Pacifica Radio is first to broadcast Al Jazeera

December 7, 2010 5:54:10 PM PST
Berkeley-based Pacifica Radio became the first network in the U.S. to broadcast Al Jazeera News, which covers news about Middle Eastern Arabian countries. It started yesterday.

An English language edition airs on KPFA from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

It's also being broadcast on Pacifica stations in New York and Houston. L.A. and Washington, D.C. are next.

Al Jazeera is based in Qatar.