Great Radio Hope?

Posted by Mitchell - May 2, 2004 (entry 174)

Note: This article was originally published in the March 2004 issue of Third Coast Press.

By Mitchell Szczepanczyk

You may have heard that a nationwide radio network of liberal politics is poised to take to the airwaves sometime in spring 2004, but you might not have heard about another opportunity involving the radio and left-of-center politics.

Most major media attention has gone to an upcoming network called Progress Media (originally, AnShell Media, known widely as Air America Radio). It was first announced in February 2003, and got a big boost courtesy two Chicagoans, North Shore Democrats Sheldon and Anita Droby. (The Drobys have since sold much of their Progress Media claim to a New York investor.). Money talks in media, so this proposal got a fair amount of media attention. There

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