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The following is an editorial aired Feb. 2017. Please forgive the all caps. I do radio scripts in caps.
RECENTLY, THIS RADIO STATION HAS BEEN RETHNKING WHETHER WE SHOULD CARRY SOME SORT OF SYNDICATED NEWS FEED.
I DID PUT A PUBLIC CALL OUT FOR OPINIONS AND WAS PLEASED TO HEAR FROM LISTENERS BUT IN THE END I HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE A DIFERENT TACK.
LET ME WALK THRU SOME OF MY THINKING ON THIS.
FIRST, I FIND ATTACKS ON THE PRESS A THREAT TO MODERN DEMOCRACY, A HEALTHY PRESSS IS ESSENTIAL, THE PRESS NEEDS TO BE INDEPENDENT AND FREE TO REPORT.
THE ALTERNATIVE IS A STATE RUN PRESS.
SECOND, I PREFER, AND SUGGEST, READING YOUR NEWS. READING ALLOWS US TO TAKE INFORMATION AT A DIGESTIBLE RATE. MULLING IT OVER AND PUTTING IT INTO CONTEXT IS ESSENTIAL TO THINKING.
THAT SAID, I DO SUBSCRIBE TO DIGITAL EDITIONS OF MY NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES, AND THE SAVVY ONES ADD IN VIDEO AND SOUND BITES, BUT I LIKE TO HAVE THE BIG STORY AVAILABLE FIRST.
THIRD, WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR SOURCES.
IT’S BEEN A TOUGH COUPLE DECADES FOR NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES.
QUANTUM LEAPS IN TECHNOLOGY HAS LED TO - 65% OF AMERICAN ADULTS USING SOCIAL MEDIA AS NEWS OUTLETS.
THAT’S FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, TWITTER, AND REDDIT, IN THAT ORDER.
NOT SAYING THOSE ARE THEIR ONLY SOURCES, BUT I THINK IT LEADS TO CLAIMS AND COUNTER CLAIMS OF “FAKE NEWS”.
RATHER THAN ADD TO THE DIN, “THE ROOT” IS ENCOURAGING LISTENERS TO INFORM YOURSELF - BE A PART OF THIS DEMOCRATIC EXPERIMENT.
AND WHILE WE WILL NOT BE USING SOME SYNDICATED NEWS FEED, WE ARE BE THE LOOK OUT FOR CONTENT AND WILL ALWAYS PASS IT ALONG.
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Garrett BaespflugWish there was a way to listen to the station in western Washington, always tune in whenever camping in the Methow. I respect all of what you say here, the attacks on the press seem very Orwellian, especially when you put it in the context that the alternative is a state run press. I do wish more credible newspapers and magazines would lean toward a more video centered direction, because although I also support thoroughly reading news, unfortunately the upcoming generations don't. Most are fixated on visuals and don't care to read more in depth articles or citations. In a comment above you say that after viet nam you felt your government doesn't care for you. After recent events I think that's becoming clear to a lot Americans as well. Thank you for encouraging listeners to actually be informed!5 days ago · 1
KSPS video that just came out- Thanks guys!
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Radio can play an important role in a community and listeners do rely on it for entertainment, but when the Methow Valley was caught up in Washington States ...
Susan TrimbleThanks Callie. I didn't know about this station. Next time I'm in the valley I'll have to tune in.2 months ago · 1