Thom Hartmann has built a progressive radio market on 60+ stations across the U.S. His live call-in program airs on the east coast from 3-6 PM weekdays.
Should KBOO provide air time for The Thom Hartmann Show?
The Thom Hartmann Show offers a live, non-commercial version that is FCC compliant for non-profit community stations. KBOO has the opportunity to air The Thom Hartmann Show live, Monday - Friday, between Noon - 3:00 PM. There is no cost to KBOO to air the program daily and KBOO would not be required to air commercials. KBOO would be able to air its own PSAs, underwriting, or community calendar during the program breaks.
If KBOO were to add the program to the schedule, it would be broadcast live so Oregon listeners would be able to participate in the call-in segments of the show along with east coast listeners.
If it is determined that adding Thom Hartmann to the daily afternoon schedule is in the best interest of our listeners, members, and station, it will not affect morning programs or the afternoon broadcast of Democracy Now.
The change would affect programs currently airing between Noon - 4:00 pm weekdays. KBOO currently airs an eclectic mix of music programming Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays and Spanish language programming on Tuesday's, Noon-4:00 PM.
Making this type of program change represents a significant change to KBOO programming and would need to be discussed at the Board of Directors level before being implemented. At this time, we are simply seeking information about programming preferences from our membership and listeners.
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