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on the present of WBAI-FM, a once significant, intelligent New York
radio station that for years has suffered chronic abuse from within and now
nears extinction. Your comments are welcomed and will not be censored.
Friday, March 14, 2014
As one door opens...
Word has it that
Pacifica's Executive Director, Summer Reese,
has been fired!
Can you say "Severance pay"?
This more detailed message from Tracy Rosenberg replaces the one that I originally posted here. It adds some interesting details, as well as Ms. Rosenberg's advice to Pacifica subscribers who feel that their contributions have been mis-used. —Chris
IN THE MEANTIME, AS THE MOON TURNS...
Kathy Davis's show for the dub-intelligent today made it's debut on Gary Null's online "radio." They deserve each other!
Berthold Reimers—the failed GM who never communicated honestly with WBAI's listeners and only made inarticulate, delusional cameo appearances on two alleged Report to the Listener broadcasts—is now posting on R. Paul Martin's BlueBoard, where he should feel quite at home among the trolls and other crawlers.
Reimers has pronounced the current two-month fundraising marathon a success, giving a total of $497,704.97 raised so far. The drive is apparently scheduled to run until the end of this month, followed—according to Michael Haskins—by "a few weeks of programming." Of course, as I pointed out many times, we never get a real total, which would be the net sum of money actually received. One has to wonder where that 97¢ came from.
I really hope that some skilled, honest writer has been taking notes for a book chronicling the Pacifica farce. —Chris Here is easier access to the link Indigo posted in his comment to this post.