Welcome to the home page of the KPFA Local Station Board.
The Local Station Board (LSB) is the community governing board for KPFA. Established by the Pacifica network bylaws, ratified in 2003, local station boards exist at each of the five stations in the network.
This site is the repository for LSB matters and contains minutes of meetings and related documents dating to 2004. It is the LSB's intention to make available to listeners material relevant to the operation of KPFA, to allow listeners to be informed and engaged in the running of the first listener-supported radio station in the United States.
For more information about the nuts and bolts of the local station board, see About the LSB.
The Local Station Board welcomes participation from all listeners. Monthly LSB meetings always allow a 30-minute period for commentary from listeners. Between meetings, email is the best way to contact the board, but you may also leave a voice mail message at 510-848-6767, extension 635.
KPFA LSB Meetings
In 2014, the local station board meeting schedule is:
11am to 4 pm
The second Saturday of every month, with exceptions as noted below:
August - no meeting this month
October 18 (3rd Saturday)
December 6 (1st Saturday)
All meetings are open to the public and are fully disabled-accessible.
A notice of each meeting is posted at least one week before the meeting. An agenda is normally posted a few days before the meeting.
At its December 2013 meeting, the board adopted a resolution specifying priority items for meetings in the coming year. These special orders of business and the months for which they are scheduled appear below. All special orders of business will begin at 1:00pm and listeners are invited to attend.
January: PNB elections
February: Financial priorities—brainstorming
March: Financial priorities—setting
May: 6-month financial review
June: Preliminary budget review
July: Final budget approval
September: manager evaluation
Audio files of meetings are available within a few days after the meeting. You can find links for some of the audio files on the Meeting Records page; click for the year and month. They are also available at www.kpftx.org, a privately owned site that is not affiliated with KPFA or the Pacifica Foundation.
Listeners are invited to contact the board with questions, comments, or ideas.