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The airbrushing of the late Rush Limbaugh: A mocking, racist demagogue is depicted as shy, private, and “enormously generous”

Excerpt: For decades, Rush Limbaugh heaped abuse on people as a syndicated practitioner of hate speech. Now he's gone. His contemporaries in right wing media are now trying to memorialize a Rush who never existed.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Congratulations, KNHC! Seattle’s student-run C89.5 is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary

Excerpt: Read NPI's tribute to the world's longest-running dance music station, based in Seattle at Nathan Hale High School.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Progressive talk is coming back to Seattle’s airwaves: Welcome, KODX-LP 96.9 FM!

Excerpt: With bad news in abun­dance these days, it’s always a relief when we have good news to share. And we have some real­ly good news to pass along and cel­e­brate: Seat­tle is gain­ing a new inde­pen­dent media out­let that will air pro­gres­sive news and views over our pub­licly owned airwaves. KODX-LP 96.9 FM will be […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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KPLU SAVED! Deal with KUOW is off, 88.5 FM to become an independent NPR affiliate

Excerpt: A major vic­to­ry for media diver­si­ty and inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ism has been won today with the news that Pacif­ic Luther­an Uni­ver­si­ty has agreed to sell NPR affil­i­ate KPLU to the non­prof­it group Friends of 88.5 FM, which suc­cess­ful­ly raised $7 mil­lion in the span of just a few months to keep the sta­tion independent. The just-announced […]
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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Rush Limbaugh loses another station and more than a dozen more national advertisers

Excerpt: Let’s keep the pres­sure on! Anoth­er sta­tion has just can­celed Rush: AM 1420 WBEC [Pitts­field, Mass­a­chu­setts]  releas­es state­ment regard­ing the removal of Rush Lim­baugh from the airwaves Due to the inap­pro­pri­ate remarks made by Rush Lim­baugh regard­ing San­dra Fluke, the man­age­ment of AM 1420 WBEC has made the deci­sion to remove the Rush Lim­baugh Show […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Hawaii radio station cancels Rush Limbaugh’s nationally syndicated three hours of hate

Excerpt: Let’s hope that they’re just the first of many: New West Broad­cast­ing announced today that it is dis­con­tin­u­ing the Rush Lim­baugh pro­gram on KPUA AM 670 in Hilo, Hawaii effec­tive immediately. Chris Leonard, Pres­i­dent and Gen­er­al Man­ag­er of New West released the fol­low­ing state­ment this morning: “We have always encour­aged spir­it­ed dis­cus­sion about nation­al and […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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