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    Default The growing silence of 'union radio'

    The golden age of unions is long gone — and for the radio shows that focus on labor and workers rights, every day is a struggle just to stay on the airwaves.

    There are a number of talk radio shows around the country covering — and funded by — organized labor that are still up and running, but like the labor movement as a whole, what remains is a far cry from the time when unions and the concerns of workers were a dominant part of the media landscape.

    At least 100 locally produced programs were on the air in the 1950s, during the heyday of unions, according to Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, a history professor at West Virginia University. In 1950, the AFL went live five nights a week over 176 radio stations, and, starting in 1953, the CIO show was broadcast on more than 150 network stations, she noted.

    Read more: The growing silence of 'union radio' - Mackenzie Weinger - POLITICO.com

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    Default Re: The growing silence of 'union radio'

    At one time it was said that every Sunday paper had a Labor section, today all you find is the business section and IMO it's all by design.

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    Default Re: The growing silence of 'union radio'

    Sad, really sad and I agree Sayhey that it was all by design.

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    Default Re: The growing silence of 'union radio'

    Try podcast and start your own radio show, I did.

 

 

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