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Preliminary Election Results



WBAI Listener-Sponsor Member Delegate Election Results 2016

*Frank LeFever                  ELECTED — 1st count
Sharonne Salaam             ELECTED — 1st count
*Ken Laufer                        ELECTED — 2nd count
Eugene Hamond              ELECTED — 3rd count
*James Sagurton                ELECTED — 4th count
Cerene Roberts                 ELECTED — 5th count
*Rebecca Naegele              ELECTED — 6th count
*Michael Ochoa                 ELECTED — 9th count
*Carl Makower                   ELECTED — 14th count

WBAI Staff Member Delegate Election Results 2016

*Reggie Johnson              ELECTED — 1st count
Vajra Kilgour                   ELECTED — 7th count
*Kathy Davis                     ELECTED — 8th count


Meet The Candidate -Kevin Keating (Write-In)



I am Kevin Keating. I am a cinematographer and director of documentary films. My major cinematography credits are on Harlan County U.S.A. (1976), American Dream(1990), When We Were Kings (1996), and Soul Power (2008). I directed the film Giuliani Time (2006).

I am a long time WBAI listener and attend Community Advisory Board meetings. I have assisted the CAB on special projects.

For WBAI, my goals are to:

  • stop the possible sale or lease of the station
  • improve programming
  • restore station listenership, membership and revenue streams
  • regain listener trust by the timely sending of fund drive premiums

As a cinematographer I have been fortunate to work on documentaries which have shed light on imperialism, corporate power, racism and the struggle for Black Power.

As the director of Giuliani Time, my goal was to paint a fuller picture of the public life of the former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani. The DVD has been used as a WBAI fund drive premium.

The Village Voice called Giuliani Time “an incisive portrait of power seizure and class combat as it was performed, by the numbers, on the municipal level.”

Rotten Tomatoes wrote, “filmmaker Kevin Keating focuses on Giuliani’s early years in politics, his often controversial and uncharitable stands on civil rights, social services, education, and law enforcement, and his political ambitions after leaving the mayor’s office….” Rotten Tomatoes reviewers gave the film an 85% rating.


Meet The Candidate – Tom Barton (Write-In)



I am a NY City public hospital social worker with a focus on substance abuse and post- traumatic stress disorder a. nd a member of Local 768 (the Health Service Employees Union), Vietnam Veterans Against The War and ACLU. I edit the Military Resistance Newsletter, which can be found at http://www.militaryproject.org. The purpose of military resistance is to give aid and comfort to members of the armed forces organizing to end the war of empire in the Middle East.  The long term objective is to assist in eliminating all wars of empire by eliminating all empires. Members of the armed forces have the right and duty to act against dictatorships commanding their services, and to assist civilian movements against dictatorship. This applies whether a political dictatorship imposed by force of arms or a political dictatorship imposed by those in command of the resources of society using their wealth to purchase the political leadership. One of my WBAI objectives: is increased involvement by NY National Guard/reserves/veterans and their families in military resistance actions.

Meet The Candidate – John Kirbow (Write-in)




Army and DoD Veteran and social science advocate.


My name is John Kirbow. I am an Army and DoD Veteran and a social science advocate. I have seen the damage done by political dogmatism, partisan tribalism and polarizing ideology, from our damaged neighborhoods here at home to diverse locations around the world, from South America, Africa, and the Balkans, to the Middle East and Central Asia. It has hurt us here at home, on almost every front and issue. Our very ability to have conversations and to reason critically, is under attack by rigid ideology and politically dogmatic modes of thinking. I am tired of seeing political dogmatism get a free pass, while science, free thinking and reason continue to be pushed to the margins of our political conversations by the Left and the Right. 

I am fighting a homefront battle for a revival of reason and scientific thinking within American politics and ideology.

I’m working – from the pub and street corner to the halls of academia and activism – to help build a movement around this aim, and I offer solidarity with anyone who wishes to collaborate or express a similar aspiration.

It is time that the values of science, free thinking and skepticism are given a more respectable platform. A more widely shared platform alongside the narratives of Left and Right ideology and dogma which have traditionally monopolized our political discourse and policy conversations.

In short, we need to intellectually break up these monopolies, on the Left and on the Right. In doing this, we would be striving for a kind of creative destruction through the power of new ideas and fresh discussions, by challenging the role of dogmatic political ideology at its very roots. This would be intellectual innovation across every form of media and every hall of discussion. We should work to shake the status quo, and wake up a sleeping giant of closeted free thinkers and frustrated rationalists across the American landscape.





Meet The Candidate – Randy Credico

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Former New York City mayoral candidate and Host of You’re Crazy If You’re Up This Early


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Meet The Candidate – Kathy Davis

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Producer of Health Action and Certified QiGong healer


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Meet The Candidate – Max Schmid

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Producer and Host of Golden Age of Radio for over 35 years.


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Meet The Candidate – Reggie Johnson

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Production Engineer and Host of From The Soundboard


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Meet The Candidate – Jim Sagurton

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Long-time peace activist and WBAI premium fulfillment recovery organizer


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Meet The Candidate – Michael Ochoa



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