Progressive Radio: Invest In It
Enough of this moaning about mainstream media not reporting the truth and pushing political propaganda. It’s time we progressives put our money where our mouths are.
Not everyone has the funds to start their own radio program. I don’t. But I CAN pay for a subscription to the Mike Malloy Show because I believe in him, and because I want him to stay on the air. Right now, it’s listener subscriptions that ARE keeping him on the air, because the NOVA M Network, his former employer, went belly up last year. Malloy is broadcasting on his own nickel, so I’m willing to help him out with my meager contribution.
Progressive radio has grown over time, ever since the advent of Air America. Whatever your beefs are with Air America, it’s still worth considering that liberals and progressives had almost no national voice prior to AAR. Progressive voices like Mike Papantonio, Bobby Kennedy Jr., David Bender, Ron Reagan, Marc Maron, Rachel Maddow, Mike Malloy, Randi Rhodes, Al Franken, Thom Hartmann, and Jon Elliott all entered our homes thanks to the vision and drive of Sheldon Drobny, an accountant and successful business investor who decided that America needed to hear alternatives to Rush and Hannity and Savage.
I not only support progressive radio through buying subscriptions to shows I like, but I buy from local businesses that advertise on my local progressive affiliate, and I thank them for advertising on that station. The more our message gets out, the better our chances of keeping this country going on the right track.
I don’t want to forget the Jones Network which has brought us the hilarity of Stephanie Miller and the populace, good ol’ boyness of Ed Schultz.
Support progressive radio in your area. We got Obama elected. We can open up the airwaves in a grassroots campaign as well. All it takes is a few bucks, time, and vocal and written support.