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Jonathan Adelstein
fcc.gov

FCC Commissioner on Net Neutrality, the Future of Media and More

Jonathan Adelstein, one of five FCC commissioners, speaks with Truthdig about the battle to control America’s airwaves, the value of an open and fair Internet and his initial thoughts on the XM-Sirius merger.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007 READ MORE


John Stossel

‘20/20’ Host Says Global Warming May Be ‘a Good Thing’

John Stossel has truly gone off the deep end. While appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show, the co-anchor of ABC News’ “20/20” called Robert Kennedy Jr. an “imbecile,” suggested global warming could be “a good thing,” and implied combating the crisis would “wreck the lives of poor people.”

Posted on Feb 26, 2007 READ MORE


Wiimote
maltastar.com

Dying to Play the Wii

A mother of three in California has died of water intoxication after participating in a local radio station contest. Participants competed by drinking large quantities of water without urinating in an effort to win a Nintendo Wii video game system.
If ever there was confirmation that America’s consumerism is out of control, this is it.

Posted on Jan 16, 2007 READ MORE


Limbaugh and Coulter

Most Outrageous Right-Wing Comments of 2006

Media Matters has collected, stomached and ranked the 11 most outrageous conservative comments of 2006, including Rush Limbaugh blaming America’s obesity crisis on the left and Ann Coulter calling Al Gore a “total fag.”

Posted on Dec 26, 2006 READ MORE


Don Imus

Imus’ Anti-Semitic Rant

Don Imus veered into Mel Gibson territory on the Nov. 30 edition of his morning radio show, when he referred to the “Jewish management” of CBS Radio (which owns Imus’ flagship station) as “money-grubbing bastards.”

Posted on Dec 12, 2006 READ MORE


memo
Media Matters

Air America Blacklisted

An ABC Radio Networks internal memo lists almost 100 companies, including FedEx, McDonald’s and Microsoft, that refuse to have their ads run during Air America programming. (h/t: Think Progress)

Posted on Oct 31, 2006 READ MORE


New Liberal Radio Network Set to Launch

The co-founders of Air America Radio have formed Nova M Radio, a Phoenix-based progressive talk radio network. Show hosts will include Mike Malloy and pollster John Zogby; former Howard Dean aide Joe Trippi will consult.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan

Sam Harris, Andrew Sullivan, Jonathan Kirsch Debate Religious Tolerance

Three of the country’s leading religious intellectuals—Truthdig contributor Sam Harris (left above), author and blogger Andrew Sullivan (right above), and author Jonathan Kirsch—engage in a spirited KCRW radio discussion about whether the world’s major religions are truly compatible.

Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


Bush with FEMA's Michael Brown
pbs.org

Actions Speak Louder Than Empty Promises

A year after the levees broke, Bush has again acknowledged his government’s failure to protect and rescue the citizens of New Orleans, promising “the federal government will learn the lessons of Katrina.”  Although the president pledged $110 billion for reconstruction, one of Louisiana’s senators has criticized the slow progress of rebuilding: “Countless neighborhoods appear as if the hurricanes were just yesterday, and they serve as harsh reminders of how our nation was so unprepared.”

Posted on Aug 26, 2006 READ MORE


On the Air

In case you missed them, here are some choice picks from the week in radio.

Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE


Riviera
From ThinkProgress

Blogs and the Left: An Emerging Symbiosis

Veteran N.Y. Times political reporter Adam Nagourney, reporting from the blog conference in Las Vegas, writes that “the blogosphere has become for the left what talk radio has been for the right: a way of organizing and communicating to supporters.”

Posted on Jun 11, 2006 READ MORE


Radio Host: I Have No Tolerance For Islam

In light of the possible death sentence faced by the Afghan who converted to Christianity, a popular secular radio talk show host sounds off about the insanity of faith….

Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


Exit Howard Stern, Enter Possibility

Howard Stern’s move to Sirius just might change the radio business for good. But will the change be for the better? James Harris reports.

Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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