Web links related to the Back of the Book program of 7/26/99

It's currently Thursday, 8/5/99 17:25:19 and I'm done updating this page. The big news is that the real KPFA is back on the air. So I've amended some of the text below. The WBAI Local Board meeting was interesting, and I think people will be hearing more about it soon.. The Pacifica Theft page, linked to below, is updated frequently and on into the future.

Things are exploding in the Pacifica Network! Pacifica Management has taken over WBAI's sister station KPFA in Berkeley, CA by armed force! The story is still ongoing and there is even the possibility that Pacifica Management may be considering selling WBAI.

Read all about the Theft of Pacifica!

This page, and various parts of the site, are going to be updated over the next couple of days. The Pacifica Theft Menu above will be updated for as long as this crisis in Pacifica lasts. So please check in over the next few days and I'll have some updates for you.

Despite my going on about it, the below link unfortunately fell down at about 10:00 PM on Sunday night! It didn't get restored until about noon on Monday. So Back of the Book just never got Webcast. I think that Back of the Book has yet to be Web cast! Oh well, I hope we getWebcast before Pacifica Management decides to shut down WBAI as well as KPFA!

Great news! The overnight programs at WBAI are now being Webcast thanks to anomalies.net! Paul Williams of UFO Desk convinced the Webmaster of anomalies.net to do it. In fact, Paul has his radio going overnight, and it's hooked to his computer, which actually does the rendering of the program into a streaming format. This is then immediately streamed to anomalies.net in California where it's made available to anyone in the world who wants to listen to WBAI.

Thank you, anomalies.net!

This stuff with the media manipulated adulation of John F. Kennedy Jr. is sickening, and a real illustration of the way the media creates public opinion.

Of course there's always a buck to be made and Yahoo!, owners of the Geocities Web hosting “service,” have latched onto the media driven herd and directs them to the following ad laden cyber-shrine. You'll have to scroll down a bit to see the part of JKF Jr., the ads take precedence.

Humor has reared its mocking head now, and this web page has jokes about JFK Jr.

Great news! KPFA is back! Here's the real KPFA Webcast on line. Unfortunately, the below statements about not being able to reach Pacifica Management, who are hiding in their closet, are still current.

KPFA is being run by Management and scabs. Here's the scab version of KPFA. I hear they've stopped playing The Girl From Ipenema constantly. But they are using tapes of programs that were originally done by the Unionized Staff of the various radio stations. If you'd like to tell Pacifica that you object to scab radio and to their ripping off the work of the producers, you're out of luck! They're broadcasting from “The Bat Cave,” some undisclosed place where no one can reach them. They've also disabled their E-mail, fax and phone lines.

The locked out KPFA Staff have their own web site where they have a lot of information about all of this.

Mike sent us some E-mail, and you can see how far behind I am from its date, asking folks to take a look at his Web site.

Subject: Check it out.
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 00:54:57 -0400
From: "Charles Lyons" <cjlyons@home.com>
To: <rpm@glib.com>

Dear R. Paul,
I'm a fan of your radio program and I was wondering if you would take a look at my web site.

Please click on my e-mail adress if you have any comments.

My web site is http://members.home.net/mflyons/



I plan to catch up on the mail, both “snail-” and “E-,” on the next program. And many thanks to all who've written.

There are a lot of issues that we can't talk about on the air at WBAI. But there is an Internet list called “Free Pacifica!” which you can subscribe to, and these issues are discussed there. If you subscribe to it you will receive, via E-mail, all of the messages which are sent to that list. You will also be able to send messages to the list.

If you want to subscribe to the “Free Pacifica!” list just click on this link and fill out the form, and you'll be subscribed. Could open your eyes a little bit.

The above list has occasionally produced a high volume of E-mail because of the attention that the issues have drawn. If you would prefer to subscribe to a low volume list that only provides announcements of events related to these issues then subscribe to the FreePac mailing list.

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

You can also send me E-mail.

WBAI related links

Union bulletin #12

Free Pacifica Web site

WBAI Listeners' Web page

WBAI Management's official Web site

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