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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 09:46 AM

1310 AM Detroit / Dearborn, Michigan is off the air?! Our ONLY progressive station in the area.

Yesterday, I noticed that all I could get is white noise. Not unusual for this station as it would oft cut out some statement by Thom Hartmann or Randi Rhodes.

I could never get it to come in at my office on the other side of the airport, nor my office downtown.

And, now it's gone, except for this message on its website:
http://www.1310wdtw.com/

Thanks for listening to AM 1310. You can now find Progressive Talk by visiting these hosts online:

Thom Hartmann - http://www.thomhartmann.com
Ed Schultz - http://www.wegoted.com
Stephanie Miller - http://www.stephaniemiller.com
Alan Colmes - http://www.alan.com


I guess they skipped Randi Rhodes on the website.

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Reply 1310 AM Detroit / Dearborn, Michigan is off the air?! Our ONLY progressive station in the area. (Original post)
Festivito Jan 2013 OP
GigiMommy Jan 2013 #1
demmiblue Jan 2013 #2
Festivito Jan 2013 #4
KatieOGill Jan 2013 #3
HelenWheels Jan 2013 #5
Bay Boy Jan 2013 #6
Festivito Jan 2013 #7
alp227 Feb 2013 #8
TruthTeller Feb 2013 #9

Response to Festivito (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:06 AM

1. It's becoming harder and harder

It's becoming harder and harder to hear progressive/liberal voices through mainstream media venues. Pretty soon, the internet will be all we have left.

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Response to Festivito (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:24 AM

2. I didn't even realize this was going to happen. :(

Here is a blurb from wikipedia:

Donation of station to the MMTC and pending closure

On December 11, 2012, Clear Channel announced they were donating the station to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC), as part of the Ownership Diversity Initiative between Clear Channel and the MMTC. The MMTC's plans for the station have yet to be announced.[1] However, on December 14, 2012, it was revealed that the MMTC donation applies only to the license of the station, as Clear Channel announced that WDTW will cease broadcasting at 12 Midnight on December 31, 2012, with the station's antennas and transmitter facilities near the intersection of I-94 and Telegraph Road in Taylor dismantled shortly afterward.[2]

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:14 AM

4. Dismantled fast, so Clear Channel could END political diversity.

... in the smoke-screen names: diversity and minority ...
... which if they were being genuine they would have left the antennas UP.

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Response to Festivito (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:51 AM

3. What now?

I had heard Tony on "Christmas Eve Eve" saying his good byes almost if not actually in tears. My heart was breaking for him. I thought he was doing a very good job. He even got to host for Ed!! I mean,... that's a pretty big deal!
I don't really understand why they made that decision. Clearly they had good talent and a dedicated listening audience even with the terrible signal quality.
Really now what do we have? MSNBC? Reddit?
It's a sad sad day for any Liberal Michigander...

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Response to Festivito (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:31 PM

5. Liberal news in WI

Last year central WI finally got a progressive station. We get Miller, Schultz, Rhodes and Hartmann from 9 AM to 5PM. Bill Press is on at 8AM but that is a little early for me. I listen to the radio all day long. If you do get a liberal station you have to be sure and let the station manager how much you appreciate it.

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Response to Festivito (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:57 PM

6. But at least we can still listen to...

... Rush Limbaugh

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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:14 AM

7. And Shawn Hannity!

Whoopee!

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Response to Festivito (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:32 AM

8. WDTW's morning host now has his show on sports station WDFN, show is still politics!

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Response to Festivito (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:54 AM

9. iheart radio is my new friend...

I listen in the AM to Albuquerque, Asheville, Colorado or Madison prgressive radio on my phone. I try to listen to Tony Trippiano in the evening but I am rarely in the car.

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