|The Fight to Save WBAI - 1977|
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF BOARD PEOPLE:
We feel that listeners views should be made known to the Board in a courteous manner without any intention Of harassment. We, in the exercise of our rights of free speech and redressment of grievances know our ideas should be expressed and heard by management for the benefit of WBAI.
Richard Asche, 372 CPW, NYC, 866-9938,1977, Local Board, Lawyer, Pollack and Kaminsky, 51 Bwy, NY 10006,952-0330
"I didn't know it was that much.' Edwin Goodman, member Pacifica National Board, when Informed and asked to comment on the fact that WBAI was getting 25% of its 1977 income from public grants after having repeatedly denied this in the past. (The grants are predominantly from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.)
"The First Amendment guarantees free speech, but free speech is not a concrete entity in and of itself. Free speech exists only if it is practiced,
a free press is only as free as It will force itself to be, and In America that Is not very free ... We are only as free as we act. WBAI Is one of the few
examples of freedom in action In the electronic media.'
"A mutual sense of respect In broadcasting Is possible only when the broadcaster does, in fact, honestly participate in his own act-that is, when
the thing broadcast actually arises in, or answers in immediate and profound ways, the broadcaster's own sense of value. It is then ... that we
can accept the occasion as real.'
". . . I think that such unhappiness Is due to the epidemic diseases
of the mass media and the informational brainwashing of our life style. I call
this collective disease amnesia because they have made us forget that there is
an alternative life style.'
THE FIGHT TO SAVE WBAI. a report on the crisis at our station. We are attempting to draw together defenders of free-speech radio in order to provide a base of support for WBAI.
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