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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:

Stay tuned for further developments, and keep checking the PRNW website:



One Reply to “Video of Progressive Talk Radio speech of Norman Goldman

  1. “We have to get the notion out of our head that everything on the Internet is supposed to be free,” Goldman says.

    “There is no Santa Claus”. Progressive radio won’t happen. AM radio is losing money. We have to move to the Internet and go to a subscription-based model.

    At one point in the video, Goldman says, “Who was the genius who came up with the idea that everything online should be free?” Some people in the audience cheered, apparently believing that free is good. But Goldman realizes that if content is free, there’s no way to fund journalism and creativity, which are central to civilization and democracy.

    Luke Held pointed me to this relevant article: Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class. “Kodak employed 140,000 people. Instagram, 13. A digital visionary says the Web kills jobs, wealth — even democracy “

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