Famous WBAI caller passes away: RIP Monroe

Like Elvis or Madonna, some people are famous and prolific enough to be known by only one name. If you ever listened to WBAI 99.5FM in NYC, or attended board meetings, you couldn’t help but brace yourself when you heard the name “Monroe”. Monroe Litman was a constant presence on community radio station WBAI. He […]

People’s Trial of Goldman Sachs: Brought to you by Occupy Wall Street and WBAI

Update: This trial and action happened. Protesters chanted “Goldman Sucks”. Chris Hedges and Reverend Billy were arrested as part of the anti-Goldman Sachs demonstration. Story at The Gothamist: here. Note that this event is just in time to get people thinking about Bank Transfer Day on Saturday, November 5th! WBAI 120 Wall Street 10th Floor: […]

Personnel change at WBAI FM in NYC, Pacifica Radio

99.5FM, WBAI/Pacifica Radio out of New York City, is an important place for information on news, activism, social justice, war and peace. WBAI’s airwaves extend into Long Island, and there is a vibrant listenership here. Because WBAI is such an important, progressive institution, there are often battles and conflicts from the inside and out. I […]

WBAI Election Results (99.5 FM peace and justice radio)

WBAI is part of the national network of Pacifica Radio stations. Broadcasting from New York City, it reaches a wide ranging area, including parts of New Jersey and Long Island. WBAI 99.5FM is community radio dedicated to peace and justice. The station recently held an election. Winners below. Details at read more. The newly elected/re-elected […]

Canadian Green leader protests detention of American journalist Amy Goodman

KW: Sometimes when overzealous government law enforcement go too far, it becomes so comical, it is difficult to realize the travesty of justice that occurred. But, the victim was still harmed and the practices are still in place. So, we should acknowledge the violation of rights, try to learn from what happened, and use the […]

It’s Official: Amy Goodman arrest backfires on the police

KW: While it is tragic that the police in Minneapolis-St. Paul at the RNC wrongly arrested journalist Amy Goodman, and it must have been devasting for her to be manhandled and taken into custody, still… Doing an injustice to a high-profile person, and a journalist at that, was a big mistake for the police and […]

Action Alert: Amy Goodman Arrested

Highly respected alternative journalist Amy Goodman and two Democracy Now! producers unlawfully arrested at the RNC in Minnesota. ****** Update: The Huffington Post reports that all three Democracy Now! Journalists were released. Story here. ***** Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota at  approximately 5 p.m. local time.  Police […]

NY Times Story: The George Carlin/WBAI connection

[In 1978, WBAI broadcast the George Carlin routine about the 7 words you can’t say on television. The FEC reprimanded WBAI, and the battle went all the way to the Supreme Court.] excerpt from The New York Times The Station That Dared to Defend Carlin’s ‘7 Words’ Looks Back By GLENN COLLINS Published: June 25, […]

Ralph Nader on radio and TV

Ralph Nader will be on the Pacifica Radio show “Democracy Now!” on Thursday morning. That means that it will air in the NYC/Long Island area at 9am on 99.5 FM WBAI, and then be repeated in the afternoon on 90.1 FM WUSB Stony Brook. For other places, you can check your local listings or view […]

WBAI Pacifica Radio 99.5 FM – Elections case

From Kimberly: I am not informed enough to take a position on this case. Though, I think it would be excellent for people who are interested to try and attend in court. The post below is excerpted and includes commentary from one of the plaintiffs. If you’re interested in witnessing first-hand the arguments around the […]

KPFK election results changed and certified

If you are looking for Green Party Super Tuesday Primary result try here: Green Party Primary Coverage: anecdotes and analysis Unofficial Green Party Primary returns Where to find CA Green Party Primary returns Green Party Primary: In the news From Kimberly: We had been following the story of the elections as KPFK 90.7 FM Pacifica Radion in Los Angeles. […]

New web-site: Videos and Portraits from WBAI FM / Pacifica Radio

There is a wonderful, new web-site , called Pacifica Radio Videos created by some listeners to community radio station WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City. WBAI is part of the Pacifica Network. WBAI and Pacifica are founded on the principle that since the regular media beats the drumbeat for war, these stations will stay […]

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