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(Pacifica Radio) WBAI-FM Lays Off Most of Staff (New York)
New Ypork Times ^ | August 11, 2013 | BEN SISARIO

Posted on 09/01/2013 7:29:20 PM PDT by carlo3b

... In a tearful on-air announcement on Friday, Summer Reese, the interim executive director of the Pacifica Foundation, which owns WBAI, said that after talks with SAG-Aftra, the union that represents broadcasting talent, “we will be laying off virtually everyone whose voice you recognize on the air,” effective Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: defundnpr; elections; layoffs; liberalmedia; liberals; liberaltalkradio; obama; pacifica; radio
Another leftwing station going down in flambes.. sniffff
1 posted on 09/01/2013 7:29:20 PM PDT by carlo3b
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To: carlo3b

Maybe they can get a job at ESPN


2 posted on 09/01/2013 7:31:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: carlo3b

They’re probably all racists anyway.


3 posted on 09/01/2013 7:33:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: carlo3b

They will all reserface as regime czars.


4 posted on 09/01/2013 7:33:13 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: carlo3b

Lie long enough and even the stupid finally catch on. American media is on the ropes because it shot all its credibility worshiping political Leftists.


5 posted on 09/01/2013 7:33:56 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: carlo3b

FIXED IT

They will all resurface as regime czars.


6 posted on 09/01/2013 7:34:02 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: carlo3b

I think there was a related thread a few weeks ago. Public funding was even cut off.

lol


7 posted on 09/01/2013 7:35:27 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: BenLurkin

Why do liberals need Pacifica when they have ABC NBC CBS CNN MSNBC, etc....


8 posted on 09/01/2013 7:36:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: carlo3b; Flick Lives
There is one good thing about WBAI... Mass Backwards
9 posted on 09/01/2013 7:37:16 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: carlo3b

What does SAG/AFTRA have to do with it. Was the union asking for raises from a station that can’t pay the rent?


10 posted on 09/01/2013 7:41:43 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: carlo3b

LOL.....

they are constantly having these telethons where they beg for money...me and a handful of guys in the office would use the office phone system at night to tie up their lines...guess it worked...


11 posted on 09/01/2013 7:44:24 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: dfwgator

Pacifica has served its purpose, re-electing Obama.

Pacifica got a huge influx of cash from rich libs about two years ago. Now the money is running out, and the rich libs aren’t ponying up anymore.


12 posted on 09/01/2013 7:56:40 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: carlo3b
About the same info with a fresher date;

http://www.downtownexpress.com/2013/08/28/wbai-cuts-local-programs-slashes-news-department/

13 posted on 09/01/2013 7:58:40 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: carlo3b

Yay.

Ding dong the witch is dead...

This station played Arabic music the afternoon of 9/11/01.

To show their solidarity with and to understand the motivation of the perps.


14 posted on 09/01/2013 8:00:37 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: carlo3b

Earlier thread from about the same time frame of this original article;

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3053012/posts


15 posted on 09/01/2013 8:04:18 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: carlo3b

I used to listen to this station daily when I was a teenage moonbat.


16 posted on 09/01/2013 8:06:26 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: tcrlaf

So, they basically ran out of OPM.


17 posted on 09/01/2013 8:07:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: carlo3b

Ahh yes. Another handful of proud AFTRA members who can’t find work.


18 posted on 09/01/2013 8:07:18 PM PDT by golux
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To: carlo3b

BAI was fun to listen to in the late ‘70’s

Revolution don’t pa the bills though


19 posted on 09/01/2013 8:10:52 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: carlo3b
had to pay for the Debbie i mean Amy Downer show somehow...
20 posted on 09/01/2013 8:12:12 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

Ha Ha, that is classic.


21 posted on 09/01/2013 8:18:01 PM PDT by roofgoat
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To: carlo3b

Its non-commercial and depends on donations.

Having a progressive POTUS in the WH who has betrayed them (in their eyes) on war has devastated their donations I bet.

Idealism means Planet Earth.


22 posted on 09/01/2013 8:22:35 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: carlo3b

One interesting fact is that WBAI actually played a good amount of interviews and commentary by Ayn Rand back in the 60’s. I don’t take too much glee in that independent radio station biting the dust, if that’s what’s happening. The more voices the better, in my opinion. The impulse to censor is typically found on the Left, e.g., the campaign to shut down Rush Limbaugh.


23 posted on 09/01/2013 8:44:30 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: carlo3b
WBAI, the station where Pacifica's flagship program, Democracy NOW!, was founded, has broadcast on 99.5 since 1960

The people have spoken ...

24 posted on 09/01/2013 8:51:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: carlo3b
Went to school with one of the BAI show hosts. Listened to his show a couple of times and I couldn't believe the misinformation he was spouting.

What a shame folks spreading misinformation are being let go.

25 posted on 09/01/2013 9:08:45 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: carlo3b

I never had the opportunity to listen to WBAI but got a full dose of Pacifica in Berkeley on KPFA, often referred to by normal people as the all comedy all the time station. Which was slightly unfair as they did have some good music programs, but the politics? Oy vey.


26 posted on 09/01/2013 9:09:38 PM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: allblues

Any time lefties fail I laugh. Bwahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


27 posted on 09/01/2013 9:31:34 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: carlo3b
What nostalgia-
I remember listening to WBAI in the 60's because they were virtually the only station in the world, except for Radio Moscow, calling for a black communist revolution in the US. Usually their studio was standing room only with Black Panthers and members of the CPUSA who were doling out cash to the Panthers to buy weapons. Couple of times I actually was up there and asked by the resident commissar to get everybody coffee. I never did (mainly because they wanted me to pay for it) It would have been fun to drop some dog poop in those coffees.
I was up there installing a sound board and it was great-they treated me like a king because I worked as a manual laborer-It was a gas watching all the raised fists and watching the white announcers inviting the Panthers home for dinner-I remember one white idiot who invited the Panthers home for a meeting and they stayed there for weeks because he was too much of a pussy to call the cops on them.
28 posted on 09/01/2013 9:35:15 PM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: carlo3b

Of course the executive at a libtard radio station is named Summer.


29 posted on 09/01/2013 11:30:29 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: carlo3b

I love it when reds get unemployed. Less air pollution too.


30 posted on 09/02/2013 12:21:07 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Rodamala

The Host on mAss Backwards Max Schmid is intolerable and he has an annoying habit of talking over the shows that he plays. He is every much the obnoxious liberal that all the rest of the WBAI staff is. I lost the ability to listen to him the time he haughtily announced that “We don’t celebrate the 4th of July here.”

If you like Jean Shepherd, there are Schmid-free alternatives:

http://jeanshepherdpodcast.blogspot.com/

General OTR:

http://www.dumb.com/oldtimeradio/
http://www.otr.net/

The master source archive.org has just about everything, but it is frustratingly difficult to navigate.


31 posted on 09/02/2013 1:12:55 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: carlo3b

Good riddance.


32 posted on 09/02/2013 3:55:16 AM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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