Wednesday, March 21, 2012

FCC Decision Limits Right-Wing Radio Expansion

You go, liberal radio chick! Image from Think Progress.
Well, this is interesting. But I've got to wonder. . .how could right-wing talk radio expand exactly? As it stands, they're everywhere, on multiple stations in the same market, it every city across the country. Is there a hunger for more right-wing talk? If there was ever a market that was saturated, this one is it.


FCC decision strikes critical blow to right-wing radio dominance

A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision issued Monday (PDF) will clear the runway for hundreds of new community radio stations that broadcast on low-power FM signals, bringing progressive, community voices to urban areas that have for decades only known what’s being broadcast by major corporations and America’s political right. . .

Read more at: RawStory


  1. Dang it, the link doesn't work.
    It would be interesting to see how this works out.
    But you have to put on programming that people who want to listen to and liberals have not shown they can do that.

  2. Sorry, Dan, I muffed the link. It's fixed now.

    And no, this wasn't an equal playing field. Limbaugh begat Hannity which begat Levin, and on and on. Liberal talk has never been rolled out anywhere on anywhere near the scale. In many cases where it has been tried on a smaller scale, and done well. . .it has often been cancelled and replaced with sports talk or Hispanic music, inexplicably. It happened in Ohio, it happened in Wisconsin, it happened in California. As far as I know, liberal talk has never been tried in Las Vegas, and we voted for Obama last time around, so there IS an audience for it.

    I've been listening to liberal talk on my computer since 2004, since that is the only place I can get it. I've followed the business side of it quite a bit. No way, no how is this simple marketplace shakeout. The percentage of talk that is conservative is in the 90 percentile. It doesn't reflect the political makeup of the audience.


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