Saturday, November 2, 2013

WBAI General Manager Berthold Reimers fired

This just in: supposedly this has been confirmed, and will be in effect as of November 15, 2013.  More as soon as we hear anything.

New York Halloween 2013 After WBAI Program Director Andrew Phillips (who vowed to turn WBAI a Mini-Me version of Mainstream Media) left in a huff over WBAI turning into Gary Null/Steve Brown Radio 24/7 -- AND after the firing of the popular producers who were the reason why listeners tuned in and whose absence left a huge gaping hole that the opportunistic Null/Brown virus was quick to fill --- AND after the firing of local radical people of color producers who made WBAI unique --- AND after the station was driven into the lower depths financially by piss poor management --- BUT before WBAI could be sued for selling snake oil.... interim Pacifica Executive Director Summer Reese has firmly closed the barn door and fired WBAI General Manager Berthold Reimers. Ironically, although Reimers owed his position to the influence of millionaire Brown, and stayed at the helm with the aid of the Brown-dominated 'BAI board as Brown coyly flushed 'BAI down the political toilet, Reimers is left bearing the blame for the demise of New York City's radical radio station.

Anon E. Mouse


  1. I miss WBAI because what we have now is a sort of Air America type of radio station. There is no more familiarity between the host and the listeners anymore instead it's begun to sound more and more like a commercial radio station. Some of the programming is not as dynamic as it used to be but instead just out right boring. What can we do to stop the
    further deterioration of our beloved station? We are now being told that there are meetings being held to decide if the station will be leased out to a country and western outfit??? This is ridiculous and a slap in the face to all of us who love and support the station. I hear a voice from the past that always warned us to " PAY CLOSE ATTENTION ", I'm wondering is this what he meant?

    1. Air America? You mean like Thom Hartmann? Agreed.

      What can be done to stop further deterioration? Well the most important thing is to be able to pay the bills right now, and progress has been made on that front. Then next, turn to the task of revitalizing the programming, which is a bit difficult when the station has just lost both the GM and the interim PD. Desperately Seeking Stability, financial and otherwise.

      As for the possibility of WBAI being leased, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to our most recent post about that.

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