Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee

4.06.2005 has an article on their site today about the petition to bring liberal talk radio to Milwaukee.

There's already a lively discussion going on in the comments section of the article. Some still believe liberal talk radio won't work, which I think has been disproven by its success across the country. Others think it's unnecessary since they believe the rest of the media is liberal which is just plain untrue. As for NPR, the news is pretty well balanced. I've noticed that on Wisconsin Public Radio as well, they go out of their way to have an even balance of guests of all political stripes on their shows.

For those who say a petition will not bring this format to Milwaukee, you are correct. Advertisers have to be convinced that the market exists for them to spend their $$$, a point made in the article itself.

In any case, welcome OMC visitors. Regardless of your point of view on whether this type of radio format is needed, it's a discussion worth having.


At 4/07/2005 12:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that there are no "Liberal" radio stations in Milwaukee tells me one's OK. Like the pre-election hype the Liberals were trying to push with bumper stickers, no W.O.M.D. found, Bush's National Guard record, etc, etc, and so on. Conservatives are the silent majority. We don't need bumper stickers, posters or commercials telling everyone how bad our president has messed up-(Hindsight is always 20/20). The people that are willing to offer suggestions & solutions, despite making a few in the minority mad, are mostly conservatives. Anyone can be a "Monday Morning QB" when all is said and done and that's what the Liberals stand behind today. Tell me something different or information that backs you up...

At 4/07/2005 12:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like how there were no anti-Clinton bumper stickers, etc. during his presidential tour of duty, right?
Ed of Ed Fest Fame

At 4/09/2005 03:56:00 PM, Blogger Scott said...

You say that conservatives are the only ones offering solutions. Maybe you're saying that, because that's all you're hearing on your radio. If liberal or progressive radio were on the air here, you'd hear some different suggestions than you've become accustomed to getting.
Perhaps the reason many are so vocally against this radio format is because they lack confidence in their own points of view.

At 4/12/2005 07:19:00 PM, Blogger Sabientouset said...

Lets pool our money, find some investors, and build the hugest transmitter. This station will cover all of metro Milwaukee and hit Chicago too.

We can't lose!

Call it WFBL (for Fighting Bob LaFollette of course!)


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