21 July 2003

Conservative ideology seeks to undermine the values and principles upon which this country was founded

So says Mike Newcomb, former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and the only self-professed liberal talk radio host in the Valley. In a Sunday AZ Republic viewpoints column, Newcomb promotes his new radio show, On Second Thought, heard on KFNX-AM (1100) as a venue for liberals and progressives to "deconstruct the myths propagated" by the conservative movement.

I caught a bit of the show Monday morning and his phone lines were lit up with callers from all ends and sides of the political spectrum - some to assault him for his view on the Constitution, others to display support for a badly needed alternative radio outlet in contrast to the corporate conservatism prevalent on other Valley radio stations. Newcomb's show airs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Given that Mr Newcomb is paying for the air time out of his own pocket, I predict his radio career will be short lived. Still, it's always nice to hear a variety of viewpoints on the air, and I'll be rooting for him to succeed


Read About Your Show & Goals in the New Times Mike. Too Bad I Start Work at 8:00am to check the show out. How about a 7:30 - 8:30 AM time-slot ? Possible ?

From: A 42 yr old partnered-lesbian in very NW Phoenix.