For a while there was hope. In the northeast Ohio area, bastion of right-wing cuckoo radio, WTAM, a Clear Channel station, actually deigned to carry Jerry Springer's radio show for a while. And then they canceled it and replaced it with yet another right-wing nut who yells at people. (And then of course Springer went away altogether.) A short while later I discovered 1350, Radio Free Ohio out of Akron, which carried Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, Stephanie Miller and others. Sure enough, they dropped Franken's show pretty quick and replaced it with Ed Schultz. And now the whole damn station is gone, replaced by (oh, boy!) sports talk. As if we don't have two or three of those already. I'm just looking to vent, because I'm pissed. I really can't afford XM at the moment, and thanks to the corporate mentality and/or plain old religious fanaticism, locally we've got plenty of right-wing talk stations, plus a number of Children of the Corn Bible-thumping stations. But no radio for progressives. Argh.