WBAI Supporters: Enough is Enough!!
Below you will find the early flyer, written before information obtained under good authority revealed that both Mr. Riddle and Mr. White are to be fired this week. (April 28th-May 1st). The demonstration is definately happening on Wed., April, 29 at 4:30-6:30) The following is worth reading to note the historical parallels between the previous "Christmas Coup" and the current coup.
Because Bernard White and Tony Riddle and other staff are under immediate threat of being removed , we definately will:
Gather at the station (120 Wall St., south of Water St.) on Wednesday, April 29 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM and put together a response team.
WBAI's community oriented programing is under attack from:
They want to impose their own view of programming - and purge what they label "racial divisiveness and balkanization" - read: programs about community self-determination.
Where were you when they launched the Christmas Coup in 2000?
That was then…..They fired Program Director Bernard White… and General Manager Valerie Van Isler and lots of staff
That was then…They tried to lock out the people from the station
That was then…They imposed a gag rule on producers who spoke out on air against their arbitrary acts
Don't wait for the axe to fall - We need to be ready to move now!
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the National Office at (510) 849-2590.
We need to meet them where they stand.
Also check www.wbixradio.org - the voice of WBAI In Exile