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For Austin Listeners With Exacting Ears: Pacifica Public Broadcasting on KUT-FM Pacifica Foundation is proud and pleased that KUT-FM, the radio service of the University of Texas at Austin, has joined the growing roll of public stations presenting Pacifica documentaries and discussions. Pacifica is the unique public broadcasting organization which operates listener-sponsored stations in Berkeley/San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles and soon expects to own and operate its fourth in Houston. Pacifica’s microphones are at the cutting edge of current politics, performance and commentary. Our documentaries repeat more of what our recorders, hear than those of an.y producing organization in the world. The result is lively and controversial, whether it’s a show in which Black Panthers speak in their own voices or a discussion with a lovely graduate student who makes thousands of spare-time dollars as a call-girl. Pacifica Radio Forum is heard on KUT, 90.7 mHz, at 2 p.m. each Thursday and 7 p.m. each Sunday. We at Pacifica think the rest of KUT’s programming is adventurous and interesting: proof that radio is alive and well and broadcasting in central Texas. Give a listen. Pacifica Adventurous Public Broadcasting Berkeley/San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Washington, D.C. There was no written code of student conduct. Discipline was arbitrary. And there was no disciplinary appeals board. The campus press crawled along under heavy pressure and tight control by a conservative journalism faculty. The campus literary magazine which had seen the likes of young Larry McMurtry had been killed in 1967 by administrative edict “in favor of something more representative.” Nothing. On a day-to-day basis, the campus seethed with apathy and non-involvement, and the student body drawn largely from suburban Dallas and Fort Worth was overwhelmingly right-wing, to the point of reaction. The few students who had dared to protest Vietnam, racism, or campus policies had been harassed actually beaten in some cases by fellow students and kept under close surveillance by city policemen and narcotics agents. At the request of the campus police, student publications photographers on several occasions had “covered” demonstrations and individual demonstrators for police files. Faculty members, as a rule, preferred not to disturb the campus somnambulism. To rock the boat was to incur the wrath of one’s sultanic department head. And that could mean a frozen salary, a lost promotion, and no more invitations to faculty parties. Socially, in Denton, a fate worse than death, unless one happened to be existential. KAMERICK threw out the ban on politicians with a flair that shocked local conservatives. He appeared on stage last fall with Sen. Ralph Yarborough at the first political rally at North Texas in 45 years. Yarborough also delivered the spring commencement address recently. A flurry of changes followed the lifting of the speakers’ ban, including a streamlined reorganization of NTSU’s administrative structure. New dormitory hours for women were announced. Dorm residents were allowed to write their own rules and handle basic disciplinary problems. At Kamerick’s urging, NTSU regents recently passed relaxed 12 The Texas Observer