[cross-posted at Daily Kos -- any suggestions for other CA/San Diego blogs would be welcome]
I've been posting on progressive talk radio a fair amount this year, focusing on the efforts of our Boston group to buy a station as a solid home for progressive talk. Relying on the kindness of Clear Channel and similar media behemoths, as we have discovered, doesn't work.
While we're making good progress (hey, we're progressives, after all), many stations across the country are still dependent on the whims of these media giants.
Now San Diego's KLSD (yup, that's the real name) is in trouble. This is a call to action, not an extensive analysis, so much of the content comes from the SaveKLSD.com website. If I have a chance, I'll update it later. Thanks to NonStopRadio.com and Daily Kos member rougegorge for alerting me.
Gather at 7:30 a.m. Monday, August 27th outside of Clear Channel's San Diego's headquarters: 9660 Granite Ridge Dr., San Diego, CA 92123
The only liberal/progressive broadcast media outlet in San Diego County is about to be shut down.
Clear Channel, who owns KLSD 1360 AM, is in the process of switching the liberal talk format to yet another Sports Talk station. We need our voice in media - and you can help. ...
There will be two gatherings, both outside of Clear Channel's offices at 9660 Granite Ridge Drive, San Diego, CA 92123 .
The first meeting will be to help organize the big rally. All interested individuals and groups, who are willing to work on this issue, should meet on Saturday, August 25th at 9:00am. At 10:00am we will announce the specific plans for the big rally on Monday.
Will be updated later.
San Diegans, please come to the rescue, and let those of us around the country know how we can help!
Had you heard of the threat to San Diego progressive talk?