Can Liberal Talk Radio Last?
Efforts to launch progressive radio networks are underway. Can they beat Limbaugh at his own
February 19, 2004 Issue
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With the holiday success of books by liberal pundits like Michael Moore and Al Franken, it should come as no surprise that
radio is trying to get in on some Bush-bashing. Rush Limbaugh and other conservative cohorts, like Bill O'Reilly, have long
monopolized the AM airwaves, but as articles from the Washington Post, New Republic Online, and Common Dreams.org reveal,
the tides may be turning and a long overdue national liberal radio network should be on its way.
Progress Media is one of the groups that have been formed with the purpose of developing a national 24-hour liberal talk
radio outlet. The network, newly named Air America, plans to begin broadcasting sometime in March or April at WNTD (950 AM)
in Chicago, and has already signed on popular comedian and author Al Franken to host a talk show, reports Washington Post
writer, Jennifer Frey. Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will also be part of the line-up. ...