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Note to Listeners

12/03/2023   12:00 AM


Dear Listeners, I hope you are doing well as December is settling in. We are grateful that you listen to WBAI and very much appreciate your support. If you've recently become a BAI Buddy, you should be getting your tote bags shortly and we are working on sending out thank you gifts you ordered with your donation. Apologies for delays. 

We have placed fundraising shows throughout the grid, to raise funds needed to continue broadcasting. Please follow our schedule here. We also strive to ensure we stay on mission by producing special programming centering both Palestinian and Jewish voices working on behalf of Palestinian liberation, calling for a ceasefire. Our programming features many Palestinian and Jewish activists, musicians, poets and scholars, and listener phone calls. This provides a much needed platform to discuss, grieve, and center the humanity of the Palestinian people, a platform absent in mainstream media. 

As a Pacifica station, we take seriously the vision and mission of Founder Lew Hill who was a pacifist and conscientious objector, jailed several times as a result. WBAI, in partnership with our sister station WPFW co-produced and presented a very successful live broadcast Saturday, November 4, of both the Black Is Back Coalition's, Black People's March on the White House, and the Palestinian Freedom March from 11am until 6pm. We also continue to do special programming on the crisis and uprisings in New York and worldwide. We have added The Electronic Intifada to our broadcast week which provides a Palestinian lens, often with guests from Gaza. In fact, all of WBAI's Programmers have provided exemplary and relevant programming throughout this ongoing crisis.  
WBAI and WPFW presented an Indigenous People’s Programming Special that was well received on November 22nd. We are celebrating the publication of Felipe Luciano's wonderful new memoir: Flesh and Spirit: Confessions of a Young Lord and WBAI has upcoming specials planned, including the Belmarsh Tribunal regarding Julian Assange on December 8th and a CBGB's Anniversary Celebration produced by Jillian Jonas in coming days.

You may have noticed that some of our Hosts are on hiatus. This is for vacations and/or health reasons. We will inform you of their return when possible, meanwhile we are filling these program slots with reruns and with trial shows. One of our hosts Ben Max who was on Fridays at 5pm covering NYC/NYS issues is moving on. Thanks to Ben for his years of informative programming and to Jarrett Murphy his former co-host who was wonderful on air. We are rebroadcasting Beyond the Pale, now celebrating its one year anniversary return to WBAI, in this slot for the time being. And Everything Old is New Again with Dave Kenney now in its 45th year on WBAI is being rebroadcast on Saturday mornings right before David Rothenberg's wildly popular Any Saturday program, a lovely flow of one program into another. 

Programs on hiatus include a new one on the migrant crisis in NYC, Documented with Fisayo O'Kare. It will return in January. And the WBAI Playhouse is back. Please tune in Sundays at noon for it or listen on our archives. Another new program hosted by Maureen Langan is now at 4pm on Tuesdays, Badassed Women. Please check it out. 

WBAI will be going into a week of funddrive programming on December 18th to ensure that we have enough funds to keep going. Know that we honor your suggestions and try to implement them where possible. Please keep writing to me PD@WBAI.org and please keep listening and supporting the station. 



Linda Perry  

Program Director

 WBAI Radio NY and WBAI.org