In case you have not seen the mentioned program announcement from Andrew Phillips, here it is:
Until further notice - we are importing a four evening a week general interest public
affairs talk show - The Thom Hartman Program - 9-10pm.
The change happens this Monday October 7th 9-10pm.
Thom is a former Air America host and therefore an established progressive talk
show host with a growing national audience. The Thom Hartman Program runs very
successfully with positive audience feed-back, five days a week on our sister
station KPFK in Los Angeles. The program originates in Washington D.C.
The program is free.
The Thom Hartman Program replaces the M-Th, 9-10pm strip. Most of these
programs will be discontinued in their current format, but there will be oppor-
tunities to produce segments in a new magazine-style format to be announced
following the drive.
In addition to changes in the 9-10pm lineup, we are revamping the week night
10-11pm lineup. Programs currently running 10-11pm will also be discontinued
and asked to produce segments.
In radio, one needs a skill-set that includes edition and production of pre-
recorded programming; editing writing for radio, sound edition and mic
technique to present in a professional and cogent fashion. My goal is to
upgrade our sound and overall quality of programs, and I will do my best
to help current producers.
Following this fund drive, all programming will be reviewed. As you must know,
WBAI is currently in very bad shape and we need to find ways to enlarge
audience and encourage more support. This is a dictate from the LSB and
Pacifica National Office. We believe Thom Hartman can help.
There will be ample future opportunities for producers to find exposure on
WBAI, but our format will change. I will be announcing proposal for a Public
Affairs, Specials and Documentary Department at WBAI. In conjunction will
be classes in production, with a view to improving our broadcast skills.
Andrew Leslie Phillips
Program Director (interim)
WBAI Pacifica Radio 99.5FM
There was this response from Rebecca Myles: