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WWIB Transportation Editor, Swan, explains: Ya’ll can check the record, we went for Barry early— who the hell wouldn’t have? Not the Mighty Sparrow! All three Clintons are venal, John Edwards was a stiff, Dennis Kucinich had a hot wife & no traction: please, let’s not relive the nightmare again so soon; gracias. Today, however, […]

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1984 66-year old Eleanor Bumpurs is shot and killed by police as they try to evict her from her Bronx apartment— Bernhard Goetz shoots four men on a subway; he said they tried to rob him— Run DMC self-titled debut—Benjamin Ward named first black Police Commissioner— UTFO, “Roxanne, Roxanne,” followed by Roxanne Shanté, “Roxanne’s Revenge”— […]

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or site-specific “installation” whatsis: Swan asks… whuh? Sharp-eyed, sharp-tongued, once in a while a card sharp hustlin’ the boardwalk near Seagate, other times filling out custom forms with a black Sharpie while waiting on the long, long line at the post office on Neptune: I, Swan, raised on Mermaid Avenue & a graduate of racially […]

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Caz Dolowicz rolls out the WW (welcome wagon)—local. They said it couldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. Uncle Caz, Uncle Caz: what the hell did they do?!?! Ya’ll loved them in the pages of New York Calling. Ya’ll astounded them in the basement of the Fresh Meadows Barnes & Noble. Now, for […]

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by Angry M.F. Fisher: Drunk on Albemarle. Drunk on Bond Street. Drunk on Cortelyou. Drunk in Ditmas Park. Drunk on Eldert Lane. Drunk on Foster Road. Drunk in Gravesend. Drunk on Hinsdale. Drunk on India Street. Drunk on Jamaica Ave. Drunk in Kensington (they will get the services their property values demand). Drunk on Avenue […]

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As machinations, hollowness, treachery & all ruinous disorders follow us disquietly from Red Hook to Gravesend to the east blackwards, WWIB is pleased to announce the signing of Junius Van Sinderen, ombudsman. Dear Sirs (& BZA), As a longtime listener of WWIB, let me first commend you on fifty years of broadcast exuberance. Between yourselves, […]

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