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'BAI Dissident Hides Out
- Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now!," moving her show to an off-site studio after continued harassment and intimidation by interim WBAI management and Pacifica.
A Firm New Boss at an Old Voice of the Left
- New York Times article on U. Leid the interim Station Manager at WBAI which was imposed by Pacifica trough the "Christmas Coup".
A Protester Meets with Utrice Leid
- A listeners memo after a meeting with WBAI's Utrice Leid. Points of discussion are the bannings, firings, the boycott and Major Owens among others.
A Special Report on the Latest Conflict at Pacifica Radio's WBAI
- WPKN's Scott Harris interviews two representatives in the Pacifica dispute: WBAI's interim station manager Utrice Leid and Pacifica Foundation board member Leslie Cagan. (RealAudio)
Amsterdam News on WBIX Radio in Exile
- Herb Boyd about the internet broadcasts by the banned, fired and exiled from WBAI's airwaves. WBIX is continuing a tradition of excellency in journalism which has come under attack at WBAI.
Angry Listeners Tune Out WBAI Fund Drive
- WBAIs efforts to fire its audience and bring in replacement listeners appears to have failed. The stations spring fund drive netted less than half of the $850,000 it normally takes in, according to organizers of the Pacifica Campaign. By John Tarleton.
Background of WBAI Struggle
- Information on the activism and the efforts to save WBAI as a free speech radio station within the Pacifica Network from the perspective of the International Action Center.
Bernard White Interview
- Fired WBAI Program Director, Bernard White on WPKN's Counterpoint program, full-length interview by Scott Harris. (RealAudio)
Bernard White at WPFW-LAB Meeting
- Bernard White fired Program Director provides a personal account of the "Christmas Coup" at WBAI at a meeting of WPFW's Local Advisory Board. DC Indymedia. (RealVideo)
Brooklyn Congressman Slams WBAI on Capitol Hill
- Congressman Owens, NY City Council member Freed, and NY Public Advocate candidate Siegel joined ousted WBAI staffers at a press conference. Village Voice article.
Campaign Grows to Save WBAI/Pacifica
- "Supporters who favor a politically conscious, activist WBAI continued their protests while more firings and changes take place." From Workers World.
Can WBAI be Saved?
- Village Voice article about post "Coup" censorship, bannings and firings at WBAI, a changing Pacifica Board and efforts to restore WBAI to it's original mission.
Christmas Coup Rocks Pacifica's WBAI
- Article by weekly "Haiti Progres" analyzing the removal of station management by Pacifica. Gives Background on installed Station Manager.
Council Gets Earful on Strife at WBAI
- The NY City Council discusses the WBAI case as its Civil Service and Labor Committee opens a hearing about the WBAI/Pacifica crisis . NY Daily News article.
Coup D'Etat at WBAI!
- IndyMedia article by Bill Weinberg recounts events at WBAI and charges that the Pacifica Board has been stacked with individuals pursuing corporate interests.
Crisis at WBAI Radio in New York: An Attempt to Silence Alternative Views
- World Socialist Web Site on WBAI with an in-depth analysis of political motives behind the take-over.
Cutting a Congressman off the Air
- Nat Hentoff in the Village Voice describes congressman Major Owens' beeing censored by WBAI's U. Leid and compares to censorship in dictatorships.
Dissidents Confident They'll Win WBAI Fight
- The usual subplots and minidramas swirl in the ongoing conflict at WBAI (99.5 FM), but dissidents who oppose the current management say one critical area has come down to a numbers game they think they can win. NY Daily News.
Don't Air Dirty Linen, Manager Tells 'BAI Staff After 2 Get Ax
- NY Daily News article from the day after new management was installed at WBAI.
Exec Says a Healing WBAI Will Still Cause Static
- Bernard White, WBAI's Program Director, says that despite recent tensions at 'BAI and parent Pacifica, a higher goal won't be forgotten. NY Daily News.
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