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Progressive talk station in Columbus folds, blames Obama. “…we were happy to in some small way contribute to the success that the Democrats enjoyed in November. Unfortunately, it was not a two-way street, and lack of advertising support from the Obama campaign… ensured that we will be unable to continue into the new year.”

“Justice prevails over transgression when she comes to the end of the race.” -Hesiod

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Navyvet2 December 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

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I’m confused. The “progressive” (read Commie) station went off the air because the owners were losing money. So what? Don’t progressives (read Commies) rail about the evils of capitalism? The owners should just go on losing money like they think everyone else should. Jeez, liberal (read commies) hypocrites, who’d a thunk it?

JPTravis December 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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I don’t suppose it ever occurred to them to sell ads to local businesses. A good progressive waits for money from The Obama.

Fenster314 December 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

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In my experience, “progressive” run businesses tend to fold pretty quickly as they often feel entitled to your business. So customer service usually suffers. They also often avoid the most efficient suppliers for products they need because they might be supporting a conservative profit monger or member of the patriarchy.

The usual response to their failing business is to ask for handouts from the customers they do have.

poppajoe49 December 20, 2012 at 7:14 am

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I don’t understand, why didn’t they apply for stimulus funds before going bankrupt? That is the standard move for Obama pals.

flashingscotsman December 20, 2012 at 9:35 am

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They didn’t make enough contributions?

ooddballz December 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

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Well now, what can one say to this news other than: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

CO2Insanity December 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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They need to have begging sessions like PBS and get all the suckers to send in money. What? They will only send in money if it’s someone else’s? Oh.

loshonhora December 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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why would the obeyme campaign spend money preaching to the choir? like the blacks and welfare queens, there was never any doubt who this station’s listeners were voting for.

Dan December 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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Damn…where is management’s credit card? Take out loans on the building an and property….take out a loan on the radio tower…the transmitter…the microphones….the extension plugs….what kind of Progressive Radio Station wants to MAKE MONEY to remain on the air????? That’s like asking n0bama to make spending cuts. Those guys are a disgrace to the true Progressive Movement – FORWARD!!

Elrond Hubbard December 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

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The market palce rewards good ideas and punishes bad ones. Progressive WVKO was an abject failure—no audinece, no advertisers.

danybhoy December 20, 2012 at 4:35 am

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Basically, these stations are tampons, & are good for only 1 use.

danybhoy December 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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I have to ask, why did I get a thumbs down vote?

Trickie December 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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Perhaps for every yang there’s a yin

Progressive Hemrrhoid December 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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I’m finding it rather hard to feel sorry for WVKO’s staff, looks like another bunch of useful idiots have received their just reward.

deepthinker December 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm

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When you have a substandard product that you are trying to sell, going out of business is normally the result.

Just think, the owners felt barry should ride in on his pale horse and save their shit radio station. From their announcement, barry must believe that capitalism works or that they (station owners) are no longer of any use to him.

Bye bye WVKO.

Sidekick December 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

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The statement in the link is hilarious. The advertisers stopped advertising and wouldn’t return calls to ask why. The programming must have been just awful. Even better, the author of the statement is truly dumbfounded as to why the station failed.

Best part is the drivel is being replaced by a gospel format. That is my kind of irony.

StrinaM December 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

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They just don’t understand how no one wants to hear what they say, or that people might find it offensive. They think everyone should think the way they do. And if people don’t then people are extremists and raaaacist.

sa_rose December 20, 2012 at 10:08 am

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Or ignorant, gun toting, Bible clinging rednecks!

flashingscotsman December 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

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Are there any progressive radio stations that ARE doing well?

Not so silent December 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

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So Air America with Franken and company (including Sergeant Schultz) was an epic failure, what did they expect? Nobody wants to listen to “all commie radio, all the time”…And Beside Planned Parenthood and maybe Ben and Jerri’s, I can’t think of anyone who would by commercial time on a small time progressive small town radio station.. Their Audience at it’s highest would have been maybe what? 30 listeners, and half of those were related to the people who worked there….Must have been “Communist Greed” that killed them…sorry I couldn’t resist…:)

danybhoy December 20, 2012 at 4:33 am

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Schultz was on many air America stations, but was & is outside of that organization. He’s with something called Jones Radio Network.

Martin December 20, 2012 at 6:00 am

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I can understand the frustration of the station manager, who watched the Obama campaign amass the largest amount of money ever spent on a Presidential campaign but didn’t favor WYKO with much of it. His farewell address sounds as bitter as a jilted girlfriend because he feels that way. But, a radio station so dependent on political advertising is likely to starve to death between elections unless it can attract other advertisers. What WYKO needed wasn’t Obama but blinds.com and Nature Bee, like Michael Medved, or Carbonite like Laura Ingraham. The operators of WYKO didn’t learn from the failure of Air America nor will they learn from their failure this time.

sa_rose December 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

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What WYKO needed was someone with a few operating brain cells in charge. CLearly no one of that ilk was available.

RobertW December 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

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there is no room in the socialist state for competition. CNN will not permit its listener share to be reduced by even one if they can at all help it.

Martin December 20, 2012 at 7:47 am

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The competition in a socialist state is hidden rather than overt. Who gets the sugar, like the UAW, and who gets the shaft, like the Delphi pensioners and the GM shareholders, is decided behind closed doors.

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