Sunday, February 10, 2008

Air America Needs to Get Stronger

WCPT-AM needs to up its transmitter strength so that it reaches central IL. As much as I like listening to WPGU-FM, I do occasionally have a hankerin' for talk radio that doesn't make me want to pull the stereo out of my dash.

3 comments:

moon_grrl said...

You, me, and gamera would totally agree with WCPT-AM coming in down here! I think that gamera listens to Rachel Maddow's podcast and I listen to AM580 (of course).

gregrocker said...

Air America has so much power speaking truth to the 99.9% radio right's lies that Howard Dean credited them with swinging the 06 Ohio election with their 3 stations there. Bush-career-sponsor Clear Channel immediately pulled those stations down and only recently did Columbus get back AAR. So it is an incredibly important and desperately needed counterweight to the rightist radio disinformation juggernaut which recruited 50-120 million ignorant rednecks to vote against their own economic interests, swinging 5 of the past 6 elections (this according to the Annenberg School study). If you really believe in Air America as such an antidote, then commit yourself to working for its spread, and pressure a stronger newer Dem Congress (than the witless one we got) to put pressure on ownership to brings some balance back to the PUBLICLY OWNED airwaves. Televised hearings alone would go a long way to breaking the monopoly which isn't much budging even now that they have wrecked the country's politics and reputation in the world.

The Squire said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmm....kay....