Pacifica hits six decades

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Pacifica Radio went on the air 60 years ago today at KPFA in Berkeley. Founder Lewis Hill had been working toward that first day on the air since 1946, according to the station’s website. The station says it is the first listener supported noncommercial radio broadcaster in America. But now KPFA is “bogged down by behind-the-scenes bickering,” according to The San Francisco Chronicle. Pacifica recently announced severe financial problems.