Killing Conservative Talk Radio, One Market at a Time

"First they came for the local radio hosts...."  If you want a glimpse into the real, practical mechanisms whereby unprincipled political power diminishes and silences opposing voices, look not to the nationally-publicized attacks on Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck.  Look to what happens at the local level, to people who do not have a national microphone and millions of defenders.  Consider the example of Brainerd, Minnesota's (population 13,613) local conservative radio show. For almost two years, Guy Green and his partner Tony Bauer have hosted The Speakeasy with Guy Green, a two-hour political talk show airing five nights a week on Brainerd's 3Wi Radio.  Uncompromising conservatives, they tackle a variety of local, national, and international issues with equal parts well-researched detail, principled intelligence, and charm.  Though a local program on a small station, their hard work has allowed them to attract the highest quality guests, and their...(Read Full Article)