Thursday, May 29, 2014
Gary Null's semi-secret monologue...
Last Monday, on his PRN FM online podcast station, Gary Null devoted over two hours on an assessment of the current WBAI/Pacifica crisis, the events that led the Foundation and its stations to this nadir, and possible solutions. He clearly agrees that any solution will require major changes in personnel and rules, but while he urged people to continue supporting WBAI, he also bared enough outrageous management collusion and chicanery to discourage any prospective donor. Null also knows that we will never see Lew Hill's concept completely restored, but he seems to feel that a semblance of the old, dedicated Pacifica might emerge. I seriously doubt it, and I suspect that—deep inside—so does Null.
Mr. Null decided not to archive his live monologue, but his PD said it was alright to post it if we could find it. As it turns out, Nalini captured the entire podcast as she worked in her kitchen, so we owe her our thanks for making it available. That brief background noise near the beginning is Nalini making a latte, but you can still hear what Null has to say. I think you might want to listen to the entire two-hour speech. However, the first part is familiar Null stuff (of the verbal kind), so, if the thought of two hours overwhelms you, you can move forward to about 23:45, which is where he specifically addresses the Pacifica situation. You will come away from it with new knowledge as well as supported, if not confirmed, suspicions.
I look forward to reading your comments.