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ACTION ALERT: RETURN 'ALTERNATIVE RADIO' TO AIR


David Barsamian's wonderful award-winning program, "Alternative Radio (AR)"—a program offered for free to KPFK—has been taken off the air. AR, where we have heard some of the greatest, most dynamic, radical and progressive voices, the voices of the Real Pacifica, will no longer be heard from 3-4:00 p.m. on KPFK.

AR has been replaced with a program called "New Dimensions," a New Age program for which KPFK pays. When David Barsamian told KPFK General Manager Mark Schubb that he didn't want AR programs used as premiums during the recent spring fund drive, May 16 to May 25, Schubb was less than pleased, and AR was not broadcast during the fund drive, or ever since. What are we going to do about the loss of yet another one of the best programs on KPFK, which has been purged from the programming schedule?

TAKE ACTION:

1. Call the station: (800) 985-5735, or (818) 985-2711, ext. 203 for

Mark Schubb; or from 3-4:00 p.m. (818) 985-5735 and speak to whoever answers the phone (often the engineer); send faxes to Schubb at (818) 763-7526; send e-mails to him at mschubb@kpfk.org; or write to him snail mail at:

KPFK
3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West
North Hollywood, CA 91604

Tell him YOU WANT 'ALTERNATIVE RADIO' BACK! Say NO to the cancellation of Alternative Radio. Keep calling until you feel you've been heard. Please be polite.

2. Write to your local newspapers. Let your community know about the ongoing firing of favorite programmers at the "listener-supported," "free speech" Pacifica radio station and the censorship prevalent at KPFK.

3. Go to your local community groups and let them know about the kind of censorship and lack of accountability at our "community" radio station. Urge them to write to their members. Let them know about the one-man run station by General Manager/Programming Director/Development person—Mark Schubb, who decides for us what we can or cannot hear on the air, all the while asking us, the listeners, to send in more money to support "our station."

YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT. DON'T STOP UNTIL 'ALTERNATIVE RADIO ' IS BACK ON THE AIR!

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