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December , 2002 EVENTS :

 

WBAI WILL HOLD OUR FIRST ANNUAL BOOK FAIR
FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON ON  DEC.14, 15 AND 16
AT THE STATION. THERE WILL BE BOOKS, CD'S,
VIDEOS AND TAPES FOR SALE.
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THIS COMMUNITY EVENT.
AND ---THE ADMISSION IS FREE.

THE DATES AND TIMES ARE:                  TIME:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2002       12 Noon -- 5PM: CONFERENCE ROOM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2002           12 Noon  --5PM: CONFERENCE ROOM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2002           4PM -- 8PM: CONFERENCE ROOM 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2002          4PM--8PM WBAI RECEPTION/LOBBY

LOCATION:
WBAI-PACIFICA RADIO
CONFERENCE ROOM
120 WALL STREET 10th Fl
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10005


WBAI FILM BENEFIT:  
WBAI WILL HOST A  BENEFIT FILM SHOWING OF THE ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY '"UNPRECEDENTED: THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION"
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING THE DIRECTOR, JOAN SECKLER,
GREGORY PALAST, AUTHOR OF "THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY"
AND OTHERS.

DATE AND TIME:  
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2002
2 FILM SHOWINGS AT 7:30PM AND  9:30PM
WALKER STAGE
56 WALKER STREET - [ Canal Street Stop on Subway]
ADMISSION: $ 10. 
FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL WBAI : 212-209-2800

 


 

THE PACIFICA FOUNDATION WILL HOLD THE NEXT NATIONAL BOARD
MEETING ON DECEMBER 6-7-8, 2002 IN WASHINGTON DC. 


MEETING SCHEDULE : (See agenda below)
Friday, Dec. 6th         6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 7th    9 am to 6:30 pm
Sunday, Dec. 8th      9 am to 3 pm


MEETING LOCATION
All Souls Unitarian Church
1600 Harvard St., NW
The church is in the Adams Morgan section of Washington,
at the intersection of 16th Street and Columbia Road, NW.

HOTEL
Members of the IPNB, as well as station managers and LAB chairs will be
staying at a union hotel in downtown Washington, DC.

Four Point Sheraton Hotel
1201 K Street, NW  (at 12 Street)
Washington, DC  20005
Closest Metro stop: MacPherson Square
phone: 202-289-7600

DRAFT AGENDA : PACIFICA NATIONAL BOARD MEETING

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
6:30 pm  Review and Adoption of Meeting Agenda
6:45 pm  Adoption of Minutes from previous meetings
7:00 pm  Report from Board Chair
7:15 pm  Report from Executive Director,including update on office move
Q&A/discussion
8:00 pm  General Community Comment
9:30 pm  Adjourn for the evening

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
9:00 am  Where is Pacifica headed?
(Discussion on issues such as possible re-structuring of the
organization, staffing needs, our presence in Washington, DC,
use of the airwaves, etc.)
10:00 am Treasurer’s Report
10:20 am  FY2003 adjusted budgets
Policy/procedure guidelines for financial matters

12:15 pm  Lunch Break

1:30 pm  Bylaws Discussion
4:30 pm short break
4:45 pm Race and Nationality ? next steps in this work
5:30 pm Affiliates - next steps in re-building the program
6:15 pm   Adjourn for the evening

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
9:00 am  Personnel Committee Report
9:30 am Station Reports
(1)   WPFW, interim general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(2)   WBAI, general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(3)   KPFK, general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(4)   KPFA, interim general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(5)   KPFT, general manager, LAB chair, community comment

12:30 pm Lunch Break

1:15 pm  Archives  Report and proposal
2:00 pm  Any items carried over from earlier in the weekend.
3:00 pm Adjourn Meeting

 

                                                

Pacifica Radio Appoints Don Rojas to Lead WBAI 99.5 FM in New York

NEW YORK (Nov. 27) -- Veteran journalist, activist, and new media innovator Don Rojas has been named as the new general manager of Pacifica Radio station WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City, Pacifica officials announced today.

The appointment of Rojas concludes an exhaustive six-month search process that reviewed some 50 applicants and involved a broad array of WBAI staff, listeners, community groups, as well as local and national board members.

”We are delighted to have chosen someone with the depth of media experience and the international stature of Don Rojas,” said Dan Coughlin, the executive director of the five-station Pacifica Radio network. “Don brings to WBAI and Pacifica an expansive vision and a proven commitment to the cause of peace, democracy and justice for all.”

With a distinguished career in journalism and communications spanning more than 30 years, Rojas’ background covers stints as the former editor of the New York Amsterdam News, director of communications of the NAACP, and founder/CEO of the award-winning Internet portal, The Black World Today (http://www.tbwt.com), and its Internet radio network, BlackWorldRadio.com.

”I’m honored and excited to have been selected to lead WBAI into a new era,” said Rojas. “The station’s historical role as an independent and uncompromising voice for peace and justice is even more critical today in the context of an imminent war in the Middle East, rampant corporate crime and corruption, rising poverty, assaults on our civil liberties and major media’s capitulation to the right-wing’s agenda.”

In the early 1980s, Rojas worked in Grenada as press secretary to the late Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and in the mid 1980s as an executive at the International Organization of Journalists in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He has reported from numerous countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, has edited four books and has lectured on the history of journalism and on Third World affairs at several universities.

Rojas, 53, succeeds outgoing WBAI General Manager Valerie Van Isler, who is joining Pacifica’s national operations staff. Under her 11-year leadership, WBAI became the largest and most successful station in Pacifica, posting the first one million dollar drive in the network’s 53-year history and winning more than 50 major national programming awards. Van Isler also led a capital campaign to build WBAI’s first home in more than 25 years.

Following a recent period of turmoil at WBAI and other Pacifica stations, a new national board has succeeded in stabilizing the network, improving its finances, and restoring its progressive perspective. In 2000 and 2001 listeners and rank-and-file staff fought against the network¹s board of directors in an effort to prevent the sale of the stations and restore the network to its historic peace and social justice mission.

”The entire Pacifica Radio network is back on track and moving forward with increased momentum,” says Dan Coughlin. “We’re raising more money thanks to the tremendous support from our listeners and we’re setting up structures of internal democracy and full transparency. I’m confident that under Don Rojas’ leadership WBAI will grow from strength to strength.”

For his part, Rojas recognizes the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead for WBAI. “As a progressive institution in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, the station has the potential to become a microcosm of New York’s rich diversity, both in the quality of its programming and in the composition of its listeners, staff and volunteers -- a harmonious multi-cultural radio community that can, indeed, become a model for the entire country. To realize this potential will require tolerance, maturity, mutual respect and solidarity in action from all the members of the WBAI family,” he said.

Founded in 1949, Pacifica Radio is the nation’s first listener-supported, community-based radio network. Today it is the largest progressive media outlet in the United States. Along with WBAI in New York, it includes KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, KPFT 90.1 FM in Houston and WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington DC and some 50 affiliates in 27 states. The network features Democracy Now!, a daily news magazine hosted by Pacifica’s award-winning journalist Amy Goodman.

 

 


November , 2002 EVENTS :

 

WBAI-PACIFICA RADIO
FIRST VOICES SPECIAL
NOVEMBER 28, 2002 :::THANKSGIVING DAY


Please tune in for this holiday special with WBAI's own First Voices producers
Tiokasin Veaux and Amanda Holmes which begins during our morning show and continues with segments throughout the day.

First Voices :
7:00 am --- 9:00am

- Various Indigenous peoples from around Turtle Island (the contiguous U.S.) will     be giving their perspective on American's "Thanksgiving".

- United American Indians of New England and the Wampanoags will be interviewed live prior to the day's activity of marching from the Plymouth's Towne Hall Plaza where Metacomet's (King Phillip) head was put on display for 26 years to show the local Natives the example of disobedience.

- Authors Emory Dean Keoke and Kay Porterfield of the new book The Encyclopedia of the American Indians Contribution to the World will talk about the timeliness, the difficulty and the possible future backlash of their new book.

- Steven Newcomb, Director of the Indigenous Law Institute  will examine "The Religious Discourse of Conquest"and how specific aspects of the Old Testament serve as the conceptual foundation of U.S. Indian Law.

9:00 am -10am ...........Democracy Now!


First Voices:
10am -- 12 noon

- Authors Vine Deloria, Jr and Doug George-Kianteneto will discuss the racist migration theories of the western world and how white and non-white Americans have bought into the illusion.

- Democracy!! A manifesto of the true form of democracy and discussion with Rick Hill, who is the Keeper of the Iroquois Wampum "Peace" and "Treaty" belts made with the fledgling U.S.  "Benjamin Franklin sat in council with the Iroquois," he says. "He took eight interpreters with him  and copied everything down."  Later, Franklin served as an ambassador to the Iroquois.


First Voices
5:30pm --- 7pm

A discourse on the difference in language thought processes of English and Native tongues throughout  Northern America. and a planned interview with John Trudell on "PEACE and TERRORISM".

 


 

SPECIAL MEETING:
THE  INTERIM PACIFICA NATIONAL BOARD

Nov. 22, 23 and 24, 2002 in Houston, Texas

There will be a special meeting of the Interim Pacifica National Board to continue our discussion of new bylaws. Here are the details of the meeting:

DATES:
Friday, Nov. 22 - 6 to 9:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 23 - 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, Nov. 24 - 9 am to 3 pm

LOCATION:
Holiday Inn, Greenway Plaza ­ Houston
2712 Southwest Freeway
713-523-8448

Rooms at the Holiday Inn will cost $59 a night (plus tax). When you make your reservations, be sure to tell them you are coming for the Pacifica Board meeting.

Arrangements are being made for breakfast and lunch (Saturday and Sunday) at a reduced rate for everyone. We need to know if you will want veggie or chicken meals for the lunches.

It will help us tremendously if you let us know if you are planning to come to this meeting. If so, please send an email as soon as possible, and no later than Nov. 13th to Teresa Allen at teresaallen@pacifica.org­ and be sure to tell her what kind of meals you would like. Thanks!

There is a very real need for the members of the Interim Board to have as much time as possible to discuss the draft bylaws. We are still working out the exact agenda of the meeting, but everyone should know that there will only be limited time available for public comment.

Plans are being made for webcasts of the entire session and we are in discussions with each of the Pacifica station managers about whether or not they will do a full broadcast of the meeting. As soon as all of these plans are in place we will send out another public notice.

Finally, if you are planning on coming to Houston please make your travel plans right away and please make your reservation at the hotel very soon ­ and be sure to email IPNB member, Teresa Allen.

 


 

PACIFICA RADIO ARCHIVES NATIONAL CAMPAIGN DAY:
NOVEMBER 19, 2002  
TIME: WBAI BROADCAST 7AM --- 8PM

      

PACIFICA RADIO MOVES TO SAVE NATION'S
OLDEST PUBLIC RADIO ARCHIVE.

SPECIAL FUNDRAISING DAY AIMS TO STEM DETERIORATION OF
RARE RECORDINGS, INCLUDING THE VOICES OF MALCOLM X,
MARGARET MEAD, LENNY BRUCE, FANNIE LOU HAMER, AND OTHERS


PLEASE PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT DURING THE NOV.19TH BROADCAST.


LOS ANGELES, CA -- In an effort to save and restore more than 47,000 historic tapes that span half a century of radio programming, the five-station Pacifica Radio network will broadcast a national on-air fundraising benefit on Tuesday, November 19, featuring rare recordings from the endangered archives.

Considered by many historians and scholars to be one of the most important audio collections in the world, thousands of tapes in the Los Angeles-based Pacifica Radio Archives are in danger of permanent damage caused by aging. Internationally recognized sound preservation experts have advised Pacifica to conduct an immediate review of the endangered tapes and to transfer them to new mediums, such as digital audio.

"This archive is a national and international treasure," said J. Brian DeShazor, Director of the Pacifica Radio Archives. "And we must act now as custodians of these rare and historic recordings before it's too late."

Founded in 1949 by World War II conscientious objector Lewis Hill, Pacifica Radio was created as the first non-commercial, listener-sponsored radio station in the United States. The Pacifica Radio Archives was established in 1971 to house the audio tape collection gathered from Pacifica Radio stations KPFA-94.1 FM in Berkeley, KPFK-90.7 FM in Los Angeles, WBAI-99.5 FM in New York, KPFT-90.1 FM in Houston, and WPFW-89.3 FM in Washington D.C.

Starting with 10,000 tapes the archive has grown to over 47,000 recordings covering more than 53 years of public radio programming. As the fifty-three-year leader in open access, First Amendment radio Pacifica has broadcast programs of singular historical and educational value, programs of people and events commercial media did not document well, if at all. The Pacifica programs have won distinguished citations including many Armstrong, Peabody, and Ohio State awards.

The November 19 marathon broadcast will include rare recordings of internationally known writers, political activists, religious leaders and entertainers such as Ann Sexton, Archbishop Oscar Romero, Patty Hearst, Fannie Lou Hamer, Paul Robeson, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, Bette Davis, Simone de Beauvoir, Jack Kerouac, Rachel Carson, the Dalai Lama, Lenny Bruce and many others. The broadcast will be presented in an educational format, focusing each hour on a specific theme: Native American History, Women’s Herstory, Literature and Drama, Latino/Chicano History, Eastern Philosophy, the Civil Rights Movement, Civil Liberties, The Legacy of Malcolm X, and so on.

In order to preserve the Pacifica Radio Archives and continue to enable public access to the recordings, Pacifica needs to take immediate steps to prevent any further deterioration of the collection. According to preservation experts, Pacifica should conduct a detailed assessment of how many tapes are in immediate need of reformatting, and then hire an experienced preservation transfer engineer to transfer the tapes to a new medium, such as digital audio.

To support the Pacifica Radio Archives or access the Pacifica Radio Archives Listening Salon go to: http://www.pacificaarchives.org

Pacifica Radio Archives
3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West
North Hollywood, CA 91604
Ph. 818-506-1077
Ph. 800-735-0230
Fax 818-506-1084


 

October , 2002 EVENTS :

"ON THE AIR"

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2002:
This is the LAST day of the October WBAI Membership Drive. It's the last time
you can pledge so don't miss this opportunity to make sure COMMUNITY RADIO is here for you.
Please call 212-209-2950 right now and make our goal....Now, more than ever, we need your support.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2002:

1PM---3PM:  POSITIVE MIND SPECIAL with Armand Di Mele and guests.

3PM---6PM:   AFRICAN AMERICAN HUMOR SPECIAL with Earl Caldwell and
                     special guests.

MONDAY, OCTOBER  28, 2002:
 7PM---11PM:  "THE TRIAL OF HENRY KISSENGER"-
A FUND DRIVE SPECIAL with Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2002:
6:00AM---9:00AM: THROUGH THE OPERA GLASS with Tony Coggi,
                           Regina Sokol and Manya.
  
9:00AM--- 11AM:  HERE OF A SUNDAY MORNING with Chris Whent.

11AM---3PM:  FAITH & RESISTANCE SPECIAL with David Occhietto

3PM---6PM:  "AN EVENING OF CONSCIENCE" with Danny Glover, Howard Zinn and Ed Asner with many others presented by Mimi Rosenberg.

6PM---9PM:   GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO SPECIAL with Max Schmid.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2002:
6:30PM---9:30PM  LIQUID SOUND LOUNGE Special with Jeannie Hopper & crew.

9:30PM---12 MIDNIGHT: MORNING DEW with Lance Neal. Grateful Dead Music

SATURDAY- OCTOBER 26, 2002:

11AM---6:30PM:  PACIFICA NATIONAL PROGRAM WITH LIVE COVERAGE OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO PROTEST WAR AT THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL THIS IS THE FIRST NATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST THE IMPENDING WAR.      

LIVE ON WBAI-PACIFICA RADIO, SPEAKERS AND GUESTS WILL INCLUDE :
                                  REV. JESSE JACKSON   
                                  BISHOP THOMAS GUMBLETON
                                  OSSIE DAVIS, ACTOR AND ACTIVIST
                                  RAMSEY CLARK, FORMER US ATTORNEY GENERAL
                                  CYNTHIA MCKINNEY, MEMBER OF CONGRESS

THERE WILL ALSO BE COVERAGE OF THE RALLY IN SAN FRANCISCO with
CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA LEE AND MANY OTHERS


TUNE IN FOR FREE SPEECH RADIO NEWS SPECIAL THIS WEEK.

FRIDAY- OCTOBER 25, 2002:
10am--12 Noon:  FAIR SPECIAL- Fairness and Accurracy in Reporting present
media criticism and analysis with special guests today.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2002 :
6am---9am: WAKE UP CALL with Bernrd White, Sharan Harper and Dr. Dharma Khalsa.

9am---10:30AM: DEMOCRACY NOW with Amy Goodman and Prof. Noam Chomsky on the latest international developments.

10:30:am---12 NOON:  1st VOICES with Tiokasin Veaux and Amanda Holmes on Ward Churchill's Reflections on the police State, Repression and Native Americans.

12Noon--2pm: NATURAL LIVING with Gary Null on health and wellness regarding Women's Health Solutions

4pm---6pm:  AIN'T THAT  GOOD NEWS with Premilla Dixie and the ATGN Collective on the institutions of democracy and how people's power is usurped.Featuring
Richard Grossman, Thom Hartman and Rick Johnkow.

7pm---9pm: SPECIAL PROGRAM ON HAITI.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2002:
3PM---6PM  TAKING AIM SPECIAL with Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-25, 2002
9AM---10AM:  DEMOCRACY NOW WILL CONTINUE WITH THE ARUNDHATI ROY - HOWARD ZINN PROGRAM.

MONDAY- OCTOBER 21, 2002:
7PM---11PM:  "AN EVENING OF CONSCIENCE" with DANNY GLOVER, HOWARD
ZINN, ED ASNER  and many others more presented by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash.

SUNDAY- OCT. 20 :
7PM ---11PM :   "WHAT A PERFECT COMBINATION" WITH DAVE KENNEY- A LIVE IN STUDIO MUSICAL PERFORMANCE WITH STARS FROM OFF BROADWAY AND CABARET.  


SATURDAY-OCT. 19: 
10:30 --- 1:00PM:  AL LEWIS LIVE: SPECIAL ON CUBA ABOUT "FIDEL" - THE ACCLAIMED NEW FILM BY ESTELLA BRAVO.

3PM---7PM:   TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH WITH PETER BOCHAN

FRIDAY-OCT. 18
6AM --- 9AM: SPECIAL PROGRAM ON DR. HELEN CALDICOTT AND HER NEW BOOK "THE NEW NUCLEAR DANGER."

1PM---3PM: HIDDEN WARS OF DESERT STORM  SPECIAL.  

3PM---5PM :  AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMEDY SPECIAL ON CALDWELL'S CHRONICLES.

5-PM---6PM:  FREE SPEECH RADIO NEWS  SPECIAL WITH GUEST GREG PALAST, AUTHOR OF "THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY."


WBAI BEGINS NEW YEAR WITH OCTOBER -2002 
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE


Please tune in for our October, 2002 Membership Drive beginning on Friday October 11th and concluding on Wednesday, October 30th, 2002 for some of the best programming in community radio. More importantly, join the station as member now as we begin our new fiscal year and receive the benefits of WBAI membership all year long. Listen for the specials on the state of the world - and preparations for war once again; tune in for the arts and cultural progamming, the environment, social and political issues, the economy and so much more.  Become a member of an organization that is devoted to peace and is working for the cause as we approach the brink of war. Call in your pledge today at 212-209-2950 or make your pledge on our WEB Site on the pledge page... So, join us as we look at the imperatives for peace and we need your help in that cause now more than ever.





INTERIM PACIFICA NATIONAL BOARD TO MEET ON OCT. 13 -14, 2002
IN WASHINGTON, DC. FOR BYLAW DISCUSSION.


There will be a special meeting of the Interim Pacifica National Board on Sunday, October 13 and Monday, October 14, 2002 to continue the discussion on the new Pacifica ByLaws. The proceedings will be broadcast on the internet at WBIX.org and on the KPFT Internet Radio. Please tune in to these Internet stations for this special October meeting. 



 

September, 2002 EVENTS :

UPCOMING PACIFICA NATIONAL BOARD MEETING

WBAI will be broadcasting the Interim Pacifica National Board Meeting beginning with the Friday evening session, all day on Saturday and Sunday until adjournment. Please tune in to WBAI at 99.5 M or on our web site at www.wbai.org,

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20th

6:30 pm Review and Adoption of Meeting Agenda

6:45 pm Adoption of Minutes from previous meetings

7:00 pm Report from Board Chair

7:15 pm Affiliates Proposal

7:45 pm On Air Editorials

8:15 pm General Community Comment

9:30 pm Adjourn for the evening

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21st

9:00 am Report from Executive Director, Q&A/discussion

9:45 am Website Report

10:15 am Treasurer’s Report

10:45 am Finances

(1) FY2003 budgets
(2) Review of income/expenses Jan 1, 2002 to July 20, 2002

12:30 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm Archives Report
2:30 pm Bylaws Discussion
6:00 pm Adjourn for the evening

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22nd

9:00 am National Office Move
9:45 am Station Reports

(1) KPFT, general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(2) WPFW, interim general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(3) WBAI, general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(4) KPFK, general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(5) KPFA, interim general manager, LAB chair, community comment
(include reports on Race and Nationality work at each station)

12:45 pm Short Break
1:00 am Race and Nationality ­ next steps in this work
1:45 pm Personnel Committee Report
2:30 pm Adjourn Meeting

Houston KPFT staff, LAB and listener/sponsors host the Pacifica National Board meeting on Sept. 20-22, 2002. Agenda and outside meetings will be posted on this site as these times are confirmed. Most meetings will be held at the Warwick Hotel at 5701 Main Street. Visit www.warwickhotelhouston.com.

All are welcome to a reception Friday evening, immediately following the Board meeting(approximately 9:30pm). Saturday evening activities at MECA(located at 1900 Kane Houston, TX 77007) include Ballet Folklorico, local musicians and KPFT's Ray Hill as he describes the intriguing "Pacifica Escape: from Ray Hill's Prison Years."

For accommodations in private homes, call the KPFT station at 713-526-4000 and ask for Wendy.

WARWICK HOTEL RESERVATIONS site of the iPNB Meeting (plus premeeting lodging) SEPT. 20, 21, 22.

Call 1-800-298-6199 or www.warwickhotelhouston.com

Ask for "Pacifica Group" rate

The Warwick is a locally owned Hotel and is the oldest operating Hotel in Houston, since 1925. It has an exemplary record of fair treatment of it’s staff-example, with our Allison Flood of 2001, they sustained severe damage and were closed for 6 months and yet paid their entire staff, including food, beverage and catering full salary for the 6 month period. It is located in a greenbelt area of Houston, surrounded by public parks, Rice University and museums.

Valid for Wednesday through Sunday time frame.

$99 -plus a 17% tax-queen or two double beds-bigger room and more comfortable for two persons (rollaway can be added to some of these rooms for a modest extra cost).

$89 -plus a 17% tax-petite room- with one bed-small room with a double bed- comfortable for one, tight for two. If you need beds for two person, be sure to specify that need.

service from the Hotel- the Hotel has two (2) complimentary shuttle vans available for guests to be taken to locations 3 miles from the Hotel, with pick up service for return.

We will negotiate priority access for Board members but it is available on request for all guests.

Airport Transportation- the Hotel is serviced from Airport Express Shuttle buses from both Hobby (HOU) and Bush Intercontinental(IAH) airports; they are found right at or outside the van and bus exits on the baggage level at both airports. Departure from the airports is every half hour, with a round trip ticket for $36, one way $40. Return to the airport is scheduled through the Hotel concierge by having them call in your reservation. They stop at several hotels enroute, so plan on a minimum of a l hour trip.




PATRIOTS FOR PEACE AND GLOBAL JUSTICE
Pacifica Radio Broadcast Special on "9-11"
Join WBAI and the four other Pacifica stations for an extraordinary program special on "9-11" beginning at 7:00am EST time here in New York as we lead off with Wake Up Call and Democracy Now broadcasting from Ground Zero.Then travel to Washington as they look at the impact of that day on the nation's capitol and on to Berkeley, Houston and Los Angeles for a full day of coverage that will be unique in all of broadcasting. Free Speech Radio News will also feature a news round up and a special report.

This 13 hour special program commences from the Pacifica studio in Washington, D.C. at 7-am on Sept. 11th and is handed over at 7:05 am to sister station WBAI and Democracy Now in New York for a 4-hour block of programming from 'Ground Zero'. The live national broadcast will seque from WBAI/Democracy Now to WPFW at 11am-12:30 where the third plane hit the Pentagon and then to KPFA 12:30-2:30, KPFT 2:30-4pm, FREE SPEECH RADIO NEWS 4pm-5pm, KPFK 5-7pm and back to WBAI/DEM.NOW and Pacifica National from 7-8pm for the wrap up.

The Program Clock for this Pacifica Special Report

7:00:00 Show opens in DC w/ montage (3 minutes vox pox of Zinn, Mumia, Angela Davis)

7:03:00 VERNA AVERY-BROWN intros show ...

7:05:00 VAB throws to WBAI/Dem. Now (GROUND ZERO COVERAGE)

7:05:01 AMY GOODMAN/ BERNARD WHITE/ JUAN GONZALES/ROBERT KNIGHT
(4- hour solid block of uninterrupted programming)

10:59:00 VAB transitions to WPFW
(90 minutes of programming)

12:29:00 VAB transitions to DEM.NOW

12:30:00 DEM.Now et al ( 5 min. update)

12:35:00 VAB transitions to KPFA
(2 hours of programming)

2:29:00 VAB transitions to DEM Now (5 min. update)

2:30:00 DEM Now et al

2:35:00 VAB transitions to KPFT
(90 minutes of programming)

3:39:00 VAB transitions to FSRN

4:00:00 FSRN
(1-hour block of uninterrupted programming)
1/2 hour traditional cast...1/2 hour documentary on Detainees

5:00:00 VAB transitions to DEM. Now Ground Zero 5-min. update

5:06:00 VAB transitions to KPFK
(2 hours of programming)

6:59:00 VAB transitions to DEM Now/WASH wrap-up

WBAI will have continued special coverage during the evening.

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August, 2002 EVENTS :

THE WBAI SUMMER MINI DRIVE!

Tune in for some of the best programming this summer on WBAI.
The WBAI Summer Fund - A week of special programs and fundraising will take place on the beginning of Monday, August 5th and finishing up on Friday, August 9th, 2002,WBAI needs your help as we move toward the end of the fiscal year...

Please call at 212-209-2950 and pledge your support. We also need many VOLUNTEERS during our MINI-DRIVE to help us answer pledge phones.

Have a wonderful summer and join WBAI for our special week of programming -
"OUR SUMMERFUND".

July, 2002 EVENTS :

WBAI PIER PARTY 2002!

Come join us for the first WBAI PIER PARTY of the year.
We'll have entertainment and music by AWARD- WINNING jazz singer Thos Shipley, community poets, art venders and dance music provided by Tony Ryan("Soul Central Station").

This special gathering of listeners, members and friends of WBAI - all happening on the PIER.
This is a benefit event for WBAI-Pacifica Radio.

So join us at the:

Place: CHELSEA PIERS ON THE FRYING PAN
23rd Street and West Side Drive
Date: Sunday July 14, 2002
Time: 2PM to 9PM.
Admission: $15.00

Come on down for a Sunday afternoon of music, dance and poetry
and help WBAI at this benefit for the station.

For vender information, please contact Sharan Harper at 212-209-2817.




WBAI RADIO WILL BE AT THE HARLEM BOOK FAIR
Come to the Harlem Book Fair on Saturday, July 20, 2002 and meet WBAI staff and personalities at our WBAI Fair Table. There will be people from all over the book world who will be in Harlem for this important event. It's all day Saturday Afternoon.
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2002
12 noon- 6pm
Place: Harlem Book Fair on 125th Street, New York City.

See you there... For more information about the Harlem Book Fair, you can call WBAI at 212-209-2800 or The Book Fair at 212-348-1681.






WBAI-PACIFICA RADIO WILL BE BROADCASTING LIVE COVERAGE AND PROGRAMS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN ARTS FESTIVAL IN BROOKLYN FROM THURSDAY, JULY 4 THROUGH SUNDAY JULY 7, 2002.

COME VISIT OUR BROADCAST TENT ON FULTON STREET AT UTICA IN DOWNTOWN, BROOKLYN. COME MEET WBAI STAFF, PRODUCERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS. WE WILL BE THERE FROM EARLY MORNING TO EVENING EVERY DAY OF THE FESTIVAL. VISIT OUR MEMBERSHIP TABLE AND HELP SUPPORT RADIO FOR THE PEOPLE -NEW YORK'S PREMIERE COMMUNITY STATION, WBAI 99.5FM.

THE INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN ARTS FESTIVAL
1751 FULTON STREET at UTICA
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

TAKE A OR C TRAIN TO UTICA STREET STOP.


June, 2002 EVENTS :

The next meeting of the Interim Pacifica National Board will take place on:

FRIDAY, JUNE 21st from 6:30 to 9 pm PST
SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd from 9 am to 6 pm PST
SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd from 9 am to 3 pm PST

* See below for WBAI broadcast times for the meeting at EST.

All of the sessions of the Board meeting will be held at Wheeler Auditorium on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley. Enter the campus off of Telegraph Avenue and walk north through Sather Gate. Wheeler is to the right. This is a public, open meeting and all are welcomed to attend.

The members of the Board, as well as Foundation and station staff and others,
will be staying at:

BERKELEY MARINA RADISSON
200 Marina Boulevard
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 548-7920

WBAI WILL BE BROADCASTING THE INTERIM PACIFICA NATIONAL BOARD MEETING BEGINNING FRIDAY, JUNE 21 THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 20002.

FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 21 FROM 9:30 PM EST --12:30 AM
SATURDAY, JUNE 22 FROM 12 NOON ---9:00PM EST
SUNDAY, JUNE 23 FROM 12 NOON --- 6PM EST.




"The State of World - The War on Human Rights"

TUNE IN FOR THE PACIFICA NATIONAL PROGRAMMING DAY ON THE STATE OF THE WORLD - COMING UP JUNE 19TH AS ALL 5 STATIONS BROADCAST LIVE FOR 15 HOURS.

On Wednesday, June 19th, the Pacifica Foundation will be doing a full day of national programming on "The State of World" beginning at 7am in the morning and continuing for the next 15 hours until 10pm that night. The broadcast theme will be "The War on Human Rights" at home and abroad and will feature programming from every one of the Pacifica stations and other units such as Democracy Now starting with WBAI in New York. This national project is to help raise money for the re-building of the Pacifica Foundation and all the stations during this very difficult year. We urge you to listen as we develop this theme and the programming moves from one station to the next across the country. And, we urge you to pledge your support during this historic broadcast to help us in at a time of great need.

The run down for this special on JuneTeenth [June 19th] will be: Wednesday, June 19, 2002.
7am - 9am     WBAI, New York
9am - 11am     Democracy Now!
11am - 1pm     KPFT, Houston
1pm - 3pm     KPFK, Los Angeles
3pm - 5pm     KPFA, Berkeley
5pm - 5:30pm     Free Speech Radio News
5:30pm - 7:30pm     WFPW, Washington
7:30pm - 8pm     Pacifica Radio Archives
8pm - 8:30pm     Free Speech Radio News -Reporters Roundtable
8:30pm - 10pm     Pacifica Radio Archives

You can pledge your support by calling the #800 which you will hear during the day. Please Join us for this very special broadcast on the "The State of the World- the War on Human Rights."



May, 2002 EVENTS :

WBAI Spring Fund Raiser World Music Dance Party
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2002
Time: Doors open at 9PM for Dancing, 11PM Performances Begin
Place: Club Shelter
20 West 39th Street
[Between 5th and 6th Avenues]
New York, New York

Featuring: Francis Mbappe and FM Tribe
He is an internationally known musician from
The Cameroons; formerly with the legendary
Manu Dibango Band.
The music will encompass the ryhthmic beats of Makossa, Soukous, African Funk and Reggae and will keep the audience moving on their feet and dancing til dawn.

Come join us for a Spring Fund-Raising World Dance Party and help WBAI during our May 2002 Membership Drive. Come dance the night away.
For Information, please call 212-760-5940.






NIGHT TALK LIVE with Bob Law and Special Guests.
Date: Thursday, MAY 9, 2002
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Place: Abyssinian Baptist Church , 2132 Odell Clark Place [ at 138th Street]
New York, New York 10030

JOIN US LIVE at this Historic Harlem Church
OR Tune your Radio to WBAI 99.5 FM.
you may also listen on the web at www.wbai.org.



A WBAI BENEFIT HOSTED BY THE PUFFIN ROOM
Date: MAY 3, 2002
Place: PUFFIN ROOM, 435 Broome St., Downtown in SOHO, New York City

This benefit will feature special guests:
Amy Goodman - Host of DEMOCRACY NOW
Rev. Billy - Comedy Performance Artist and
Music by "Kinding Sindaw" a Phillpine Gamelan Orchestra.

For tickets and information, please call 212-343-2882
and join us for this very special evening.



April, 2002 EVENTS :

A SPECIAL NIGHT OF COMEDY PRESENTED BY DAVID ROTHENBERG
A BENEFIT FOR WBAI
Date: APRIL 6, 2002
Place:THE ETHICAL CULTURE SOCIETY
2 WEST 64th STREET - Off Central Park West
New York, New York 10023

For Information and tickets to this benefit event for WBAI,
please call David Rothenberg at 212-255-8510.



March, 2002 EVENTS :

WBAI VICTORY DANCE CELEBRATION & FUNDRAISER
Date: MARCH 23, 2002
Place:Montclair Unitarian Church Montclair, New Jersey
Time: 7:30 PM 'til
Tickets: $20 Donation

Please join NJ Peace Action, the Bergen Green Party and several other organizations who are sponsoring this dance and fund raiser for WBAI in New Jersey. Call 201-342-9061 for information, tickets and directions. And come dance with our New Jersey Listeners and Members. This is a benefit for WBAI-Pacifica Radio, a non-profit community organization..


LONG ISLAND VICTORY CELEBRATION
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2002
Place: ETHICAL HUMANIST SOCIETY OF LONG ISLAND
38 OLD COUNTRY ROAD GARDEN CITY, NY
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Donation: $10 and $5 for Students

For Information, please call: 516-741-4360 Please come on down to the Long Island Concerned Friends Victory Event on Saturday, March 30, 2002 from 3- 6pm. For information, please call WBAI at 212-209-2800 for more details.


BRIGHT MOMENTS PRESENTS A BENEFIT FOR WBAI-PACIFICA RADIO
DAVID AMRAM in "From Cairo to Christopher St. to Kerouac" Performance and Readings from his new book "Offbeat: Collaborating with Kerouac"
BOB FASS - Legendary Host of Radio UnNameable
AMY GOODMAN - Host of Democracy Now
BERNARD WHITE - WBAI Program Director
MICHAEL G. HASKINS - WBAI Chief Announcer

Date: March 31, 2002 - Easter Sunday
Place:55 BAR at 55 Christopher Street Greenwich Village.
Time: 4pm -8pm
Tickets: $10 donation

For more Information, Please call 212-929-9883. If you're in town and especially in the Village, please join a host of friends for this very special Easter Sunday Event. This program is sponsored by Bright Moments as a benefit for WBAI-Pacifica Radio, a non-profit, community radio station.



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