers, et al. 

Having financially beneficial agreements  with other money-makers, no matter that they advertise themselves as being holier-than-us-folk -  many appear to be profit makers and rule loop-hole-takers....but still,  no one at Pacifica or KPFK are never admitting those questionable exchanges - all those that are not legally 'free' donations, or trades with quiet, hidden advantages to Both.        hmmm..

ever wonder about how that works or fits in to the prized "mission statement"  often used as fake advertising.

yep, those self-serving programs and programmers and the staff that colludes in that pretend-we-are-not-gaining-only-serving-LIE are above described - those are the many, if varied, programmers that anyone can hear...

 or  else must tune out on KPFK most times.unless we do tune in to find  one of these very few ethical, honester selected programs here listed  - 

as these few here listed are more educational, more balanced, more factually informative -and not  acting as propaganda for the far left or any far-extreme group's biases, promotions, sales...

how else to admit that KPFK is mostly attracting Only - those listeners who want to explode anger, act-out in small groups and to enjoy by just rebelling , resisting, refusing and rejecting - all  whatever get that hard-to-have: the image of being 1-up to  others who are 'other' .

And even all the while - at same time -these angry rebels are secretly & un-admittedly,  benefiting from those same 'institutions' and government programs. 

While getting advantages from those same  resourceful businesses, programs, funding sources.- all the while hating on them - and maligning all those who do work in other than so-called-'non profit'-claimed business organizations -  ohhh... except for when some few are "liked" for benefits they receive - by those who don't work in them. 

Some of those same  hated, criticized institutions are also same ones to which many KPFK readers here may also  belong to, subscribe, benefit and enjoy-  as  they also may be those who exhibit more ethical attitudes and behaviors = 

in  other visible, actual,  ways.....instead of  merely uttering on-air words - 
the ones heard and screamed on 'our, The American Public's, free airwaves - all that belong to all the USA citizens' - and is used by KPFK too, of course. 


3.     a person playing very old recordings that cover alternative health, 'spiritual' [often means meditation or eastern religions philosophies....

and some alternative-political  lectures  [often from a few repeated resources i.e. Sounds True, Alternative Radio, Thomas Hartman, etc. ]

 Mon-Thurs - in the 12M to 6am nighttime for those who can listen in those hours, to make KPFK a 24/7 hr broadcast station.  

Roy's "Something's Happening" program covers a variety of topics for the sleep little, sleepless, night workers, truck drivers, etc. too. 

Roy Of Hollywood
a former volunteer, then a host of his own late-night show, this dedicated man provides a service to KPFK and it's listeners -by replaying mostly older-recordings of prior programs from 60's, 70's 
and some current radio personalities too.
                            at : 

this programmer also offers a subscription that lists what is forthcoming in that week's programs, to select listening times and what's already been broadcast can be found online, at his site.

4.This is the service that is:    

for all that was 'missed' and maybe of interest can be reheard, but not recorded' from the KPFK radio archives by time & date slot, on a computer, via internet. 

Know the day, time and then check if the sounds seem to be playing what was wanted, or seek out the correct date/clock-time, because many -not all ? - programs can be re-heard later, for a select period of time. 

This is a helpful service, but only if a KPFK member / listener knows what was when. 

So while other recordings can be purchased from the KPFK Radio Archives - a library of older recordings, saved and later sold as mdse, and they describe themselves as : 

 "The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, and preserve the creative work generated by or produced in association with Pacifica Radio, and we make it available for research and reference use."



yet again, returning to our serious concerns - while above is the pointing to our preferred and only a few programs/resources found  honest and valuable at KPFK above, those few we can value and recommend , the rest of what is heard on 90.7 FM  unfortunately is:

what may be due to the direction that maybe the same in all of Pacifica -
with it's self-selected cronies, who then  become stuck-in-there-forever-never-moving general managers, program directors, hosts, programmers, and all who keep the negativity and maligning going on and on....

notice this = once any programmer has obtained an on-air or staff slot, they will or have NEVER EVER move away or on, but stay forever,  and will NOT share the space with newcomers, but keeping only for  themselves that on-air space, as if "permanently-here-till-I-die"  ...

= thus insuring their own spins, biases, whims, friends & cronies & influencers & promotion-commercial-'guests' are repeaters and also gain special access to Our Station's air waves / events - and holding on to all accesses. 

Some gain followers, others get clients for their private contract work, many get tickets, or samples or gifts or what is never-ever-said-aloud to the KPFK paying public -members. We would immediately stop all checks from payment and report these hypocritical 'corruptions'
to any media regulators or inform everyone thru social media sources. Easy. 

But so hidden is this process, and as it also happens so much at any - every other media - radio, TV , entertainment, news sources, et al. that it is considered  " oh, so common, it is not worth talking about, as everybody else is doing it too, ...." 

and they [almost]  also all are. sadly. quietly. secretly. beneficially.

So closed is that  hidden-from-view or non-improvement system, as can easily be noted, as heard on air too  -so that each programmer  can't ever claim to be fair-  [ how?  to whom? ]  or show their information as being "balanced"-as in egalitarian-generous-good-sharing-honest- providing more than just "1" side of any topic. etc - 

as if....they actually were who they Want To Be : folk  with just  'good will' & good intentions, of course !

Even while choosing their different 'guests' - it is totally obvious that both host & guest do mostly all :  self-serving [ but not admitted]  PROMOTIONAL, P.R.,  ADVERTS, COMMERCIALS and announcements. These are all  intended to be SELLING the guest, the event, the products, the mdse,the music played -  the whatever is being lauded and applauded, there then.

And no one admits or ever even mentions the old phrase that describes a technique used long in radio & elsewhere " payola "  a shunned, denied, ignored word, act, concept, as if .... of course not !   no one ever would think or say that is done, not on KPFK ? huh? 
yes. there is their paybacks - all carefully hidden behind Oz's curtain,  besides their personal freebee's [tasting and gulping what can be had that is also being Sold on the programs].

Yes. but  it can be heard  at KPFK allll the time, denied but notably done. Every show !

also dictionary defined as : 

"the practice of bribing someone to use their influence or position to promote a particular product or interest."     

as in :    "if a record company spends enough money on payola, it can make any record [or person or mdse ] a hit"  
"or make that whatever is displayed/ discussed as  famous, as "sold !, ", as a must-see-buy.....whatever."

 with more definitions, explanations found there by anyone in USA, or elsewhere too. 


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