Update on Pacifica: The World's Most Dysfunctional Radio

Things are not looking good for the future of Pacifica Radio.

Spark News reports that the recent Pacifica Foundation board meeting saw the same old acrimonious debate on disconnected politics, the expected departure of the interim director, and the immediate resignation of the board secretary - and the board still has no apparent plan to repay a $3 million loan taken to stave off bankruptcy.

Conceived to be "democratic", the Pacifica structure and its board members are both dysfunctional and toxic. A generation ago, Pacifica was a shining light in the civil media sphere, but those halcyon days are long gone. Interim director Tom Livingston recently brought some fiscal and managerial sanity to the organization, but with his imminent departure the future looks bleak.