NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.90
Timeslot: 
Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
Event Organizer: 
Description: 
Literally at the 11th hour, the largest alternative and progressive network in the United States was able to secure a loan and prevent the Empire State Realty Trust company from seizing our assets. This would have closed down the entire network and resulted in the sale of WBAI and another Pacifica station, WPFW. This has left the foundation with a multi million dollar debt that must be repaid within 18 to 34 months. In moving forward to revolutionize Pacifica and WBAI in particular, we want to explore ideas as to how to make Pacifica a relevant and critically important progressive mass media success in the 21st century.

Participants

WBAI Local Station Board, former Chair, WBAI Community Advisory Board, member of WBAI Program Council and Public Affairs staff member of the WBAI Local Advisory Board in the nineties
WBAI listener since the Sixties, elected from WBAI to national Pacifica board (twice) until termed out.. Candidate for upcoming elections for the local station board (if they are not cancelled). Active in the new Pacifica and WBAI (from 2000) and now looking for all the supporters of the... Read more
Grace has been on the Pacifica National Board as a Member in 2008, 2009 and 2016 . She was the Interim Exec Dir of Pacifica in 2009. She is currently a Member of the KPFK Local Station Board and a member of the PNB
General Manager, WBAI, New York
F. Frank LeFever, Ph.D. is a Neuroscientist who registered as Conscientious Objector in 1949; later, after his CO status was cancelled he became a Draft Refuser, risking jail. Not an "activist" but having experienced Jim Crow first hand, worked at jobs ranging from pick & shovel,... Read more