Friday, August 24, 2007

Rally on Monday! Are we losing progressive talk radio in San Diego?

Not if we have anything to say about it.

You may have heard by now that KLSD, San Diego's only liberal talk radio station is planning to change their format from Progressive talk to 24 hour sports. There are three other stations in San Diego that host a talk format and that feature hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Dr Laura, Michael Savage and Sean Hannity. If you define yourself as a liberal, a Democrat and/or a Progressive, the only talk radio station in town is KLSD and we're in danger of losing that lone voice. In addition to being the local outlet for Air America, KLSD provides a public service of great value by airing local radio shows such as The Stacy Taylor Show and The Rant which reports on local political issues that are covered no where else.

We are organizing a rally for Monday morning at 7:30 am, and it needs to be huge. Please join us.

There are a few things you can do to help.

1. Write to KLSD and tell them you want the current progressive talk format to remain as it is, and let them know how important KLSD is to you. (well, it would be nice if they'd add Democracy Now!)

2. Spread the word. You can print and share this flyer.

4. Contact their advertisers and tell them how much you support them for advertising on KLSD. This morning, Stacy Taylor said he would get a list of them up on their website.

5. Come to the planning meeting for Monday's rally in the KLSD parking lot on Saturday at 9 am. There will be a small rally after the meeting.

6. Most importantly, COME TO THE RALLY on Monday, August 27, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. outside the Clear Channel building at 9660 Granite Ridge Drive in San Diego.

If you're part of a business, club or organization that has a banner or sign, bring it! If not, bring a small sign. We want to show we have the support of a wide range of individuals and organizations who don't want to lose their radio voice in San Diego. Miriam Raftery guest blogged at Brad Blog about what's happening, and has includes other ways to stay informed and involved.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

(edit)- Here's some additional information posted in the comments:
Sign the online petition to Clear Channel.

Questions:
www.saveklsd.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/saveklsd/
www.nonstopradio.com/sandiego.html
or email Kate: kate@jontalk.com

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2 Comments:

Blogger Jon Elliott said...

Sign the online petition:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-klsd-am-1360.html

we'll deliver this to Clear Channel.

Questions:
www.saveklsd.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/saveklsd/
www.nonstopradio.com/sandiego.html
or email me: kate@jontalk.com

8/25/2007 02:10:00 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

Thanks! I went to sleep last night and there was no petition. I woke up and voilia! A petition. I'll put a link in the post too so it will be more visible here.

8/25/2007 08:58:00 AM  

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