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posted July 4 , 2008

WBAI/Pacifica Staff News

March heralded the beginning of Spring and of the stewardship of WBAI by new General Manager Anthony Riddle. Known to many New Yorkers as the former Executive Director of Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), Riddle is highly regarded around the country as the previous director of the Alliance of Community Media, a coalition that lobbies to preserve public-access channels on cable TV. A longtime listener of WBAI with a background as an accomplished manager of several public-access cable TV channels, Riddle was hired by Pacifica's Interim Executive Director after a wide search and recommendation by a committee of the former Justice & Unity-majority local board.

Program Director Bernard White is largely working from home as he addresses some health challenges. Your support and good wishes are invaluable. A celebration of his contributions is planned for May.

Pacifica has a new Executive Director. Former KPFA General Manager Nicole Sawaya began full-time work in March out of the national office in Berkeley, California.