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KPFK (90.7 FM) is a radio station in Los Angeles, California, United States, which serves the Greater Los Angeles Area, and streams 24 hours a day via the Internet. It was the second of five stations in the non-commercial, listener-sponsored Pacifica Radio network.

KPFK began broadcasting in April 1959, twelve years after the Pacifica Foundation was created by pacifist Lewis Hill, and ten years after the network's flagship station, KPFA, was founded in Berkeley. KPFK also broadcasts on KPFK-FM1 along the Malibu coast, K204AE (88.7 MHz FM) in China Lake, California, and K254AH (98.7 MHz FM) in Santa Barbara, California.

With its 110,000 watt main transmitter atop Mount Wilson, KPFK is one of the most powerful FM stations in the US. A second 10-watt translator is licensed in Isla Vista, California, a census-designated place outside of Santa Barbara. The transmitter for that station is located atop Gibraltar Peak, allowing its broadcast to be heard over a large portion of coastal Santa Barbara County.

KPFK's self-proclaimed political allegiance is progressive, with some classifying it as far left.




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