Web links related to the Back of the Book program of April 24, 2006

It's Tuesday morning 4/25/2006 04:54:41 and I've updated this Web page to provide a link to the archive I made of the program, since the WBAI archive function is dead right now. More updates should follow. It's mid-Spring! We'll get to various things including the mail tonight. I hope that I update this page soon.

The next WBAI Local Station Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 PM, here's the official announcement: “9 pm the Board will go into executive session. WBAI Local Station Board meeting will be held at 1199's Bread and Roses Art Gallery, 310 W. 43rd St.(between 8th and 9th Avenue) in Manhattan. Take the 1,2, 3, 7, or N, R, Q, to Times Square, or A,C,E, to 42nd St. Port Authority, or 4, 5, 6, to 42nd St. Grand Central Station and transfer to the shuttle to Times Square in Manhattan. The location is wheelchair - accessible and public comment is welcome.” Hmmm, another attempt at an executive session. I wonder if the faction is going to try to do something very destructive to WBAI at this meeting?

Did you know that I've got a brief synopsis of some of the WBAI LSB meetings? Well, I do. And I update them from time to time.

The March 30th, LSB meeting was held in Manhattan. It had looked like the faction was going to try something really bad, but in the end they didn't.

I have written a statement about the constructive removal of a LSB member and sent it to the PNB, the WBAI LSB and various public mailing lists and bulletin boards.

WBAI has a program schedule up on its Web site. The site has gotten many of the individual program pages together to provide links and such, so check it out.

There is a new, official stream for WBAI! You can go here and pick which type of stream you want! If this stream isn't working let me know. It was working at 11:34 last night.

The Pacifica Foundation, which owns WBAI, has revamped its Web site and now has something called the Pacifica Lounge where you can post messages about Pacifica, WBAI and other Pacifica radio stations. This may be a good thing, and of course there are other, long term fora in which to participate.

WBAI also has a forum on its Web site now. You have to register to post messages, but anyone may read the messages.

WBAI is now archiving the programs! Just go here and you'll be able to listen to the program any time for the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, Back of the Book is not one of the programs that you can download, you can only listen to it on line. But maybe someone will change that at some point. NOTE: The archives have not always been behaving properly of late. They have been fixed, but we can't guarantee their condition. If Back of the Book isn't archived this time I'll post an archive myself. Also note that they have been calling the Back of the Book archive the Carrier Wave archive. You should go by the date of the program until this gets rectified.

NOTE: The archives are screwed up again and the April 24, 2006, program did not get archived. I have made an archive of the April 24, 2006 program and I've posted it on another site.. Note that I've had to strip out the music portions for copyright reasons. Stripped out parts are replaced by one second of tone.

Our Saddle Pal Uncle Sidney Smith has a blog! Click here to go to Sidney's blog.

We'll be discussing various scientific things tonight, as well as the actions of some anti-gay bigots. And we will try to get through all of the mail backlog tonight.

There are a lot of issues that are considered hazardous to talk about on the air at WBAI, even now that the gag rule has been lifted. However, there is the Internet! There are mailing lists which you can subscribe to and Web based message boards devoted to WBAI and Pacifica issues. Many controversial WBAI/Pacifica issues are discussed on these lists.

Probably the most popular list that's sprung up is the “NewPacifica” mailing list. This one is very lively and currently includes over 400 subscribers coast to coast.

Being lively, of course, it sometimes also gets a bit nasty. All sorts of things are happening on this list and official announcements are frequently posted there.

You can look at the NewPacifica list here, and you can join the list from that Web page too. If you subscribe to the “NewPacifica” mailing list you will receive, via E-mail, all of the messages which are sent to that list.

There is the option to receive a “digest” version of the list, which means that a bunch of messages are bundled into one E-mail and sent to you at regular intervals, this cuts down on the number of E-mails you get from the list. You will also be able to send messages to the list.

This list also has a Web based interface where you can read messages and from which you can post your own messages.

There is also the more WBAI specific “Goodlight” Web based message board. It is sometimes referred to on Back of the Book as “the bleepin' blue board,” owing to the blue background used on its Web pages. This one has many people posting anonymously and there's also an ancillary “WBAI people” board that's just totally out of hand.

When the computer in Master Control is working we sometimes have live interaction with people posting on the “Goodlight Board” during the program.

And then there is the historic “Free Pacifica!” list, which has been used to help organize resistance to Pacifica Management hijackers since the mid-90s. It's become a low volume mailing list because it's been eclipsed by some of the newer, more technologically advanced, lists. Just click on this link and follow the instructions, and you'll be subscribed. This is a mailing list only, it doesn't have a digest option nor does it have a web interface.

My voice mail number at WBAI is 212-209-2996. Leave a message.

You can also send me E-mail.

WBAI related links

Free Pacifica Web site

WBAI Listeners' Web page

WBAI Management's official Web site

Back to the Back of the Book page

Back to my home page.

The contents of this Web page are copyright © 2006, R. Paul Martin.