Call WBAI at
during Wake Up Call and ask what
Robert and Amy.
Pacifica National Management's destruction of NYC's WBAI 99.5 FM and
the Pacifica Radio Network!
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001: Robert
Knight, long-term news anchor on WBAI's popular Wake Up Call morning
show, was told by the interim Station Manager Utrice Leid this
morning that both he and Amy Goodman had been removed from the
This completes the purge of WBAI's Wake Up
Call, initiated with the firing during the Coup of 20-year station
veteran and Wake Up Call Host Bernard White, producer and union shop
steward Sharan Harper, and subsequent bannings of Wake Up Call
producers Janice K. Bryant, Cerene Roberts, 28-year veteran
programmer Mimi Rosenberg, Rosalie Hoffman, Rachel Barr and Ursula
Leid, installed in the middle of the night of
Dec. 23rd 2000 during the WBAI "Christmas Coup", is currently
occupying the airwaves during the 6-9 AM Wake Up Call slot as the
station enters its second week of fundraising. Leid has installed
guards, imposed a gag rule prohibiting on-air discussion of station
business and has prohibited the public from entering the station for
the listener comment period of the Local Advisory Board meetings.
Staff members report that a climate of terror has been created at
the station. Leid is Pacifica Management's principal hatchetperson
ACTION: Call WBAI at 212-209-2950 during Wake Up
Call and ask what happened to Robert and Amy. Staff and volunteers
answering fund raising calls will hang up on you. Continue calling
until Utrice Leid, station manager, personally answers your concerns
about the firings and bannings she has imposed at the behest of
Pacifica Management. Call 212-209-2950, each morning from 6-9 AM
Easter time, Wednesday through Friday, Feb 14-16.
info, call the Pacifica Campaign at 646-230-9586