According to DeBar, he received a call last night from Wakeup Call's executive producer Sharan Harper, who informed him that she was told by interim General Manager LaVarn Williams that henceforth, only news that comes from the WBAI news department could be aired on the station. Harper thanked DeBar for his service - which was unpaid - for the past couple of years.

For his part, DeBar said he will continue to produce the segments to air on at 7am daily.

DeBar was told that he could continue in his other work on Wakeup Call; he is both producer of a weekly segment on Hudson Valley issues, as well as a contributing producer to the program.