Would Clr Chnl take a Boston AM to talk? (Donna Halper)

Robert S Chase attychase@comcast.net
Sun Jan 3 17:01:55 EST 2010

Isn't that an expression of what the "fairness doctrine" did prior to its 
elimination by the divisifiers? Too much "shout radio" and not enough 
"confer" radio. Oh well, just a personal opinion. As I was thinking about it 
and right wing and left wing "talkers" I thought there was a mechanical 
saying that might apply just as well to the nuts that broadcast as those 
that go on bolts, i.e.,  "righty, tighty, lefty, loosey"


> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2010 12:30:36 -0500
> From: Donna Halper <dlh@donnahalper.com>
> Umm, there's more to that story.  Ed was not a good fit for WTNT, a
> station with all righties and just one progressive-- Ed.  Advertisers
> evidently complained about having (gasp) somebody with the "wrong"
> views.  The signal was awful, it was a stop-gap move for Ed to be on
> it, and I am sure he'll be on another station in the region, as he is
> well-connected with political figures in Washington.  Like him or
> hate him, I see no harm in a station allowing and encouraging both
> sides of the issues.   In fact, I wish we could have more stations
> where there were some rightie talkers and some leftie talkers
> (although Ed is more of a progressive populist than a
> hard-leftie).  I say this as somebody who has consulted many many
> talk show hosts over the years, and found that the audience responds
> well to hearing exciting talk shows which offer differering points of 
> view.

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