I'm liveblogging from Town Hall Seattle, where CBS radio executive David McDonald is introducing the talk radio hosts Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz, Mike Malloy, Cenk Uygur, and Ben Mankiewicz. The six hosts represent three different networks: Air America, Jones, and Nova M Radio.
I can only liveblog for a little bit, because my computer battery won't last long. I'll follow up with more notes after the event, when I've found and plugged into a power source. 1090 is webcasting the event, so you can watch online here.
I expected the warm welcome the hosts got. I didn't anticipate the appreciation that was showered on 1090 AM itself. I hope McDonald and his staff realize that they have built a loyal listener base that would gladly tune in to a live local show from Seattle. If they really want to invest in this format and this station, they need to take that step instead of ceding the market to 710 KIRO.