It's Monday morning, June 9, 2014, 01:25, and I've updated this Web page with a link to another Web page, a new one, which tells about the Coney Island adventure that we'd talked about on this program. The original top of this page follows the arrow. ⇒ We plan to get to the below topics and more tonight. We're also hoping to avoid any drunks falling over and stopping our train tonight, but you never know. Check back for updates.
Did you know that I've got a brief synopsis of some of the WBAI LSB meetings? Well, I do, and I've recently updated some of that.
I have also posted a whole lot of the minutes of the Pacifica National Finance Committee. I'm a member of that committee because I'm the WBAI LSB Treasurer.
The next WBAI LSB meeting should be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 7:00 PM at a location to be announced.
The WBAI LSB met last on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 7:00 PM at Alwan-for-the-arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th floor, in downtown Manhattan.
This meeting as mostly about elections. Here's a written Treasurer's Report I had posted for the meeting.
Here are the Officers elected for 2014
This Brinkley person is a faction operative. The vote was tied at 10 to 10. Brinkley won the coin toss. His campaign speech for the office of Chair of the WBAI LSB consisted of saying he didn't understand Robert's Rules of Order, which is what we're required by law to use to run the meetings. He's already shown that he really doesn't understand a meeting run by rules, or how to be fair. At this meeting he was questioning people's motivations for what they'd said. This is strictly forbidden for anyone, and especially the chair of the meeting. Well, we'll see how this all goes.
The other three officers are not faction operatives. I got reelected Treasurer.
After the LSB meeting we had a Delegates' Assembly to elect Directors to the Pacifica National Board, where the real power lies in Pacifica.
These are the WBAI Directors elected for 2014
At a previous meeting the WBAI LSB voted to hold its meetings on the second Wednesday of every month and/or the last Thursday of that month, subject to change by the LSB, which gives us the following schedule:
All of these meetings are set to begin at 7:00 PM.
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.
Because WBAI was forced out of its studios by the flood waters' destruction of the building's electrical system we still have this alternate, temporary stream for the radio station! I do not know how long this emergency stream will be up for. If this stream isn't working let me know.
WBAI has put up a stream for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. So if you have one of those devices you might try the link out. And let us know how it works for you one way or the other. That way the folks implementing it can iron out any kinks in the system.
WBAI is archiving the programs! Just go here and you'll be able to listen to this program any time for the next couple of months. You may need to scroll up one line to see the audio archive. Let me know if you find this feature useful. There is also another version of the archive here.
If you want to listen to any part of the WBAI archive click here to go right to the archives. When you first go to the Web page you'll only see the WBAI programs for the past 7 days. If you want to see older programs you can click on one of the “See ALL Shows” buttons. Or to see only the two shows in this time slot click here.
Back of the Book is one of the programs that you can download, as well as listen to on line.
In the table on the archive Web page Back of the Book and Saturday Morning With the Radio On are both in the “Show” column. The “Date and Category” column shows the date of the program. After the program I go in and write the details of the program and say which program it is. Of course I'd recommend that you just listen to both programs in this time slot!
The Pacifica National Board (PNB) met in Manhattan the weekend of October 1-3, 2010. The audio has been posted for the first day of the meeting, the second day of the meeting and the third day of the meeting.
This Web page is being written before we leave for the program, but we hope that we don't run into the same sort of delay we ran into for the last program.
About the Super Bowl: we don't care about it, so this program will reflect that level of enthusiasm.
We plan to talk about The Beatles 50 years ago tonight.
We plan to read some mail on the air tonight and continue catching up with it.
You can always send us some E-mail.
We had another of our off-season excursions to Coney Island this past fortnight. And we went down there just when an arctic cold front was coming through. Oh, what a shivering time was had.
I've posted an entire Web page about that adventure here.
There are a lot of issues that are considered hazardous to talk about on the air at WBAI, even though the gag rule was lifted in 2002. 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.
One popular list the “NewPacifica” mailing list. Founded October 31, 2000, this list is sometimes lively and as of mid-2011, has 687 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. UPDATE: The bleepin' blue board has had to add a step for folks to get onto it because it's under attack by spambots. When you click on the above link you may be asked for a username and password. Type in Username: poster Password: enternow
When the computer in Master Control is working we sometimes have live interaction with people posting on the “Goodlight Board” during the program.
Our very own Uncle Sidney Smith, whose program Saturday Morning With the Radio On alternates with us, has a blog these days. You can reach his blog here.
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