We only have Mr. Daulton's word for that, because he did a Reimers and stopped taking phone calls when they panned rather than praised his weekly assault on their ears. His "grab bag" CD premiums, offered during marathons, failed to generate income, so there may well have been grumblings from the Atlantic Avenue bunker, and something had to be done to keep this circus going. Anderson, whose "inspirational music" mainly comprises uninspired second-rate performances, obviously had to do something to justify his WBAI "ministry," so he decided to produce a benefit church concert. It would, in his estimation, attract over 2000 people eager to part with $25 or more. He even said that he would feed them.
Did it work? I tuned in this morning at six, expecting to hear a report on yesterday's big event. As things turned out, it coincided with the massive street protest against police murder, but Daulton's audience marches to a different drummer, as it were. Anyway, it was reasonable to expect a somewhat detailed account, perhaps even an on-the-spot recording or a tally.
The following brief audio clip is all Mr. Anderson had to say about it. That was at the beginning of the show, following the customary, unremarkable rendition of "Blessed Assurance" that he plays every week and seems to have vested interest in. Here, in its entirety is what he had to say about the big concert: