For the past 18 years, I've been the only liberal, progressive talk radio host in Las Vegas, Nevada - and the strongest radio voice for the Democratic Party, its candidates, and our principles and values. I actually used to be a paid employee at the station I'm on now, (under different ownership), until they let me do the prime-time, morning drive slot and I gave them the highest ratings they'd ever had in that slot. After that - I was summarily fired. When I asked my then boss why, she said "Because you bash the president too much." (That was G. W. Bush.) In hindsight? I was actually benevolent towards Bush compared to how I treat Trump.
Radio has changed. Ratings and quality don't matter any more - just ideology. The only way a show like mine can get on the air is to pay for its air time. For the past 18 years, I've been lucky enough to have one sponsor who liked what I did so much, she paid for the air time. It cost her $1,000.00 per week for my 2 hours on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, my sponsor has taken such a financial hit with the Coronavirus, she's no longer able to sponsor my show.
The amount of money I'm asking for will keep me on the air until at least after the inauguration of - hopefully - our new president. Because as any real world dweller knows, even if Joe Biden wins, the time between the election and the inauguration will be fraught with chaos and confusion. I believe this is no time to remove the strongest liberal, progressive voice from the air waves.
If you want to check out my show, you can go to my web site, and click on the link for "2020 Shows." https://bashamradio.com/
If you'd like, you can also check both my Facebook and Twitter pages.
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