Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Only on WBAI: Einstein was a phony
We have commented on Geoff Brady's "In Other News" show before, so most of us know that it is a weekly hour in the supermarket tabloid vein. Mr. Brady has been allowed to do this outrageous show for many years, and each time he talks about reptilians walking among us, auras being stolen, etc., he drags WBAI farther into a hole of ridicule and disrespect.
WBAI repeatedly pats itself on the back for telling it like it is, sometimes claiming exclusivity in that area, but all of that is untrue. Listeners were expected to send in their money or purchase questionable products in gratitude for this self-claimed honesty, and so they did, because there were still programs that warranted support. The schedule, however, continued to reflect management's incompetence, the technical quality grew worse, infomercials dominated much of the station's air time, and listeners finally had enough of all this, so they left.
I am not telling you anything you haven't heard for yourself or read about, but if you wondered how bad it continues to be, here is a sample from yesterday's "In Other News." I shortened it a bit, but you will hear the guest, Patrick J. Kelly, say a few things that I bet you didn't know. Brady, as usual, challenges nothing.