Truthdig Radio, a production of the politics website in Los Angeles started by Robert Scheer and Zuade Kaufman, will air on Thursdays at 4 pm in the new KPFK-FM schedule announced today. Pacifica Radio’s Al Jazeera News will now air at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, "providing Southern California radio listeners with the earliest-available daily global news wrap up from one of the most influential broadcast news outlets in the world."
KPFK is also launching a political comedy block on Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m: David Feldman, then Jimmy Dore, and at 4 p.m. the "Pocho Hour of Power" hosted by Lalo Alcaraz. From program director Alan Minsky:
KPFK is making these afternoon programming changes at an important moment in its recent history. The station has experienced a series of broadcast interruptions due to aging equipment at its 110,000-watt Mount Wilson transmitter and power outages to the transmission site. As of late last week, KPFK is proud to announce that a new auxiliary transmitter and a new back-up generator system have been installed on Mount Wilson, ensuring a regular, continuous broadcast signal.