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Pacifica Foundation ephemera collection
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Documents on Pacifica Foundation, with emphasis on KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California. Primarily printed articles about KPFA, programming schedules, information fliers and other publicity materials. Some of the material is in the form of photocopies, and most have been annotated by the donor, who was probably Pacifica's Vera Hopkins, a long-time staffer and unofficial historian. More detailed contents notes (also probably by Hopkins) are available from department.
Lew Hill founded the Pacifica Foundation and its flagship radio station KPFA in 1949. KPFA began broadcasting in Berkeley, California on April 15th, 1949, and was was the first listener-subscription FM educational radio station in the country. Stations KPFK in Los Angeles and WBAI in New York were to follow in 1959 and 1960, respectively. KPFT in Houston, Texas began broadcasting March 1, 1970 as the fourth Pacifica station.
0.5 Linear Feet : 1 box
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