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March 31, 2005

Progressive talk is making progress!

From the Boston Globe's "Message received. A year after the launch of the Air America radio network, progressive talk is making progress":

It's morning drive time in Boston, and talk-show host Stephanie Miller is blasting away, criticizing the forces pushing to have Terri Schiavo's feeding tube restored, mocking Fox News Channel pundit Bill O'Reilly, and attacking Senator Rick Santorum, the Pennsylvania Republican. A year after the left launched a major effort to combat Rush Limbaugh and conservative dominance of the airwaves, liberal talk is taking hold here and in scores of other cities.

While the big talk stations WRKO-AM (680) and WTKK-FM (96.9) remain strongholds of conservative voices, such left-of-center hosts as Miller, Ed Schultz, Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, and Janeane Garofalo are luring listeners to what is billed as ''Boston's new progressive talk radio network."

That network consists of two ratings-challenged stations -- Framingham's WKOX-AM (1200) and Medford's WXKS-AM (1430) -- that operate with sunrise-to-sundown licenses. But the mere fact that the network exists prompts analysts to deem the embryonic experiment in liberal talk a promising, if qualified, success...

The fall 2004 Arbitron numbers for listeners 12 and older showed the ''progressive talk radio network" lagging near the bottom but making notable progress over the numbers generated by previous formats...

Bear in mind they said "near the bottom". Air America is not "at the bottom". They're somewhere above it.



Posted in Meta at March 31, 2005 08:49 PM

Comments

The name of your site - "Bore America" is apt, it has nothing to do with the radio show, however.

Posted by: julie at April 1, 2005 07:15 PM


Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.








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