Thursday, April 19, 2012
WBAI's decline begins...
I haven't yet located the first sheet of this 1965 observation, nor do I recall what it contained, but those of you who have read my numerous references to WBAI's downward slide in the snake pit known as the "bleepin' blue board" will find the following to have a familiar ring to it. This is my impression of WBAI almost fifty years ago, when I tuned in after having been away for a while. I blew my whistle in the ears of Hallock Hoffman, then Pacifica's President, Robert Hurwich, and other Board members. I knew that Frank Millspaugh's lack of direction was going to open the door to the station's opportunists, but this was happening quicker than anyone could have predicted, and it really disturbed me. Hallock asked me to put it in writing, which resulted in what you see here. I think it will explain why I to this day attribute WBAI's moral and intellectual decline to a handful of opportunists. I'm sorry about the missing page, which I will post as soon as I find it. Remember to click on the images for a more readable size.
I hope you will take the time to comment. Perhaps we could get a discussion going here, where the snake pit trolls don't roam free. That is not to say that they can't add their comments, but I will not publish the hare-brained nonsense that characterizes them on that blue board..