August 13, 2013


The Center for Health, Media & Policy produces Healthstyles, a weekly radio program on WBAI 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio.

This past Friday, there was news coverage about the financial difficulties at WBAI 99.5 FM resulting in layoffs of the entire news team, most of the operations staff and all paid producers.

This NYT’s article  published yesterday provides details.

We are saddened by this news and for our radio colleagues who have lost their jobs.

As of now, Healthstyles will continue to be broadcast on Thursdays at 11:00 PM.

We have weeks of taped programming on hold while the station continues to try to raise funds.

We will alert you when we start broadcasting our programs again and keep you updated on news about the station.

WBAI is one of five stations in the nationwide Pacifica network. Donated to Pacifica by philanthropist Louis Schweitzer, WBAI went on the air in 1960.

Thank you,

Diana Mason and Barbara Glickstein

Co-producers and co-hosts Healthstyles