Saturday, October 19, 2013

Facebook Rant 10/19/2013

[Begin Rant There is no fairness on the public radio airwaves.  They have been hijacked by huge conglomerates and are stifling progressives voices. When you look at who’s on the air, you can find, in almost every city, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and a host of others, while the other side of the coin, you have less and less – you can count on your two hands who are on the dial, but in less markets: Randi Rhodes, Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Bill Press, Alan Colmes, and Mike Malloy. Who do I blame for this mess, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Because of their policies and deregulation, we saw the mergers and acquisitions of Mom and Pop radio disappear by being bought up, and national syndication of many “stars”. Well, I’m calling bullshit!!! Clear Channel has 240 radio stations, CBS Radio has 179 stations, Cox Radio has 80, Cumulus has 300. Where the fuck does it end??? Most of the Liberal/Progressives voices out there have to claw their way onto the airwaves by doing it on their own. Randi Rhodes is the ONLY Liberal talker in the vast stable of talkers in Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Network, all the rest of the Liberals either syndicate their own shows or have to do it on the web to make a living.  I think it’s high fucking time to break up these radio conglomerates and return the radio airwaves to the people so we have some balance once again. [End Rant]