> Here's more about the "Free Radio Ohio"
> stunt, and here's the current Radio Free Ohio website. Can
> you say "Air America?" The station is WARF in Akron, 1350AM,
> and is barely a blip on the local radar.
Any attempt to connect our local liberal talk station with Infinity's "Free FM" push is misguided, IMHO.
Perhaps some of the "buzz generating" talk is the same. But WARF launched the way it did for a reason. It was playing on the perception that liberal talk was so out of the "mainstream", that "someone had to start a pirate radio station" to "get the word out" in a conservative-controlled media world. (Notice my, uh, liberal use of quotes.)
It's just a marketing ploy. And it doesn't mean that Infinity's rumored push for "Free FM" FM talkers has anything to do with liberal talk...I'd almost bet against it. If you believe Howard Stern, "Free FM" means that the stations will be promoting against his new home, satellite radio, by reminding listeners that you won't have to pay for their programming.
Ohio Media Watch - http://ohiomedia.blogspot.com