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Proposal: How an Historic Pacifist Enterprise Meets its Demise
by Frank Stipp (info [at] frankstipsheet.com)
Tuesday Nov 9th, 2021 12:31 AM
The Democratic Party & recipients of its affiliated foundations are steadily advancing in the dissolution of its longest-running stable of critics: Pacifica Radio Network. A succession of lawsuits openly intended to relinquish flagship (NY/LA) frequencies, has drawn her bickering factions together for shards of the proceeds -- valued in the many $10s of millions -- of the lapsed anti-war collaborative.
Proposal: How an Historic Pacifist Enterprise Meets its Demise
A coterie of corporate/major party outfits are raising the stakes in their effort to silence once strictly anti-war Pacifica Radio Network by threatening both its Los Angeles (KPFK) and New York (WBAI) stations with dead air.
Though a small group of stalwarts are waging a last ditch effort to perpetuate the NY signal for its 6000-plus rank & file listener-members, and the LA station for its 13,000 long-time listener-members, the Democratic National Committee, through its East and West coast "Progressive" (read: obedient) wings are pressing hard to sell off the network's two biggest stations, so as to run Party line content, in the manner of the failed "Air America" and other darkly-funded corporate outlets.
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The piece will run 1000-1200 words; sourced (which goes without saying); with contacts for readers to reach if they wish to help keep the last known US terrestrial radio stations carrying First Amendment content on the air.
by Repost
Wednesday Nov 10th, 2021 8:34 AM
“The fact that the subscription is voluntary merely enlarges the same point.  We make a considerable step forward, it seems to me, when we use a system of broadcasting which promises that the mediocre will not survive.  But the significance of what does survive increases in ways of the profoundest import to our times when it proceeds from voluntary action.  Anyone can listen to a listener-sponsored station.  Anyone can understand the rationale of listener sponsorship—that unless the station is supported by those who value it, no one can listen to it including those who value it.  This is common sense. “ - Lew Hill

https://www.hourwolf.com/listenersponsored.html

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