KPFA Axes Its Morning Show, Drama Ensues

Any Berkeley journalist comes to dread two assignments: the school board and KPFA.

It's difficult to cover any of the myriad twists and turns of KPFA and Pacifica Radio's salvos at one another without tumbling down the rabbit hole and tracing everything back to the time someone in management threw his huarache at a union broadcaster in 1972. But we'll do our best.

The Pacifica Network yesterday followed through on threats of pending layoffs and dispatched the hosts of its popular Morning Show. If you believe management, this was due to budgetary problems. If you believe the sacked hosts, their show brought in more money than it spent, and this was political retribution over a longstanding labor dispute.

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