ClearChannel pulls the plug on Progressive Detroit 1310 WDTW-AM radio.

On December 31, 2012 ClearChannel will pull the plug on Progressive Detroit 1310 WDTW-AM radio. Progressive Michigan voice Tony Trupiano was notified minutes after the Tuesday Lansing Right-to-Work protest show of his loss of employment. Detroit and Southeast Michigan will lose the Thom Hartmann show. For audio of this news scroll to the 11:50 audio mark. http://www.1310wdtw.com/player/?station=WDTW-AM&program_name=podcast&pro...

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As always the poster neglects some very important facts. The station is being donated to a group that will give minority voices an opportunity they wouldn't normally have to own and run a station. The poster must be afraid of black voices as he bemoans the loss of the white men Thom Hartmann, Alan Colmes, Ed Schultz etc etc. Don't be afraid of black voices poster, embrace diversity. Here's the story from radio industry paper All Access-

CLEAR CHANNEL is donating another AM station to the MINORITY MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL, this time Talk WDTW-A/DETROIT. The 5,000-watt progressive talk station will be given to the MMTC under the MMTC-CLEAR CHANNEL Ownership Diversity Initiative.
“This opportunity would not have been possible without the generous contribution of CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT,” said MMTC President DAVID HONIG. “Throughout the years, CLEAR CHANNEL’s donations have been instrumental in helping MMTC secure ownership and training opportunities for minorities and women across the country. Many of MMTC’s buyers of these stations have ventured into interesting, unique, diverse programming to fill niche needs in the local communities. Having a station and transmitter donated in a major market like DETROIT is a huge asset for funding our mentoring and advocacy programs. We thank them for their generous and continued support.”
“We applaud MMTC for creating a program that helps minority broadcasters develop the skills and experience necessary to become successful broadcasters,” said CCM+E Chairman and CEO JOHN HOGAN. “We’re pleased that the donation of these resources will give the opportunity for enthusiastic new entrepreneurs to own and operate their own radio station.”
The poster once again steps in it.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

While I do believe there is a place for progressive radio and I'm disappointed it looks like Detroit will lose it's only one I am heartened that they are turning it over to local radio.

The creation of the FCC has done nothing but limit the number of voices over the air through the mandate of licenses for the prices they do.

Radio will learn like t.v. and radio that it will continue to lose people who broadcast until they stop the process of limiting the number of the sources of information.

MikeyA

There is no reason to assume that a minority owned station wouldn't of couldn't be a progressive talk station. The original posters' assumption that Hartmann et al would be lost assumes that the new owners wouldn't ask them to stay on.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Keep the blathering going Mr Entertainer! Rumor has it that the almighty CCO is selling the WDTW broadcasting tower! I guess the minority station will be heard in downtown Detroit only. What changes will be coming to Speedy? Seems the company is imploding.

Thoughts at large:

Oh heard the new Kay ad. Seems the new voice for the ad is laughable. Is he a new hire? Sounds like he should rehearse a few more times before committing to a final take. His enunciation of the script is all wrong.

Also that morning radio jock seems to think of himself as if he has moved up to be A-hole in chief since Herr Wilson left suddenly in the dark of night last month. Words of advice: Don't let your new found hubris get in the way of those who know better and can see though your little phony facade.
~To thine own self be true~

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Damn--I always listened to Thom Hartmann because--well, I just like the way he spells his first name. (His cooking segments were always my favorite!)

We don't need any more progressive anything, IMO.

The (unnamed) Rush Limbaugh advertiser problem has rippled into streaming.
http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=78b390ff9f5b002e3f050238c&id=d6c29de3c7

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Limbaugh down another peg; Clear Channel terminates 100's of workers while exterminating rock & roll
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/07/1167930/-Limbaugh-down-another-...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

As I said previously, Wolfie cannot think for himself, he is a tool and shill for Warren Buffett.

Again he has to "post a link to some MoveOn.org or Warren Buffett supplied website to try and have his masters explain why he is supposed to make sense."

I'll bet he has to ask his wife to find out when he has to go to the bathroom.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

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