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‘Save KLSD,’ Maybe at a Theater Near You

Film comments on media consolidation

Using the format switch at a small San Diego radio station several years ago, a new film, “Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Local Radio,” has opened and is making its way around the country, mostly at progressive group gatherings.

The gist of the film is that the Clear Channel-owned KLSD(FM) cancelled its Air America programming in favor of a sports format, possibly for political reasons. This argument is expanded into a condemnation of syndicated programming and demand that local content be aired instead.

Appearing in the film are radio hosts Randi Rhodes (nationally syndicated by Clear Channel’s Premiere Networks), Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, Amy Goodman, Michael Krasny and media personalities such as Bill Moyers, Phil Donahue, Rachel Maddow, David Shuster along with political folks and activists such as former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Van Jones, Robert Reich, Bob Filner, Common Cause’s Bob Edgar and Robert McChesney. Also appearing are local San Diego media players and politicians.