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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:45 PM

Question to those in Seattle area.

Rumor was floating around the Fall last year that the progressive station there was going to switch to sports Jan 1. Actually, it began back in November(now that brain cells kicked into gear) after the election when Portland lost KPOJ.

Has that happened yet?

Did Clear Channel kill our voice there?

Just wondering.

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Reply Question to those in Seattle area. (Original post)
Left Coast2020 Jan 2013 OP
HeiressofBickworth Jan 2013 #1
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jan 2013 #3
gateley Jan 2013 #6
HeiressofBickworth Jan 2013 #9
gateley Jan 2013 #10
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #2
nolabear Jan 2013 #4
eridani Jan 2013 #5
Left Coast2020 Jan 2013 #7
Generic Other Jan 2013 #8

Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:03 PM

1. Yes, it's gone

I turned it on for about 30 seconds this morning, found some sports chatter and then turned it off, permanently. It is a serious loss to progressives in western Washington. I have seen information that another station, KBCS in Bellevue, will pick up the Thom Hartman show from noon to 3. A station near Tacoma is apparently picking up something else, but for me (north of Seattle), the signal is so low that I can't even get it on my car radio.

It is a personal loss to me as I don't have and can't afford the new technologies to get XM or other radio service. My computer is in a corner of the garage and therefore not listenable from the rest of the house. I'll be relying more and more on MSNBC and Current. I've just read that Current has been sold and most of the programming will be replaced by the new owner, Al Jazzera.

It's become more and more difficult to hear progressive voices.

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:27 PM

3. You can get Democracy Now

and Left Right and Center on 90.7fm, KSER in Everett or stream it at www.kser.org

It's a community radio station so most of the programming is music but they do have some progressive public affairs programs.

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:03 PM

6. And KUOW -- NPR and BBC, not music -- 94.9 FM (it's the U of W station)

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Response to gateley (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:37 AM

9. But NPR is not

Stephanie Miller, Ed Shultz, Norman Goldman, etc., etc., I've become accustomed to the personalities, not just the information. It's like having old friends move away.

And, I know I'll get flack for this statement, it has seemed to me that NPR has lost a great deal of its sting. I don't find it all that interesting and haven't listened to it in quite some time. With the demise of KPTK, I'll have to give NPR another chance, I suppose. Thank you for reminding me of KUOW.

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:33 AM

10. Oh, I so agree! I just can't think of any other options.

It would be wonderful if a new Air America could be established. You'd think with Obama's second win, how things appear to be going, there would be a market.

I'm sad, too.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:25 PM

2. I am really going to miss Am 1090, KPTK. It's been a beacon of hope for years. The oligarchs dont

like progressive radio.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:34 PM

4. Me too. I can get Sirius but it's not the same as knowing the hometown respects us liberals.

And that steaming pile Limbaugh somehow goes on...

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:47 PM

5. Yes, it's gone.

See the WA State forum for more details. I'll be looking at getting podcasts, but not everyone is in a position to do that.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:38 AM

7. I'm hoping we can fight back on this one.

Sorry to hear the bad news. But please believe me if I say we can't let ourselves get rolled over like this. I mean, if a dude knocks you down, you get back up. Same principle. But the good news is we have Bernie Sanders in our corner on this. I think he is planning to bite back on this to undo corporate media. But we need strength in numbers. We can't lie down on this. At least Clear Channel thinks we may be lying down. I'm not. What about you?

http://signon.org/sign/restore-the-airwaves

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:44 AM

8. I need them in the morning!

Give me back Stephanie Miller so I can get to work. Ack!

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