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Free Speech Radio 99.5fm

Pacifica Radio in New York City

Progressive & Independent News, Arts & Music

Upcoming Programs


Joy of Resistance

Thu, May 23, 2024 - 11:00AM

"Pick up the phone, Joe!" & PUBLISH THE ERA!

City Watch

Thu, May 23, 2024 - 5:00PM

Exploring the Medical Aid in Dying Bill

Backstage Stories

Thu, May 23, 2024 - 9:00PM

Introducing Jackie Leon

Folk Radio

Thu, May 23, 2024 - 10:00PM

With host Peter K. Siegel

Speaking Truth To Power

Fri, May 24, 2024 - 5:00PM


Fri, May 24, 2024 - 6:00PM

The Harlem Connection

Fri, May 24, 2024 - 10:00PM

The Harlem Connection to Mental Health

Back of the Book

Sat, May 25, 2024 - 5:00AM

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

Everything Old is New Again - Again!

Sat, May 25, 2024 - 6:00AM

Gabrielle Stravelli, Bryan Eng, Karen Akers


Sat, May 25, 2024 - 1:00PM

Dreamleapers with June Archer

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.


WBAI - Committee of Inclusion
Open to the public, Monday, May 27, 2024, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Saturday, May 18, 2024

WBAI Local Station Board
Open to the public, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Wednesday, January 3, 2024