NEW! We are thrilled to release over 100 newly preserved audio programs thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pacifica station listeners.
In 2002 Pacifica Radio Archives embarked on our long-term Preservation & Access Project. Our goal is to assess, preserve and make available to the widest possible public, historic radio programs of the highest social, cultural and artistic value in our collection of approximately 40,500 original audio tapes.
These programs, mostly dating from the 1950s through the 1980s, document the essential movements, experiments and musings of the latter half of the 20th century, as broadcast on one or more of the Pacifica Radio Stations: KPFA in Berkeley, California; KPFK in Los Angeles, California; KPFT in Houston, Texas; WBAI in New York City; and WPFW in Washington, DC.
This section of our website shows the process and products of our ongoing efforts. You'll find restored audio, radio documentaries, program transcripts, historic Folioprogram guides, recorded highlights of 1968, work completed with grants from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and technical reports.
The Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation & Access Project is funded (in part) by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, grants from the GRAMMY Foundation®, The Ford Foundation, The Pacifica Foundation, supporters of the Pacifica Radio Archives, members of the Adopt-a-Tape program, and listeners to Pacifica Radio Stations, KPFA, KPFK, KPFT, WBAI, WPFW.