The format of the program is what is known, at WBAI at least, as “Free Form Live Radio.” Basically, it's whatever Pickles of the North and I think is good radio to put on the air in that one hour time slot. Back of the Book now airs alternate Saturday mornings at 5:00 AM.
Web page for the April 27, 2013, program.
Web pages for previous Back of the Book programs.
We have a Web stream operating these days. This is the official WBAI Web stream. It's usually working but if it isn't please let me know.
Here's the official WBAI archive page of the last three months of Back of the Book and Sidney's program which is now called Saturday Morning With the Radio On.
Any resemblance between WBAI and anything stable is purely a figment of someone's imagination. As I type this we are something more than a decade past one phase of our big crisis and are currently mired in the next phase of it. Will there be a purge soon that includes those of us on Back of the Book? I have no idea. This ties in with the fact that in 1999, WBAI/Pacifica Management got the NLRB to order the Unpaid Staff out of the Union at WBAI, which also destabilized things. I'm a bit amazed that WBAI and Pacifica have survived for the past 14 years.
Here are the dates when Back of the Book should air over the next little while. All programs run from 5:00 AM (ET) to 6:00 AM (ET) on WBAI 99.5 FM. The programs are numbered consecutively for the year they're in.
WBAI has managed to lurch towards the current century by providing not only the Web stream of what's on the air at any one time but also an archive, that's been working quite well for a while now. I try to alert folks to when there are problems with the stream or the archive on the Web page for any particular radio program.
I generally talk about my life and what's going on, and these days since the gag rule has been revoked I get to talk about WBAI issues as well as the scientific and social things that seem important to me and to which I think I can bring a perspective different from what folks generally hear in the mass media.
It used to be that I referred visitors to my local WBAI Folio page for details on Back of the Book. Unfortunately, our Folio is no longer being published.
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