bye bye Boston's progressive talk

Donna Halper
Fri Dec 15 04:20:59 EST 2006

>Bob wrote--
>I'd wonder if WRKO would be interested in Stephanie Miller for that
>9-noon slot...
>And yes there could be some smaller stations that might pick up one 
>of the Jones

If I were a talk station in greater Boston, I'd wanna pick up Ed 
Schultz, given that he is the most moderate of all the progressive 
talkers, and as such, he might be able to attract the widest 
audience.  He also does excellent interviews.  And yeah, somebody 
ought to give Steph a try-- her show is entertaining no matter what 
political persuasion a person might be.  I'm not sure many of the AAR 
folks caught on here-- the folks at Boston's Progressive Talk told me 
Al Franken had decent numbers for a while, but Ed and Steph had the 
widest demographics (Steph was pulling in 18-34s, whereas Ed gets 25-54).

Looks like progressive talk radio in Los Angeles is going to get a 
reprieve, but even with all of its faults, I'm gonna miss progressive 
talk in Boston.  I still listen to the right wingers sometimes, but 
it's nice to hear the other side and compare the way each spins the 
same stories...I hope somebody picks up a few of the progressives-- 
Ring of Fire is an excellent weekend opinion show, and I thought 
State of Belief was a very well done religious program...

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