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Pacifica Names New Executive Director

Posted: 12 Feb 2017 01:09 PM PST

Pacifica Radio Network has named William Crosier as its new Executive
Crosier served on the Pacifica Board of Directors in 2010-2012 and again
since last year representing 90.1 KPFT Houston. He supplants Interim
Executive Director Lydia Brazon who has led the organization since October
Pacifica has been on the brink of financial ruin for the past several
years. 99.5 WBAI New York is currently being sued for $1,357,429.71 by the
Empire State Building over unpaid rent. The group as a whole is being
investigated by the California Attorney Generals Registry of Charitable
Trusts over delinquent financial audits.
In addition to KPFT and WBAI, Pacifica owns 94.1 KPFA and 89.3 KPFB
Berkeley/San Francisco, 90.7 KPFK Los Angeles and 89.3 WPFW Washington.
The five-station Pacifica Radio network opted for change in 2017 by
removing Lydia Brazon, the interim executive director since 2015 and
replacing her with 2010-2012 and 2016-2017 Director William Crosier.
The change comes as the network faces an unprecedented political situation
in the United States, which is reeling from the assault of the newly
elected Donald Trump administration on constitutional freedoms and
governmental assistance programs. Pacificas alternative news, information
and cultural programming provides perspectives rarely heard in mainstream
media and features the voices of artists, activists and public
The network, founded in 1946 in Berkeley, California, faces an increasingly
acute financial situation, with litigation recently filed by the Empire
State Building for unpaid transmitter tower rent for station WBAI, and an
investigation in progress by the California Attorney Generals Registry of
Charitable Trusts over delinquent financial audits.
Crosier commented: “Pacificas mission of alternative educational
broadcasting is crucial to the future of this country. I will do everything
in my power to ensure the Pacifica Foundations survival until I can hand
over the network to the care of a new visionary leader. I thank my
colleagues on the Pacifica National Board for their faith in me. I know we
have serious challenges ahead, but I look forward to working together with
Pacifica staff and volunteers to catch up on the things weve been
neglecting, and guide us to a better place”.
Crosier holds a master of science degree in biomedical engineering from the
University of Texas at Arlington and thirty-five years of experience in the
development of computer-based electronic and electro-mechanical hardware
and software systems for biomedical research. He is a long-time radio
aficionado and the former chair of the board and President of the Houston
Peace and Justice Center.
The Pacifica National Board made the change on Friday evening during a
national teleconference. Outgoing director Lydia Brazon had held the
interim position since October of 2015.

FCC Report 2/11: Riviera Seeks STA To Accelerate Phoenix Translator Move

Posted: 12 Feb 2017 11:00 AM PST

Riviera Broadcasting is seeking Special Temporary Authority to expedite its
relocation of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ to the South Mountain Tower Farm
just south of Phoenix. Riviera is in the process of acquiring K241BQ from
MKhanGroup for $230,000 to supplant 101.9 K270BZ Phoenix as a simulcaster
for Rhythmic CHR Power 98.3 KKFR Mayer via 103.9 KZON-HD3 Gilbert. K270BZ
has received interference complaints from 101.9 KQSS Globe AZ and will go
silent until Riviera can resolve those complaints. K241BQ seeks to operate
with 120w/426m pointed directionally east towards Tempe and Mesa.This
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