An unvarnished blog that dips into the past and comments
on the present of WBAI-FM, a once significant, intelligent New York
radio station that has chronically suffered abuse from within and now
nears extinction. Your comments are welcomed and will not be censored.
We have here a very civil, very pleasant dreamscape in which pleasant thoughts of this and that are exchanged as to what might bring Pacifica new listeners.
I’ve snipped a bit and snipped a bit more and so reduced the overall length to ~42 minutes. There’s no need to do more than sample, really.
A couple of simple observations:
There is of course, of course of course no thought or hint nor dream nor imagining of any interest in any form of programming other than news/public affairs, all from a leftist/progressive perspective, of course, of course, of course.
What other reality or truth is there, after all?
‘Pass the sugar, please?’
‘Care for a cookie?’
The foundational commitment to arts and education do not exist, of course, having been abandoned, then executed some forty or so years ago in favor of advancing The Revolution.
There are a few amusing elements:
What is this social media, stuff?
Of course it would be great if we could cover hearings, because, well, just because they’re availablein in a thousand forms doesn’t mean, uh, because, well, uh…
We should cover hearings!
Let’s do video! That would be great! We could do video!
I like Ralph Nader!
Maybe things on the web!
We could transcribe things!
What’s this streaming stuff? Is it expensive? Could we do it?
A recurrent theme throughout this conversation over tea is the importance of not ever, ever, ever threatening or appearing to threaten any existing programs.
Never, never, never!
Never, ever ever!
Some things, after all, are quite simply impossible.
Pass the sugar, please.
‘The revolution will not be televised…’
It will, however, have been much discussed, at length.