Re: the sudden closure of @HackerRadioShow home WBAI, we have a statement posted at https://www.2600.com/content/lockout-wbai-hook-indefinitely-suspended .
We've arranged a live "Off the Hook" for 7-9 PM this Wednesday the 9th, at the Brooklyn Commons Cafe downstairs from the station. Please spread the word and, if you are in geographic range, PLEASE come join us; a show of numbers is pretty critical.
388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
And please show the cafe some support. They're WBAI's landlord as well, and have also been thrown into peril by the station's closure.
We are working behind the scenes to figure out our next moves, and will talk about it at the event. We're also working on getting it recorded and streamed, we'll keep you posted.
Thanks, everyone. As you can imagine this is pretty daunting, but I'm keeping the faith that this isn't the last you'll hear of @HackerRadioShow.
@HackerRadioShow @Rob_T_Firefly @TheGibson @djsundog Well, when folks are paying extra to have the radio removed from their vehicles maybe they'll figure out that what folks really want is diametrically opposed to what these conglomerates are shoveling out. But they haven't learned with Jack stations and they haven't learned with ratings that rival a weak podcast audience so w/e.
here in UK community radio and public service broadcasters are still fairly popular, but commercial stations are almost as bad as USA, and smaller broadcasters exist on volunteer work and donated/scavenged resources (like 12 year old PC's from my work I distributed between the two community stations in my district)
however its not allowed here for community stations to be in a large network or be dominated by one funder)
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.