My very favorite TalkCity 1240Am has vanished into thin air. Last week we were on a road trip and I turned on the radio at 9am to hear Ed Schultz, only to be blasted with gospel music. What? Where did my Air America go?
According to this post on Sacramento for Democracy, the radio station was having trouble supporting the format. Despite very strong ratings and a large listening community, ad sales just weren't making the profits required to keep it up and running. So while not too long ago Sacramento had two progressive talk radio stations, we're down to none. You can still get conservative talk on two stations here in town but progressives have been sent scouring the net for podcasts and live broadcasts.
Pathetic. In an election year where we have to make major decisions to guide the direction of our country, we can only hear one side of the talk. Don't give up- the information is available you just have to find a different outlet. Air America has listen live broadcasts for most shows including Randi Rhodes, Thom Hartmann and Rachel Maddow.
While you're listening live, send an email to Air America and let them know we're here and still wishing to listen. Even if you're a conservative and you never turned on the station once, part of free speech means opportunity. If you can't find it and you can't hear it, it's not free... the Chinese also have free speech... as long as they say what the government wants.