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Save KLSD - the Film About Trying to Save San Diego's Only Progressive Talk Station

Petition published by saveklsd.com on Aug 25, 2007
4575 Signatures 
Target: Progressives, Democrats, those that favor open dialogue and informed citizens

Petition Background (Preamble):

We found ourselves in the front lines of the new American Revolution. Our sole outlet for broadcast progressive news, opinion, commentary, and community dialog was threatened.

Clear Channel, which owns KLSD 1360 AM, San Diego’s only voice for Progressives, Democrats, and activists, changed the format from Liberal Talk Radio to yet another Sports Talk station.

Some Facts from the Center for American Progress on Progressive Talk radio and its endangered status:

* Our analysis in the spring of 2007 of the 257 news/talk stations owned by the top five commercial station owners reveals that 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming is conservative, and 9 percent is progressive.

* Each weekday, 2,570 hours and 15 minutes of conservative talk are broadcast on these stations compared to 254 hours of progressive talk—10 times as much conservative talk as progressive talk.

* A separate analysis of all of the news/talk stations in the top 10 radio markets reveals that 76 percent of the programming in these markets is conservative and 24 percent is progressive, although programming is more balanced in markets such as New York and Chicago.

We are taking a stand, right here and right now to stop more actions like this.

Petition:

We, the undersigned, support Save KLSD, LLC in its efforts to produce a documentary on the subject of media consolidation and its effects on communities.

We are committed to the strongest pillar of our democracy: open dialogue.

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