Mon Jun 11, 2012, 04:01 PM
Festivito (13,452 posts)
Thom Hartmann turned to dead air in Detroit for five minutes again.
Thom must have been on a good topic again.
Our one, and only as far as I know, progressive station in Michigan covers not quite as far as downtown and disappears by the time one gets to the airport. 1310 AM WDTW was told to once to be owned by the cheating ex-husband of our Senator Stabenow. I never have verified that ownership. He was arrested for soliciting sex from a prostitute in a sting, cooperated, got no time. The prostitute did get time and the story changed to her having to apologize to him.
Left wing media ... my left butt cheek.
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Thom Hartmann turned to dead air in Detroit for five minutes again. (Original post)
Response to Festivito (Original post)
Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:42 PM
greenman3610 (3,504 posts)
1. its a clear channel station
They recently moved Stephie Miller from the 9 to 12 morning slot to a graveyard shift at night.
Fans of the popular liberal talk show host Stephanie Miller tuned into radio station WDTW 1310-AM at 9:06 a.m. Monday morning expecting to hear Step and the Mooks, but they were, first, confused, disappointed and then angry to discover that she had been replaced by some middle-of-the road guy named Michael Patrick Shiels.
Actually, Steph did not go away; she will be heard in the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. time slot, but considering the signal is so week that it cannot he heard after sundown, it’s as good as kicking her off. This sounds very similar to what happened in January when Steph was replaced with rightwing psycho Glenn Beck on Green 960 in San Francisco. The ratings fell by 90 percent there, and we will see similar results here.
The two situations are very similar. Both are Blue states – Michigan since 1992 – and both Detroit and San Francisco are two of the most liberal cites in the country. But the real similarity is that both stations are owned by Clear Channel; which owns more radio stations than anyone else in the United States. They also own Premiere Radio Networks, the company that syndicates the radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck and other rightwing nuts.
But here is the conspiracy theory: Bain Capital is one of the primary owners of Clear Channel, acquiring it in 2008, and like all Bain properties, lots of employees got pink slips. GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney started Bain, and although he is no longer involved in the day to day operations of Bain, he still has a huge financial stake in Bain Capital.
You can let them know what you think on their Facebook page
Response to greenman3610 (Reply #1)
Mon Jun 11, 2012, 08:42 PM
Festivito (13,452 posts)
2. Frustrating, and frustratingly unclear channeling.
Conservative *R*money* has $$$ in *Bain* who has $$$ in *ClearCh* who owns *WTDW* the only "Liberal" station.
A station with more unexplained outages than a 60-minutes broadcast in Alabama.