The Purge at Pacifica

WBAI

Show/Job

Seniority

Replaced by

Notes

Robert Daughtry

Station Manager

4 months at BAI, many years at WPFW

Valerie Van Isler

Public firing by interim Pacifica National Board "public lynching."

Michael Levine Expert Witness 5+ years Cuba in Focus The Expert Witness show is preempted the last Monday of every month

Paul DeRienzo

News Reporter Morning Show, Co-host of "Let’em Talk"

11 years employee and 9 years with show

Wake Up Call and "Under the Learning Tree"

Banned and silenced from his talk show. Part of AFTRA 3 unfair labor practices complaint

Miss Joan Marie Moossy Co-host of "Let’em Talk" 5 years "Under the Learning Tree"  

Djabel Faye

Program Director

About 1 year

Matthew Finch

Part of AFTRA 3 unfair labor practices complaint

Clayton Riley Host of "On Time"      

Marjorie Moore

Host of "Sunrise"

About 1 year + former show

Wake Up Call

Part of AFTRA 3 unfair labor practices complaint

Santiago Nieves

Host of WBAI This Morning and Latino Journal

About 30 years

Wake Up Call and LJ by Walden’s Pond

Cuts the number of hours of Latino hosts and programs.

J.C. Calderon

Co-host of Latino Journal

Several years

Walden’s Pond

Another Latino host cut

George Stonefish + crew

Host of "Circle of Red Nations"

 

First Voices with Tiokasin Veaux. Later granted one hour a month.

NYC Indian show close to Utrice dumped for South Dakota oriented show

Armand DeMille

Host of "Positive Mind"

Many years

Lost 1 day of 4 per week to Bob Lederer and Kathy Davis "Health Action"

Lederer and Davis were rewarded as major backers of Bernard White

Habte Selassie

Labbrish

Many years

Moved from 10pm Friday to Let’em Talk slot 1:30am Thursday then to current slot 3am Saturday

Habte has been punished for support of Utrice and because of anti-Caribbean sentiments at WBAI.

Paul Williams

UFO Desk

Ops Dir.

Many Years

1yr as ops director

Notified of cancellation in mid-May

Took buyout from ops director job was facing layoff

Sally O’Brian

Where we Live, Cuba in Focus and Sunday News anchor

20+ years

Where We Live has been repeatedly bumped as has Cuba in Focus, on only 3x in 6 weeks. Cuba in Focus recently replaces Expert Witness program.

Sally says Sunday news is on the chopping block next

Kim Jackson

Nightflight

Chet’s show for 15 years

Soul Central Station

Chet passed away last year.

Ken Gale

‘nuff said

Many years

Jazz Sampler

Now co- hosting "Create Your Healthy Home"

KPFA

Show/Job

Seniority

Replaced by

Notes

Noelle Hanrahan

Co-host of Flashpoints

Several years

Robert Knight

CWA Shop Steward

WPFW

Show/Job

Seniority

Replaced by

Notes

Edgar Boldar Jazz Show     Cancelled without notice

Roman Hunt

WPFW Engineer    

AFTRA member Left under duress

Russell Greene

WPFW Engineer    

AFTRA member Left under duress

Andy York

WPFW Engineer    

AFTRA member Left under duress

April Watts

Executive Asst.
Talk Show Host

   

Fired and removed from show

Russell Greene WPFW Engineer     Forced to resign
Edwina Williams WPFW Wednesday Talk Show     Cancelled without notice

Louis Hankins

General Manager

   

Fired

Pacifica National

Show/Job

Seniority

Replaced by

Notes

Miriam Sherrod Pacifica Finance Office      
Shannon Gilson PNN-Correspondent   Free Speech Radio News (non-union) AFTRA member Left under duress

Joe Gill

Chief Engineer, Satellite Service Supervisor

 

 

Left under duress

Utrice Leid

Executive Director-Pacifica Network News

 

Free Speech Radio News (non-union)

Left under duress

Patricia Guadalupe

PNN-Correspondent

 

Free Speech Radio News (non-union)

AFTRA member Left under duress

Bob Hennelly

PNN-National Affairs

 

Free Speech Radio News (non-union)

AFTRA member Left under duress

Laura Iiyama

PNN-Correspondent

 

Free Speech Radio News (non-union)

AFTRA member Left under duress

Saul Landau

PNN-Commentator

 

Free Speech Radio News (non-union)

AFTRA member Left under duress

Don Rush

PNN -Senior Correspondent

 

Free Speech Radio News (non-union)

AFTRA member Left under duress

Josephine Reed

PNN Anchor

 

Free Speech Radio News (non-union)

AFTRA member Left under duress

KPFK

Show/Job

Seniority

Replaced by

Notes

Marc Cooper

Lost Show

Many Years

 

AFTRA Shop Steward--silenced from his show on KPFK

Mark Shubb

KPFK manager

   

fired without cause

KPFT

Show/Job

Seniority

Replaced by

Notes

Garland Gantner

KPFT manager

   

his wife was violently attacked by iPNB supporter

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