WBAI once served an eclectic community of achievers and aspirants in a broad variety of fields. Today, that is no longer the case. The current occupants have taken the race-dictated policies of recent predecessors a fatal step down, diluting content as well as quality. The station no longer serves a community that represents New York's so-called melting pot. It has lowered standards and narrowed its scope to focus on a small segment of the area's black population. Bland music, mindless chit chat, anti-white racism, phony spirituality and shallow philosophy has cut listenership down to a pathetic few, but—with fine but powerless exceptions—this is a group of morally bankrupt amateurs with a featherbrained manager who has not made a positive decision in his six or seven years there.
Getting back to free speech—which they have unashamedly declared proprietary, but long since ceased to practice— here is Michael Haskins taking a call Monday morning. It is from a regular listener who clearly hears the thread of black nationalism that now characterizes WBAI.
Confronted with a truth, Haskins becomes ever so upset. Did that man really say that white people also get shot in the street? How dare he lie like that? Stricken with severe denialitis Haskins pleads with the caller to never again call in with "that thing", plays a tape of his father, and hangs up. So much for the much touted "free speech". Hear it for yourself.