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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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