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Upcoming Programs



Thu, Feb 22, 2024 - 6:00AM

Felipe Luciano with Malcolm X Special

Democracy Now!

Thu, Feb 22, 2024 - 8:00AM

Driving Forces

Thu, Feb 22, 2024 - 5:00PM

Addressing the Needs of Older NYers

Democracy Now! Evening Edition

Thu, Feb 22, 2024 - 6:00PM

Backstage Stories

Thu, Feb 22, 2024 - 9:00PM

In Conversation with Tiffany Mann


Fri, Feb 23, 2024 - 6:30AM

Hosted by Fisayo Okare

The Harlem Connection

Fri, Feb 23, 2024 - 10:00PM

Turn on The Harlem Connection!

Back of the Book

Sat, Feb 24, 2024 - 5:00AM

Stay Up Late or Get Up Early and Give Us a Listen

Everything Old is New Again - Again!

Sat, Feb 24, 2024 - 6:00AM

A Loving Tribute to Chita Rivera


Sat, Feb 24, 2024 - 1:00PM

Dreamleapers with Tamala Jones


Hedges: Julian Assange's Day in Court (02/21/2024)  — By the afternoon the video link, which would have allowed Julian Assange to follow his final U.K. appeal to prevent his...  

UN Security Council Is Losing Credibility with Arab States (02/20/2024)  The United States vetoed an Arab-backed United Nations resolution put forth by Algeria today demanding an immediate...  

Top UN Court Orders Israel to prevent genocide but stops short of ordering ceasefire (01/26/2024)   — The United Nations’ top court on Friday ordered Israel to do all it can to prevent death, destruction and...  

John Pilger, investigative journalist, war correspondent, filmmaker has died (01/01/2024)  John Pilger, the Australian-born investigative journalist, war correspondent, author and filmmaker has...  

City threatens Community Composting; Activists Fight Back (12/04/2023)  ...  

WBAI News Roundup (12/03/2023)  Truce crumbles and Israel resumes bombingJewish Voices for Peace disrupts fundraiser by Friends of the Israeli...  

The Horror, The Horror (11/11/2023)  I am in the studio of Al Jazeera’s Arabic service watching a live feed from Gaza City. The Al Jazeera reporter in northern...  

Gaza Disconnected (10/30/2023)  On Friday, Gaza was completely disconnected from the outside world after all communications were cut off. There was a total...  

UN says Israel wants 1.1 million Gazans moved south (10/13/2023)  Sirens warning of incoming rocket fire blared in Israeli communities near the Gaza border early on Friday.Israel carried...  


WBAI Finance Committee
Open to the public, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Wednesday, January 17, 2024

WBAI Local Station Board
Open to the public, Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Monday, December 18, 2023

Note to Listeners

Note to Listeners James Irsay RIP (02/05/2024)  Dear Listeners, I'm very sad to report that James Irsay passed away today. His wit and wonder, his compassion and...  

Note to Listeners Ralph Poynter Presente! (12/26/2023)  RALPH POYNTER, a fearless, revolutionary warrior, longtime activist, fighter for Black rights, Political Prisoners and human...  

Note to Listeners Are you listening to WBAI Radio (12/14/2023)  If you appreciate WBAI, then please make a contribution to keep the station alive.  You can do this by becoming a BAI Buddy,...  

Note to Listeners Emergency Transmitter repair Dec 12th (12/12/2023)  Dear Listeners, WBAI will be off the air from 8am to noon at 99.5 FM, our terrestrial radio home for emergency repair at the site...  

Note to Listeners From WBAI's Program Director (12/03/2023)  Dear Listeners, I hope you are doing well as December is settling in. We are grateful that you listen to WBAI and very much...  

Note to Listeners Johanna Fernandez: Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society (10/13/2023)  Structures of settler colonial domination in Israel and in the United States from Johanna...