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KPLU SAVED! Deal with KUOW is off, 88.5 FM to become an independent NPR affiliate

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 […]

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“Seattle’s Progressive Talk” to be shut down; CBS Radio converting AM 1090 to sports

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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Rush Limbaugh loses another station and more than a dozen more national advertisers

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 […]

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Hawaii radio station cancels Rush Limbaugh’s nationally syndicated three hours of hate

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 […]