Liberal radio group buying five stations
Tue Dec 2 14:30:24 EST 2003
Bob Nelson wrote...
>> I'd be curious about their proposed line-up.
>> Credible, entertaining
>> liberal talk hosts aren't exactly dime a dozen.
> Al Franken is being talked to; while he does have some
> bestselling books his voice is a bit too
> bland and monotonic for my ears.
Jim Hightower (who was on the list you linked to) is another with a rather
grating voice and accent. Has he ever done a longform show? I'm only
aware of shortform commentaries.
> Michael Jackson
> (no, not HIM, but a British-born talk host)
> used to do a national show and was on in LA for
> awhile but got dumped recently due to a format
> change. He's not too bad.
Didn't a Boston station carry him a few years ago? The old WHDH maybe? I
vaguely recall hearing him somewhere around here.
A lot of the hosts on that list seemed to be either NPR or Pacifica. IMHO
Pacifica is way too far out there to have any real cred, and I question
how well NPR announcers will go over on commercial radio. Commercial and
non-comm are really two different worlds (and audiences).
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