KPFA's Mission
KPFA's Mission:
  • To promote cultural diversity and pluralistic community expression
  • To contribute to a lasting understanding between individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors
  • To promote freedom of the press and serve as a forum for various viewpoints
  • To maintain an independent funding base

Please also see the revised and detailed Pacifica Foundation Radio Mission Statement

A Brief History:

Lew Hill, Founder of KPFA

Founded in 1949 by Lewis Hill, a pacifist, poet, and journalist, KPFA was the first community supported radio station in the USA. KPFA broadcasts on 94.1 FM and KPFB 89.3 FM, Berkeley, and KFCF 88.1 FM, Fresno, California. Our signal reaches one third of the state, utilizing 59,000 watts.

Much of our programming is local, original and eclectic, with a well produced mix of news and in depth public affairs, an ongoing drama, literature and performance series, interviews, and reviews. Our music ranges from folk to hip hop, Bach to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. We travel the region to broadcast live music, demonstrations, and cultural events. The majority of our staff are unpaid community volunteers donating their time and energy to bring you our programming.

Learn more about the History of KPFA.

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