Pacifica Radio

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The Pacifica Radio Network "was founded in 1949 by pacifist Lew Hill and pioneered listener-sponsored independent radio." It is comprised of the following five flagship stations, plus 84 affiliate stations across the United States: [1]

  • KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley
  • KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles
  • KPFT 90.1 FM in Houston
  • WBAI 99.5 FM in New York
  • WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington DC

In February 1996 Pacifica launches Democracy Now!: a daily grassroots election program focusing on the state of democracy in the U.S. and around the world. [1]

Pacifica station WPFW has provided support to Africare, according to that organization's 2005 annual report. [2]

In August 2013 Summer Reese became the interim executive director of the Network. [2]

Election Unspun

In February 2008, Pacifica and Free Speech Radio News launched "Election Unspun," a daily radio news program that describes itself as "a special project for the 2008 US elections, both the national election and local elections," focused "on the issues that matter most to voters: the Iraq War; Foreign Policy; Health Care; the Environment; Labor; Education, and more." [3]


From their website: [4]

  • Dan Siegel - Interim Executive Director
  • Ursula Ruedenberg - Affiliate Coordinator
  • Nathan Moore - National Program Coordinator
  • Verna Avery Brown - Washington Bureau Chief
  • Jon Almeleh - National Technical Director
  • Pete Korakis - Website Project Manager
  • Michael Yoshida - KU Satellite Operator

Former Executive Director, Sharon Maeda




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  1. "Pacifica Network Stations," Pacifica Network, accessed January 29, 2008.
  2. "Africare annual report 2005 (PDF)," accessed February 2008.
  3. "2008 US Election Unspun," Election Unspun, accessed February 2008.
  4. "Contact," Pacifica Network, accessed February 2008.