Pacifica Foundation

  • CA


1925 Martin Luther King Jr. Wy
United States

About Us



(a) The Pacifica Foundation was founded in 1949 as a visionary alternative to commercially-driven media. We pioneered listener-sponsored, community radio and have been a beacon for non-commercial, free media.

(b) To establish a Foundation organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes no, part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any member of the Foundation. [*]

(c) To establish and operate for educational purposes, in such manner that the facilities involved shall be as nearly self-sustaining as possible, one or more radio broadcasting stations licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and subject in their operation to the regulatory actions of the Commission under the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended.

(d) In radio broadcasting operations to encourage and provide outlets for the creative skills and energies of the community; and to promote and aid other creative activities which will serve the cultural welfare of the community.

(e) In radio broadcasting operations to engage in any activity that shall contribute to a lasting understanding between nations and between the individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors; to gather and disseminate information on the causes of conflict between any and all of such groups; and through any and all means compatible with the purposes of this corporation to promote the study of political and economic problems and of the causes of religious, philosophical and racial antagonisms.

(f) In radio broadcasting operations Pacifica's mission is to promote peace and justice through communication between all races, nationalities and cultures. We strive to contribute to the democratic process through public discourse and promotion of culture. Unbeholden to commercial or government interests, we recognize the use of the airwaves is a public trust