Court Steps Into KPFA Election
Few stations have these kinds of troubles. But then it seems nothing is
ever conventional when talking about Pacifica.
a Pacifica station in Berkeley, Calif., has found its “recall” election under a
temporary restraining order from a local Alameda County Superior Court.
A recall election was being held by KPFA members to turn out
Tracy Rosenberg, KPFA listener delegate and member of the Pacifica Board of
Directors, from the foundation’s board of directors. The Pacifica Foundation, a
nonprofit foundation, holds the license for KPFA.
to the order, the ballots cast must be collected and held in a “secure storage
facility” until the court decides what to do. A hearing will be held on Sept.
KPFA has suffered through a series of problems over the
past few years — financial, staffing, management, etc. — and a number of rifts
have opened among management, the foundation, the station staff and the
listeners, according to various accounts.