Thursday, March 5, 2009

Liberal dialogue on Air America is stimulating

Arizona Republic, The (Phoenix, AZ) - Friday, January 18, 2008

This letter was originally sent to Richard Kelleher , columnist of The Phoenix Republic, regarding his commentary, "It's time to dial up intelligence, local voices on radio," Jan. 9.

I agree with the opinions expressed about the stations that are not presenting intelligent dialogue (mostly non-local "blabbermouths") and even poor-quality local ones. Kelleher also mentions some entertaining local ones.

However, I wonder why he did not mention KPHX-AM (1480) (Air America). It is the only station that directly challenges the right-wing innuendos and falsehoods and does it in a more intelligent way with facts and conversations with all who call in, whether they are on the liberal or conservative side (no screening).

Especially good is Tom Hartman in the morning. I know much of the programming is out of state, but they do cover local issues, also.

I encourage people to listen, and get a more balanced report about important current events.

-- Bob Gambee, Phoenix