Progressive Radio Forum this Wednesday in Seattle

Next Progressive Radio Forum this Wed. Hope to see you there!

Tweets, Posts & Chat: Progressive Radio in the Social Media Age
Wednesday, March 26, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Impact Hub Seattle
220 Second Avenue South, Seattle
Accessible building served by major bus routes


  • independent journalist Mark Taylor-Canfield (http://facebook.com/mtaylorcanfield), a regular contributor to national progressive radio shows headlined by Thom Hartmann, Mike Papantonio/Ring of Fire Radio, Sam Seder/Majority Report, Norman Goldman, Jeff Santos/Revolution Radio Network, Nicole Sandler/Radio or Not and others;
  • Jacob Dean, host and creator of the Portland-based Filter Free Radio (http://filterfreeradio.com/) and former producer for The Thom Hartmann Program; and
  • Seattle/Portland based Space Dog Radio (http://spacedogradio.com/), “a fully independent radio station that provides entertaining sounds about a wide spectrum of topics while taking the art of radio to a new level.”
    Get your progressive tweet on!RSVP: on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/850179691664765/
    or by email at progressiveradionorthwest@gmail.com

Here are some of the topics we’ll explore:

1) An overview of the social networking platforms and technologies used to access and promote progressive media: Hardware (Desktops/Laptops/Mobile Devices) & Software Applications, Facebook, Twitter, Google Groups, Sound Cloud, YouTube, Chat Rooms, Mumble, etc.

2) How progressive radio producers/hosts use social networking platforms to find a progressive audience, organize progressive media networks, interact with other content providers, recruit guests, produce programming, etc.

3) How to use social networking tools to strengthen advocacy and catalyze action.

4) How to develop your own unique style and approach to using social media.

Thanks all you petition signers! Keep spreading the word. Please cut-n-paste this and send to all your progressive friends and contacts!

Progressive Radio Northwest


Video of Progressive Talk Radio speech of Norman Goldman

Here is a video of the Norman Goldman speech in Seattle.

Party On for Progressive Radio with Norman Goldman was the first major event sponsored by Progressive Radio Northwest (PRNW). The evening was a great success, highlighted by the inimitable Nor-man, terrific speakers, and the feisty enthusiasm of a standing-room-only crowd.

At Party On, more than 250 attendees heard about the many challenges ahead and learned that PRNW firmly believes in the “challenge brings opportunity” school of thought.

The people who have formed Progressive Radio Northwest are looking at several options to bring back progressive radio to the Puget Sound Area, including finding a buyer or buyers who could purchase a station and convert it to progressive talk or creating an Internet radio station (Norman Goldman believes this is the way of the future).

The bad news of is that city after city has lost its only progressive radio station. The good news is that more and more people are speaking out and showing up.

You can view the entire evening or just Norman Goldman’s presentation by going to PRNW’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTF6xN_Fap4QNeMoiXQZ95LjIPwxO9O0I

Stay tuned for further developments, and keep checking the PRNW website: www.progressiveradionorthwest.org.

Update on Progressive Talk Radio for Pacific NW

There was standing room only at the “Party ON for Progressive Radio!” event held at Impact Hub in Downtown Seattle on January 18th, as emcee David (Goldy) Goldstein introduced Andrew Villeneuve of Northwest Progressive Institute, and Geov Parrish, someone with a long history with radio, and then the star attraction of the evening, Norman Goldman! Over 250 people were there, and when Norman finished his talk, they spontaneously jumped up and gave him a standing ovation.

Mark Taylor-Canfield, an independent journalist who contributes to many liberal publications, did an excellent review of the evening and Norman’s talk, “Seattle Hosts Progressive Media Gathering – Is Radio Dead?” . Here is the link to read his story: Seattle Hosts Progressive Media Gathering – Is Radio Dead?.

Soon we will have the full event video available for your viewing!

If you go to the Facebook Page for MoveOn Whidbey, you can read Norman’s responses to 15 questions submitted that evening: https://www.facebook.com/MoveOnWhidbey?ref=ts&fref=ts

For continuing information about what’s happening with the efforts to bring progressive radio back to the Seattle area, please go to the website for Progressive Radio Northwest, www.progressiveradionorthwest.org

Check us out on Facebook too, Like Us! and comment too

You will be hearing more from us. For now, please sign up on our website, so you get the messages and can respond to us! www.progressiveradionorthwest.org

Thanks for your support for a great event!

Come and hang out with Norman Goldman! Jan. 18 in Seattle.

Come and hang out with Norman Goldman! Jan. 18!

Progressive Radio Northwest presents

· A Festive Reunion for AM1090 Listeners
· A Rally to Celebrate the Future of Progressive Talk in the Pacific Northwest
· A Shout Out to AM1090 Advertisers

Featuring: National Progressive Talk Show Host, Norman Goldman
Date: Saturday, January 18, 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Location: Impact Hub Seattle, 220 Second Avenue South http://www.impacthubseattle.com

Tickets to Party-On for Progressive Radio include appetizers, sweets, non-alcoholic beverages and a cash bar. Food, wine and beer are provided by Pacific Northwest Catering. Former KIRO radio host David Goldstein is the Master of Ceremonies for an evening celebrating the future of progressive radio headlined by Norman Goldman. Additional details TBA.
Party-On Admission: $19.90 Advance Sales (only 109 available): $10.90
Tickets: http://prnw.brownpapertickets.com Tickets are non-refundable.

Limited Pre-Event VIP Dinner with Special Guest Norman Goldman
Date: Saturday, January 18, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: Tinello Restaurant, 314 Second Avenue South
Dinner with Norman!
Ticket holders to the limited seating VIP pre-event dinner are treated to a delicious four-course Italian dinner with wine at one of the city’s rising culinary destinations, Tinello which is closed to the public during our event. https://www.facebook.com/tinelloseattle Guests also enjoy scintillating progressive conversation (naturally!) before strolling a block to the Party On event. Private dinner ticket holders receive complimentary parking for the evening at a nearby lot. Private Dinner with Norman Goldman & Party-On Event: $109.00 per person http://prnw.brownpapertickets.com Tickets are non-refundable.

About Norman Goldman http://www.normangoldman.com
One of America’s premier progressive voices, Norman Goldman is also a lawyer who knows how to make sense of and translate legalese. For years, Norman has been providing insightful legal analysis for MSNBC and “The Ed Schultz Show.” Now with his own show, Norman brings his signature clarity, wit and wisdom to the issues of the day.

About Progressive Radio Northwest www.progressiveradionorthwest.org
On January 2, 2013, Seattle became the latest in a string of progressive cities to inexplicably lose its only progressive talk station when KPTK AM1090 was switched to an all sports format. The change didn’t happen without a fight! Two separate petition drives attracted almost 10,000 signatures, and a group of progressives banded together in the belief that progressive radio belongs on the free public airwaves of the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to:
· Catalyze an invigorated progressive radio platform for the greater Seattle area; and
· Promote progressive programming on the free public airwaves and digital technologies.

Add your voice at www.progressiveradionorthwest.org. If you are unable to attend our events and want to support Progressive Radio Northwest, a donation of any amount can be made thru http://prnw.brownpapertickets.com. Thank you!

This message was sent by Julia Chase using the Change.org system. You received this email because you signed a petition started by Julia Chase on Change.org: “Save Progressive Talk radio AM 1090 KPTK (CBS radio) Seattle: Keep AM 1090 KPTK Progressive talk radio on the free airwaves!.” Change.org does not endorse contents of this message.

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Stephanie Miller in Seattle, Dec. 14

I don’t get to hear Steph and the Mooks as often now, with no smart phone for my commute time; however I learned from our “Bring Back Progressive Talk to the Northwest” Facebook page that Steph is coming to Seattle! Hope to see a full house of progressives! We have not had a chance to gather as a full group for quite a while! See you there!

Stephanie Miller in Seattle, Dec. 14!

STG Presents

Stephanie Miller’s “Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour” with John Fugelsang and Hal Sparks

The Paramount Theatre in Seattle on December 14, 2013.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Doors at 7:00 pm, Show at 8:00 PM

Prior to going nationwide, Stephanie pulled #1 ratings at KABC and KFI in Los Angeles and other radio stations in New York and Chicago.

You know her from tons of exposure on TV, and on comedy’s prime stages: host of CNBC’s Equal Time, Oxygen TV’s I’ve Got a Secret, and many others. Stephanie has also appeared on CNN’s Joy Behar, Larry King Live, Reliable Sources, as well as MSNBC’s The Ed Show, Hannity and Colmes and Neal Cavuto on Fox News, the Today Show, the Tonight Show, Good Morning America, among many others.

Stephanie comes to the left, from the right. She’s the daughter of William Miller, Barry Goldwater’s 1964 Republican presidential running mate.

Her humor and snappy political wit draws listeners from all sides and makes her the perfect antidote to cantankerous conservatives.

Show at 8:00 pm
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101


Forum on NW Progressive radio with Goldy Tuesday, Oct 29 in Seattle


Progressive Radio Northwest (PRNW) invites you to join American blogger and former Seattle talk radio host David Goldstein on Tuesday, October 29, for the second in our series of monthly get-togethers to meet, mingle and discuss issues central to our mission of bringing progressive radio back to the region. Goldstein will address the question of “What’s the Way Forward for Progressive Talk?”

The Forum begins at Seattle’s Montlake Branch Library at 6:30 pm and then moves to the Montlake Ale House at 7:45 pm for those wanting to continue the Meet & Mingle.

PRNW Community Forum Tuesday, October 29
Montlake Branch Library at 6:30 pm Montlake Ale House/8:00 pm to ?
2401 24th Ave E, Seattle 2307 24th Ave E
(206) 684-4720 (206) 726-5968
http://www.spl.org/locations/montlake-branch http://www.montlakealehouse.com/#!
Accessible building Accessible building
Street parking
Served by Metro Bus Routes: 25, 43, 48

RSVP by at progressiveradionorthwest@gmail.com

About the Speaker
David “Goldy” Goldstein stumbled into politics in 2003 with a satirical statewide initiative to officially proclaim Washington’s serial anti-tax initiative sponsor, Tim Eyman, “a horse’s ass.” A year later, Goldstein transformed his campaign website, www.HorsesAss.org, into a political blog that quickly became one of the most influential and widely read state and local political blogs in the nation. Goldstein hosted “The David Goldstein Show” on 710-KIRO from 2006 through 2008, and is currently a staff writer for Seattle’s alt-weekly The Stranger — his writing has also appeared on the Huffington Post and in The Nation.

We hope to see you!
The Progressive Radio Northwest Team

David Goldstein Featured at Progressive Radio Northwest Community Forum, Tue Oct 29

Progressive Radio Northwest (PRNW) invites you to join American blogger and former Seattle talk radio host David Goldstein on Tuesday, October 29, for the second in our series of monthly get-togethers to meet each other, mingle and discuss issues central to our mission of bringing progressive radio back to the region. Goldstein address the question of “What’s the Way Forward for Progressive Talk?”

The Forum begins at Seattle’s Montlake Branch Library at 6:30 pm and then moves to the Montlake Ale House at 7:45 pm for those wanting to continue the meet & mingle.

Tuesday, October 29
6:30 to 7:45 pm
Montlake Branch Library
2401 24th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 684-4720
Accessible building
Limited parking lot/Ample street parking
Served by Metro Bus Routes: 25, 43, 48

Montlake Ale House from 8:00 pm to ?
2307 24th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 726-5968
Accessible building

RSVP by Friday, October 25 at progressiveradionorthwest@gmail.com.

About the Speaker
David Goldstein is an American blogger and former talk radio host in Seattle, Washington. From 2006 to 2008, he hosted The David Goldstein Show on Saturdays and Sundays on710 KIRO. Goldstein first gained notoriety in 2003 for Initiative 832, which would have officially proclaimed Washington State political activist Tim Eyman a “Horse’s Ass.”

We hope to see you!
The Progressive Radio Northwest Team
www.progressiveradionorthwest.org – check out our web site and sign up! you can also contact us through the web site.

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And we’re delighted to share the terrific news from our friends from Blue Oregon about Carl Wolfson’s return to the Portland airwaves:

When Clear Channel killed KPOJ’s progressive talk radio, thousands of Oregonians lost access to a lot of great progressive talk. But we didn’t take it lying down.

We pulled together and built the Save KPOJ movement. We spoke out with one loud voice and we helped Carl Wolfson get back behind the mic, with an internet radio show.

But now, it’s time to take this to the next level. Progressive talk radio is coming to the FM dial in Portland. I’m excited to tell you about 91.1 KXRY — to be known as XRAY.¬FM. It’ll be an awesome combination of progressive talk radio and music from the Northwest. It’s a local, not-for-profit radio station.

The great team at XRAY.FM saw the excitement and enthusiasm from the Save KPOJ movement and expanded their vision to include progressive talk radio. Soon you’ll be able to hear Carl Wolfson and Thom Hartmann on your FM dial. Before that happens, XRAY.-FM will soon be available online, so everyone in Oregon will be able to enjoy this new progressive radio station. While the Republicans are trying to shut down the country, progressives are building up.

But before that happens, XRAY.FM needs to get off to a strong start: Sign up right now to learn more and support progressive talk radio in Portland. You can be among the first to get the latest news on the launch.

Progressive talk radio is coming back!
Carla Axtman
BlueOregon Action

Progressive Radio organizing event this Tuesday in Seattle

We would really like to see you at this first NW Progressive Radio event!

Progressive Radio Northwest Announces, Tuesday, September 24th, First monthly Community Forum on Progressive Radio!

On Tuesday, September 24, we’re launching the first in a series of monthly get-togethers to meet each other, mingle and discuss issues central to our mission of bringing progressive radio back to the region. We hope to have a speaker at each session and look forward to engaging in a wide variety of lively topics.

Join us for our first session:

Title: “Corporate Media and the Demise of Progressive Talk: Lack of Listeners or Political Suppression?”

Geov Parrish, Guest Speaker

A well known political writer/commentator/organizer/consultant, and nonprofit administrator and fundraiser, Geov will offer his insights based on 25+ years of broadcast radio experience and lead a discussion about how progressive radio can move forward.

Tuesday, September 24
7:00 to 9:00 pm
University Heights Center
Room 109 (first floor, NE corner)
5031 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105


Free parking in the lot on the south side of the building. Please let us know if you will need the use of the accessible elevator, as we need to get staff assistance.

Admission is free, but donations to cover room expenses are gratefully accepted. You are welcome to bring snacks and beverages; our Meet & Mingle starts promptly at 7:00 pm.

Please RSVP by Friday, September 20 (or as soon as you can) at progressiveradionorthwest@gmail.com.

About the Speaker
Geov Parrish has served as national political columnist for Working Assets, a contributing editor for In These Times, Alternet.org, and MotherJones.com, and for over a decade was the local political columnist for Seattle Weekly and The Stranger newspapers.

Since 1996, he has had a popular weekly political show on Seattle’s KEXP Radio. Also in 1996, he founded and continues to help publish and edit the community newspaper Eat the State!. His syndicated commentaries have run in newspapers, radio stations, magazines and online throughout the country.

Prior to his writing career, Parrish had a long career in both the programming and business sides of the radio industry. In 1984, he founded a broadcast trade publishing and research company that was one of the first to offer national comprehensive FCC, technical, ownership, and programming research; that company continues today as a division of Clear Channel Communications. He was also, over 15 years, a DJ and program host, program director, development director, and part-owner in both commercial and community radio prior to his KEXP show. He holds an A.M. in Political Science and East Asian Studies from the Univ. of British Columbia, and lives in Seattle with his partner, Gavin.

We hope to see you!

The Progressive Radio Northwest Team

Help Organize Our Progressive Radio Reunion on June 5 in Seattle — Let's Get Our Party On!

A lot of you have expressed enthusiasm for creating a reunion/rally for Progressive Radio in Seattle. We’ve set our first planning session for next week and welcome participation by anyone who would like to lend a hand getting the event off the ground.

Progressive Radio Seattle Party Planning Meeting
Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 PM
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave. NE
Seattle WA 98125

A big Shout-Out to Kyle Galpin, who generously fronted the $$ to rent the room and made the booking.

Here are some of the topics we’ll address

  • Theme/event structure
  • Timetable/deadlines for specific tasks
  • Working subgroups/group leaders
  • Venue (Site selection/ logistics coordination)
  • Program (Entertainment, Presentations/Special Guests, etc.)
  • Food/Beverages
  • Marketing/Publicity
  • Community Outreach
  • Administration (Databases, signage, etc.)
  • Other?

Please RSVP by Monday, June 3.

We hope you can make the meeting! If you can’t, please let us know whether you still want to help out and in what areas. We naturally welcome any additional thoughts or suggestions you might have.

Thank you!
The Progressive Radio Seattle Team

Please know that the Progressive Radio Seattle Team has been working hard to find a way to bring a local, terrestrial radio station back to the region. Thanks to a volunteer web designer, we’ll be launching our website in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Information about the sale of Fisher Communications to Sinclair

Fisher Communications, owner of Seattle’s KOMO-TV and 19 other television stations, will be acquired for $373 million by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the country’s largest Fox affiliate.  Sinclair said it plans to keep Fisher’s three Seattle radio stations — KOMO Newsradio, KPLZ STAR 101.5 and KVI 570 — even though its focus is TV. (Seattle Times, April 11, 2013: http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2020756564_fisherbroadcastingxml.html)

In a recent conversation with someone who knows the Fisher family, I learned that the family only owns 30% of the stock in what is now a publicly traded company.  So, the decision to go ahead with this sale to a highly conservative media group is in the hands of the Fisher stockholders.  The Fisher family does have a long-time reputation as liberal (Dan Evans) Republicans, a species that may no longer exist, but there may be some hope that the family will want to purchase a station that could become a new progressive broadcasting station in the Seattle Area.  We can hope.

Come to the Meaningful Movie Night in Wallingford this Friday, showing “Corporate FM…the killing of local commercial radio.”  Here is another story about the demise of the public airways.  The film shows at 7:00 PM at the Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle.   For more information, check the website: http://meaningfulmovies.org/

You can hear your favorite progressive talkers for free using IHeart Radio.
You can register for free and access several live progressive radio stations!  http://www.iheart.com/mobile/

If you know anyone who hasn’t signed our petition, please send them the link:


We are still working to find an effecient way for our Rally/Party planners to meet and organize.  The Wiki Site proved to be cumbersome and not very helpful.  You will be hearing from us soon RE:  place to meet.

We also hope to have a table with info about Progressive Radio Seattle  (PRS) and our efforts at the Meaningful Movies on Friday, May 17.  (see above info).

Thanks everyone.

Julia and Progressive Radio Seattle Team