Read this and see what they have done to WBAI.
WBAI Treasurer's Report - August 2017
On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 7:42 AM, Gary Null wrote to Berthold Reimers, the token, well-paid "general manager" of WBAI:
Berthold..late last evening while getting a fresh juice a man approached me to tell me that he had been at the Plant Codes premier and was a long time listener. He then mentioned that he has been waiting for a premium for more than a year….that he has either received premiums very late or not at all and that the only reason he pledged this spring drive was because I gave my personal promise that all of the funds from the premier would go to the purchase of premiums. I assured him that the manager was in the process of making final arrangements for all spring premiums to be delivered. He reiterated his enjoyment at the premier and lecture. I asked him his occupation . He said he was a lawyer. I thanked him for his continued support to WBAI. Berthold please honor your word and on Monday wire the money for the premiums. I hope you realize that one of the main reasons the station has lost so many supporters is due to not getting the listeners their premiums in a timely manner or not getting them at all. Also everyone tells us that no one responds to their phone calls or e mails. This time I gave my word. You gave me your word. We must keep our words. Just last week I had a tragic death very close to me . I flew out of town to grieve and handle all arrangements. I told Scott…my in house council …to let you know I would not be able to attend the premier. He told me that the audience would be very upset and disappointed and that I should fly back for the premier then return the next day. I did the best I could and let no one know that I am in a grieving period. I also spent thousands out of my own pocket for the two free films and forgave my normal lecture fee…all for the station. Also do you realize that during the past three years that I have paid for more than 50% of the premiums…saving you tens of thousands. I hope you will do the right thing and pay for these premiums. Please honor your word. Thank you.