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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 Deleted User 10525 » 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



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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 Deleted User 10525 » 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 Deleted User 10525 » 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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Re: Could this be the end of the road for WBAI in NYC?

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

Post by Chrocket87 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:26 pm

Pacifica, and especially WBAI, are the cockroaches of radio. Nuclear war could wipe out life as we know it and WBAI would still find a way to stay on the air.



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

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:28 am

Sort of like Family radio. There basically communists, not just progressive but just bat shit crazy.



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

Post by Calvert DeForest » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:18 am

In an audio clip on WBAI’s page, General Manager Berthold Reimers made the argument that WBAI or any station should not have to pay any money for a tower lease because it is a publicly licensed operation.


In what universe?


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

Post by Big-D » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:52 am

I just heard an interview with Pacifica's treasurer. Don't count out WBAI quite yet.


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

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:59 pm

Some wealthy Bolshevik such as George Soros will cough up the money, I bet, to allow them to stay on the air.


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

Post by audiophile » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:16 am

Calvert DeForest wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:18 am
In an audio clip on WBAI’s page, General Manager Berthold Reimers made the argument that WBAI or any station should not have to pay any money for a tower lease because it is a publicly licensed operation.


In what universe?
LOL, that is a crazy...


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

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:15 am

Well... your dealing with crazy people. There more or less communists.



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

Post by Marcus » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:29 pm

They are being mentioned again. I bet Cumulus would like nothing more than to get a hold of 99.5 FM. They could move WNBM over to it from 103.9 FM.

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

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:49 am

Well... I think there going to have to do what family radio did, sell 99.5 and find an AM station. If that were to happen, expect a bidding war for 99.5. I don't think the cloud has the moola for WBAI, unless they spin some smaller market stations off.



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

Post by Deleted User 10525 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:34 am

Going down the tubes... https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1223 ... t-seizure/

My guess is... Pacifica sells WBAI or even KPFA 94.1 even. Selling WBAI alone would probably take care of there money problems. Still... there on thin ice.



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