Background Briefing

Hosted by Ian Masters

Ian Masters Background BriefingBackground Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. A unique radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers and critics with analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural and social issues.

Four days a week,  Background Briefing asks knowledgeable and thoughtful experts to explain the complexities behind major news stories in long-format interviews.

Ian Masters is an Australian-born and BBC-trained journalist and filmmaker. He has made a career of asking provocative questions of the most informed thinkers in order to bring light to the day’s most important news stories. Since 1980 his Sunday program,Background Briefing, has aired on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. In 2009, the program expanded to five days each week.

Background Briefing Archives


  • Monday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Tuesday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Wednesday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Thursday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Friday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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