Radio-Active’s mission is to break the grip of the right-wing media monopoly in Milwaukee.
The fact is, without the right-wing talk radio monopoly, there would be no Scott Walker or Rebecca Bradley. There are 5 conservative radio hosts in Milwaukee who, with unfettered access to our public airwaves, spew racist, hateful content and are the bulwark of Walker propaganda. Their radio monopoly is responsible for splitting cities and suburbs, shifting public opinion to the far-right, and is largely setting the extreme agenda at the state Capitol.
Our plan is to make the breaking of the right-wing media monopoly a permanent part of our organizing cooperative.
To begin, we will monitor right-wing radio programming, document their rhetoric, then use their hateful words to demand accountability from their advertisers and the media corporations that own their stations. We’ll build a network of progressive groups who will call out their racism publicly in a rapid-response fashion, and finally we'll explore what it would take to start up a community-owned progressive talk radio station.
So how do we do it? We've already raised enough money to hire a full-time organizer for 3 months. At first, that organizers job will be to recruit more monthly sustaining co-op members. Once the organizer recruits 200-250 more members, they will work together on the right-wing accountability project and assist in exploring ways to startup our own progressive talk radio station.