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THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER

THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER

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cruellyhardtofrightenmeandkeepmeignorantonsexandsaythatnoonewouldeverloveordateme.I'msickandtiredofbeingkepignorantoneverythingandonlyhearingprejudicedsidesofthetruth.Isitreallypossiblethatagirlmyage(14)withnicelookswillnevergetadatewitharealboy,wholikeyourwriters,-fightsforloveandtruth?PEACEWewishveryhardwecouldtellyouwhatit'sallabout,too.'..butwehaven'tgottenmuchpastyourownrealizationthatthereistoomuchlying,toomuchhate,intheoldsystem-'thatit's.gottago.No,itisn'tpossiblethatagirlwhois14,looksnice,andunderstandsasmuchasyoudoalreadywillnotfindarealboy.Severalofthestaffhaveofferedtoprovethistoyou,butweallknewtheyhadulteriormotives,slurp.DearEVO:Toallpigs,fascists,ego-tripsandassociates;youhavebrutalizedusbybrutalizingyourselves.Sobrutalbehavioryourevelin,andsubduewithenthusiasm,reluctance,ornotatall.Delicatebehaviororcatharticbehavioryousquashwithsadismandpanic.WhenweKillyou,thecataclysmicbreakthroughwillbemercilessandcompassionateatonce.Aftertheorgasm,wemaythenrecuperateand,.breathingeasilyandgently;moistnessinourhearts;liveanddieinpeacetroubledonlybyspiritualorgasmsthatwaterthe
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STRAI-CiE-·
INTERLUDE
byLilAELISeU
ThisistheAgeof...somanythings;certainly
theheydayofmassmedia,interestinTheMove-
ment,andmountingpressures-addparanoia
.andmovethegameofalhterarionoaestep
OVer.
Everypopularviewpoint.has
to
haveitscommu-
nicationsoutlet,andWBAI-FM.NewYork'sfav-oritesonofthePacificaFoundation'strilogyof
stations,hasbecomearespected,loved,
even
adored,
voiceoftheliberal'Left',that-group.
.?bunch
?
importantminority?/majority?-
whofeelthatAmericacanbechangedthroughvariouspressuresshorroftotaleradication.WBAI
islatelyundergoingasmuchflakasthewhole
Church~ystem,andindeedfromtheinsideaswell.
January
27th
oftbisyear,ChrisAlbertson,formerprogrammanagerofWBAI,devotedhisI5-minutejazzprogram
to
adenunciationofstationpracticesandprocedureshefeltweredestroyingtheoriginalconceptofWBAI,givingpublicnoticeofaconflictwhichhadbeenalternatelysimmer-ingandragingforthepastyearortwo.
Mr.
AlbertsonjoinedWBAIin1960asavolunteer,wasmadeastaffannouncerin
1964,
andthat
fall,acceptedthejobofstationmanager.In1966,heresigned,feelingthatthejob"was,simply,
tootime-consuming."Heproceededtoscreenap-plicantsforhisjob.thenfoundOUttheFounda-
tionhadselectedFrankMillspaugh.In1967,Al-
bertsonreturned
to
WBAIduringtheirMayfund-raisingMarathon,andfelta'senseofnonplussed,definitealarmatthedirectionhefeltthestationhadtaken."Therewasrelatively.littleemphasisonpublicaffairs,andrelativeover-emphasisonfolk-rock-whichyoucouldgetfromothersta-tions."Hewasalsoupsetbythe"starsystem"he---feltwasgrowingup,allowingseveralcommen-tators(especiallyBob
Fass,
LarryJosephsonandStevePost)
"to
beunbelievablyrudeandcynicalintheir'attitudetowardslisteners:'giveusyourmoneyand
shucup'."
Duringthistime,
1966-1969,
itshould.benotedthatsubscriptions
l
haverisenfromapproximately
8,000
to
20,000
not
to
men-tionthecorresponding
and
non-measurablerise
in
listeners.
TogetherwithTana
de
Gamezandothers,
Al-bertson.formedaCommitteeofConcerned
Lis-
teners
andSupporters
toWinBack
WBAI,
inor--dertoinform,thepublicofpracticestheyfelttobeharmful,including:
1.-
The"starsystem"chargewherebyseveralcommentatorsweregetting'"exorbitant"salaries;2.-ThemisplacedBuildingFunds'money,whichwastobeusedtowardsfindinganewresi-denceforthestationwhentheleaseon39thStreetwasup_Themoneyhasbeenusedforvariousopera-tionalnecessities,althoughtheCommitteefeelsthatthenecessitiesweremerefancies;3.-Thegeneralmismanagementofthesta-tion,resultinginamoveawayfromtheconcerned,listener-sponsoredbasistowardsamorecommer-cial,bland,packageofcontent,includingcensor-shipof'programs.Missde
Gamez,
awell-knownlectureronSouth_Americanaffairs,hadbothnewsandcomcmntary
programsonWBAI,butwasfelt
to
beunfairly
mixingthemup,editorializingthenewsasthoughitwerecommentary,andherprogramwascan-celled.Mr.Albertson'sprogramwasremovedafter
theJanuary27th
On
May
Srh,
Thursday,theCommitteeheldameetingattheHotelDiplomat,"rightinthemiddleofourfund-raisingmarathon_---:-!Q!_r~aIly
a
timeforaheavy-turnout,"asone
WBAI
an-nouncerPUtit.Estimatesofattendancevarybe-tween
125-250,
buteveryoneagreesthatabout
.30
wereleftattheend,andabout
"22
cameforfurtherdiscussion
in
myapartment,"notedAlbertson...Needless
to
add,eachside
is
capable.ofrefutingtheother;chargesofmismanagementand"star-system"salaryarrangementsarepersonalview-points,orrealities;implicationsof
CIA
associationsonthepartofMillspaughboildowntohis
one-
timeworkfortheN.S.A.andthe
U.
S.Youth
Council.
It
istrue
that
WBAIhasbeenreceiving
larger
and
more
frequentgrantsfromfoundations,andfederalaidthrough
a
collegework-studyplan;again,todrawtheconclusionthatthis
must
meancompromisedprogrammingis
to
havetongr~thatalmost
any
groupnottotallyself-sup-porting,almosttothepointofmakingitsownmoney,iscompromised
by
theinter-dependenteconomyofthe
U.
S.BobFassnotedthattheAlbertsonpublicairingalsocoincidedwiththe
JuliusLesterprogram
(The
JuliusLesterprogram,theoneof.theJewbaby,watch
Out,
blackpower
genoa'sg~t
all
ofyou,forgetyourmomma,con-tent)andthataftertheinitialoutburstfromlis-teners,."weonlyhadabout100subscriptionsac-tuallycancelled,whichmeansthatourlisteners
must
bewillmgtosupportusevenwhenapar-ticularactionobviouslydoesn'tpleasethem;thatpeoplerealizethereisaneedforstufftobeaired,somewhere.".,
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elsedoyouhave?,
to
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