The New Pacifica

With the implementation of the new Pacifica bylaws, the election of new Local Station Boards (LSBs) and the convening of these LSBs the Pacifica Foundation has entered a new era.

October 2019, Coup at WBAI

On October 7, 2019, WBAI was taken over by then iED John Vernile. He announced that all WBAI workers were fired, and all Staff were told that we were off the air. Then iED Vernile told WBAI's landlord at 388 Atlantic Ave. that WBAI would not be operating out of that location anymore and that she should find another tenant for the third floor space occupied by WBAI right away. These actions had not been authorized by the PNB. Legal action followed, the PNB weighed in, and after a month WBAI was brought back under local Control. Mr. Vernile is no longer employed by the Pacifica Foundation.

It was another WBAI coup. Click here for documents related to this coup.

The Thirteenth WBAI LSB

The WBAI LSB held its two hundred thirty sixth meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2024, via teleconference due to venues being shut down.

The WBAI LSB held its two hundred thirty seventh meeting on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, via teleconference due to venues being shut down.

The next regular WBAI LSB meeting should be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 7:00 PM. This meeting will be held by teleconference due to venues being shut down.

At its January 21, 2009, meeting the LSB voted to hold its meetings on the second Wednesday of every month and/or the last Thursday of that month, subject to change by the LSB, which gives us the following schedule:

Attendance at LSB meetings

Attendance statistics for the First WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Second WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Third WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Fourth WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Fifth WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Sixth WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Seventh WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Eighth WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Ninth WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Tenth WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Eleventh WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Twelfth WBAI LSB

Attendance statistics for the Thirteenth WBAI LSB

The First WBAI LSB - February 19, 2004, to November 30, 2004.

The Second WBAI LSB - December 15, 2004, to November 29, 2006.

The Third WBAI LSB - December 27, 2006, to March 25, 2008.

The Fourth WBAI LSB - April 23, 2008, to November 11, 2009.

The Fifth WBAI LSB - December 23, 2009, to November 10, 2010.

The Sixth WBAI LSB - December 8, 2010, to December 12, 2012.

The Seventh WBAI LSB - January 9, 2013, to December 9, 2015.

The Eighth WBAI LSB - January 13, 2016, to November 30, 2016.

The Ninth WBAI LSB - December 7, 2016, to March 19, 2019.

The Tenth WBAI LSB - April 10, 2019, to November 13, 2019.

The Eleventh WBAI LSB - December 11, 2019, to November 29, 2021.

The Twelfth WBAI LSB - December 8, 2021, to November 8, 2023.

At its meeting of March 13, 2013, the WBAI Local Station board (LSB) voted that the Treasurer should file written reports before each LSB meeting. Here is a page with links to those Treasurer's Reports.

The Pacifica National Board

The Directors of the Pacifica National Board

WBAI
Paul DeRienzo Jim Dingeman Cerene Roberts Shawn Rhodes (Staff)
WPFW
Vanessa Dixon-Briggs Donna Grimes Julie Hewitt (Chair) Sue Goodwin (Staff)
KPFA
Fred Dodsworth James McFadden Akio Tanaka Darlene Pagano (Staff)
KPFK
Evelia Jones Ali Lexa Al-Hilali Elizabeth von Gunten (vacant) (Staff)
KPFT
Teresa Allen Marianne Martinez Susan Young Egberto Willies (Staff)
Affiliates
  Heather Gray - WRFG William Foster, Jr. - WUMO-LP  

The minutes of the open session meetings of the Pacifica National Board's National Finance Committee are being posted on this site.

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