Post is dated Nov 1, 2016 - written by the URL author - and this information is relevant to not only NY's WBAI radio station but also Pacifica -- and KPFK = all are called 'sister' radio stations [ 5] .
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by Chris Albertson.
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The concern is that LMAs have been known to become a first step in the outright sale of the station, a prospect that spawns protest from people who see such an arrangement as a deliberate spark generated by a faction of inside schemers who have long been making nefarious moves to regress Pacifica to a West Coast operation, dumping such vital locations as NYC and Washington, D.C.
Here. for your perusal and enlightenment, are two of the better proposals that were received in 2013: One from Auricle Communications, the other from MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network), a well-run New York Community TV alternative."