KKFI to Carry Un-Conventional Coverage of Republican and Democratic Political Conventions

Democracy Now! News Coverage: “Breaking with Convention”

KKFI 90.1 FM, your source for in-depth news and analysis, will not be following the script provided by the two major political parties at the upcoming conventions. If you want coverage that looks beyond the balloons and the bunting, then KKFI is the place to be.

Democracy Now!, which airs weekdays from 8:00-9:00 am on KKFI, will expand to a two-hour broadcast during the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) and Democratic National Convention (DNC). Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now! crew will travel to Tampa Bay and Charlotte to report from the streets, to the suites, to the convention floor. KKFI listeners will remember that Amy was arrested at the RNC in Minnesota in 2008. “When journalists are arrested, that has a chilling effect on the functioning of a democratic society,” said Goodman, whose show airs on over 1000 radio and TV stations across the country. “We shouldn’t have to get a record to put things on the record.”

KKFI’s Democracy Now! Convention Coverage August 27-30, September 4-7: 8:00-10:00 am

News and Public Affairs junkies will want to stay tuned after some of your favorite evening programs such as EcoRadio KC, Tell Somebody, and the Heartland Labor Forum, as KKFI will air Pacifica’s nightly coverage of the Republican National Convention Monday, August 27 through Thursday, August 30 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Longtime Capitol Hill Correspondent Mitch Jeserich, Hard Knock Radio’s Davey D, and other renowned Pacifica hosts and analysts will offer moment-by-moment reports and interviews, including reports on what will be happening outside of the convention halls within the host communities’ public spaces. Protesters from around the country are planning to attend and say they will not be limited to a so-called Free Speech Zone. The Coalition to March on the RNC will rally and march, Dave Rovics will appear at a Celebration of Resistance at the RNC, and Pacifica will be at the Rally Against Voter Suppression.

Pacifica, WMNF 88.5 FM Provide Evening Reporting

WMNF 88.5 FM Tampa, FloridaA team including Pacifica, WMNF 88.5 FM Community Radio in Tampa, Florida, Creative Loafing Tampa and other affiliate stations from around the country will collaborate to bring you comprehensive reporting and analysis on what is happening both inside and outside the convention hall.

Invited guests, include Jim Hightower, Tom Hayden, John Nichols, Roseanne Barr, Tom Morello, and other leading voices to share insights about the U.S. political landscape. Listeners from across the country and the world will be invited to call in and share in the conversation.

KKFI’s Pacifica Convention Coverage August 27-30, September 4-6: 7:00-8:00 pm

The Democratic National Convention will convene in the state that banned gay marriage this Spring, followed quickly by President Barack Obama’s coming out in support of same.

Long-time opponent of same-sex marriage and women’s reproductive rights, Randall Terry may have seven delegates at the DNC, but will they make it inside after the Democrats declared him (and other delegate-earning candidates) illegitimate?

How will Charlotte’s recently enacted anti-protest laws be enforced as The Coalition to March on Wall St. South arrives?

KKFI will air Pacifica’s nightly coverage of the DNC from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 4through Thursday, September 6.

KKFI 90.1 FM Schedule Changes — August 27 through September 7

In summary, Democracy Now! will be on-air for two hours, Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 to 10:00 am for both weeks, and Pacifica’s evening coverage will be 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday through Thursday the first week (RNC), and Tuesday thru Thursday the second week (DNC)

As a result, our Tuesday through Friday 9:00-10:00 am national public affairs programs — Law & Disorder, Alternative Radio, Sprouts, Making Contact, Between the Lines, Bioneers — will not be aired during the two weeks.

Sabor Latino will not start (first week only) until 8:00 pm on Monday. Taste of Tejano will not start until 8:00 pm on Tuesday. LA Theatre Works, which normally airs Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm will be pre-empted both weeks. Look for special programming during the 6:00 pm hour for both Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, such as Free Speech Radio News and/or Al Jazeera. The Thursday Night Special will be Pacifica’s UnConventional coverage both weeks.

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