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  •  what message will be on rural radio stations? (2+ / 0-)
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    walden, Rogneid

    This statement is very nice, but in the end, I'm afraid many more people will hear Dobson, because he's got that huge radio network... I think the same folks would happily listen to Wallis but I've never picked up a progressive religious show of any sort on the radio outside the big cities.

    In a democracy, everyone is a politician. ~ Ehren Watada

    by Lefty Mama on Wed Jun 25, 2008 at 10:32:45 AM PDT

    •  You're right. PRogressives, including progressive (1+ / 0-)
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      Lefty Mama

      Christians, have to get on talk radio. I don't know how we're going to do it, but letting the Right dominate radio for decades has been a big mistake.

      THe internet is wonderful, but it's the medium of the educated. Radio is a common medium of rural and working class people, and it has a big impact in forming common assumptions.

      THen every four years there's an election, and we come along and try to change people's assumptions. And we're always trying to swim against the tide. At some point we have to learn how to change the tide.

      One step in the right direction may be the newly-formed progressive Christian PAC, the Matthew 25 Network, which will be running ads on Christian radio stations supporting liberal positions and Barack Obama.  THey are new and there's almost nothing on their web site yet, but this diary gives more info if you're interested.

      Vote John McCain for a Hundred Year War!

      by Fiona West on Wed Jun 25, 2008 at 01:00:42 PM PDT

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