Gabriel San Roman
Who'll Save Pacifica Radio Archives' Treasure Trove of Progressive Voices?
Updated: Aug 28, 2020
The Pacifica Radio Archives calls the second story of KPFK's North Hollywood station home for now. Endless reels of radical radio are stored at a cool 64 degrees with controlled humidity levels. The storage provides safekeeping for the Pacifica Network's five-station legacy of documenting social movements since 1949. Rare recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Upton Sinclair, Rosa Parks and Malcolm X form part its gems. But is the archives' precious collection at peril?
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