This was posted in the halls of KPFK in
Los Angeles subsequent to the Winter 1998 fund drive.
It was taken down following the February National Board Meeting in Los Angeles, where it was made a subject of protest outside the venue where the board meeting was being held.
POLICY REMINDER TO ALL PROGRAMMERS AND DEEJAYS
There's a lot of excitement and tension surrounding Iraq and the possibility of war. In consultation with our attorney, he said that it is important to understand the following policy to avoid an FCC complaint:
FCC laws preclude on-air personnel from making any call to action. In other words, you are legally prohibited from instructing listeners to go or do a specific action.
In the likely event of U.S military actions against Iraq, take care in disseminating information. For example, you are allowed to give out information on various protests and actions, etc., but you cannot tell people to go to the protests or commit a particular act. Our most important role is to disseminate information in the most responsible manner. If you have any questions about this policy and how to implement it, please contact me in the Programming Office.
[signed] Kathy Lo [KPFK progam director]