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Sat Nov 27, 2021, 08:01 PM

Left-wing Midwest media outlet launching with backing from Dem donor

The outfit, called Heartland Signal, combines a new digital news site focused on election coverage with a progressive talk radio station.

The outfit combines Heartland Signal, a new digital news site that will focus on midterm coverage, and WCPT, an existing progressive talk radio station with a large footprint in Midwestern states. It’s all backed by Fred Eychaner, a Democratic donor based in Chicago, who has given approximately $100 million to Democratic causes over the last two decades, according to federal campaign finance records.

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Both parties are working to fill a void left by the hollowing out of the local news industry, which has spawned news deserts across the country, including in critical battleground states. But conservative dominance of talk radio has been a source of long-running frustration for many on the left, which the new outlet is partly addressing. It’s also a reaction to the success of online media startups and personalities that dominate social media platforms.

“Conservatives have been masterful for the last 40 to 50 years of amplifying and saturating markets throughout the country,” said Patti Vasquez, who hosts an hour on weekday evenings on WCPT. “A lot of one side of the story, so this is a move toward a balance.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/18/left-wing-midwest-media-outlet-launch-522919

Also on Twitter and Youtube

https://heartlandsignal.com/

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Reply Left-wing Midwest media outlet launching with backing from Dem donor (Original post)
no_hypocrisy Nov 27 OP
Busterscruggs Nov 27 #1
CousinIT Nov 27 #2
ShazzieB Nov 27 #3
PortTack Nov 27 #8
MustLoveBeagles Nov 27 #4
SheltieLover Nov 27 #5
renate Nov 27 #6
Liberal In Texas Nov 27 #7
FakeNoose Nov 27 #9
Progressive Jones Nov 28 #10
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 28 #11

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 08:22 PM

1. Glad to hear this

I hope that it receives its deserved success and gives Hannity a run for his money

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 08:37 PM

2. Followed on Twitter. Will help spread the word. n/t

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:17 PM

3. Fantastic!

Chicago does have a progressive radio station (WCPT 820), but the signal is not very strong unless you're pretty close in to the city (which I'm not). A station that can be heard in multiple states sounds awesome.

EDITED TO ADD: OH, I see that WCPT is a major part of this. Now I'm even more excited!

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:37 PM

8. Good idea..I will follow them too!

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:24 PM

4. K&R

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:47 PM

5. K&R!



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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:58 PM

6. What FABULOUS news!!!

Let’s bump up their following on Twitter!!

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:08 PM

7. We need about a hundred more of these all over the country. n/t

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:49 PM

9. K & R Bookmarked

This is awesome news. I will try to listen, but even it I can't receive this station in Pittsburgh, I'll try to support the advertisers that are keeping this station going. That's something we all can do, let the advertisers know that you heard their ads on the Heartland Signal program.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 12:42 AM

10. K & R. WCPT is needed everywhere! nt

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 02:57 AM

11. We need this along with a massive PR campaign

celebrating & promoting progressive philosophy & policy.

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