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Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

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Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

Post by 1027BrianFM » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:50 am

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1162 ... paid-rent/

WBAI has been on life support forever, if your not familiar with Pacifica its alt-left wing programing. When WBAI does go on the market I suspect Cumulus would probably make a bid for it.

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Re: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

Post by phillyb » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:04 pm

Edit: Since there's no sale of WBAI immediately pending, expect the Pacifica looneys to continue to labor to keep WBAI in their hands, even if they end up broadcasting from a telephone pole in Manhattan with 100 watts.

They just can't picture the world being able to exist without their exalted programming. :razz

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Re: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

Post by rugratsonline » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:10 pm

"Standing by the water fall in Paramus Park,
She was working for the friends of 'BAI,
She was collecting quarters in a paper cup,
She was looking for change and so was I..."

From "Ariel", by Dean Friedman

No doubt Ariel would soon become an "Enemy of 'BAI" following Pacifica's tinkering.

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Re: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

Post by audiophile » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:49 pm

Ask not what your country can do FOR you; ask what they are about to do TO YOU!!

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Re: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

Post by TheGeekJedi » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:50 pm

1027BrianFM wrote:https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1162 ... paid-rent/

WBAI has been on life support forever, if your not familiar with Pacifica its alt-left wing programing. When WBAI does go on the market I suspect Cumulus would probably make a bid for it.
Cumulus has no money.

I suspect it will go to a non-profit.

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Re: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

Post by rugratsonline » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:00 pm

TheGeekJedi wrote:
1027BrianFM wrote:When WBAI does go on the market I suspect Cumulus would probably make a bid for it.
Cumulus has no money.

I suspect it will go to a non-profit.
Like Family Radio, perhaps? They sold off WFME-FM 94.7 to -- who else -- Cumulus, shortly after Harold Camping's end of the world stunt, and more recently, got back into the market by buying an AM blowtorch, WQEW.

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Re: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

Post by 1027BrianFM » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:22 am

With No money, Dwindling audience. Got a feeling WBAI could go on the block. https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1162 ... paid-rent/

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Re: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

Post by Marcus » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:42 pm

1027BrianFM wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:22 am
With No money, Dwindling audience. Got a feeling WBAI could go on the block. https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1162 ... paid-rent/
And then WQXR-FM can full powered again at 99.5 in New York.

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Re: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

Post by 1027BrianFM » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:49 am

That would be interesting. It could be a bidding war for WBAI if it were to be sold.

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