Alice's Restaurant: A Thanksgiving Radio Tradition

Alice's Restaurant (1967 WB Records)

Yet another example of the influence WBAI has had on all radio stations is Arlo Guthrie‘s classic recording “Alice’s Restaurant.” While many in community radio now take the song and its association with Thanksgiving for granted, the song was first performed on WBAI, where reaction led to Arlo recording the […]

Who Will Be The Odetta of Now?

May her memory and message of freedom live forever!

Harry Belafonte‘s eulogy of Odetta asked this question repeatedly Tuesday night at her memorial service, held at historic Riverside Church in Manhattan. I was honored to attend and hear Pete Seeger, Oscar Brand, Peter Yarrow, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez (separately, via video) — all […]