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No A.M. radio stations Northern Colorado

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  • Democrat
    Colorado
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    We in Northern Colorado and I do believe the whole state no longer has a liberal A.M. station. Any suggestions. I am getting bored with ONLY the other side! I am new to writing in blogs so not sure what to do next. Just want any information to help us.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    I agree that there should be an opposing view, but it's a free economy. Someone could start one if they wanted to.

    If a liberal A.M. radio station would work, and get enough listeners and ratings, and be profitable, it would probably already be there.

    Have you tried FM?

    It's all about MONEY.
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    I wonder if "Air America" is still available? (satellite radio). Rachel Maddow used to be on that before she was on MSNBC.

    Also, I wonder do they have any liberal newspapers in Colorado? Maybe someone there can help you.

    I guess the high military presence there (Air Force Academy) might make the Republican ideology more prevalent.

    Good Luck. Let us know what you find out.
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Denton, TX
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    I would consider switching to a different format of audio. Try podcasts and/or satellite radio. With podcasts, you get to tailor make who you tune into, and there are literally thousands of choices. You can either download them for free on iTunes. Or, if you have a smart phone, get a podcast app and stream them or download them straight to your phone. That's what I've been doing instead of radio for a few years now.

    There's also satellite radio. I believe XM and Sirius radio are still teamed up. Again hundreds of options out there for all tastes and opinions. Not only will you get several liberally minded radio channels to chose from, but you will also get music, sports, comedy hours, etc. Tons of variety. Monthly charge is minimal. It's a good option if you are in your car a lot.

    Either way, TV and radio options are becoming increasingly rare and are highly censored to appease advertisers. Originality and free thought and true open discussion has moved on to different formats. In AM radio land, people seem to prefer podcasts and/or satellite radio. Not only are you less restricted, you also can reach a much, much larger audience. It's internet and satellites (nationwide audiences, or worldwide in most cases) vs the AM band that only reaches a few hundred square miles tops.
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Denton, TX
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    Almost all major channels also broadcast online. Check around online if you have constant internet access. But that really won't help terribly much while driving
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    As far as Air America is concerned...they went bankrupt and out of business in 2010. They went out even before that in my area, probably about 2008.

    If they were successful (made money) they would still be in business.

    They weren't.
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Charlotte, NC
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    Try Pandora. It's downloadable for free on any cell phone/tablet, and should have plenty of discussion channels. They will most likely be either short clips of discussions or podcast type recordings. If that's what you're looking for.
  • Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Don't know how far north you are but if you can reach it, KKZN (760 AM) out of Thornton has a liberal format.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KKZN
  • Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Oops...I just read that they have dropped their liberal format. I guess that's maybe why you wrote asking here.
  • Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Canter for American Progress, June 20, 2007: The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio

    This report was from 2007 but I can only expect that the trend towards more conservative talk radio has gotten worse.

    "Our analysis in the spring of 2007 of the 257 news/talk stations owned by the top five commercial station owners reveals that 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming is conservative, and 9 percent is progressive.

    "Each weekday, 2,570 hours and 15 minutes of conservative talk are broadcast on these stations compared to 254 hours of progressive talk—10 times as much conservative talk as progressive talk."

    You can read the full article at the above link, but it doesn't surprise me that northern Colorado and much of rural America is largely "red state" if all they get to listen to is Rush Limbaugh and his ilk.