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Posted by Mitchell - January 7, 2005 (entry 270)

The January 2005 issue of Conscious Choice magazine features a cover story entitled "Who pulled the plug? -- How consolidation is ruining Chicago radio". The two articles include mentions of CMA and radio-related efforts of ours.

A couple of points to add to the articles. The feature article makes it sound like the efforts to pressure WBEZ have ended. This is incorrect; the campaign is still ongoing with plans to continue (contact us if you'd like to get involved) .

Second, when WLUW lost its arrangement with Loyola University and affiliated with WBEZ, the arrangement was the subject of some controversy and popular organizing, even by people who had shows on WLUW. Read this and this and this and this. Fortunately, it would appear that the station's commitment to the community hasn't wavered -- as reflected by the programming on the station. Hopefully, it will stay that way.

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