Radio Unnameable: Documentary about WBAI host Bob Fass showing 9/19 -10/2
- NYC 09/24/2012 (WBAI)
SEPT 24, 6:15 - Special showing for WBAI listeners with appearances by Director Jessica Wolffson and Bob Fass.
THE FIRST 50 WBAI LISTENERS PURCHASING A TICKET TO SEE THE FILM WILL RECEIVE A FREE POPCORN AND SODA! EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org to sign on for yours.
Anyone living in NYC in the 1960s and ‘70s and who experienced even one night of insomnia remembers the voice of Bob Fass: midnight to 5 a.m., 5 days a week, his soothing voice was heard over the airwaves on WBAI-FM. A pioneer of free-form radio, Fass let the talk and music flow all night long, as some of the city slept and some of it followed him to a “Yip-In” at Grand Central Station, the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, and a “human fly-in” at JFK airport.
An amazing roster of guests – Arlo Guthrie, Allen Ginsberg, Kinky Friedman, Abbie Hoffman, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon – showed up unannounced and unedited. Long before Twitter or Facebook, before shock-jocks and reality TV, before Occupy Wall Street and flash mobs – Bob Fass helped change the face of media and brought the counterculture face to face with the rest of America. RADIO UNNAMEABLE
collages archival footage of NYC from this era with tapes from some of Fass’s most memorable programs – emulating its subject’s own commitment to immediacy, honesty and irreverence. Bob Fass continues to be heard on WBAI Thursdays, from midnight until 3 a.m.
The film is scheduled to be seen at Film Forum, 209 west Houston St., NYC. BUY TICKETS HERE
(That's Abbie Hoffman in rear left side of photo below)