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Posted by: Doug Henwood | November 8, 2010

KPFA morning show: off

The idiots and maniacs who are now running Pacifica have decided to lay off the entire staff of the excellent KPFA Morning Show and to take it off the air: BREAKING: Pacifica management lays off entire staff of Morning Show | KPFA Worker. The show is the station’s most popular, and its best fundraiser. But its quality comes at a price: much of the staff actually earns a salary, with benefits.

KPFA faces serious budget problems, but the union has proposed a way to deal with them. It looks like a faction of the local board has won the ear of the network’s executive director, Arlene Engelhardt. Their dream is to turn the station into an all-volunteer “community” station, which means an endless revolving door of amateurs who have no idea what they’re talking about.

I’ve about had it with the whole Pacifica scene. It’s going down—and Engelhardt & Co. are helping.

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