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Tag Archives: Media Ownership in the Pacific Northwest

Sinclair Broadcasting should be broken up, not allowed to become even bigger

Excerpt: Rarely have we seen a pair of videos that so powerfully demonstrate the terrible harm that comes from unchecked media consolidation and concentration in our country, a highly destructive trend that has been continuing unabated for years, resulting in fewer journalists, fewer newsrooms, and fewer local owners.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jeff Bezos agrees to buy The Washington Post and its other D.C. area papers for $250 million

Excerpt: Wow. Did­n’t see this com­ing: The Wash­ing­ton Post Com­pa­ny (NYSE: WPO) announced today that it has signed a con­tract to sell its news­pa­per pub­lish­ing busi­ness­es, includ­ing The Wash­ing­ton Post news­pa­per, to Jef­frey P. Bezos. The pur­chas­er is an enti­ty that belongs to Mr. Bezos in his indi­vid­ual capac­i­ty and is not Amazon.com, Inc. “Every­one at the Post Com­pa­ny […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bad news for the Pacific Northwest: KOMO owner Fisher agrees to sell itself to Sinclair

Excerpt: And just like that, anoth­er local insti­tu­tion is gone. Fish­er Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, one of the last inde­pen­dent­ly-owned media com­pa­nies in the Pacif­ic North­west, has decid­ed to sell itself to an out of state, right wing media con­glom­er­ate for $373 mil­lion, the com­pa­ny announced today. “After con­duct­ing our review of poten­tial strate­gic alter­na­tives, the Board con­clud­ed this […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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“Seattle’s Progressive Talk” to be shut down; CBS Radio converting AM 1090 to sports

Excerpt: Last week, as we report­ed a few days ago, Clear Chan­nel pulled the plug on pro­gres­sive talk radio in Port­land, con­vert­ing AM 620 KPOJ (“Port­land’s Pro­gres­sive Talk”) to a Fox Sports affil­i­ate after more than eight years of serv­ing as a home for pop­u­lar hosts like Thom Hart­mann, Ed Schultz, Ran­di Rhodes, Nor­man Gold­man, Rachel […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Clear Channel kills progressive talk in Portland; activists rallying to bring it back

Excerpt: Clear Chan­nel has struck again. Last Fri­day, with­out pro­vid­ing any expla­na­tion, the radio and out­door adver­tis­ing con­glom­er­ate trashed the entire pro­gram­ming line­up for KPOJ 620 AM (“Port­land’s Pro­gres­sive Talk”) and con­vert­ed the sta­tion into a Fox Sports affil­i­ate. The sud­den for­mat change means Ran­di Rhodes, Mike Mal­loy, Thom Hart­mann, and oth­er pro­gres­sive hosts can no […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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