Jim Radio sends this along, he says, as further evidence of the mainstreaming of National Profit Radio . . .
Thanks for your note regarding our decision to cancel ALTERNATIVE RADIO. We made the decision to use the Sunday evening time slot to showcase a wide variety of special public radio programs and documentaries including THE MOTH, RADIO LAB and others that are in development. While I know you may not agree, we were frequently criticized for airing ALTERNATIVE RADIO as it was seen as an ultra liberal/progressive program that provided no balance in the public radio journalistic traditions.
Director / General Manager
WUWM MILWAUKEE PUBLIC RADIO
111 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 700
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Subject: Alternative Radio
I am very, very disappointed that Milwaukee Public Radio has dropped “Alternative Radio.” AR was one of the VERY few programs aired in Milwaukee that asked fundamental questions about the nature of our society’s political, economic, and environmental problems.
Locals of the liberal persuasion are none too happy, witness the comments on the website of the local paper.