Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:13 PM
Newsjock (11,733 posts)
Who killed Portland progressive station KPOJ? (3,174 words)
Source: Willamette Week
... For the past two weeks, a wave of protest against the change has collected more than 15,000 signatures and grown to include the state’s entire Democratic delegation to the U.S. Congress.
... More than a few of the outraged listeners suspect a dark hand at work. Clear Channel Communications, which owns seven Portland stations, is the nation’s largest radio company. And it’s owned in part by Bain Capital—the very Romney-founded private-equity firm that Wolfson had often skewered on the air.
Why else would blue Portland—where voters went for Obama over Romney better than 3-to-1—be denied a progressive talk station?
But the real cause of KPOJ’s death was more complex: The changing face of Portland radio, a communications company at the mercy of casino capitalists, and a sympathetic audience that—despite progressive talk’s potential appeal—simply tuned in elsewhere.
Read more: http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19962-who_killed_kpoj.html
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Response to yurbud (Reply #2)
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:10 PM
alp227 (29,763 posts)
4. Call your member of Congress now - for rolling back the 1996 Telecommunications Act!
That should be a start, the media monopolies should be busted to bring back balance and localism.
Thom Hartmann also urged listeners to send public comments to the FCC to oppose Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation from buying the LA Times and Chicago Tribune, as NewsCorp also owns TV stations in LA and Chicago!