Listners continue to protest the changeover of WAVZ-AM from progressive to sports talk.
Says one (caps are hers):
I AM WILLING TO TRY TO REVIVE PROGRESSIVE TALK IN THE NEW HAVEN AREA. IS ANYONE WILLING TO HELP IN THE FIGHT. I FOUND OUT THAT WAVZ HAS THE WEAKEST SIGNAL IN THE AREA AND DESPITE THIS STILL HAS A FOLLOWING. THEY DID NOT PROMOTE THIS STATION AND FOUND OUT THAT THEY DO NOT EVEN KEEP STATS ON THE LISTENERSHIP. I RECALL IN THE EARLY DAYS THAT THEY DID AND IT INCREASED 1300%. I AM NOT SURE WHEN THEY STOPPED FOLLOWING THIS BUT THEY DID. HOW CAN THEY SILENCE THE VOICE OF THE MAJORITY (IN CT)OR AT THE VERY LEAST HALF OF THE POPULATION. DONT WE, THE PUBLIC, OWN THE AIRWAVES? MY EMAIL IS DONNADIGIOIA@YAHOO.COM.
Some corrections/clarifications from what I said in the Register, however (from Jerry Kristafer):
Stephanie Miller & Ed Schultz are not affiliated with Air America. They are both employed by & distributed by the very solvent Jones Radio Networks, who also distribute Clark Howard, Neil Boortz, and several other nationally known syndicated talk show hosts, as well as other music oriented programming. (www.jonesradionetworks.com). Air America is only 1, albeit, well known, network who currently only provides Progressive (liberal) talk radio programming.
As for the conservative talkers on WELI, says Jerry, www.premiereradionetworks.com distributes Glenn beck, & Rush, but many, many other diversified forms of short & long form radio programming (including Rev. Jesse Jackson, who aired Sunday mornings on the VOICE 1300).