A KBOO Benefit Special Screening with Panel Discussion
The surprising story of the world’s first and oldest listener-supported community radio station
The documentary film KPFA On The Air traces the history of KPFA radio through the fifties' McCarthyism, sixties' anti-war efforts and civil rights struggles, all the way to contemporary KPFA staff and board clashes and member revolts. KPFA community radio began broadcasting in Berkeley, California in April, 1949. Founded by a group of World War II pacifists, the station’s ideal was to create peace through dialogue among those with differing world views. Alan Watts, Langston Hughes, and Linus Pauling debated alongside Caspar Weinberger and folks from the John Birch Society.
After the film, you are invited to stay for a forty-five minute panel discussion with KBOO veterans Michael Wells, Per Fagerang and others as they recount their own KPFA and KBOO community radio historical anecdotes.
Tickets offered on a sliding scale of $5-$10, full dollar amounts only. Half of each sale benefits KBOO Radio.