Become a BAI Buddy!

WBAI has launched an intensified initiative to respond to your requests that we cut down the number of days of on-air fund drives.

You can help us to do that by becoming a BAI BUDDY.

A BAI BUDDY is someone who signs up to make a recurring donation to WBAI using either a credit/debit card, or EFT (electronic funds transfer) from your bank account. It is safe, secure, and so easy!


BAI BuddyIt’s simple, automatic and means a great deal to keeping our unique and high-quality programming on the air!

Once your annual donation reaches or exceeds $25, you will become a full, voting member of WBAI!


Mail : You can register your recurring donation using the U. S. Mail. Just print out the form that is available here (.pdf) and mail it to the address provided.

Phone: Or, if you’re really enthusiastic about the great programs you’re enjoying on WBAI, you can call 212.209.2828 and tell them you want to become a BAI Buddy! We’ll be glad to help you get set up.


By becoming a WBAI Buddy:

  • You help to cut down the number of on-air fund drive days
  • You get the new WBAI tote/grocery bag
  • You become eligible for on-air giveaways
  • You get to participate in the Member Perks discount program at local shops and museums
  • You get discounted or free entry to WBAI live events
  • You automatically become a voting member of WBAI once your donation meets or exceeds $25.

Click here for more details about BAI-BUDDY benefits and perks!


– When 415  people sign up for just a $10 a month donation, we can eliminate our fund drive in September.

– When 3,500 people sign up for just a $10 a month donation, we can eliminate our entire summer fund drive. 

– When our entire current membership signs up for just a $10 a month donation, we no longer need any on-air fund drives!  

We all pay a whole lot more each month to watch cable TV and  to get on the internet.

By donating to WBAI we get a whole lot more for a whole lot less!





WBAI is forming a running team!

Our ultimate goal is to raise funds for WBAI through a crowdrise

We will have scheduled weekly and weekend training runs of several lengths and for runners of all levels.

We are also seeking several volunteers to help with organizing the group.


August Events

  •  August 5-11, 4pm and 8pm ,Gary Null’s “Knocking on the Devil’s Door” Movie Showings. IFC Theater, 6th Ave + 4th St.   Ticket holders only, arrive early.
  • August  9, 1-3pm, Arsty Fartsy Sessions -Seats are available for the AF Session, the in-studio live broadcast concert with Chicago multi-discipline band Milano. Call 212.209.2800 to reserve free tickets or register online here.
  • August 12, 11:30pm-3:30am, Liquid Sound Lounge Boat Party, Skyport Marina, 23rd St + FDR. $35 in advance, $40 at the door, 21+. Proceeds go to “Art for Progress”, Tickets: Rebel Rebel – 319 Bleecker Street 212.989.0770 or Brown Paper Tickets