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April 4, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Seattle radio listeners want progressive talk radio to return

There is a reason most talk radio is conservative

Jerry Large’s column reporting the lament of a group of progressive voices really made me laugh out loud [“Broadcasting a plea for progressive talk radio,” NWThursday, April 4]. To decry the lack of a progressive talk-radio station in Seattle is like lamenting the need for a good coffee shop here. Open your eyes and look around at the media landscape for pity’s sake.

The reason for the popularity of more traditional bents on issues of the day is exactly why programs and commentators of successful radio stations here tend toward the conservative side more often than not. Liberal print and broadcast media here tend to be the norm and people resort to talk radio to hear the other side of issues of local importance.

We’ve had the articulate and multitalented Dave Ross here for decades and only recently bid goodbye to Ken Schram. Why would people pay, via sponsorship, etc., for what they can get for free? I will not shed a tear for this group since I tend to be in the conservative minority here in this part of the state. My advice to them: Go have coffee somewhere and “move on.”

Ron Bowman, Burien

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