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Free Speech Radio 99.5fm

Pacifica Radio in New York City

Progressive & Independent News, Arts & Music

Upcoming Programs



Tue, May 21, 2024 - 7:00PM

Report From The WBAI LSB

Cat Radio Cafe

Tue, May 21, 2024 - 9:00PM

A Film On Vaselka, the Ukrainian Restaurant at the Hub

From The Soundboard Rewind

Wed, May 22, 2024 - 5:00AM


What's Going On!

Wed, May 22, 2024 - 7:00AM

Climbing Out of Trauma

Democracy Now!

Wed, May 22, 2024 - 8:00AM

Live First Run of the Award Winning News Program


Wed, May 22, 2024 - 10:00AM

Your Green Open Spaces Are Shrinking

Living for the City

Wed, May 22, 2024 - 11:00AM

Latest: Mayor Adams' City of Yes aka the REBNY Dream

Arts Express

Wed, May 22, 2024 - 9:00PM


What's Going On! Thursday

Thu, May 23, 2024 - 7:00AM

with Felipe Luciano

City Watch

Thu, May 23, 2024 - 5:00PM

Exploring the Medical Aid in Dying Bill

Emergency Tower Fund Appeal: Help Save WBAI

WBAI is at a critical juncture. Our ability to broadcast—the heart of our mission—is under threat. We urgently need to raise $250,000 to keep our station alive. This isn’t just about keeping a station on the air; it’s about preserving a vital platform for independent voices and diverse perspectives.

Why We Need Your Help Now

Financial Crisis: We are facing a severe debt crisis that could end our broadcasting capabilities.

Immediate Impact: Without this funding, our ability to operate and serve our community is in jeopardy.

How You Can Make a Difference

Donate to the Tower Fund: Every contribution brings us closer to our goal and keeps our broadcasts running.

Spread the Word: The more people who know about our situation, the better chance we have to secure the funds we need.

Be a Voice for WBAI: Advocate for us in your community and on social media.

Track Our Progress

Check out the progress graphic on our site to see how close we are to reaching our $250,000 goal. Every donation makes a difference and gets us one step closer to securing our future.

Your support has never been more critical. Please donate today and help keep WBAI's voice alive. We believe in the power of independent media, and with your help, we can continue to be a beacon of truth and diversity in broadcasting.


WBAI - Committee of Inclusion
Open to the public, Monday, May 27, 2024, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Saturday, May 18, 2024