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Pacifica Radio Archives The oldest and largest collection of public radio programming in the U.S. Home to over 50,000 historic recordings from the Pacifica Network stations.

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Please join the Pacifica Radio Archives for our annual National Broadcast & Fundraising GALA Tuesday November 10 from 6a...
11/09/2020
Join Us this Tuesday! The Pacifica Radio Archives National Broadcast

Please join the Pacifica Radio Archives for our annual National Broadcast & Fundraising GALA Tuesday November 10 from 6am-9pm PST and 9am-midnight EST. This will be heard on your Favorite Pacifica Station
KPFK 90.7 FM – Los Angeles, KPFA 94.1 FM – Berkeley, KPFT 90.1 FM – Houston, WPFW 89.3 FM – Washington DC, and WBAI 99.5 FM – New York

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Voices that Change the World Join us as we celebrate the historic Pacifica Radio Archives! Voices that Change the World Tuesday 11/10/2020 6AM-9PM PST "I had decided that I had to know once and for a

Support the Pacifica Radio Archives online now or tune in this Tuesday April 7, from 6am-9p PST as we present The Pacifi...
04/05/2020

Support the Pacifica Radio Archives online now or tune in this Tuesday April 7, from 6am-9p PST as we present The Pacifica Radio Archives Day for Health and Community, a National Day to Celebrate Pacifica’s commitment to our Community’s Health and Well-Being.

Tune in and hear from the best Healthcare Professionals including several from the World Renowned Mayo Clinic, hosted by your favorite Pacifica hosts Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Margaret Prescod of Sojourner Truth Radio and Rising Up with Sonali Kolhatkar.
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Tune in this Tuesday April 7 to the Pacifica Radio Archives Day for Health and Community, a National Day to Celebrate Pa...
04/05/2020

Tune in this Tuesday April 7 to the Pacifica Radio Archives Day for Health and Community, a National Day to Celebrate Pacifica’s commitment to our Community’s Health and Well-Being.

You will be hearing from the leading experts from the Mayo Clinic, leading Healthcare professionals, and your favorite Pacifica hosts Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Margaret Prescod of Sojourner Truth Radio, Rising Up with Sonali Kolhatkar and as we try to make sense of this Healthcare crisis.

We will ALL get through this crisis TOGETHER by learning from our history and being informed from our best current Healthcare professionals. Heard on ALL 5 Pacifica Stations KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, KPFA Radio, WBAI 99.5 FM New York, WPFW, 90.1 FM KPFT Houston beginning 6am PST 9am EST

If you missed our 1 day Broadcast fundraiser... take a listen to this hour hosted by KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM ...
12/04/2019
2019 Pacfica Radio Archives Margaret Prescod

If you missed our 1 day Broadcast fundraiser... take a listen to this hour hosted by KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM Santa Barbara host Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod. Margaret played a few audio recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Reverend Ralph Abernathy to showcase the many wonderful and powerful voices in Pacifica's collection.
You can still make your $250.00 tax deductible donation on our secure online website www.PacificaRadioArchives.org

Sojourner Truth host Margaret Prescod joins Pacifica Archives Director Mark Torres on this National Broadcast day to raise funds for the 65,000 radio archives Collection. This collection contains th

Please consider giving to the Pacifica Radio Archives this Holiday giving season..!! Listen to Our Live National Broadca...
12/02/2019

Please consider giving to the Pacifica Radio Archives this Holiday giving season..!! Listen to Our Live National Broadcast Tuesday December 3, 201 from 6am-9pm PST (9am-midnight EST) and donate to help save the greatest collection of Community Radio Recordings in the United States.
Whether it's Cyber Monday or giving Tuesday go to www.SupportPRA.org to donate and we will send you the greatest gift you can receive this holiday season The Gift of Knowledge and History. Bob Dylan, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fannie Lou Hamer, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Maya Angelou, Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez and so many more. over 1200 hours of unique Pacifica Recordings going back to 1949.

Please consider giving to the Pacifica Radio Archives this Holiday giving season..!! Listen to Our Live National Broadca...
12/02/2019

Please consider giving to the Pacifica Radio Archives this Holiday giving season..!! Listen to Our Live National Broadcast Tuesday December 3, 201 from 6am-9pm PST (9am-midnight EST) and donate to help save the greatest collection of Community Radio Recordings in the United States.
Whether it's Cyber Monday or giving Tuesday go to www.SupportPRA.org to donate and we will send you the greatest gift you can receive this holiday season The Gift of Knowledge and History. Bob Dylan, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fannie Lou Hamer, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Maya Angelou, dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez and so many more. over 1200 hours of unique Pacifica Recordings going back to 1949.

I've been working here for a lifetime and I'm just scratching the surface of these audio gems.  I'm working on a giant p...
08/28/2019
KPFK Radio Celebrates 60 Years of Indie Radio

I've been working here for a lifetime and I'm just scratching the surface of these audio gems. I'm working on a giant project to digitize the remaining 50,000k programs. Donate now to help preserve more of this historic collection..!! PacificaRadioArchivesDOTorg

Library of Congress considers it an important collection.

Love ❤️ to all our Family and Friends
06/09/2019

Love ❤️ to all our Family and Friends

Happy 100th Birthday Pete..!!!
05/03/2019
Ballad Of Pete Seeger Part 1

Happy 100th Birthday Pete..!!!

May 3 2019 marks the 100th birthday of one of Americans most prolific folk singer songwriters and Humanitarian, Pete Seeger. In honor of the Centenial Celebration the Pacifica Radio Archives is presen

The Pacifica Radio Archives National Broadcast and Fundraiser Tuesday November 13, 2018 6am-9pm PST
11/13/2018

The Pacifica Radio Archives National Broadcast and Fundraiser Tuesday November 13, 2018 6am-9pm PST

11/14/2017
Pacifica Radio Archives Promo Short

The Pacifica Radio Archives is currently holding our 1 day National Broadcast NOW..!! Tuesday November 14, 2017.Please call 1 800-735-0230 and pledge to help us continue our work to digitize and preserve the remaining reels in our collection. Please SHARE THIS with ALL your friends..!! thank you..!!

In 2012, The Pacifica Radio Archives produced a short film to promote the unique audio collection of Community Radio recordings that covers 1949 to the present.

Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Just a few of the voices yo...
11/10/2017

Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Just a few of the voices you will here on the The Pacifica Radio Archives Annual National Broadcast and fundraiser THIS Tuesday November 14 from 6am -9pm. Please tune in to KPFK 90.7FM or your local Pacífica Station and help us preserve the greatest Community Radio collection in the World. #bobdylan #jimihendrix #rosaparks #jamesbaldwin #mayaangelou #drmartinlutherkingjr

The Pacifica Radio Archives salutes Dick Gregory on this edition of from the Vault. Dick Gregory, Comedian, Civil Rights...
08/22/2017
FTV 0571 Dick Gregory 2017

The Pacifica Radio Archives salutes Dick Gregory on this edition of from the Vault. Dick Gregory, Comedian, Civil Rights activist and Humanitarian who died today August 19 at the age of 84. The challenge of creating humor out of something as bleak and tragic as racism in America, fell into the hands of a young man from Chicago with an acerbic wit and a charismatic presence. Dick Gregory, a longtime Pacifica radio personality, supporter and board member, became one of the first African American comedians to successfully deal with Race to both White and Black audiences. And he confronted Race and Class head on.

On this edition of from the Vault we celebrate the life of Dick Gregory, Comedian, Civil Rights activist and Humanitarian who died today August 19 at the age of 84. The challenge of creating humor out

Thank you Eric Alper for profiling Pacifica's 1974 Leonard Cohen interview. Pacifica's interview is important for severa...
06/22/2017
Leonard Cohen speaks in 1974 on the wild and winding paths of the creative process

Thank you Eric Alper for profiling Pacifica's 1974 Leonard Cohen interview. Pacifica's interview is important for several reasons: 1. Pacifica Radio WBAI host Judy Collins invites Cohen to his first live performance at a WBAI benefit.. I have Judy telling the story. 2. WBAI host Kathleen Kendel asks Leonard Cohen to recite some of his earliest poems... Leonard says that he doesn't have those early book of poems on him.. Kathleen says i do... and hands him the book to read... so he reads a few early poems. 3. PBS's Blank on Blank production company created an animated short from Leonard Cohen's story on the creation of his song Sister's of Mercy. There are probably many more reasons... but check out the Eric Alper recent post of Pacifica's Leonard Cohen recording. Leonard Cohen

Pacifica Radio has an incredible interview with Leonard Cohen from December 4, 1974. That year, Cohen would meet an important young musician and producer John Lissauer that produced Cohen’s l…

It's hard to believe this animated short of our rare 1966 John Coltrane interview by Blank on Blank was featured in Roll...
05/17/2017
John Coltrane Wants to Be 'Force for Good' in Rare Interview

It's hard to believe this animated short of our rare 1966 John Coltrane interview by Blank on Blank was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine. It changed the anonymity of the Pacifica Radio Archive Collection forever. Because of this production and reviews like this, our audio is now heard in over 105 countries around the world and we have been listened by over 100,000 individuals. Our audio is on track to be listened to by over 50,000 individuals this year alone. And the number 1 listen is still Pacifica's unique recording of John Coltrane. #rollingstoneMagazine #homeofbenfongtorres #homeofhunterSThompson

"I think music is an instrument," jazz legend says in animated interview. "It can create the initial thought patterns that can change the thinking of the people"

The Pacifica Radio Archive's has just gone over 100,000 listens on our soundcloud page. The single most popular program ...
04/05/2017
John Coltrane Wants to Be 'Force for Good' in Rare Interview

The Pacifica Radio Archive's has just gone over 100,000 listens on our soundcloud page. The single most popular program listened in over 105 countries around the world is our very rare John Coltrane 1966 Interview. It doesn't hurt that a PBS funded Blank on Blank Animated Series did an animated short using the Pacifica Radio Archives' recording. This has caught the attention of a lot of media including this article by the The Rolling Stone Magazine

John Coltrane reflects on life and music in a rare interview that PBS has animated.

The National Endowment for the Arts just referenced the very excellent interview of jazz Legend Donald Byrd by James Gra...
03/30/2017
Donald Byrd and the Art of Education | NEA

The National Endowment for the Arts just referenced the very excellent interview of jazz Legend Donald Byrd by James Graves of Night Journey. The Pacifica Radio Archives collection is a Treasure..!! Protect the NEA and The Pacifica Radio Archives..!!!

Well, my uncle was a drummer and I started playing drums, but it didn't make no music to me, and I said, "Man, I can't use this." And so I wanted to play trumpet.

03/09/2017
Alfred Hitchcock on Dead Bodies

The Pacifica Radio Archive's is happy to announce the launch of the latest Blank on Blank Animated Short featuring our 1957 Interview with The Master of Suspense... Alfred Hitchcock. This interview was conducted by KPFA producer Colin Edwards on the set of "From Among The Dead" starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. Paramount executives were giving Hitchcock a hard time about have Dead in the title so after this interview He rnamed the film Vertigo... ENJOY..!!! Alfred Hitchcock

"If I did a story or a musical about Cinderella, they would be waiting for the body to turn up" - Alfred Hitchcock in 1957 Interview by Colin Edwards from th...

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) just referenced The Pacifica Radio Archive's 1964 recording of Poet Gwendolyn Brooks readin...
02/21/2017
Listen to J.R.R. Tolkien, Gwendolyn Brooks and Betty White read stories out loud

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) just referenced The Pacifica Radio Archive's 1964 recording of Poet Gwendolyn Brooks reading her outstanding and insightful and one of my favorite poems "We Real Cool". Gwendolyn Brooks wrote and read on this occasion her forward to the "New Negro Poets U.S.A." anthology (ed. Langston Hughes, 1963). Brooks was the first African American writer to receive the Pulitzer Prize, and she was the poet laureate of the state of Illinois. Boom..!! #Respect Minnesota Public Radio

Today is World Read Aloud Day. To celebrate, listen to some classic literature and children's books read by familiar voices: Al Gore, Flannery O'Connor and more.

One Day in November of 1968 Al Jarreau and Julio Martinez on guitar recorded several songs in KPFK's Studio A. To salute...
02/13/2017
Al Jarreau Julio Martinez KPFK 1968 A Day In The Life

One Day in November of 1968 Al Jarreau and Julio Martinez on guitar recorded several songs in KPFK's Studio A. To salute the loss of an original... Here is one of those songs courtesy of Julio Martinez host of KPFK's Arts in Review. The entire session is housed in the Pacifica Radio Archives. Rest in Peace Al Jarreau.

In November of 1968, Al Jarreau and Julio Martinez stepped into the KPFK's Studio A to record several songs before a big showcase at The Sunset Strip's famous Dino's Lodge of Dean Martin Celebrity fam

CNN just referenced The Pacifica Radio Archive's historic 1956 interview with Rosa Parks talking about her bus boycott a...
02/10/2017
Elizabeth Warren, we feel your pain

CNN just referenced The Pacifica Radio Archive's historic 1956 interview with Rosa Parks talking about her bus boycott action in an article about the attempted silence of Senator Elizabeth Warren BOOM #respect

Elizabeth Warren's response to being silenced in the Senate is a reminder confidence is a skill -- one women everywhere embrace, says Mel Robbins.

One of the premiere public broadcasting stations from Boston Massachusetts WGBH showing love for the Pacifica Radio Arch...
02/01/2017
WGBH

One of the premiere public broadcasting stations from Boston Massachusetts WGBH showing love for the Pacifica Radio Archive's collection by sharing this Current Magazine story... BOOM..!! #Respect

"In one 1962 interview from the Pacifica Radio Archives, civil rights icon Rosa Parks discusses why she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955."

Learn more about American Archive of Public Broadcasting's collection of radio and video on the history of protesting in America. via Current.org

Pacifica Radio has always given space to writers who often times are at the vanguard of human thought. On November 8, 19...
01/21/2017
Kurt Vonnegut’s Lost NYU Lecture on What It Takes to Be a Writer, Animated

Pacifica Radio has always given space to writers who often times are at the vanguard of human thought. On November 8, 1970 Pacifica Radio recorded Kurt Vonnegut guest lecturing in a New York University classroom. The wonderful Blank on Blank animated series created an animated short from their favorite Vonnegut soundbites all of this is referenced in this article by Brain Pickings

“Nothing means anything — except the artist makes his living by pretending, by putting it in a meaningful hole, though no such holes exist.”

The Pacifica Radio Archives pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with 2 speeches from 1967 and 1968 when he was ev...
01/16/2017
FTV 0555 Dr. Martin Luther King jr. Tribute 1967 & 1968

The Pacifica Radio Archives pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with 2 speeches from 1967 and 1968 when he was evolving his work away from race and made his message more about class.

On this week’s From The Vault, We Celebrate the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with 2 speeches near the end of his life that rarely get any notice. By 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King’s stra

The wonderful Blank on Blank animated short series did a segment on Pacifica's 1971 interview with Dustin Hoffman. I tho...
01/09/2017
Dustin Hoffman 1971 Interview on Duplicity and Famosity

The wonderful Blank on Blank animated short series did a segment on Pacifica's 1971 interview with Dustin Hoffman. I thought they were going to use Pacifica's 1967 interview with Hoffman and Director Mike Nichols on the set of The Graduate, but this 1971 interview is insightful and wonderful in it's own way... Hoffman had already also shot Midnight Cowboy, survived a Weather Underground bombing in next to his New York City flat. He had a lot to say about Life and the craft of acting.... enjoy...

Watch a vintage interview with actor Dustin Hoffman on duplicity, famosity, sex, drugs, and youth in this new animated film short.

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Celebrating National Poetry Month with a 1956 reading by Robert Frost courtesy of the Pacifica Radio Archives in which the poet reads: - One Step Backward Taken - A Peck of Gold - Once by the Pacific - The Runaway - Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - The Death of the Hired Man (rare reading) - A Silken Tent - Why Wait For Science? (he explains he was friends with Wilbur Wright) - Etherializing - Provide Provide - Departmental - The Road Not Taken - A Considerable Speck Tune in today at 4pm!
Today marks the 54th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. KHOI is pleased to present a special broadcast, courtesy of Pacifica Radio Archives , today at 4pm. First, we'll hear King's "Domestic Urgencies vs. Military Costs" speech from February of 1967, followed by his talk on "The Civil Rights Movement and Its Goals for the Future" from April of that same year. Finally, we'll hear a Memorium held in Central Park the day after his assassination, featuring Ossie Davis, Pete Seeger and others. Please join us.
Tune in to KHOI today at 4pm as we present, courtesy of the Pacifica Radio Archives, a radio drama from KPFK-Los Angeles host Julio Martinez and the Arts in Review Repertory Players, Keeping Christmas Well, a story about the origins of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. But before we get to Ebenezer Scrooge and the Cratchit family, we'll hear a 1988 WBAI-New York radio drama production of Grace Paley's The Loudest Voice, about a Jewish girl in 1930's New York who, because of her clear, loud voice and expressive reading, is chosen to narrate her school's Christmas play.
Today at 4pm, in recognition of Native American Heritage Month, we bring you a special program from Pacifica Radio Archives. Pacifica Radio intimately documented the Occupation of Alcatraz from November 20 1969 to June 11, 1971, presenting a detailed account of the Native American struggle to bring awareness to the repeated treaty violations by the United States. Activist John Trudell became the voice of the occupation through Radio Free Alcatraz, a news broadcast from Alcatraz that was eventually broadcast daily on KPFA in Berkeley, CA, and out across the network. In this restored recording, John Trudell moderates a panel of Indians from various tribes to discuss the occupation. (This was Pacifica's first-ever network-wide national broadcast.)
The NEWEST episode of the "Presenting the Past" podcast features guest Shirley Sneve—Vice President of Broadcasting for Indian Country Today—and her reflections on the history of #NativeAmerican public broadcasting! → http://www.aca-media.org/aapb#ep3 Indigenous collections and prominent broadcast outlets in the AAPB include KWSO, Vision Maker Media, Raven Radio - KCAW, Sitka, KYUK, KNBA 90.3 FM, KDLG 670am/89.9fm, Pacifica Radio Archives, Alaska Public Media, KPCC, TPT - Twin Cities PBS, and Wisconsin Public Radio. Visit the episode show notes for links to these collections. Image courtesy of KNBA 90.3 FM.
In my opinion, there should be no restrictions about posting any and everything about candidates or issues on line.
Sun, Nov 8, 2020 11:00 AM INTERVIEW WITH PETER FRAMPTON Malachy McCourt interviews Rock Ledgent Peter Frampton about having a mutual disease they both have, "IBM" inclusion body myositis. We also will talking phone calls about the never ending election.
Hope everyone is enjoying Dance The Mutation w/ special host Somer. After Unhinged w/ Kelly Denison-Cole (9-11pm), stay tuned to From The Vault from Pacifica Radio Archives at 11pm with Townes Van Zandt. Originally produced in 2015 but never aired on these airwaves (93% sure), it's an in-depth look at one of the great American singer-songwriters. Enjoy!
Quarantini Time again... and another SDR for you Here's some great music by the Dave Matthews Band... from ElectroLuv 12-15-2019. Click here to listen: https://archive.kpft.org/mp3/kpfthd3_191215_210000electroluv.mp3 KPFT, Houston is in pledge drive. Please call 713-526-5738 & pledge $5 or $10 to ElectroLuv to keep the jam bands coming. Also, please 'Like', then 'Share' this page with a few friends. Lets get to over 1,000 LIKES for ElectroLuv and keep going. We do a "Social Distance Replay" most weekdays and always have great music and live streams posted. Check back daily. New shows are on ElectroLuv every Sunday 9 PM to Midnight. Go to KPFT.ORG and click HD2. Thanks for keeping jam/jamtronica on the radio/internet.
https://pacificakpfk2014.com/2020/02/22/please-let-this-squelch-it/ The interview from the Atlanta Pacifica Affiliate is long but it includes some good descriptions. I think that they want to disenfranchise the paid staff (and the unpaid) because they make the stations run and they know the real dirt. Prices and ploys would make it harder for the poor and oppressed to become members/voters. Elected Board members would become severely limited, and hand-picked At-Large members would have a lock on the boards. “14. ED may dispense with hired outside election contractors and order board secretary, who can be at-large director or hired employee, to act as election supervisor. 17. All vacancies filled by board. If an elected station director resigns, their successor will be picked by the board w… 20. Board secretary authorized as an outside hired employee. 22. Vice-Chair, Secretary, CFO and Treasurer can all be the same person. 24. CFO is supervised by the ED. 25. General managers and program directors, as well as other staff, are removed from indemnification from lawsuits filed against them in the context of performing their work. 29. Removes description of conflict of interest criteria from the bylaws.”
Hi, I've sent an e-mail to all the contacts on your page (https://www.pacificaradioarchives.org/contact-us) with a special request. Hoping you guys can answer as soon as you can. Best wishes, Alex