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  •  KPOJ converted to Fox Sports Radio... (6+ / 0-)

    and in a very recent news story, Seattle's KPTK, a progressive radio talker, is also slated for Sports Talk.

    The FIX is in, folks, Big Corporate is punishing all of us for Obama's re-election victory. Big Radio controls information. And they're wielding their power to eliminate liberal talk from the ears of common citizens. The small scale equations regarding supply and demand do not apply to the radio industry. What applies is the flow of information, what information is allowed to flow, and what the long-term financial benefits are by controlling that information flow in a way that favors tax credits, loopholes, and legislation.

    By starving the liberal talk beast, Big Corporate can monopolize the air waves with content that is favorable to their own best interests.

    •  Thanks for the tip! - n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      by Richard Myers on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 10:08:16 AM PST

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    •  It won't work. (3+ / 0-)
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      Some other station will notice the market opportunity and switch formats to progressive talk. Especially in large cities, where there's enough listenership to support a progressive talk station, there are also independent, marginal stations looking for a niche.

      Here in NYC, our progressive talk station is independent, so no worries.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 10:13:48 AM PST

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      •  One would hope so (2+ / 0-)
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        Makes me wish the progressive community could buy a radio station, change the format to progressive programming. Unfortunately it would cost beaucoup bucks to buy anything that has enough oomph to it to be able to hear it farther away than you could throw a rock from the top of the broadcast tower.

        The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains. – Paul Simon, "Train In The Distance."

        by Omir the Storyteller on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 12:11:12 PM PST

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        •  We did have a network for a while, (0+ / 0-)

          but since the guy on the business end of it turned out to be a crook, it failed (Air America).

          Truthfully I wonder whether there really is enough of an audience in most places. I listen to liberal talk radio quite a lot, but I recognize that my circumstances are unusual: I work a blue-collar job where we're allowed to listen to what we please (on headphones) while we work, and have no computer access.

          I'd guess that most liberals are not big radio listeners no matter what the format: they're younger than I am and more tech-savvy, and think of radio as an obsolete format. They are probably streaming their audio.

          "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

          by sidnora on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 08:27:43 AM PST

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