liberals descend on the city!

Brent Finnegan -- December 8th, 2006

Conservatives, stay home and lock your doors. Amy Goodman and PETA will both be in town today (though for totally unrelated reasons).

PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, will be sending a crippled chicken mascot to stand in front of KFC on Cantrell between eleven and noon to protest and pass out fliers explaining the process the chickens go through before ending up next to your cole slaw.

I’m not a big PETA fan, but I think it’s an interesting coincidence that they will be visiting the burg the same day that Amy Goodman of Democracy Now will be speaking at Community Mennonite Church at 7:30. Her appearance is (in part) a fund raiser for WEMC, the only Harrisonburg station that currently carries her show. As mentioned in this week’s Rocktown Eastern Mennonite University is thinking about selling WEMC to JMU, in which case the show might not continue to air here.

Yesterday EMU announced it will sell WEMC to JMU. The actual transition in management will take place in February. Will JMU keep Democracy Now? If you listen to Democracy Now on WEMC, this is all the more reason to come out tonight.


9 Responses to “liberals descend on the city!”

  1. David says:

    God I would love to be able to make it to the Amy Goodman speech. Will you be making it Finnegan?

  2. finnegan says:

    There’s a slim chance I’ll be able to make it, but I’m going to try.

  3. infolkus says:

    I attended the public meeting in October and according to the information given, EMU will still hold the license for the station; however, WMRA will be responsible for the programming and will operate from their studios.

  4. finnegan says:

    Any idea whether or not MRA will keep DN?

  5. infolkus says:

    In the interest of full disclosure, I work part-time for WMRA. That being said, I have absolutely no idea what they will keep and what will be dropped. In the public meeting, management was very vague about what programming might look like.

  6. linz says:

    I wonder how well the crippled chicken mascot will go over in one of the areas self-proclaimed to be the poultry capital of the world? Maybe they should take a photo posing by one of the bronze turkeys before they move on to their next destination.

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