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Free Speech Radio 99.5fm

Pacifica Radio in New York City

Progressive & Independent News, Arts & Music

Upcoming Programs


Back of the Book

Sat, May 18, 2024 - 5:00AM

Here Comes Late Spring

Everything Old is New Again - Again!

Sat, May 18, 2024 - 6:00AM

A Mother's Day Rebroadcast! Songs Of Motherhood

Any Saturday

Sat, May 18, 2024 - 8:00AM

with David Rothenberg


Sat, May 18, 2024 - 1:00PM

Dreamleapers with Kecia Lewis

All Mixed Up

Sat, May 18, 2024 - 6:00PM

Hey Nineteen

Everything Old is New Again

Sun, May 19, 2024 - 10:00PM

Gabrielle Stravelli, Bryan Eng, Karen Akers

What's Going On! Monday

Mon, May 20, 2024 - 7:00AM

Moral Monday

Any Monday

Mon, May 20, 2024 - 8:00AM

with David Rothenberg

Democracy Now!

Mon, May 20, 2024 - 8:00AM

Live First Run of the Award Winning News Program

Law and Disorder

Mon, May 20, 2024 - 11:00AM

Law and Disorder May 20, 2024

Emergency Tower Fund Appeal: Help Save WBAI

WBAI is at a critical juncture. Our ability to broadcast—the heart of our mission—is under threat. We urgently need to raise $250,000 to keep our station alive. This isn’t just about keeping a station on the air; it’s about preserving a vital platform for independent voices and diverse perspectives.

Why We Need Your Help Now

Financial Crisis: We are facing a severe debt crisis that could end our broadcasting capabilities.

Immediate Impact: Without this funding, our ability to operate and serve our community is in jeopardy.

How You Can Make a Difference

Donate to the Tower Fund: Every contribution brings us closer to our goal and keeps our broadcasts running.

Spread the Word: The more people who know about our situation, the better chance we have to secure the funds we need.

Be a Voice for WBAI: Advocate for us in your community and on social media.

Track Our Progress

Check out the progress graphic on our site to see how close we are to reaching our $250,000 goal. Every donation makes a difference and gets us one step closer to securing our future.

Your support has never been more critical. Please donate today and help keep WBAI's voice alive. We believe in the power of independent media, and with your help, we can continue to be a beacon of truth and diversity in broadcasting.


Community Advisory Board-WBAI
Open to the public, Sunday, May 19, 2024, 1:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Thursday, May 2, 2024