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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 06:29 AM

5. Here's the irony: The (Jewish) Forward Magazine sold WEVD to the ABC Corporation.

Not because the station was going broke in 2001. It was actively selling time with 5-6 progressive talk shows including Alan Colmes. It rivaled Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.

The station was sacrificed because the Magazine was having trouble with profits. So in the name of capitalism, WEVD was sold and off the air on 9/11 when LOCAL coverage of the event was needed.

The format and call letters were changed to the flag station of the newly established WESPN sports radio network.

And BTW, since The Forward and ABC killed WEVD, there has not been a SINGLE progressive radio station, let alone talk show, to replace it on the AM band for 17 years. (Pacifica's WBAI is struggling on FM, but not the same thing as WEVD, a commercial radio station.)

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