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This may explain why commercial "progressive talk" stations don't do well: the lefty listeners prefer NPR/public radio.
In the case of the far left Pacifica, _NPR_ is to the right of them (they are corporate sellouts!...many NPR shows are financed by Evil Big Corporations as well as "listeners like you". (One 2008 list of companies donating to NPR included car companies, movie studios, and something called "Fox Broadcasing Company")

And they're dropping music for news/talk. Care to guess what direction they'll lean towards? I would guess more than a few taxpayer dollars will go toward these "progressive" shows.

This has happened in places like Boston (WGBH) and Pittsburgh (WDUQ) too. Out with the music, in with the lefty talk/news. And calling them non-commercial radio isn't totally accurate. They get corporate "donations" and the companies get mentioned. They speak of the need to get "commercial (sic) revenue" for these stations.

And they want a Fairness Doctrine. The day I hear ANY conservative opinions on public radio is the day they're at least trying to be fair. (And it still would be nothing comp. to the liberal bias)

1 posted on 12/04/2012 10:41:25 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Taxpayer funded radio

oh goodie

I bet they are fair and balanced

lolz

//sarc


2 posted on 12/04/2012 10:46:42 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: raccoonradio

Pacifica is going broke. Donations are plummeting. Stations are mismanaged. Almost nobody listens ... and probably half of those that do are amused conservatives, not sycophants.

There is a Pacifica station in Houston that I listen to from time-to-time. Funny stuff. These guys are far enough out of the mainstream that they’re not even worth worrying about. Democracy Now, the flagship show, is broadcast on hudrends of stations ... to dozens of listeners.

SnakeDo0c


3 posted on 12/04/2012 10:52:19 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Texas survived one Obama term, and we'll survive another. The rest of you are screwed.)
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To: raccoonradio

it’d be ironic is they started airing Rush Limbaugh


4 posted on 12/04/2012 10:53:57 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: raccoonradio

I listened to “gavel to gavel” coverage of the Watergate hearings, on the Lost Angeles Pacifica affiliate, 1973-74.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 11:28:15 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: raccoonradio

WPFW (89.3, or the far left of the dial, as we used to day) has been beyond barking moonbat for decades.

It’s said their call letters stand for “We’re Public Field Workers”.

Their website indicates that Pacifica is looking to hire a CFO.


9 posted on 12/04/2012 11:32:17 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: raccoonradio
Interim Programing Director Bobby Hill announced on the WPFW Facebook page yesterday that the station will begin a new programming schedule on Dec. 3—one that includes more syndicated talk programs.

That boy ain't right.

12 posted on 12/04/2012 12:32:23 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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