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WBAI 99.5 FM & Healthstyles Radio Update


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




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<p>Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.</p>

Latest comments

  • I am thinking of you and so “chanting” that all turns out so OK for your show. It is very sad about you colleagues and heartfelt well wishes are sent. DC

  • What a sad day for WBAI. We are however relieved to hear that Health Styles survived the cuts. The value of Barbara and Diana’s broadcasts is immeasurable. Their health topics and candid interviews give the public important perspectives from many who otherwise might not be heard.

  • Andrea Sears, former News Editor at WBAI, is still producing news. Her podcasts are at, and her Twitter feed is as AndreaSearsNews.

    • Thank you for this update. Barbara Glickstein

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