Friday, May 1, 2009

Progressive Talk Radio On the Air in Boston!

Starting Monday, May 4, progressive talk radio will once again have a home on the radio dial in Boston.

For the first time in almost two and a half years, progressive programming will be aired from 6 in the morning until 7 in the evening, Monday through Friday.

As many of you know, for the last two years I've been involved with a group whose goal has been to secure a station to air those voices who provide the counter balance to the right-wing screaming heard on station after station up and down the AM dial. Starting Monday, we will all be able to start enjoying the fruit of those efforts.

The station being leased is WWZN, 1510AM, 50k watts strong, with a range that includes greater Newburyport and southern NH. If you grew up in this area, and are as old as I am, you'll remember that signal carried WMEX, the home of Arnie Woo-Woo Ginsburg and Adventure Carhop commercials!

The program lineup Monday through Friday will be:
Jeff has actually been on the air since election day; his company, Santos Media, has brought this project to fruition. Jeff hosted the only locally produced show when progressive talk was last being aired in Boston--then on a frustratingly weak signal on a station owned by the behemoth, Clear Channel. With the help of Governor Dukakis and others, he has labored long and hard and deserves to celebrate a sweet on-the-air victory.

Jeff will be followed by nationally syndicated hosts:
  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Locally-produced progamming, to be announced
All the shows will be accessible on the web at revolutionBOSTON for streaming live or podcasting.

This week's lineup on Jeff's show will include Ed Schultz and Thom Hartmann, and Governor Patrick as guests on Monday, and remote, live broadcasts from Northeastern University on Tuesday and South Station on Friday.

On Thursday evening, May 7th, from 6 to 9 p.m. there will be a celebration at
Revolution Rock Bar
200 High St
Boston, MA 02110
(across from Rowes Wharf, just off Atlantic Ave. and the Greenway)
All are welcome to attend! (RSVP to bostonprogressivetalk AT

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Jeff Santos and Governor Dukakis at the breakfast honoring Kate Donaghue last weekend.

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