Two attendees at last night's Pacifica
Forum in Los Angeles filed these reports
Just a short report.
A packed house of over 1200 came to the First Baptist Church to
hear and participate in the KPFK/Pacificia forum.
Bernard White, Juan Gonzales and Amy Goodman all gave rousing
talks and were greeted with standing ovations.
Mark Shrubb dropped by to also give a short talk as did Don Rush
from the Pacifica National News.
It took some effort on the part of the moderator Jim Lafferty to
keep the boos and shouts down so Mark could talk.
Afterwards he engaged in an hour dialogue with a smaller group.
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Schubb Threatens Corporate Sponsorship for Pacifica if
Listener Boycott Proceeds
At his presentation to the packed "Save Pacifica" forum last
night, KPFK Station Manager Mark Schubb stated that the only thing
that could make Pacifica decide to accept corporate sponsorship
would be a situation in which insufficient funds were raised by the
network, such as would occur if listeners decided to boycott the
station's upcoming fund drives.
The comment was added to other remarks that seemed intended to
downplay the possibility of Pacifica's accepting corporate funding.
Schubb was apparently attempting to respond to recent charges that
Pacifica has been considering heading down that path, but his
backhanded embrace of the possibility seemed to lend added
credibility to that thesis.
A listener boycott to force Pacifica to respond to community
demands for openness and internal democracy was a major topic of
discussion at the event, which attracted over 1200 concerned