WPFW Local Station Board Townhall Saturday July 18, 2020, 1-3pm

On Saturday, July 18th from 1 to 3 p.m., WPFW will hold a Zoom Town Hall Meeting.  Everyone is invited to attend the meeting.  For security and integrity, we ask you to email your interest in participating to wpfwlsb@gmail.com. You will receive a link to enter the zoom room.

We really want to hear from you.  We want to know your thoughts and opinions.  Please feel free to make suggestions, but right now, topics will include Programming, WPFW Finances, the ‘Rona, and joining the Local Station Board.

Not certain how many know that Jay Winter Nightwolf no longer has a show on the station.  He was recently dismissed by Management.  Be sure to flood the station with calls and emails with your thoughts.  Join us.

All Power to All of the People,

Remember – Whose Station! The People’s Station!

Concerned Members and Supporters of WPFW is back online!

Greetings supporters and listeners of D.C.’s only Jazz and Justice Community Station.

Much has happened since our last post. Let’s begin with:

The Local Station Board (LSB) is meeting on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30p.m., in the Tenley-Friendship Public Library located at 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., DC  20016.  Community Comment begins at 7:30 p.m.  Please come and ask your questions to Management and the Delegates who were elected to represent you.            We are meeting at the Library because of construction at WPFW offices.

The WPFW Management Assessment and Search Committee (MASC) is in the midst of the process to hire a permanent Program Director.  We would like to hear from you:  what should the LSB look for in its search?  Please come to a listening session of the MASC on Saturday, November 17th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Takoma Park Library located at 416 Cedar Street, N.W., DC 20012.

The National elections might be over but the WPFW Local Station Board Election is still going. Members should be receiving your ballots in November. Please listen for candidate statements on the air as well as on the WPFW website. Then complete and mail your ballots in electronically or by using U.S. mail in order to achieve quorum.

Relocation prospects have been dismal. The scant WPFW Relocation Committee has been looking for a new location for some time now. Many people believe that the current location is costing too much in rent, is located in the midst of daily traffic congestion and expensive parking, and isn’t in what one would consider to be a supportive community.  Management has negotiated a 5 year extension without the support of the LSB. If you know of a place that fits the following criteria contact the LSB at wpfwlsb@gmail.com


  1.  accessible by public transportation
  2. in a safe environment
  3. handicap accessible


  1. relatively quiet with infrastructure suitable to support radio broadcasting 24 hours/day
  2. roof space and access for antenna installations
  3. 24 secure access
  4. prefer at least 5,000 SF but will consider spaces greater than 3,500SF.
  5. flexible interior
  6. space sharing with compatible tenants is a possibility

Interior Build Out

  1. sound studios
  2. administrative offices
  3. reception area
  4. multi purpose area
  5. green room
  6. storage
  7. classroom
  8. small kitchen
  9. multi-media center for training
  10. laboratory facilities


  1. desiring total monthly payment not to exceed $12K/mo including build-out and utilities.
  2. lease with option to buy

The Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) lawsuit against Pacifica for tower rent due from WBAI has been settled. The 2018 Pacifica National Board leveraged assets and used a loan in lieu of filing for bankruptcy to settle and pay a lesser amount. The Board also relocated the transmitter and antennae to another location paying a reduced lease.

More to Come…


Please support WPFW Radio

Hi CMS Friends,

Please help fundraise for WPFW radio. The Station makes a huge difference in arts, culture and social justice issues in the DC area and around the world – http://www.wpfwfm.org.

Donations are tax deductible.

Please consider this in your year end giving.

Please visit https://razo.io/qSVR75 to support WPFW Radio.

This is a fundraiser started by folks on the WPFW Local Station Board as a Friends and Family campaign.

Please help exceed their goal.

Please ask your friends and family to also support your favorite radio station by visiting the above fundraising page for WPFW.

Thanks! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!



CMS – it is finally time to Boogie!

14th Annual U Street Jam

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Great Music of MOTOWN

8:00 PM to 1:00 AM

at the Prince Hall Performing Arts Center

1000 U St., Washington, D.C.

WPFW’s Local Station Board is again sponsoring the Annual U Street Jam. Musical selections will be provided by your very own WPFW Programmers James Funk, Lance Reynolds, Steve Hoffman, & Beverly Lindsay Johnson, & Slow Roll!

Food provided by Torries Restuarant & Cash Bar will also be available.
Hand Dancing Contest
All proceeds to benefit WPFW.
$35 Donation – For Individual ticket
$300 Donation – For Table of 10
Tickets Will Be Available For $40 At The Door The Day Of Event
Come Out Dance the Night Away and Support WPFW!

WPFW 2016 Elections Extended

Election extended until Friday, October 7th at 3pm eastern time.

If you have not received a ballot but feel you are an eligible listener or staff member, please contact your Local Election Supervisor.*

Local Election Supervisor-WPFW David Levine <les-wpfw2016@pacifica.org>

Quorun needed for Listeners is 10%

Quorum needed for Staff is 25%



See previous post for  Recommended Write-In Candidates and others to Vote for.

* Eligible Voters:

  • You are an eligible Listerner member if you have paid your membership dues or accumulated sufficient volunteer hours since July 1, 2015 and before July 1, 2016.
  • You are an eligible Staff member if you started working at the station (paid or unpaid)  since July 1, 2015 and before July 1, 2016.