NEW FILM HIGHLIGHTS IMPACTS OF MEDIA CONSOLIDATION ON LOCAL RADIO

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“Save KLSD” film showings April 28 and May 19

By Miriam Raftery

April 21, 2012 (San Diego) – How does media consolidation impact American democracy?   The producers of the new documentary film Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Local Radio present a case study suggesting that politics, not ratings, forced the San Diego region’s only progressive talk radio station off the air.

Two screenings of the film will be followed by question and answer sessions with producers John Monday and Jennifer C. Douglas, as well as radio host/narrator Jon Elliott and Shaun Spaulding of New Media Rights. 

Film showings will be held on Saturday, April 28 and on Saturday, May 19. Both showings will be at 2 p.m. at Lestat’s West Theater, 3343 Adams Ave. in San Diego (next to Lestat’s Coffee).  A $5 suggested donation is requested. 

The film is narrated by broadcasters Jon Elliott and Bree Walker.  Footage includes noted broadcasters Bill Moyers and Phil Donahue, FCC Commissioners Jon Adelstein and Michael Copps, progressive talk hosts Stacy Taylor, Amy Goodman, Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Cenk Uyger and David Shuster, MSNBC’s Richard Wolffe, former Obama administration official Van Jones, authors/professors Marjorie Cohn and John Nichols, local activists Barbara Cummings and Joan Little, musician Charlie Imes, Congressman Bob Filner, Councilmember Marti Emerald, 10 News’ J.W. August, and Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Donohue.

For more information, visit www.saveklsd.com.