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Tue, Jun 18, 2024 - 7:00PM

Report From The WBAI LSB


Tue, Jun 18, 2024 - 8:00PM

Reclaim Pride March; ACT UP & JVP Protest Outright Int

Cat Radio Cafe

Tue, Jun 18, 2024 - 9:00PM

Minimalist Performance Artist Leslie Ayvazian


Wed, Jun 19, 2024 - 10:00AM

Summer of Heat: Citibank & Fossil Fuel Financing

Arts Express

Wed, Jun 19, 2024 - 9:00PM


City Watch

Thu, Jun 20, 2024 - 5:00PM

Composting for Justice

The Harlem Connection

Fri, Jun 21, 2024 - 10:00PM

The Harlem Connection to Black Music Month 2025

Back of the Book

Sat, Jun 22, 2024 - 5:00AM

Stay Up Late or Get Up Early and Give Us a Listen

Everything Old is New Again - Again!

Sat, Jun 22, 2024 - 6:00AM

Over there, Over there, OVERTURE: An All Overture Show

Living for the City

Wed, Jun 26, 2024 - 11:00AM

Gowanus Envrnmntl DISASTER/ Juneteenth


Protests Spread to City College (05/27/2024)  City College has entered its third day of the Gaza Solidarity Encampment. The encampment is part of a nationwide movement calling...  

Protests at Columbia University (04/21/2024)  On Thursday  a pro-Palestinian protest encampment at Columbia University was removed. The occupation of 50 tents and banners...  

Open Letter to President Biden re: United States aiding and abetting mass starvation and war crimes in Gaza (03/14/2024)  Dear Mr. President:   Willful avoidance does not exculpate your responsibility. There is no exception for the Palestinians...  

Hedges: Julian Assange's Day in Court (02/21/2024)  — By the afternoon the video link, which would have allowed Julian Assange to follow his final U.K. appeal to prevent his...  

UN Security Council Is Losing Credibility with Arab States (02/20/2024)  The United States vetoed an Arab-backed United Nations resolution put forth by Algeria today demanding an immediate...  

Top UN Court Orders Israel to prevent genocide but stops short of ordering ceasefire (01/26/2024)   — The United Nations’ top court on Friday ordered Israel to do all it can to prevent death, destruction and...  

John Pilger, investigative journalist, war correspondent, filmmaker has died (01/01/2024)  John Pilger, the Australian-born investigative journalist, war correspondent, author and filmmaker has...  

WBAI News Roundup (12/03/2023)  Truce crumbles and Israel resumes bombingJewish Voices for Peace disrupts fundraiser by Friends of the Israeli...  

The Horror, The Horror (11/11/2023)  I am in the studio of Al Jazeera’s Arabic service watching a live feed from Gaza City. The Al Jazeera reporter in northern...  


WBAI Finance Committee
Open to the public, Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Note to Listeners

Note to Listeners Speaking Truth To Power with Charles and Inez Barron (04/12/2024)  NEW YORK, NY – April 5, 2024 - WBAI 99.5 FM New York is thrilled to announce the launch of a captivating new radio show...  

Note to Listeners AIPAC is TOXIC Forum - fighting back (04/10/2024)  Progressive Action Network: AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) has committed tens of millions of dollars...  

Note to Listeners Malachy, dear, dear Malachy (03/17/2024)  We knew you'd be leaving but it's still so very sad. Malachy McCourt passed on the morning of March 11, 2024.  The...  

Note to Listeners James Irsay RIP (02/05/2024)  Dear Listeners, I'm very sad to report that James Irsay passed away today. His wit and wonder, his compassion and...  

Note to Listeners Ralph Poynter Presente! (12/26/2023)  RALPH POYNTER, a fearless, revolutionary warrior, longtime activist, fighter for Black rights, Political Prisoners and human...  

Note to Listeners Are you listening to WBAI Radio (12/14/2023)  If you appreciate WBAI, then please make a contribution to keep the station alive.  You can do this by becoming a BAI Buddy,...  

Note to Listeners Emergency Transmitter repair Dec 12th (12/12/2023)  Dear Listeners, WBAI will be off the air from 8am to noon at 99.5 FM, our terrestrial radio home for emergency repair at the site...  

Note to Listeners From WBAI's Program Director (12/03/2023)  Dear Listeners, I hope you are doing well as December is settling in. We are grateful that you listen to WBAI and very much...  

Note to Listeners Johanna Fernandez: Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society (10/13/2023)  Structures of settler colonial domination in Israel and in the United States from Johanna...