Talk radio is right wing

Read the following full report here: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/06/talk_radio.html

here’s some of the results…
Among radio formats, the combined news/talk format (which includes news/talk/information and talk/personality) leads all others in terms of the total number of stations per format and trails only country music in terms of national audience share. Through more than 1,700 stations across the nation, the combined news/talk format is estimated to reach more than 50 million listeners each week.

As this report will document in detail, conservative talk radio undeniably dominates the format:

* Our analysis in the spring of 2007 of the 257 news/talk stations owned by the top five commercial station owners reveals that 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming is conservative, and 9 percent is progressive.
* Each weekday, 2,570 hours and 15 minutes of conservative talk are broadcast on these stations compared to 254 hours of progressive talk—10 times as much conservative talk as progressive talk.
* A separate analysis of all of the news/talk stations in the top 10 radio markets reveals that 76 percent of the programming in these markets is conservative and 24 percent is progressive, although programming is more balanced in markets such as New York and Chicago.

This dynamic is repeated over and over again no matter how the data is analyzed, whether one looks at the number of stations, number of hours, power of stations, or the number of programs. While progressive talk is making inroads on commercial stations, conservative talk continues to be pushed out over the airwaves in greater multiples of hours than progressive talk is broadcast.

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  1. go to http://www.whiterosesociety.org or get XMradio for Air America or go to airamerica.com and download some of their programming free or stream it on your computer. for around $10/mo. you can get their premium service and get all of their programming. watch cspan, golefttv.com, you have to work to find progressive news but it’s out there. Turn off the crap and tune in to progressive news. if your not hearing the progressive point of news then all you’re getting is right wing spin. good luck and don’t forget the bloggers too. (dailykos, huffington post, fire dog lake, center for american progress, the nation) just a few to getcha started 😉

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