- Press Watch Thanks, Betsy. I have responded on Blue Oregon that I think the afternoon repeat of Democracy Now might be good for a one-hour Hartmann broadcast. As for three hours per day, though, I agree that it would be inappropriate. And the suggestion comes from a camp that is frankly hostile to community radio standards. As far as I can tell, the offer is three hours per day or nothing. So, no deal.
- Betsy Toll My friend Michael and I also each posted to Blue Oregon (via their contact form), pushing back against their clueless push on this. I received no response, Michael said he got a I would agree that giving up the repeat of Democracy Now should be the only give-away to get Hartmann (and even that might not set well with listeners, but who knows). "Hostile to community radio standards" is a very polite way to put it. As for the Hartmann camp, pretty freaking appalling hubris to demand 15 hours of airtime or nothing. Grrrrrr.
The only thing that doesn't make sense is if Kari gave Mike
Kari Chisholm · Follow · Top Commenter · President at Mandate Media · 176 subscribers
Larisa, we lost KPOJ eight months ago. We didn't make this request to KBOO before now because we didn't have any reason to think KBOO was interested. This petition came up when we learned that Thom Hartmann offered his show for free to KBOO, and we learned that KBOO was considering the offer.
This didn't come out of the blue. We're chiming in on a conversation that is already happening.
As a community radio station, I'm confident that KBOO wants to hear from the entire community they serve, notwithstanding the handful of commenters who think no one has the right to speak up respectfully.