88.3 WHAT RADIO WAS MEANT TO SEE, ERR, I MEAN BE!
What in the world is going on over at 88.3 WAIF radio? I read in the http://city beat.com that Board chair Donald Shabazz has placed cameras in the WAIF studios and in certain locations outside the studio. Is this a good move or a bad move on Shabazz's part? I don't know I think it could work both ways. It could be a good move because of security and as stated in the article, to keep equiptment and the surrounding studio in working condition and not abused by WAIF programmers and their sidekicks. But it could also be a bad move because it allows Shabazz and whomever else to spy on folks, maybe edit and do a little mischief involving those surveillence tapes.
And just who views and reviews these tapes? And if someone is found to have committed some variation of an abuse of equiptment or someone operating the boards who have absolutely no training to do so, what's the penalty? Is that person fired? Suspended? What? Those are some of the questions I've heard floated around the community since this story broke.
Our dear brother, Nathaniel Livingston Jr. blogged about this very subject and his take on what's happening at WAIF is a very interesting one. Please see this-- http://blackcincinnati.blogspot.com scroll down to Shabazz Spying at WAIF.
There's someone else out in the bloggersphere who is actively on top of this whole WAIF camera deal and that's our good friend, The Dean of Cincinnati. You can find his thoughts and his "Open Letter To Donald Shabazz" right here at http://thecincinnatibeacon.com and scroll on down till you find the above title.
These two interesting and journalist-minded fellows just may be on to something right beneath the surface, something the rest of us may not even be aware of. We here at The Black Fist Blog will also be keeping a close eye on this simmering story. WAIF has always been a great source of community news and views you sometimes more often than not get anywhere else. It is a community radio station. The Black Fist, as an Organization have been long-time supporters of WAIF radio in general and we do indeed support the follow programs as enlightening our black community to different subjects and divergent points of view:
I even enjoy "The Bottomline" with host Larry Arnett. When I want nothing more than straight comedy, belly laughs and I don't have anything else better to do. You'll have to call WAIF for programming day & time for that show, I won't be giving it out here. "Why?" Because I don't advocate folks listening to it (unless all you wanna do IS laugh) because as I stated its just comedy, buffoonery never to be taken seriously, never to beleive anything you hear. And 2 of the regular crybaby callers of that show are nothing more than straight punks, liars, losers, tricks, non-driving traffic violators, court-skippers, always gotta capias hanging over their empty heads, jailbirds, one day so-called "christians", the next day "troublemaking instigating phonies and (apparently) some scared ass muthaf***** right about now, begging the whiteman (Arnett and his listeners) for "personal security" while srcreaming, hollering and trying to convince folks they are big, bad and "militant". Yes, all of those adjectives described those 2 imbecilic callers. So that's that on that.
These are the following Questions I have concerning WAIF:
I'm asking the questions that the people I've talk to in this community want to know. I still beleive there are alot of good folks over at WAIF. But there are some folks who don't need programs if all they do is sit on the air and use whatever time given them whether it be 1 hour, 2 hours or I'm told 4 hours to do nothing more than talk against people like Master Fard Muhammad, (Peace be upon him) The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, (Peace be upon him) The Nation of Islam and the beautiful brothers and sisters at Mosque #5 under the leadership and guidance of our dear brother Minister James Muhammad who is the local representative and Minister under the divine teachings of our beloved brother and Leader of The Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan.
I mean, I'm told there are some people out there who are extremely angered at what was said during a recent WAIF fill-in show and the 2 idiots who ran that fisaco of a show who blasted The Nation of Islam, Mosque #5, Their leadership and their Savior Master Fard Muhammad, (Peace be upon him) along with this upcoming Savior's Day on February 28th.
Maybe Donald Shabazz who is a member of The Nation of Islam, who belongs to Mosque #5, who has a regular weekly program named after The Nation of Islam's national newspaper "The Final Call" (go out and find one of the beautiful brothers and buy one today) who also happens to be the Board Chairman at WAIF mentioned in the City Beat story should take the time to look DEEP into the going ons and activities of all staff, regular programmers and programs, fill-in programmers and programs and the hate-filled speech/defamatory rhetoric that apparently fills the airwaves on this station.
Maybe cameras at WAIF isn't so bad after all. Maybe there's more to what's going on at WAIF than the general public really knows. Maybe we should thank the folks over there at City Beat Magazine for taking the time to run this thought-provoking story. I don't quite know. But what I do know is WAIF had better be extremely careful and aware of who they have as "talk show host" because "enlightening dialogue & divergent points of view" is one thing but "hate-speech" is not considered under the United States constitution, as Free Speech.
General Nikki X will continue to support and listen to WAIF and I'm sure the other members of The Black Fist will too. But we will not support blacks fighting blacks, slander, defamation and the rest of the buffoonary that goes on -via- a "couple of losers" whose plight nobody cares about and whom nobody takes seriously.
It is the principle of the thing.
For now the cameras are up and some folks don't like it, Some folks do....Oh well all I will say for now is keep listening to 88.3 WAIF, "What radio was meant to SEE, err, I mean BE!"