Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Is San Diego losing progressive talk radio?

What's going on with KLSD? Is San Diego's progressive talk radio station and Air America affiliate about to disappear from San Diego's airwaves? I've heard this from FOUR different people today, and all four of them had been told that the current format of KLSD will be replaced with sports talk radio.

Say it ain't so!

Then someone forwarded this from their "What's Happening" page. It looks like they want people to pledge to listen and to ask friends to do the same. There's another ominous sign.

Hmmm. The subject just came up on Jon Elliott's show, and he says he's not heard anything from the management, but the station manager, Cliff Albert is also on vacation this week.

KLSD and Progressive talk radio have been vitally important to San Diego. I just can't overstate the role they've played here in connecting, supporting, and encouraging progressive, grassroots activism, as well as providing invaluable, clear news and views on politics and world events.

You can take action against this terrible development by Signing the pledge or contacting the station. Send Cliff Albert a note telling him how important the current format of KLSD is to you. Then this coming Saturday (8/25/07), show up at the station at 10:00 am to join San Diego's Progressive Democrats of America and many others in rallying to show support for KLSD. I'll even provide a link to the directions. On Jon Elliott's show someone mentioned a rally on Monday too. I'll update as I learn more.

EDIT - That was fast...here's an update about the rally on Monday at 7:30 am at KLSD in San Diego. The guy talking to Jon Elliott a bit ago was from NonStop Radio and he's already thrown together a flyer announcing the rally.

(edit- on Saturday there will be a planning meeting at 9 am, and a smaller rally will follow at 10:00. There will be a BIG rally on Monday morning at 7:30.)

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2 Comments:

Blogger j said...

If true about KLSD's demise...then truly sad and pathetic.

Our 1st Amendment has been shredded ... this would be another nail in its coffin.

Good luck to us all.

8/23/2007 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

Seems to be a strong possibility. Today I heard it could be as early as this weekend.

I hope folks can make enough noise to avert this.

8/23/2007 06:14:00 PM  

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