Wednesday, September 5, 2007 5:24 PM
From: "Jon Monday"
Date: September 4,[masked]:21:42 AM PDT
To: "Jon Monday"
Subject: ACTION ALERT - KLSD Advertiser Outreach Program
Dear Fellow Progressives, Democrats, and Activists,
Please forward this ACTION ALERT to your groups members and friends.
We are engaged in a battle to save the only progressive broadcast station in San Diego County. Clear Channel, who owns KLSD and a number of other radio stations in the San Diego market, says the decision to switch KLSD programming from Air America to yet another Sport Talk station is purely financial. That may or may not be the case, but in any case we must support the businesses that advertise on KLSD, and reach out to the business community to let them know that KLSD listeners are loyal consumers, looking for ways to financially support the station.
Within the KLSD Yahoo Group there has been considerable discussion about the best way to reach out to existing and potential KLSD advertisers, to show our support. This idea has been adopted:
Attached is a flyer that can be cut up into business card sized hand-outs. There are two versions of the cards: one says, ?As a loyal KLSD-1360AM listener, I?d love to hear your commercials on KLSD?. The other says, ?As a loyal KLSD-1360AM listener I purchase from your company because you advertise on KLSD.?
This week, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ? September 6th ? 9th - supporters of KLSD will be fanning out across San Diego County and handing out these cards, making purchases, and suggesting that local businesses advertise on KLSD. We ask that especially on Saturday, September 8th ? that you visit as many establishments as you can ? or at least call. Print out the flyer, and cut it into stacks of the hand-out cards. Remember that there are two types ? one for existing advertisers, and the other for potential advertisers. Here is a list of recent advertisers:
Anthem Steel [masked]
Bill Howe Plumbing 1-800-billhowe
Binder & Binder[masked]-binder[masked]
Center for Sustainable Energy [masked]
Corky's Pest Control [masked]
Cox Communications [masked]
Dermacare at Rancho Bernardo [masked]
Dr. Flowers Vision [masked];[masked]-LAZER
Jane Iris Designs [masked]
Kawesch Laser [masked]
Lamps Plus [masked]
Lamps Plus - La Mesa [masked]
Lamps Plus - Oceanside [masked]
Lamps Plus - San Diego [masked]
Leap Wireless dba Cricket [masked]
Leap Wireless dba Cricket [masked]
Leap Wireless dba: Cricket [masked]
Local Jobs First [masked]
Mattress Discounters (National Company) 800-Buy-A-Bed
Mossy Toyota [masked]
Murray Lampert Construction [masked];[masked]
Pacific Honda [masked];[masked]
Pacific Trust Bank [masked]
Paramount Equity Mortgage [masked]
Rubio's Restaurants Inc. [masked]
Sacred Grounds Coffee [masked]
Sharp Healthcare [masked]-SHARP
The Company Corporation [masked]
The Window Factory [masked]
Trophy's Restaurant [masked]
If nothing else, drop into a local Rubio?s and grab a fish taco for lunch ? they?re great. Please help us make a difference.
Join the Yahoo Group to help organize. The complete advertisers list can be downloaded from there, along with other links and information about this.
Sign the Petition (don't forget to forward to your friends! ? already over 2,100 people have signed)
You can keep up to date at: www.saveklsd.com
As Bill Moyers recently reported, there has been an ever shrinking number of broadcast outlets that offer an alternative to the Corporate Media outlook. When businesses, corporate media, and government are controlled by people with a common conservative bias; that is the road to fascism. The very laws that were designed to protect the consolidation of broadcast outlets from being gathered into just a few giant corporations were overturned by the lobbying efforts of those corporations. But, the public airways are still owned by the people. We must insist that they be used for the good and welfare of the community. Taking away KLSD, which provides the only source of alternative news and perspective, does not serve the public interest.
?An invading army can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.?