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.