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Why Isn’t There More Progressive Talk Radio?

It’s not about having a voice, it’s about being heard. This is the fundamental truth being lost on the tribe of progressive activists in Milwaukee who bemoan the lack of opinions from other-than-conservative voices on the local airwaves. As anyone familiar with the dynamics of radio (not to mention the history of progressive radio network Air America) […]

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Is Social Media “A Great Wasteland”?

Is social media “a great wasteland” of the modern media age? And…why is MSNBC launching daily Facebook videos that have nothing to do with the MSNBC brand? It’s episode 15 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Tom rants and raves on platforms mistaken for brands. Mark rants and […]

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News/Talking about the Wrong Things

Republican soul-searching followed the demographic slam to the gut from younger voters, African Americans, and Hispanics in the election earlier this month. And the reverberations from that punch have resonated through the ranks of News/Talk programmers and talent nationwide. While I can’t be specific about the research I have done in that area (it’s both […]

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Radio, the “Intimate” Medium

Recently, Howard Stern interviewed MSNBC host and one-time Air America anchor Rachel Maddow, and the conversation eventually drifted to radio and what makes it different from TV. Compared to TV, “radio is an intimate medium,” Rachel said. And of course, she’s right. While we lump radio with television when we think of “broadcasting,” TV is […]

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