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Monday, March 27, 2006

Mayday! Mayday!
Today's bloggerDid you all see the Creative Loafing feature on the uncertain future of our own 1690 - Air ATLANTA?? Please go take a look: http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A39651. I can't think of a sadder piece of news from the perspective of political strategy than Air Atlanta leaving the local am dial. Well, maybe Ralph Reed dropping out of the race. But seriously. The voices of Sam Seder, Al Franken, Rachel Maddow, et al, however faint, are vitally important to our political efforts here in Georgia. Not only do they offer an alternative to Rush and Neal (important) but they give local progressives - maybe even YDAtl one day - a chance to produce media. A viable local station also gives local advertisers a chance to reach out directly to progressive listeners, and gives all of us a chance to patronize those companies that advertise on the station. Not to despair yet - the CL feature ends with a call to action for all of us: "GET INVOLVED: To help Air America find a potential new home in Atlanta, write letters to and call local radio stations to ask them to consider Air America programming."

Semi-awkward segue: in the vein of "patronize the blue merchants" we should all make reservations for our next nice dinner at Sotto Sotto. I constantly hear them as key supporters of WABE. Cool. But get this: the owner closed both Fritti and Sotto Sotto on Friday in support of their Hispanic workers who were observing the Day of Dignity one-day work stoppage. The article I read said the restaurants stood to lose about $20,000 by closing down. But it was the principle of the thing. Bravo! Bravissimo!
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posted by Emily at 3/27/2006 07:32:00 PM

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is how to contact 1160 (now 1690) and here are sponsors listed on their website. Each should be contacted to make sure there is noise about AA being off the air. (Al Franken is not enough).

1690 Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
1100 Spring Street, Suite 610
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone Numbers:
Phone: (404) 681-9307
Request Line: (404) 223-1160
Fax: (404) 870-8859
E-mail:
Vice President/General Manager Jeff Davis: jeffdavis@am1160.net
Larry Larson: larrylarson@am1160.net
Helen Kopec: helenkopec@am1160.net
Scott Glazer: scottglazer@am1160.net
General E-mail: listeners@am1160.net

Sponsors:

Vision Computers, Inc.
5865 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30071
800-886-4466
770-840-0015
sales@visioncomputers.com

Champion (Atlanta – 770-454-7323)
National Corporate Headquarters
Champion Windows Manufacturing Inc.
12121 Champion Way | Cincinnati, OH 45241
513.346.4600 | 800.875.5575

The Original Gutterguard
North Georgia
(Corporate Headquarters)
(800) 838-6450

Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
Our address is:
5239 Floyd Rd
Mableton, GA 30126
Our phone number is:
770-819-7765

Theatrical Outfit
PO BOX 1555
Atlanta, GA 30301

Box Office: 678-528-1500
Email: boxoffice@theatricaloutfit.org

Reliable Air
(tel) 770-594-9066
(fax) 770-998-4809
Email
Sales Department: sales@reliableair.com
Service Department: service@reliableair.com
Billing Department: billing@reliableair.com
15021 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 30188

Brand Atlanta, Inc.
100 Colony Square
1175 Peachtree Street
Suite 1660
Atlanta, GA 30361
info@ATLopen.com
comptroller@ATLopen.com

Presbyterian Homes of Georgia, Inc.
Toll-free: 1-800-808-3309
Email: info@phgainc.org

Julia Karoly's Beautage
Skin Restoration System
4335 South Lee Street #C
Buford, GA 30518
866.352.7659
(fax) 678.482.6030
orders@beautage.com

Southern Landscape Lighting
Phone : 770-451-0001
Email : billstovall@southernlandscapelighting.com

6/20/2006 09:45:00 PM  

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