Monday, July 11, 2016

Reimers' "Take their money and hide" m. o.

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Since we are just days away from WBAI's next fund drive, this seems like an opportune time to issue a warning against a crime of irresponsibility that over the years has become a scam: selling products that either are bogus or non-existent.

Most people simply write off such losses, regarding the experience as a lesson learned. If they give it some serious thought, they realize that not receiving the dangled carrot is but the period on a scam that actually begins with a program schedule that embraces fraud. Once respected for telling it like it is, WBAI has become a haven for amoral intellectually-handicapped, con artists and stagnant wannabes. Racism is rampant as ersatz black activism virtually dominates the offerings and slavery is what memories are made of.

The above letter (click on the illustration to enlarge it) appeared on a dying listserv today. It points to the ineptitude and disregard for listener-sponsors that steadily sinks the station into a hole from which there is no escape. The upcoming drive promises to be the worst yet—possibly the last. They should already be painting the welcome signs at Rikers Island.

12 comments:

  1. Chris - WBAI has been scamming people on premiums for over 25 years - during the Andrew Phillips era, the Samori Marksman era, etc, the station has engaged in fraud. Dred Scott Keyes was the glue - he fraudulantly copied thousands of copyrighted DVD's for his enrichment on behalf of Samori who pocketed the funds. Staffers like Dred & Robert Knight would threaten staffers with violence if they exposed their schemes. The station needs an emetic.

    PDR

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    1. I know, PDR, Berthold Reimers is keeping up a tradition, but--correct me if I'm wrong--have the so-called "Thank you gifts" (I.e. Products) not become more outlandishly bogus and/or potentially lethal in recent years? A "cure" that generates false hope and possibly replaces something that might have a positive effect, for example.

      I didn't mean to put all the scamming and criminality on Reimers' shoulders, but this is the financial wiz who was hired by Pacifica as a savior! Amazing, system-wide incompetence and corruption.

      That Hitler salute shocked the gang, but I'm afraid it was not entirely unjustified.

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  2. Ah yeah ... there we go , with Gerald (i can't stop talking about slavery) Horne .
    Amy going to the resident robo racist. How pathetic.

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    1. Yes, Amy is increasingly falling into line. I gave her more credit than that. She still has her moments, but this tendency to conform with WBAI's irresponsible vandals is disturbing.

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  3. (JustAListener)
    Sounds like WBAI has decided to give listeners a respite from the drivel - it's been dead air for at least half an hour.
    Jazz music on the internet stream but nothing over the air.
    Makes me wonder how they get the audio from the Brooklyn studio to the ESB.
    I suspect it's a line that has to be paid for...

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    1. At this time (11:35 AM) it has been off the air for an hour and 12 minutes, providing blessed relief from one of the unbalanced hate fomenters, who was hosting her show from what sounded like a vandalized phone booth.

      There have been no announcements from the so-called engineer (Haskins), who takes every opportunity to spew his "Let's do lynch" thing, so you may well be right about the phone being pulled.

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    2. It came back on the air just now (1:15 PM). It was off for 2 hours and 10 minutes. Still no explanation or apology.

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  4. But Mitch Cohen tells us how the premiums are flying out the door! It's all a game of mail & wire fraud that they will keep going as long as they can. That they haven't gotten in legal trouble yet shows you how few of WBAI's listeners are motivated to even write or call any government agency.

    12:44 PM - WBAI FM silent. WBAI.org is going back and forth between Null and jazz music.

    SDL

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    1. Tell Mitch that pigs can't fly on their own and he will say that you are wrong.

      Rumor has it that three people woke up when WBAI popped back on the air. One is said to contemplate seeking reparations.

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  5. wow... the really sad thing is that the period between 10:25 and 1:15 was some of the best radio bai
    has done in a while.
    just tuned in to hear mitch jessirich's replacement talking about , well....
    is this a radio station anymore or an endless black lives matter meeting?

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  6. I'm surprised no one has sued. $365 is the perfect amount for a small claims case. You don't need a lawyer. You file it. Most likely, WBAI won't show up to contest it. Even if they do show up, there really is no defense. Either way, you get a judgment. At that point, the station pays up or you call upon the state to garnish the station's revenue or to seize and sell its property, with the costs of the enforcement being borne by the station. Undoubtedly, the station would pay rather than endure a judgment enforcement action. There's a time investment in all this, but if someone blatantly screwed me over and lied to my face, I'd be motivated to do it. It's interesting that, as far as I know, over all these years, not one listener has ever sued over non-fulfillment of premiums. It shows a certain lack of initiative and intelligence among the WBAI listenership. Or to put it less charitably, WBAI listeners are dumb, lazy and easy to victimize.

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    1. WBAI is a corporation, which means they need to bring a lawyer to represent them in small claims court.

      SDL

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