The premiums mess was brought up on the Personal Computer Show tonight. Somebody who can penetrate Reimers' protective shield should tell him that all callers to his office are not "crazy"—as he told the Village Voice—then make him sit down and listen to WBAI. Among the things he needs to hear are the following two soundbites, which I have excerpted from this week's show, but left uncut. The first caller is a listener named Lamont whose e-mails are never answered. He is still waiting to receive a product he paid for a couple of marathons ago. The second caller finally got his premium, which impressed the PC hosts until they learned that it was a Gary Null product—then they pointed oiu that Null gets special treatment (which he does). Calls such as these are becoming more common, but most hosts haven't the spine to speak their mind. These call-ins say more than any of us can possibly convey in this forum. Note, too, the remarks regarding the appalling technical work by "Chief of Operations," Tony Ryan, which make call-ins difficult and downright embarrassing.
Regular caller, Anthony ("Tom from the Bronx") also chimed in. He, too is a victim of the ongoing incompetence, but a tolerant one who wants to see the station survive. Here, he makes a good observation re a possible BAI Buddy side effect: