Friday, May 8, 2009

revolutionBoston - progressive talk radio

Supporters of revolutionBoston, WWZN 1510AM, celebrated finally being ON THE AIR(!) in Boston at a party last night at the Revolution Rock Bar. Jeff Santos, who broadcast his show live from 6 to 7, was joined by those of us who were there to savor the moment. And, of course, I took pictures!

This morning's issue of the Democratic Dispatch, Kate Donaghue's weekly newsletter that's distributed to subscribers state-wide (subscribe here: included a wonderful mention of the event:

Dear Democrats,

Kate is once again relying on her cadre of loyal lieutenants to publish this week's edition of the Dispatch so that she can take a weekend for family. But she wanted to make sure that you all know about the Patrick administration's community forums across the state this month on choices and priorities for the Commonwealth. See info immediately below.

I've just gotten back from tonight's celebration at Revolution Rock Bar of the return of Progressive Talk Radio to Boston on WWZN 1510AM. It's been a long time since we last heard a full day's lineup of progressive voices over the Boston airwaves, and it's long overdue. Congratulations to Jeff Santos and Robin, Alan, Nancy, George, and Samantha from "Save Progressive Radio Boston" for seeing this process to fruition. It was great to meet other enthusiastic supporters, and there's a lot to celebrate.

The revival of Prog Talk in Boston comes not a moment too soon. Thomas Jefferson wrote, "Our people, merely for want of intelligence which they may rely on, are become lethargic and insensible of the state they are in." I believe that right now Media is the battleground in advance of the 2010 bielection. The prize is domination of the terms of debate as we go forward. We need media outlets like AM1510 to give our Democratic message a level playing field on which the strength of our ideas will surely triumph.

Democratically yours,

Matt Shear

For those of you who like to put a face with the name, here's Matt--he's the one in the background who's giving Alan Frankel his contact information):

For the rest of the pictures, look HERE.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Thanks for the great photos!
It was great fun to celebrate with all of you!

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