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.
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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.

Mission: Pacifica's Mission Statement (a) To establish a Foundation organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any member of the Foundation. [*] (b) To establish and operate for educational purposes, in such manner that the facilities involved shall be as nearly self-sustaining as possible, one or more radio broadcasting stations licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and subject in their operation to the regulatory actions of the Commission under the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended. (c) In radio broadcasting operations to encourage and provide outlets for the creative skills and energies of the community; to conduct classes and workshops in the writing and producing of drama; to establish awards and scholarships for creative writing; to offer performance facilities to amateur instrumentalists, choral groups, orchestral groups and music students; and to promote and aid other creative activities which will serve the cultural welfare of the community. (d) In radio broadcasting operations to engage in any activity that shall contribute to a lasting understanding between nations and between the individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors; to gather and disseminate information on the causes of conflict between any and all of such groups; and through any and all means compatible with the purposes of this corporation to promote the study of political and economic problems and of the causes of religious, philosophical and racial antagonisms. (e) In radio broadcasting operations to promote the full distribution of public information; to obtain access to sources of news not commonly brought together in the same medium; and to employ such varied sources in the public presentation of accurate, objective, comprehensive news on all matters vitally affecting the community.

Operating as usual

Some of the news coming up tonight @WBAI on the #WBAIEveningNews @pderienzo 6pm.. then @GAGnoguns  followed by @SunsaraT...
12/15/2020

Some of the news coming up tonight @WBAI on the #WBAIEveningNews @pderienzo 6pm.. then @GAGnoguns followed by @SunsaraTaylor with WeOnlyWantTheWorld and then @outfm and more..That's Alternative Radio in NY at 99.5 FM streaming wbai.org

12/15/2020

[email protected] #School will be in session Wednesday both in-person and online, and buses, school buses will be running Wednesday. However, parents, be ready with an alternative for Thursday in case the snow is bad enough that we have to close the school buildings.

RT @ReutersPresident-elect Biden has chosen Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Transportation Department
12/15/2020

RT @Reuters
President-elect Biden has chosen Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Transportation Department

Clearing The Fog_Forces of Greed @WBAI with @MFlowers8 as the federal eviction moratorium is set to expire @WBAI 99.5 FM...
12/15/2020

Clearing The Fog_Forces of Greed @WBAI with @MFlowers8 as the federal eviction moratorium is set to expire @WBAI 99.5 FM in NY streaming WBAI.org

.@FromtheSoundboard with Reggie Johnson. Tonight @WBAI midnight to 2a we focus on the legendary protest musician #PhilOc...
12/15/2020

[email protected] with Reggie Johnson. Tonight @WBAI midnight to 2a we focus on the legendary protest musician #PhilOchs. On December 19, Phil would've been 80 years old. That's #WBAIRadio 99.5FM in #NY streaming wbai.org

3-6p on #WBAIRADIO in #NewYork
12/14/2020

3-6p on #WBAIRADIO in #NewYork

2p on #WBAIRadio in NY
12/14/2020

2p on #WBAIRadio in NY

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12/12/2020
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANK YOU!

Have you checked this out?

Your support in 2020 will open more doors for creative programming and possibilities in 2021. Don't miss your chance to be a part of our story by MAKING A TAX EXEMPT CONTRIBUTION NOW. Thank you Merry

Staying in tonight.. No worries @WBAI has you... Check out our line up.. You can warm up to your radio at 99.5 FM in NY ...
12/11/2020

Staying in tonight.. No worries @WBAI has you... Check out our line up.. You can warm up to your radio at 99.5 FM in NY or stream on your device at wbai.org..

Debut of #BackstageStories @WBAI 9p tonight with focus on posthumous work of #NtzokeShange Tune into @WBAI 99.5FM in NY ...
12/11/2020

Debut of #BackstageStories @WBAI 9p tonight with focus on posthumous work of #NtzokeShange Tune into @WBAI 99.5FM in NY streaming wbai.org

Independent Local, National and International News, That's the #WBAI Evening News 6pm weekdays hosted @pderienzo 99.5 FM...
12/10/2020

Independent Local, National and International News, That's the #WBAI Evening News 6pm weekdays hosted @pderienzo 99.5 FM in #NY streaming wbai.org

Analysis of  Election in #Venezuela with @DrMFlowers @WBAI on  #ClearingTheFog 99.5 FM in NY Streaming wbai.org
12/08/2020

Analysis of Election in #Venezuela with @DrMFlowers @WBAI on #ClearingTheFog 99.5 FM in NY Streaming wbai.org

WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 2020
12/07/2020
WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 12/01/2020

WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 2020

Dear WBAI Family, Most cultures have a special time of the year associated with harvesting that coincides with holiday seasons. It is a worldwide phenomenon that touches our instinct to share with ou

LaTosha Brown, Black Voters Matter, Georgia & Mark Pearce, Organizing for Workers in a Biden Presidency on #BuildingBrid...
12/07/2020

LaTosha Brown, Black Voters Matter, Georgia & Mark Pearce, Organizing for Workers in a Biden Presidency on #BuildingBridges with Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash 7-8p @WBAI

WBAI PRESS RELEASE/BACKSTAGE STORIES/
12/07/2020
WBAI PRESS RELEASE/BACKSTAGE STORIES/

WBAI PRESS RELEASE/BACKSTAGE STORIES/

MARCIA PENDELTON OF WALK TALL GIRL PRODUCTIONS WILL PRODUCE AND HOST “BACKSTAGE STORIES” A New Radio Broadcast for WBAI FM  PRESS RELEASE Monday December 7, 2020 (New York, NY), Beginning Thursday, D

WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 2020
12/06/2020
WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 2020

WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 2020

Dear WBAI Family, Most cultures have a special time of the year associated with harvesting that coincides with holiday seasons. It is a worldwide phenomenon that touches our instinct to share with ou

12/06/2020

RT @NewYorkStateAG
·A judge has ruled in our favor and ordered the #Trump administration to fully restore #DACA, including opening up the program to new applicants for the first time since 2017.
My office will always fight to protect immigrants and ensure DACA is #HereToStay.

#SoulCentral with Tony Ryan followed by #AndYourDontStop with @MrChuckD tonight @WBAI 99.5 FM in NY streaming wbai.org
12/06/2020
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#SoulCentral with Tony Ryan followed by #AndYourDontStop with @MrChuckD tonight @WBAI 99.5 FM in NY streaming wbai.org

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...

12/06/2020

[email protected] updates NewYorkers on #Covid19:
Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 6.17 %; #NewYorkState Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 4.59%
Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.99%
69 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

12/05/2020

Tonight 7p @WBAI #AudioStages: Part Two of #TheRiderAtTheSpiritBell an original script written
for #RADIO by Peter L. Wilson, produced by Charles
Potter, David Rapkin, James Irsay and Timothy Jerome.

#WorkingClassHeroes @WCHPod 6p @wbai with hosts Mel Gonzalez and Julian Guerrero. Tonight: #StolenLands on 99.5 FM in NY...
12/05/2020

#WorkingClassHeroes @WCHPod 6p @wbai with hosts Mel Gonzalez and Julian Guerrero. Tonight: #StolenLands on 99.5 FM in NY streaming wbai.org

#CaribbeanVoicesAndBeyond with Isaac and Kamara focuses on #CaribbeanWomen, #COVID19 #FrontlineWorkers @WBAI.org in #New...
12/05/2020

#CaribbeanVoicesAndBeyond with Isaac and Kamara focuses on #CaribbeanWomen, #COVID19 #FrontlineWorkers @WBAI.org in #NewYork streaming wbai.org Call-in: 212 209 2877

WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 2020
12/05/2020
WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 12/01/2020

WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 2020

Dear WBAI Family, Most cultures have a special time of the year associated with harvesting that coincides with holiday seasons. It is a worldwide phenomenon that touches our instinct to share with ou

12/05/2020

[email protected] produced & hosted exclusively by previously incarcerated professionals & academicians is in the house @WBAII and is taking your calls at 212 209 2877

WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 2020
12/04/2020
WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 2020

WBAI GIVING TUESDAY 2020

Dear WBAI Family, Most cultures have a special time of the year associated with harvesting that coincides with holiday seasons. It is a worldwide phenomenon that touches our instinct to share with ou

RT @harriettecoleMoving film. @welcometopinelake  ⁦@WBAI⁩ ⁦@dreamleapers1⁩ @CriminalJustice
12/04/2020

RT @harriettecole
Moving film. @welcometopinelake ⁦@WBAI⁩ ⁦@dreamleapers1⁩ @CriminalJustice

#Bears, Bears and more Bears and what they teach us @WBAI Morning show #ANewDay @JFernandez693 Friday 7-8a and please ca...
12/04/2020

#Bears, Bears and more Bears and what they teach us @WBAI Morning show #ANewDay @JFernandez693 Friday 7-8a and please call in 212 209 2877

RT @NuyoricanPoetsWith heavy hearts, we bid farewell to poet&visionary #MiguelAlgarín, founder of the Nuyorican Poets Ca...
12/04/2020

RT @NuyoricanPoets
With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to poet&visionary #MiguelAlgarín, founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Miguel was a brilliant poet, an influential professor and leader, and a supportive mentor who inspired and guided generations of artists. #SleepInPeace

Give a call 347 815 4449 to talk to #BobFass and @WBAI listeners  on @RadioUnnameable Phones are open!
12/04/2020

Give a call 347 815 4449 to talk to #BobFass and @WBAI listeners on @RadioUnnameable Phones are open!

#RadioUnnameable with legendary #BobFass midnight to 3am right here @WBAI in NY streaming wbai.org
12/04/2020

#RadioUnnameable with legendary #BobFass midnight to 3am right here @WBAI in NY streaming wbai.org

#FolkRadio @WBAI #Radio Featuring  Richard Thompson and Zara PhillipsThe Lost Leaders. —Byron Isaacs & Peter ColeThe Fou...
12/04/2020

#FolkRadio @WBAI #Radio Featuring
Richard Thompson and Zara Phillips
The Lost Leaders. —Byron Isaacs & Peter Cole
The Four Winds —Liz Tormes & Fiona McBride Presented by David Mansfield and Steve Rathe That's 10-midnight 99.5 FM in NY streaming wbai.org

#CubaInFocus @wbai CHANGES - DIPLOMATS & SOLIDARITY EFFORTS 99.5 FM in NY streaming wbai.org
12/04/2020

#CubaInFocus @wbai CHANGES - DIPLOMATS & SOLIDARITY EFFORTS 99.5 FM in NY streaming wbai.org

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This is the video everyone needs to see because Donald Trump was NOT framed by communists OR a poor innocent victim, he incited insurrection. THE TRUMP RATS ARE FLEEING A SINKING SHIP! https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/videos/255805899224354/
Antifa, communists, and socialists wouldn't have any reason to harm Vice President Mike Pence (after he certified Biden the winner), but right-wing Republican Trump Trolls would...because they felt he betrayed their Fuhrer, Donald J. Trump. WHO stormed the nation's Capitol? Mostly Caucasian militants who felt the presidential election was STOLEN from Trump. Joe Biden won the popular and electoral college votes fair and square. And communists did NOT storm the Capitol and murder a police officer. Black Lives Matter protestors and Antifa did NOT try to take the Capitol by SIEGE and become guilty of sedition and insurrection. Police brutality protestors clashing with police in the streets and taking siege of the nation's Capitol are two different things. Mostly Caucasians waving Confederate flags and Trump flags committed insurrection...NOT Antifa OR BLM. So, Republican conservatives and their lunatic fringe can stop the LIES. Ten Republicans voted to impeach Trump a second time. William Barr and Mike Pence betrayed Trump OR did they do what was right? William Barr told Trump there was NO voter fraud. Brad Raffensperger told Trump there was no voter fraud AND no fixed voting machines when Trump tried to use extortion to intimidate Raffensperger. Face it, Trump is a political gargoyle and a ruthless, racist business tycoon who should have never become a U.S. President.
I met a woman today who calls herself a Christian. I call myself a Christian. I asked her about what Trump did as far as inciting insurrection/sedition. She told me that she believes Trump was FRAMED. She's in denial. Y'see, this is the kind of DELUSION that some Republican conservatives and Trump supporters have. Trump is like Hitler...he has an appeal to some. Trump trolls believe (some of them) the mob that stormed the nation's Capitol were Antifa, Communist, Marxist-trained, Socialists, and Anarchists. A trillion times "NO!" They were right-wing Republicans mostly Caucasian and Trump supporters AND THEY WERE INCITED BY DONALD TRUMP (and not by Stalin or Lenin). HOW DARE YOU SAY DONALD J. TRUMP WAS FRAMED!! That's a BIG lie and someone who is self-deceived might believe this. A lot of Christians, who are die-hard Republicans are buying this LIE. I say again: Trump was NOT framed and communists and socialists did NOT try to take siege of our nation's Capitol, beat a police officer to death, and try to lynch Vice President Mike Pence for not declaring Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Trump is GUILTY of inciting SEDITION and he should be removed from office and never be allowed to run again. Check out the poster attached to this message on sedition and those guilty of insurrection...IT'S NOT FUNNY OR A JOKE! Look at it!
Regarding Trump's planned, attempted coup on USA democracy...IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB...watch this video (skip ahead to where the program actually begins - 7 minutes and 30 seconds into the video):
Trump blatantly attempts to STEAL the election (attempt a coup) in Georgia through extortion - by strong-arming a white Republican politician--Georgia's Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger (that's a criminal, "prison-able" offense on Trump's part). Just throw out thousands of black votes in Georgia...and let that political snake in the grass, Donald J. Trump, win the state of Georgia. That's so very very RACIST. Watch this video:
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