Shelly Drobny is a Chicago-based venture capitalist, a philanthropist, and a political activist. He, with his wife Rita, also undertook the launching of Air America, America's first all liberal talk-radio network - a project he says is only rivaled by CNN's launch two decades ago.
Road to Air America: Breaking the Right Wing Stranglehold on Our Nation's Airwavesby Sheldon Drobny
Road to Air America by Sheldon Drobny, is a candid look behind the scenes of the politics, wealth, and news media that inspired Mr. Drobny's vision and nearly derailed his ability to get America's first all liberal talk-radio network going. From his meetings with President Bill Clinton to his hiring of Al Franken as his marquee on-air talent, Drobny has plenty to say about where our nation's government is heading - and why the news media must stop being a slave to its corporate-owned puppeteers.This book shares numerous anecdotes of what its like to be a player in the Democratic Party, including his meetings with Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, and presidential candidates John Kerry, Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt.I'm here to show the nay-sayers are wrong, says Drobny. You can launch a radio network successfully despite the challenges to get funding, despite the right-wing media's slanted coverage and despite getting no cooperation from major distributors or station groups. The liberal voice needs to be heard and here it is.
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