My KPFA - A Historical Footnote



In 1960, John Whiting began work for KPFA in Berkeley, California, America's first listener-supported non-commercial radio station, where he subsequently became Production Director. During the 60s he presented dozens of programs about the arts and current affairs and entered into a collaboration with Erik Bauersfeld which would later be credited with “keeping radio drama alive in America in the 1960s”. From 1966 to 1970 he was London Correspondent for KPFA’s parent organization, Pacifica Radio. The Lengthening Shadow, his monograph on the first ten years of KPFA’s history, was published by the University of Aarhus in Denmark.


John Whiting's subsequent career as a sound designer and food writer can be found in Whitings Writings.