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    WBAI Struggles

    People on the WBAI blue board are reporting massive layoff notices have been handed out via certified mail. They've been given 30 days and are told they will get severance pay. One employee states it is the entire staff, including the manager. He says the Dept. of Labor gave them a cease and desist order after learning staff wasn't getting paid, although it's unclear whether it was an actual C&D or just a figure of speech.

    July 15th is reportedly D-day, unless of course they pull another rabbit out of their hat by then.
    Last edited by frankberry; 02-01-2017 at 06:02 PM.

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    Re: WBAI massive layoffs

    Good. Sell the station to anyone that will get an actual audience for it. It would be great for WQXR to land there, and 105.9 can go to someone else. Tony can get that dance station he's always wanted...
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    Re: WBAI massive layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by WNTIRadio
    Good. Sell the station to anyone that will get an actual audience for it. It would be great for WQXR to land there, and 105.9 can go to someone else. Tony can get that dance station he's always wanted...
    Let XCountry have it for his alternative.
    Terrestrial radio really hasn't figured out what to do with dance/EDM anyway.
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    Re: WBAI massive layoffs

    Let XCountry have it for his alternative.
    Terrestrial radio really hasn't figured out what to do with dance/EDM anyway.
    Tony, at this point, just about ANYTHING on 99.5 would get higher numbers than what it is now. Pacifica may as well play EDM while the staff is laid off.
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    Re: WBAI massive layoffs

    WBAI: Cause of death. Self-inflicted wounds.

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    On a conserv. messageboard some were saying the foundations that were supposed to help prog talkers were looted by the likes of Bernie Madoff.

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    FredLeonard
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    Re: WBAI massive layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by raccoonradio
    On a conserv. messageboard some were saying the foundations that were supposed to help prog talkers were looted by the likes of Bernie Madoff.
    Typical!

    This has been coming for a long time. All the infighting among various groups and individuals, each with his own agenda and own show. All trying to protect his own turf. Nobody in charge or at least nobody able to get anything done.

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    Re: WBAI massive layoffs

    What a tragedy! Another non-commercial biting the dust. There seems to be so many sad things about public radio stations these days. This is the worst one yet! :'(

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    I tuned in a couple nights ago to see what they were up to. The host was doing her show over the phone for some reason. Yes, she was literally phoning it in.

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