WBAI 99.5 FM New York

WBAI 99.5 FM New York WBAI is New York's Pacifica station. We are commercial free, listener sponsored Community Radio. We are Free Speech radio featuring progressive news & talk-arts & music.
For 50 years, WBAI 99.5FM-NY has been listener-supported radio for the New York community. The station is home to Democracy Now! and radio luminaries such as Polk Award winner, Robert Knight, host of Five O'clock Shadow; Hugh Hamilton (Talkback!) and Earl Caldwell (Caldwell Chronicles). WBAI is the only carrier of Al Jazeera English in the Tri-State area. Operating from its 50,000-watt signal broadcasting tower on top of the Empire States Building, WBAI 99.5FM carries programming from its facilities at 120 Wall Street to listeners in Connecticut to Delaware, New Jersey to upstate New York and to the five boroughs of New York City. In addition, WBAI streams and archives on www.wbai.org. Follow us on twitter.com/wbai_radio.
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Education historian and advocate Diane Ravitch will join leonie haimson this morning @ 10am on WBAI New York at 99.5 FM ...
12/11/2019

Education historian and advocate Diane Ravitch will join leonie haimson this morning @ 10am on WBAI New York at 99.5 FM for a conversation about the presidential elections, and her upcoming book about the battle vs. privatization and corporate reform, “Slaying Goliath." http://ow.ly/lw9s30q0Gs6

RT @Lindaperrybarr Back to normal @wbai after coup to silence #BAI & local voices is not an option.#NY’s progressive lis...
12/11/2019
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RT @Lindaperrybarr Back to normal @wbai after coup to silence #BAI & local voices is not an option.#NY’s progressive listener sponsored station is in a crisis mode. Pls become an
@WBAI Buddy, a sustaining member, http://give2wbai.org or call 516 620 3602 & pledge support.

Tune into Gays Against Guns tonight @ 6:30 on WBAI New York at 99.5 FM with Cathy Marino-Thomas for a discussion of the ...
12/10/2019

Tune into Gays Against Guns tonight @ 6:30 on WBAI New York at 99.5 FM with Cathy Marino-Thomas for a discussion of the current state of gun violence in America and what GAG is doing about it. #WBAI http://ow.ly/BQ8d30q0GiN

Tonight! Tune in to the 400th episode of From The Soundboard  where the focus is all on the legendary Operatic Soprano f...
12/10/2019

Tonight! Tune in to the 400th episode of From The Soundboard where the focus is all on the legendary Operatic Soprano from Augusta, Georgia. She was Jessye Norman http://ow.ly/G0tB30pZFSv Reggie Johnson

Tune in to Joy of Resistance  tonight at 9 PM! Tonight's show features Shameless Feminists and Judy Gorman singing LIVE!...
12/10/2019

Tune in to Joy of Resistance tonight at 9 PM! Tonight's show features Shameless Feminists and Judy Gorman singing LIVE! http://ow.ly/vSJv30q0p5M

Tune in to Cat Radio Cafe at 11pm tonight & join Janet Coleman and David Dozer as they discuss OPERA GAS AND A HOLIDAY P...
12/09/2019

Tune in to Cat Radio Cafe at 11pm tonight & join Janet Coleman and David Dozer as they discuss OPERA GAS AND A HOLIDAY PANTO #wbai http://ow.ly/uRco30q04e7

Join Max Schmid tonight at 7pm on Golden Age Radio for PEARL HARBOR, JACK BENNY, MCCARTHY, GARLAND, GUNSMOKE & hear abou...
12/08/2019

Join Max Schmid tonight at 7pm on Golden Age Radio for PEARL HARBOR, JACK BENNY, MCCARTHY, GARLAND, GUNSMOKE & hear about some of the premium packages being offered in exchange for donations to #wbai http://ow.ly/nHcU30q045V

Today at 5 PM tune in to "Driving Forces" w host Jeff Simmons "LET'S TALK ABOUT RUDY GIULIANI" w special guest Ruth Mess...
12/05/2019

Today at 5 PM tune in to "Driving Forces" w host Jeff Simmons "LET'S TALK ABOUT RUDY GIULIANI" w special guest Ruth Messinger (Ruth Messinger ) http://ow.ly/caem30pZ3ny

Today at 1 PM on "Leonard Lopate At Large" (Leonard Lopate ) RACHEL GLICKHOUSE (Rachel Glickhouse ) PROPUBLICA ON FINDIN...
12/05/2019

Today at 1 PM on "Leonard Lopate At Large" (Leonard Lopate ) RACHEL GLICKHOUSE (Rachel Glickhouse ) PROPUBLICA ON FINDING HATE CRIMES http://ow.ly/OEBb30pZ30w

Yay! Wuyi is back with #AFROBEAT @WBAI 99.5FM #NY streaming at wbai.org Pls show him some love-become a #WBAI buddy in t...
12/05/2019
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Yay! Wuyi is back with #AFROBEAT @WBAI 99.5FM #NY streaming at wbai.org Pls show him some love-become a #WBAI buddy in the name of #Afrobeat Call 516 620 3602 and say I want to be a WBAI buddy or go to give2wbai,org. We so appreciate you. Many thank:)

Listen Live On The Air Archives - Previously Aired Program Schedule Program Information Donate One-Time Cash Donation Donation With Thank-You Gift Monthly Donation - BAI Buddy Get To Know Us About Us Staff Mission Pacifica Foundation Local Station Board Community Advisory Board Our Partners Employme...

There are four hours left to donate to WBAI New York at 99.5 FM for #GivingTuesday. Even if you can't give money this ti...
12/04/2019

There are four hours left to donate to WBAI New York at 99.5 FM for #GivingTuesday. Even if you can't give money this time around we appreciate your support and listenership. http://ow.ly/8sEo30pYL41

Tonight at 8pm five performers from the upcoming Jan 4th WBAI New York at 99.5 FM benefit concert will discuss the power...
12/04/2019
POWER OF MUSIC - WBAI BENEFIT CONCERT

Tonight at 8pm five performers from the upcoming Jan 4th WBAI New York at 99.5 FM benefit concert will discuss the power of music on Ken Gale along with three of the NYC Raging Grannies http://ow.ly/HjSp30pYHH3

Music has power.  Five performers for the WBAI benefit concert will discuss that: David Amram, Mike Glick, and three of the NYC Raging Grannies:...

LISTEN GIVE REPEAT - BAI Buddy monthly contributions #givingTuesday #wbaia little each month makes a big difference! htt...
12/03/2019

LISTEN GIVE REPEAT - BAI Buddy monthly contributions #givingTuesday #wbai
a little each month makes a big difference! http://ow.ly/lfWT30pYAuO

We’re not here to shame you for that #cybermonday purchase, just here to remind you that any donation to WBAI New York a...
12/03/2019

We’re not here to shame you for that #cybermonday purchase, just here to remind you that any donation to WBAI New York at 99.5 FM is #taxdeductible and that its #givingtuesday http://ow.ly/x7Nf30pYGTy

Did you know WBAI has been one of NYC's only listener supported stations for over 60 years? Only 12 hours left to donate...
12/03/2019

Did you know WBAI has been one of NYC's only listener supported stations for over 60 years? Only 12 hours left to donate for #GivingTuesday
http://ow.ly/xlI930pYFYV

LISTEN GIVE REPEAT - BAI Buddy monthly contributions #givingTuesday #wbaia little each month makes a big difference! htt...
12/03/2019

LISTEN GIVE REPEAT - BAI Buddy monthly contributions #givingTuesday #wbai
a little each month makes a big difference! http://ow.ly/lfWT30pYAuO

In the U.S., "Cyber Monday" remains the largest online shopping day! According to Adobe's 2019 shopping data, on average...
12/03/2019

In the U.S., "Cyber Monday" remains the largest online shopping day! According to Adobe's 2019 shopping data, on average, nearly $11 million are spent every minute 😱but how much are we putting towards, #GivingTuesday? Donate to WBAI NOW using this link http://ow.ly/FMms30pYDLS

Hear Greta Gleissner talk about her journey from dancing in The Rockettes to founding the national organization Eating D...
12/03/2019

Hear Greta Gleissner talk about her journey from dancing in The Rockettes to founding the national organization Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists on today's edition of Positive Mind. Become a Positive Mind BAI Buddy today for a FREE series of workshops! http://ow.ly/5oRt30pYqrF

Include WBAI today #givingtuesday LISTEN GIVE REPEAT make a favorite show e-donation http://ow.ly/vdRp30pYAqg  orcall 51...
12/03/2019

Include WBAI today #givingtuesday LISTEN GIVE REPEAT make a favorite show e-donation http://ow.ly/vdRp30pYAqg orcall 516.620.3602

Wednesday at 4am on Arts Express, Academy Award Winner Ruth Carter on designing costumes for Dolemite Is My Name; direct...
12/03/2019

Wednesday at 4am on Arts Express, Academy Award Winner Ruth Carter on designing costumes for Dolemite Is My Name; director Sally Williams discusses her new documentary "Stevenson: Lost And Found" on cartoonist James Stevenson http://ow.ly/R6Dl30pYqaA Arts Express Ruth E Carter

Tonight at midnight, From the Soundboard will be offering the music premium titled Melting Pot Global Music Pack in retu...
12/03/2019

Tonight at midnight, From the Soundboard will be offering the music premium titled Melting Pot Global Music Pack in return for generous donations from listeners like you to kick of #GivingTuesday #wbai Reggie Johnson http://ow.ly/bekH30pYp0S

Tonight @ 7PM-10pm on ken nash: Assange, Manning and Snowden, Standing with the Conscience of Truthtellers on #WBAI http...
12/02/2019

Tonight @ 7PM-10pm on ken nash: Assange, Manning and Snowden, Standing with the Conscience of Truthtellers on #WBAI http://ow.ly/pn9d30pYllQ

Today at 1 PM on WBAI New York at 99.5 FM  Leonard Lopate and Christopher Ryan discuss his new book “Civilized to Death:...
12/02/2019

Today at 1 PM on WBAI New York at 99.5 FM Leonard Lopate and Christopher Ryan discuss his new book “Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress” explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live http://ow.ly/qrj830pYkED #WBAI

Today @ 6pm on City Watch Jeff Simmons focuses on World AIDS Day w/ Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Deputy Commissioner at the N...
12/01/2019

Today @ 6pm on City Watch Jeff Simmons focuses on World AIDS Day w/ Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Deputy Commissioner at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene & interviews Diane Delph-Tinglin from The Alliance for Positive Change City Watch #wbai http://ow.ly/f4LH30pXzMG

Montuneando con Marysol marks the 100th birthday of Benny Moré with historical facts and music about the legendary Cuban...
12/01/2019

Montuneando con Marysol marks the 100th birthday of Benny Moré with historical facts and music about the legendary Cuban musician on today's edition of Con Sabor Latino at 3pm on 99.5 WBAI Marysol #wbai http://ow.ly/pcKB30pXzGp

Monday 630pm  @FAIRmediawatch @WBAI #WayneBarrett on #RudyGiuliani, Melissa Goodman on the PATRIOT Act fair.org/home/way...
12/01/2019
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Monday 630pm @FAIRmediawatch @WBAI
#WayneBarrett on #RudyGiuliani, Melissa Goodman on the PATRIOT Act fair.org/home/wayne-bar… pic.twitter.com/r8YHcDhhUa

“Wayne Barrett on Rudy Giuliani, Melissa Goodman on the PATRIOT Act https://t.co/NyZuThfQZe”

Join R. Paul Martin at 5am Saturday for Back of the Book WE'RE BACK ON THE AIR http://ow.ly/Lz1T30pUXzC R. Paul Martin #...
11/30/2019

Join R. Paul Martin at 5am Saturday for Back of the Book WE'RE BACK ON THE AIR http://ow.ly/Lz1T30pUXzC R. Paul Martin #wbai

Tune into Leonard Lopate at Large today at 1pm to hear maestro John Mauceri discuss his book “For the Love of Music: A C...
11/29/2019

Tune into Leonard Lopate at Large today at 1pm to hear maestro John Mauceri discuss his book “For the Love of Music: A Conductor's Guide to the Art of Listening" @LopateAtLarge John Mauceri #wbai http://ow.ly/4Jxo30pXztE

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday - forget about "stuff" - #GIVINGTUESDAY support progressive ideas an...
11/27/2019

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday - forget about "stuff" - #GIVINGTUESDAY support progressive ideas and information at give2wbai.org 516.620.3602#wbai #listen_give_repeat

Naftuli Moster, Executive Director of YAFFED will join leonie haimson  and Carol Burris on Talk Out of School to discuss...
11/27/2019

Naftuli Moster, Executive Director of YAFFED will join leonie haimson and Carol Burris on Talk Out of School to discuss his battle to ensure that ultra-Orthodox students receive a minimally adequate education. Tune in @ 10AM today on WBAI New York at 99.5 FM #WBAI http://ow.ly/mBgc30pWn0O

Listen to From the Soundboard at midnight tonight to hear about the exciting thank you gifts Reggie Johnson is offering ...
11/27/2019

Listen to From the Soundboard at midnight tonight to hear about the exciting thank you gifts Reggie Johnson is offering as a thank you for your generous donations to 99.5 WBAI WBAI New York at 99.5 FM Reggie Johnson #wbai http://ow.ly/7xC630pWn7i

11/26/2019

Listen to director John Sayles talk about Medium Cool 50th Anniversary, Matewan, Hollywood Subversion Of The '70s on Arts Express this morning on WBAI New York at 99.5 FM #wbai

Tune in to Joy of Resistance tonight at 9pm in conversation with author Jenny Brown and former litigator and journalist ...
11/26/2019

Tune in to Joy of Resistance tonight at 9pm in conversation with author Jenny Brown and former litigator and journalist Jessica Mason Pieklo #wbai Joy of Resistance Jenny Brown Jessica Mason Pieklo http://ow.ly/H2bD30pWmlV

Join Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash on Building Bridges tonight at 7pm for DECOLONIZING OUR VISION: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SPEAK ...
11/25/2019

Join Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash on Building Bridges tonight at 7pm for DECOLONIZING OUR VISION: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SPEAK OUT ken nash #wbai http://ow.ly/RKik30pWhDp

Tune in to Leonard Lopate at Large today at 1pm for DAVID LANK ON EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BIRDS @LopateAtLarge...
11/25/2019

Tune in to Leonard Lopate at Large today at 1pm for DAVID LANK ON EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BIRDS @LopateAtLarge #wbai http://ow.ly/DZ4L30pWheU

Today on Leonard Lopate at Large 1:00 PM DAVID LANK ON EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BIRDS #wbai http://ow.ly/BFwv30...
11/25/2019

Today on Leonard Lopate at Large 1:00 PM DAVID LANK ON EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BIRDS #wbai http://ow.ly/BFwv30pWgRo @LopateAtLarge

Listen to host Jeff Simmons on City Watch in conversation with journalist and author of "Newcomers: Gentrification and i...
11/24/2019

Listen to host Jeff Simmons on City Watch in conversation with journalist and author of "Newcomers: Gentrification and its Discontents" Matthew L. Schuerman. City Watch https://ow.ly/U7LB30pUe7f

Listen to 'Let's Talk' (John Kane) in conversation w/Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz) about her latest projec...
11/21/2019

Listen to 'Let's Talk' (John Kane) in conversation w/Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz) about her latest project, 'An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States — for Young People' and U.S. backed aggression against Indigenous People. LIVE at 3pm! http://ow.ly/SzEa30pUgzI

Tune in at midnight for ANOTHER listener call-in special w/"From the Soundboard" — a program about concerts!
11/20/2019

Tune in at midnight for ANOTHER listener call-in special w/"From the Soundboard" — a program about concerts!

10pm today Suga in My Bowl continues to honor Harold Mabern by recognizing his favorite student, tenor saxophonist, comp...
11/20/2019

10pm today Suga in My Bowl continues to honor Harold Mabern by recognizing his favorite student, tenor saxophonist, composer and instructor Eric Alexander SugaInMyBowl Eric Alexander #wbai http://ow.ly/5Pci30pUeqw

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