On the Radio, Wha-ah-ah-oh…

Ok, apology to Donna Summer fans for the title. Looks like there might be a little life left in progressive talk on the AM dial, after all. AM 540 has switched formats to “balanced talk,” mixing conservative and progressive programming. Check out the report on TalkingRadio blogspot. The top progressive draw is supposed to be former liberal top talk dog Mike Jackson. And if you’re saying “Who’s he?,” join my club. He was supposedly big on L.A. talk in the 1990s. Which was, of course, in media terms, a thousand years ago. What next, the return of Fibber McGee or Charlie McCarthy?

I listened to the station briefly today around 11:45 — the topic was whether or not your teen will really tell you the truth. OK, I’ll give them another shot on the way home today. But if the station turns out to be the Dr. Laura/Rush/Al Franken wannabe hours, I’m not too optimistic.

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