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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:22 PM
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10. Fuck Clear Channel and free market fundies who thought the MARKET would enforce a fairness doctrine
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 06:23 PM by alp227
Clearly the free market of media did NOT, especially after the 1996 telecommunications act! Man, I never thought that Clear Channel would aim for the heart like this. I've listened to Green 960 since late 2010, and if CHEAP Channel doesn't get an earful it'll be RIP progressive radio on 960 AM in SF, Sept. 28, 2004 to Jan. 3, 2012. RIGHT ON TIME for the 2012 elections, sounds like there is a lot of political motivation behind this. And 910 will become a poorer version of KGO with a CON morning show of Armstrong & Getty (whose show I don't recall has been on the Bay Area but is on KSTE 650, the same out of market station audible in the Bay where Michael Savage is now exiled). I tweeted to Green 960 and Thom Hartmann about this.

Anyway speaking of Hartmann I usually listen to the non-commercial feed. For the first hour I listen on MAIN FM in Asheville, N.C. so that I can hear the Worker's Independent News segments during breaks. Then for the last 2 hours the Livestream.com/thomhartmann feed that includes the bonus calls and "On the News" segments. So I wouldn't miss not having Hartmann on over-the-air radio anyway. But seriously I get the chills now that I can't hear Mike Malloy over the air anymore here. I live in San Jose, where 960's signal is rather average anyway (960 is 5,000 W) compared with the full-power (50,000 W) KSFO 560 (local Limbaugh/Hannity/Levin insane asylum) and KGO 810 (the saner bipartisan news/talker more connected with reality).

So disappointing on so many levels, but hey! It's frickin' CLEAR CHANNEL, the same company that failed to implement proper emergency alert services on its stations in that town in North Dakota back in 2002 when the train crashed and was blowing up chemicals in the air. The same Clear Channel that trashed progressive talk for same ol' CON talk and sports even despite listener outrage in other areas, such as Miami.

But it's interesting how CC kept Randi Rhodes on the future 960 AM schedule in between those RW blowhards. Similarly, Rhodes' flagship station where she began her radio show, WJNO in West Palm Beach, Fla. (also a CC station), has RW talk all day then Randi on tape delay 9P-midnight.

BTW, right now I'm listening to Norman Goldman on its video feed here. Often it replaces commercials with rock music. No bonus segments unlike Thom.

Does anyone listen to 94.1 KPFA, the local Pacifica station? That station has Democracy Now and some other progressive programming, but I don't know if KPFA can influence the constituency as much as the mainstream talkers do.

Anyway if you wanna speak out in support of Green 960 call their listener line: 1-866-960-5753

960's programming director email: ccrsfo2qke@clearchannel.com

Don Parker, director of operations at CC SF: DonParker@clearchannel.com or 415-975-5555
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