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Fonda, Steinem launch all-women radio talk network.
Reuters ^ | 9/12/2006 | Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

Posted on 09/13/2006 8:13:48 AM PDT by Vasilli22

Greenstone launches all-women radio talk network

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Greenstone Media, a radio company whose founders include social activist Gloria Steinem and actress Jane Fonda, has launched an all-women, all-talk network across the United States.

Steinem said the network, which is run by women, aims to provide an alternative to current radio talk, which she describes as "very argumentative, quite hostile, and very much male-dominated."

This network "has a different spirit. It has more community. It's more about information, about humor, about respect for different points of view and not constant arguing," Steinem told Reuters in an interview.

But Greenstone also hopes to attract male listeners.

"We do have male voices on the network. It's much better to have a mixture of voices," said Susan Ness, chief executive officer of Greenstone, which got its name from a children's book by Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple".

The network's broadcasts have aired since July in selected stations, such as on WIIN in Jackson, Mississippi, WXCT in Hartford, Connecticut, a station in Flint, Michigan, and is launching a broadcast in Albany, New York. It is trying to partner with some satellite radio outfits.

"We expect that people will be able to also get us on mobile phones, cable radio, I-pods and every distribution vehicle," said Ness.

Steinem pointed out that the idea of an all-women network stemmed from a company survey showing an 18 percent decrease in female listeners over the past seven years.

"Women are really fleeing from AM talk radio and now FM music because people get their music in different ways. So there's an enormous window of opportunity, and we're diving in," she said.

Currently, the network does nine hours of programming daily, which should increase shortly to 12.

© Reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.


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1 posted on 09/13/2006 8:13:50 AM PDT by Vasilli22
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2 posted on 09/13/2006 8:14:50 AM PDT by Vasilli22 (http://www.richardfest.blogspot.com/)
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To: Vasilli22
This ought to be good...LOL! I watched Glenn Beck last night and he said he rode up in the elevator with Fonda and Steinem to his office....and that it was a very quite ride to say the least....LOL!

This radio show should be about as interesting as ErrAmerica.

3 posted on 09/13/2006 8:15:39 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Vote out the RINO's. Volunteer to help get Conservatives elected!)
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To: Vasilli22

Good grief. These women are demented.


4 posted on 09/13/2006 8:15:46 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Vasilli22

The video version: "Girls Gone Vile."


5 posted on 09/13/2006 8:15:50 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: Vasilli22

let me guess....it will be called NBC....."Nags Bit*hing Constantly".....


6 posted on 09/13/2006 8:16:09 AM PDT by auto power
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To: Vasilli22

I'm tired of limo libs spending their own millions and calling it "grass roots". It's just so tedious.


7 posted on 09/13/2006 8:16:23 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: Vasilli22
Will they let Laura Ingram broadcast on their network?
8 posted on 09/13/2006 8:17:08 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: Vasilli22

You mean an all liberal women radio network.


9 posted on 09/13/2006 8:17:25 AM PDT by kcbc2001
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To: Vasilli22

10 posted on 09/13/2006 8:17:35 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: Vasilli22
Yeah, and get this, it will not be political

.....bwaaaahaaaaahaaa!

11 posted on 09/13/2006 8:17:55 AM PDT by lormand (May the guns of one million AC-130s infest Islam-0-land)
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To: Vasilli22

"It's more about information, about humor"

Ha HA HA HA humor ... Maxi-FemiNazis .... Ha ha ha ha ha


12 posted on 09/13/2006 8:17:58 AM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Vasilli22

I give it a year or two...


13 posted on 09/13/2006 8:18:13 AM PDT by vrwcagent0498 (Mark Levin and Ann Coulter are my patron saints.)
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To: Vasilli22

If they were based in Canada, I'd venture a guess as to what call-letters they'd get...


14 posted on 09/13/2006 8:18:19 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Vasilli22
Women are really fleeing from AM talk radio and now

B.S. Listen to any good talk radio show and there are many women callers...

15 posted on 09/13/2006 8:18:22 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: Vasilli22

Lifetime radio? This latest venture of the left will just go the way of Air Amerika.


16 posted on 09/13/2006 8:18:30 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (NY Slimes the paper of record for OBL!)
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To: Vasilli22
As a woman, let me say "I'm deeply offended" by these persons claiming to speak for women.

Maybe they are speaking for "womyn".

17 posted on 09/13/2006 8:18:43 AM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment Rights--buy another gun today.)
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To: Vasilli22

Respect for differing points of view?

When will the pro-life women be invited?

The feminists can't win that debate so don't
expect to hear it.

SILENT NO MORE - demand equal time!!


18 posted on 09/13/2006 8:20:29 AM PDT by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13)
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To: Vasilli22
Bwhaahahaha...

This will be good. Watch how fast rich, old, liberal hags lose millions of dollars. There goes your retirement, honey.

19 posted on 09/13/2006 8:20:43 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: Vasilli22

THese are the same lefties who claim to care about diversity and inclusion.

Ha!


20 posted on 09/13/2006 8:21:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Vasilli22
>This network "has a different spirit. It has more community. It's more about information, about humor, about respect for different points of view and not constant arguing,"Steinem told Reuters in an interview

... so, then, Gloria
Steinem threw the pilot off
the plane and she said,

"We do not need a
pilot. Hell, I know my way
around a cockpit!"

21 posted on 09/13/2006 8:22:10 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: Vasilli22

Didn't these liberal money backers see what a failure Err Amerika has been and continues to be. Just goes to reinforce the belief that they just do not understand capitalism.


22 posted on 09/13/2006 8:23:18 AM PDT by deputac (NYPD & FDNY: The Other Twin Towers of New York)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

ROFL...thanks for my first laugh of the day! "GIRLS GONE VILE!" LOL


23 posted on 09/13/2006 8:23:57 AM PDT by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: Vasilli22

Steinem: Women belong in combat!

Fonda: Where we can betray the male soldiers more effectively!

I'll do the network only if they bring me coffee and wear burkas.


24 posted on 09/13/2006 8:24:26 AM PDT by wvobiwan (BOYCOTT NYT, LAT, AP, Reuters, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, BBC, WaPo, Haaretz, and ALL leftist rags!!!)
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To: Vasilli22

"Fonda, Steinem launch all-women radio talk network."

First, they need some women...


25 posted on 09/13/2006 8:24:37 AM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: Dr.Deth

Ha!


26 posted on 09/13/2006 8:25:44 AM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: Vasilli22

we know modo will listen, but who will be the other listener?


27 posted on 09/13/2006 8:25:53 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Vasilli22
...This network "has a different spirit. It has more community. It's more about information, about humor, about respect for different points of view...

I somehow doubt that the pro-life women will be well represented.

28 posted on 09/13/2006 8:26:00 AM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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To: Vasilli22

NPR wasn't enough?


29 posted on 09/13/2006 8:26:17 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: kcbc2001
"You mean an all liberal women radio network."

You got that right. I wouldn't tune in and expect to hear them giving equal time to Ann Coulter, Peggy Noonan, Mona Charen, Michelle Malkin, or any other other conservative woman.

30 posted on 09/13/2006 8:26:19 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: Buck W.

What's the over and under? My guess - 18 months.


31 posted on 09/13/2006 8:26:24 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Vasilli22

"Good times..."

32 posted on 09/13/2006 8:26:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vasilli22

These women couldn't attract male listeners with brautwurst, or donuts, or pizza, or beer.

Unless, of course, the men are metrosexuals or girly-men.

I once worked for a Truman type Democrat in MA. She used to say that the only thing she had in common with the Steinem types was where she bought their jewelry and perfume. She held them in very low esteem - and for good reason - they enjoy the idea of abortion - their one and only commandment.


33 posted on 09/13/2006 8:26:51 AM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: Vasilli22

This turns my ears into feet.


34 posted on 09/13/2006 8:26:59 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Vasilli22

Note to Steinem: The world needs a liberal women't station like a "fish needs a bicycle." ;)


35 posted on 09/13/2006 8:27:10 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: deputac

Like they do with the national budget ("War on Poverty, ie) , just keep throwing money at it until the problem goes away. (lack of a substantial audience in this case)


36 posted on 09/13/2006 8:28:03 AM PDT by vrwcagent0498 (Mark Levin and Ann Coulter are my patron saints.)
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To: Vasilli22
". . . and is launching a broadcast in Albany, New York."

Ding Ding Ding. No politics here, whatsoever!

37 posted on 09/13/2006 8:28:24 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: vrwcagent0498

What a waste of Ted Turners money


38 posted on 09/13/2006 8:28:32 AM PDT by bybybill (`IF TH E RATS WIN, WE LOSE)
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To: Vasilli22
Steinem said the network, which is run by women, aims to provide an alternative to current radio talk, which she describes as "very argumentative, quite hostile, and very much male-dominated."

Hmmmmm. The pot calling the kettle black.

NAGs are surely argumentative, quite hostile and very much female-dominated

39 posted on 09/13/2006 8:30:17 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
Everyone seems so, well, optimistic.

I was going to go out on a limb and say 6 months before stations drop them and under a year to fold.

But then, what do I know about radio, I only listen.

40 posted on 09/13/2006 8:30:43 AM PDT by ASOC (The phrase "What if" or "If only" are for children.)
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To: ChadGore

LOL. Hughmanatee!


41 posted on 09/13/2006 8:30:50 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Vasilli22

"Those aren't women. They’re womenists!" - Droz


42 posted on 09/13/2006 8:33:25 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (I gigged your peace frog.)
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To: Vasilli22
Liberal talk shows have been a dismal failure since the early 1990s. None of the hosts, such as Jim Hightower, Al Franken, Mario Cuomo, and numerous others, have made a dent in the radio market. Air America has been a financial failure. There is no reason to believe Greenstone will fare any better. I suspect this is a scam to draw money from wealthy liberal investors. Why would this format succeed where others have failed?
43 posted on 09/13/2006 8:37:47 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: Vasilli22

post


44 posted on 09/13/2006 8:38:06 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
I think that they should call their show "Hair America"!
45 posted on 09/13/2006 8:38:08 AM PDT by JLGALT (Get ready - Lock and Load!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The video version: "Girls Gone Vile."

I can hear their opening broadcast. "I'd like to welcome our listeners to the first and only radio station that is all vaginas, all the time. Up next, why men aren't necessary. Later, we'll talk about why women are better than men at everything. We'll close the show with the 30-minute rant by Jeanine Garrofolo."

46 posted on 09/13/2006 8:40:10 AM PDT by highimpact
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To: RexBeach
These women couldn't attract male listeners with brautwurst, or donuts, or pizza, or beer.

Hmmm.... what kind of beer?

47 posted on 09/13/2006 8:43:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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I don't even think they could attrtact guys with Beck's.


48 posted on 09/13/2006 8:45:52 AM PDT by RexBeach (Will Rogers Never Met Bill Clinton.)
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To: highimpact
Here's a sample of their "Drive-time" morning show:

You're driving too close to him. Turn your wipers on. You're too close to him! Why don't you get in the left lane???Oh-noyoumissedyourturn. ad infinitum

49 posted on 09/13/2006 8:50:02 AM PDT by RedQuill
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To: Vasilli22

Interesting. But is it true that the network will be off the air for five days every month?


50 posted on 09/13/2006 8:52:15 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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