|City of license||Berkeley, California|
|Broadcast area||San Francisco Bay Area|
|Slogan||Listener Supported Pacifica Radio|
|Frequency||94. A city of license or community of license, in American and Canadian broadcasting is the community that a Radio station or Television station Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, or the Bay, is a geographically and ethnically diverse metropolitan region that surrounds the A slogan is a memorable Motto or Phrase used in a Political, commercial, Religious and other context as a repetitive expression of Frequency is a measure of the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit Time. 1 (MHz)|
|First air date||1949|
KPFA is a listener funded radio station located in Berkeley, California, broadcasting to the San Francisco Bay area on 94. The hertz (symbol Hz) is a measure of Frequency, informally defined as the number of events occurring per Second. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about Broadcast radio, for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. Public broadcasting refers to radio television and other electronic media outlets that receive some or all of their funding from the public In radio Telecommunications, effective radiated power or equivalent radiated power (ERP is a standardized theoretical measurement of radio frequency (RF The watt (symbol W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one Joule of energy per Second. Height above average terrain ( HAAT) (or less popularly EHAAT, Effective Height Above Average Terrain is used extensively in FM Radio and The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and In Broadcasting and Radio communications a call sign (also known as a callsign or call letters, or abbreviated as a call, or otherwise Pacifica Radio is a network of five independently operated non-commercial listener-supported Radio stations in the United States that is known for its progressive A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages This article is about radio broadcasting for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, or the Bay, is a geographically and ethnically diverse metropolitan region that surrounds the 1 FM. See also Frequency modulation, FM band FM broadcasting is a broadcast Technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that KPFA airs public news, public affairs, talk, and music programming. Public broadcasting refers to radio television and other electronic media outlets that receive some or all of their funding from the public
Launched in 1949, three years after the Pacifica Foundation was created by pacifist Lewis Hill, KPFA became the first station in the Pacifica Radio network and the first listener-supported radio broadcaster in the United States. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lewis Hill ( May 1, 1919 -1957 was a co-founder of Pacifica Radio, the first listener-supported radio station in the United States Pacifica Radio is a network of five independently operated non-commercial listener-supported Radio stations in the United States that is known for its progressive Previously, non-commercial stations were licensed only to serve educational functions as extensions of high schools, colleges, and universities. This departure into listener-oriented programming brought many detractors as KPFA aired controversial programming. The first interview with anyone from the gay political movement was broadcast by KPFA, as well as Allen Ginsberg's ground-breaking poem Howl in the 1950s. In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. Irwin Allen Ginsberg (ˈgɪnzbɝg (June 3 1926 &ndash April 5 1997 was an American Poet. Howl and Other Poems is a collection of poetry by Allen Ginsberg. In the 1960s KPFA and Pacifica were accused of being controlled by the Communist Party, and several challenges to its license were waged, none of them successful. A Political party described as a communist party includes those that advocate the application of the social principles of Communism through a communist form of
KPFA was the first station to broadcast a radio show specializing in Space music, with the debut of Stephen Hill and Ann Turner's Music from the Hearts of Space in 1973. Space music, also spelled spacemusic, is an umbrella term used to describe music that evokes a feeling of contemplative spaciousness Hearts of Space is an American weekly syndicated Public radio show featuring music of a contemplative nature drawn largely from the ambient Later in 1981, the show was syndicated to NPR stations nationally and also remained at its first home at KPFA.
KPFA sister stations are WBAI, KPFT, KPFK, and WPFW. WBAI, a part of the Pacifica Radio Network, is a Non-commercial, listener-supported Radio station, broadcasting at 99 KPFT is a listener-sponsored community Radio station in Houston, Texas, which went on the air on March 1 1970 as the fourth station in the Pacifica KPFK (907 FM) is a Radio station in Los Angeles California, United States, which serves the Greater Los Angeles Area, and streams WPFW, an FM station at 893 MHz, is the Washington DC affiliate of Pacifica Radio. Pacifica continues today to be a listener-supported network of stations. The main KPFA transmitter is a 59 kilowatt class B, though there are also two smaller boosters, KPFA-FM2 in Bonny Doon and KPFA-3 in Oakley. The watt (symbol W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one Joule of energy per Second. This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Bonny Doon California is an Unincorporated community,northwest of Santa Cruz California. Oakley is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. KPFB is a smaller station, also in Berkeley, that covers areas of Berkeley that KPFA can't reach. It also carries some separate programming specifically for its Berkeley audience. KPFA programs are also rebroadcast by KFCF in Fresno. KFCF (881 FM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Variety format KZFR in Chico also carries KPFA's programming from 2AM-6AM daily. KZFR 901 FM is a Non-profit, Community radio station located in Chico California. In the Bay Area, Comcast carries KPFA's broadcasts on cable channel 967, as part of its digital radio offering. Comcast Corporation ( is the largest Cable television company the second largest Internet service provider and (according to the company the fourth largest telephone The channel is labelled "Variety/Berkeley".