Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


Chicago will be getting a new progressive talk station starting Thursday. 850-AM WCPT (Chicago's Progressive Talk) will feature Air America programming and Democracy Radio's Ed Schultz.

The station unfortunately is only allowed to broadcast during daylight hours. Considering recent media consolidation, and the lack of available frequencies in Chicago, it's at least a step in the right direction. During the evenings, 1530-AM WCKY out of Cincinnati has a powerful signal that reaches Chicago during nighttime broadcast hours. Hopefully, down the road WCPT can either be upgraded or moved to a frequency that is allowed to broadcast 24 hours.

Better yet, perhaps a Milwaukee station will adopt the format in the meantime. The effort to bring such a format to our fine city continues.


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