Broadcasters: Open Microphones

Book reviews of the Sears, Roebuck 1897 catalogue, results of a Japanese pingpong tournament and 16 thundering hours of Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung are not normal radio pro gramming. But then, California's non profit Pacifica Foundation, which operates FM radio stations in three U.S.

cities, is plainly not interested in the nor mal listener.

Two weeks ago, KPFA in Berkeley, Calif., brought university students, par ents, police and faculty together for a straightforward confrontation. Los Angeles' KPFK scheduled a documentary of Sunset Strip teeny-boppers and this week will begin broadcasts from...

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