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It is with great sadness that I post a link to this Op-Ed at Truthout by Peter B. Collins…

“As an independent progressive and 40-year radio veteran, I’m sorry to report that heroic efforts over the past ten years to build a national radio presence for progressives and Democrats seem to have reached a critical turning point. With the recent loss of key AM outlets in Portland, Seattle and Detroit, the progressive talk format no longer enjoys national coverage, which in turn threatens the financial viability of the syndicated programs hosted by Stephanie MillerThom HartmannEd SchultzRandi RhodesMike MalloyBill Press and Norman Goldman.”

I started this blog originally to document my work fighting for a progressive station here in greater Boston and was thrilled when we were able to pull it off in 2008 after 2 1/2 years of work. Sadly, between the political insanity and the economy, most of the funding and support for this format has dried up and only a small presence of our endeavors remains and is severely challenged to stay alive.

“Ratings range from flat to flat-lined: in 2012, Clear Channel-owned KPOJ in Portland and CBS-owned KPTK in Seattle showed audience numbers so low that they were not listed by Arbitron; Clear Channel’s WDTW in Detroit barely showed a pulse at .1 percent, and the once-powerhouse, now-struggling media conglomerate recently agreed to donate WDTW to a local community group. In his second attempt at WVKO in Columbus, Ohio, Gary Richards was forced to sign off just before Christmas 2012. Progressive talker Jeff Santos waged a valiant four-year struggle in Boston, and I was a consultant in his effort last year to add eight new markets in battleground states; we had no choice but to lease air time, and once again the Democrats who had the most to gain failed to support the effort.”

 

The so-called “left” has failed to create it’s own infrastructure and the country’s drift to the right is the outcome. Repeatedly, support for this infrastructure has fallen on deaf ears, even when shown it’s benefits. We MUST all support what remains of progressive talk radio and tv. Before it is too late. Maybe it is already, but I’d like to think we still have a small chance…

 

 

 

 

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also see New Progressive Talk Radio Voice, Samantha Clemens, Saturday Mornings WWZN 1510AM

The Jeff Santos Show on 1510AM Revolution Boston will interview Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons  regarding the Gates-Crowley controversy tomorrow morning 7/30/09 at 8:45 am ET.

The interview will be rebroadcast in the evening at 6pm ET. For those not in the Boston/southern New Hampshire/ Rhode Island area there’s streaming audio and podcasts at revolutionboston.com.

 

This Friday, July 31, Radio Host Jeff Santos will be a guest on The Ed Show on MSNBC TV 6pm ET.

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I’m proud & thrilled to announce that starting Monday May 4th,
we are expanding our Boston Progressive Talk Radio 
Programming on WWZN 1510AM from 6 am through 7 pm daily,
Monday through Friday.


The new lineup will include Jeff Santos, Stephanie Miller,
Ed Schultz. Thom Hartmann.

Look for more details at http://www.revolutionboston.com.
It’s been a long road to get here, but vision, hard work and
committment pays off!
Thanks to everyone who made this possible, including of course,
Jeff Santos, Alan Frankel, Samantha Clemens, Nancy Weinberg,
George Barrett, Jim Amatucci, and so many others!
Now everyone, support the station, call in to the programs
(617-237-1234 & 617-237-1230), and especially – support the sponsors!  
Let’s make our station the #1 Progressive Talk Station in the country!

Kick off CELEBRATION:
Thursday May 7th 6-9 pm
Revolution Rock Bar
200 High St
Boston, MA 02110

(617) 261-4200
(across from Rowes Wharf, just off Atlantic Ave.
& the Greenway.) All Welcome!

Come Celebrate!!! This is for all of you!
http://www.revolutionboston.com
   

Jeff Santos & Yours Truly broadcast live: Kick-off celebration, Revolution Boston 5/7/09

Jeff Santos & Yours Truly broadcast live: Kick-off celebration, Revolution Boston 5/7/09

 

 

 

Thanks to Matt Shear, posting in this weeks Democratic Dispatch:
  

I’ve just gotten back from tonight’s celebration at Revolution Rock Bar of the return of Progressive Talk Radio to Boston on WWZN 1510AM. It’s been a long time since we last heard a full day’s lineup of progressive voices over the Boston airwaves, and it’s long overdue. Congratulations to Jeff Santos and Robin, Alan, Nancy, George, and Samantha from “Save Progressive Radio Boston” for seeing this process to fruition. It was great to meet other enthusiastic supporters, and there’s a lot to celebrate.

The revival of Prog Talk in Boston comes not a moment too soon. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Our people, merely for want of intelligence which they may rely on, are become lethargic and insensible of the state they are in.” I believe that right now Media is the battleground in advance of the 2010 bielection. The prize is domination of the terms of debate as we go forward. We need media outlets like AM1510 to give our Democratic message a level playing field on which the strength of our ideas will surely triumph.

Democratically yours,

Matt Shear

 

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Starting today at 4pm Jeff Santos (formerly host of “The Jeff Santos Show” on WKOX/WXKS AM) returns to the airwaves in Boston on WWZN 1510 AM for special 2008 Election Coverage.
Jeff will be broadcasting “Race 2008” from 4-5pm, Monday-Friday for the coming week through election day November 4th, Saturday & Sunday 10am-11am, and will broadcast live from the Boston OBAMA party headquarters on Election Night 6pm – midnight.
Today’s special guests include Former Massachusetts Governor (and 1988 Presidential candidate) Michael Dukakis and John Businger, former MA State Representative from Brookline, also an expert on voting issues. Other national and local guests throughout the next week. Hope you will tune in! You can also listen online!

UPDATE 10/31/08
Tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) Show has been changed to 11am -noon. 
Guests include Devin Romanul, young Democrat running for MA State Representative in the First Bristol District (Mansfield, Foxboro, Norton) and MA State Representative Sean Garballey, 23rd Middlesex District (Arlington, & West Medford). 
Sunday broadcast remains 10 – 11am. 
Monday broadcast is expanded to two hours from 4-6pm
Tuesday, Election Eve special broadcast from Copley Obama Party/HQ 6pm – midnight.Jeff will be joined by political consultant Earl Bender.  

A group of us, including Jeff Santos, are still working on returning Progressive Talk Radio to the local airwaves permanently. Seven months ago, some of us were on the radio talking about our efforts.

If you are wondering why we need progressive talk radio, it is to expose things like this video/audio:

 

Paul Weyrich – “I don’t want everybody to vote” (Goo Goo)

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