03.16.09 Pledge Today to Keep Peter B. Collins on the Radio!

Veteran San Francisco talk show host Peter B. Collins is one of our stalwart election integrity voices in broadcast media.

His show features Brad Friedman as a regular guest covering election issues every Friday for a full hour.

( Here's the most recent Friday show: http://www.peterbcollins.com/3-13-09/ )

But times are tough in independent progressive radio, and just last week Collins announced that he is unable to continue meeting the monthly $5,000 expense of keeping his show on the air.

Loyal listeners are responding to keep Peter on the airwaves. Election integrity advocates Dale Axelrod, Dave Berman, and Mark Crispin Miller are circulating appeals on Peter's behalf.

If 500 people who tune into Peter's shows via Internet radio would pledge $10 a month, the show could go on.

Donation Page:  http://www.peterbcollins.com/you-can-help/

Collins is willing to reconsider, but that decision depends on how much public support is shown by end of today, March 16.

Those who regularly listen to Collins already know he is one of the best informed, most fearlessly progressive talk show hosts in the nation, and one of the few radio beacons for the election integrity message.

For those who don't know what they're missing, the Peter B. Collins radio shows are available as a podcast subscription at:


During live broadcasts  you can tune in via this KXRA Internet link: http://www.krxa540.com/component/content/article/5-listen-on-the-internet

Past shows are also archived on the web at: http://www.peterbcollins.com/

In a recent post on his site Collins wrote:

"Since we started on KRXA in 2005, I've been covering the costs of producing the show and delivering it to our affiliate stations by satellite. With phone bills and the other expenses, it adds up to more than $5,000 a month. We get a little advertising revenue and some generous listeners contribute, but most of it is absorbed by my small business, Collins Media Services. Until last summer, I was able to cover the costs from my work as a radio producer and consultant. Like everyone else, the Bush recession has hit me hard."

(Full account at: http://www.peterbcollins.com/i-made-a-tough-decision/ ).

As Dale Axelrod wrote in his public letter of support,

"Word has it that he (Collins] is open to the idea of an angel from heaven dropping in to help meet his $5000 monthly nut. If something like that were to happen, one of the nation's most intelligent, informative, insightful, entertaining, and important progressive voices would likely be able to stay on the public airwaves, where he belongs."

Can we get 500 mini-angels to pledge $10./month for the next 6 months, so we don't lose this important progressive voice?

E-mail Peter B. Collins at: fullofit@peterbcollins.com

Let him know if you're willing to subscribe for at least 6 months, and how much you can pay.

Or, go directly to this contribution page to pitch in: http://www.peterbcollins.com/you-can-help/

Thanks (I'm in for $10./month)

Dale Axelrod


For an Election that Really STANDS UP!

* * * Thanks to Dale Axelrod and Dave Berman for their letters that inspired this EDA Action of the Day.

We depend on activists around the country to keep us posted about needed actions.

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