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  •  Here in the Twin Cities (5+ / 0-)

    we have one small progressive radio station, owned by a very brave woman---I don't know how she keeps it going, but so far, so good.  Through her station 950 AM, she broadcasts Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann---who I enjoy more than any other pundit I think---as well as a host of others, local and national. If you live here and haven't tuned in yet, give it a try, I think you'll likey.

    I always drive home from my downtown appointments along the cities' gorgeous river roads, (one on each side of the Mississippi, each as beautiful of a route as the other, any time of the year, and such a fine alternative to the freeway) listening to that station.  And sometimes go past my exit and circle back if the show is that interesting.

    If I lost that station, I'd be bereft, so I have complete empathy with how you must have felt, Puddy, when you lost Sly, and how happy you are to have him back, if only through streaming.

    Three sports stations in Madison is indeed ridiculous. At least one of them is going to fall out, can't help but hope it's WDTY.

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 03:59:19 PM PST

    •  I never had Sly outside of podcasts (2+ / 0-)
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      Signals from Madison don't reach Milwaukee and his new station won't either.  Because I live near high tension transmission towers, I can't even listen to the Chicago progressive station, although in the car outside of interference, I hear them well.

      I totally agree about Hartmann.  He's got a great big brain and brings a lot of history and information to his show.  I do stream his show regularly.  The other not to miss show is Ring of Fire - broadcast on Saturday afternoons.  Mike Papantonio, RFK Jr, and Sam Seder are incredible.  

      Yes, I'd like progressive radio here (I'm not quite ready to spend coin for an HD radio to get The MICs HD broadcast) and think it's incredibly unfair that I can get Rush Bimbo on 3 stations, but progressive voices on none.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 04:25:40 PM PST

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      •  I listen to Ring of Fire often (2+ / 0-)
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        on that same little rickety progressive station I mentioned, 950 AM in the twin cities, just to boost it as much as I can. I enjoy Ring of Fire immensely.

        This little station has made all the driving I have to do for my business, and to visit my many friends and favorite spots across the river, not only bearable, but enticing.  

        And yeah, Mr. Hartmann. What a gem. Always the gentleman, but fierce nevertheless. As a former history teacher, you're spot on when you mention his incredible grasp of that discipline. History is not a course in school given much attention these days, but to listen to Hartmann you understand exactly why it is so important that we know our history.

        To me, he's all about activism without hysteria. Which I love.  And so is my other political hero, Bernie Sanders, who Hartmann has on every week.

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 04:38:55 PM PST

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