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Activist Land provides tools and a pragmatic forum for the progressive activist community. It aims to complement traditional political blogs by emphasizing how you can get involved in specific issues and how to integrate activism into your life in an effective and sustainable way. Therefore, in addition to calling for action on a particular issue, it encourages people to post "activism opportunity" posts that describe the nuts and bolts of how one would, or did, take action in a particular instance.

My main area of focus is media reform. I've been working with Save Boston's Progressive Talk to help bring progressive talk radio to Boston, and I've written interviews to publicize "The Real News", an independent international news network. My secondary area of focus is election integrity. I maintain a set of Voting Rights pages with an emphasis on an election integrity timeline. I've written pieces on these and other subjects for Daily Kos and my local newspaper. For more info, see my first post. Come and join the community!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Activism Opportunity: Save KLSD in San Diego

KLSD in San Diego is in danger of losing progressive talk. Learned about this from Robin on the Boston Progressive Talk message board, who posted information about the website, the message board, the upcoming rally on Monday, and the planning meeting today (actually, it's taking place as we speak). That info:

Website (with planning/rally info): http://www.saveklsd.com
Message board: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/saveklsd/

As soon as I got that info, I posted a diary at Daily Kos, which probably took about 20-30 minutes. Aldous at NonStopRadio.com had posted about the threat beforehand, but without the concrete information, so I hadn't acted on it.

I did the following, in this order:

(1) Posted a diary at Daily Kos:
Time: 20-30 minutes.

(2) Posted a diary at Calitics:
Time: 15 minutes (including registering for the site)

(3) Searched for progressive San Diego blogs but couldn't find anything suitable.
Time: 10 minutes

(4) Found the one San Diegan who had posted his location on the Daily Kos Frappr map. Wrote e-mail to him. Got a nice reply. He had been at the planning meeting.
Time: 15 minutes

(5) Posted on various radio message boards: Fresno, Duluth, Cincinnati, central Ohio, NE Ohio, Connecticut, Boston. Time: 20-30 minutes.

(6) Came here and posted as well.
Time: 20 minutes

(7) Added the San Diegan's reply to me as an update to my diary.
Time: 10 minutes

Wow, a comment from Jon Elliott, one of the KLSD talk show hosts! See below, where he asks San Diegans and out-of-towners alike to sign the petition. I did, and so did at least one of the members of the Boston group.


Jon Elliott said...

Hi Alan! Thanks so much for the coverage!
Can you post the online petition started to save KLSD!? No matter the location of the signer, listeners stream KLSD on the internet!


AlanF said...

Done, and thanks for all your work! I love the graphic on your site, by the way. I look forward to listening when I have some time.