According to the discussion board at WKOS, Boston’s Progressive Talk, which airs Air America Radio and Jones Radio Network shows, will soon be off the air.
As of December 22nd, the station will be switching formats and dropping progressive talk radio, says a post which references a station receptionist’s response when questioned about the rumors.
While I admit the station has had low ratings, it is greatly due in part to the lack of efficient management at the station, as well as to poor signal strength (which is due to be fixed with a new antenna in 2007).
This is a horrible step to be taking, but hopefully Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes, Rachel Maddow and yes, even Ed Schultz will find their way to another local air wave soon.
I know in Phoenix, when their progressive station was cut, they fought back with petitions and a fund-raising drive and got in back on the air. Is that something the Boston area folk could be capable of?