Full Story ... http://thinkprogress.org/2005/10/17/barber-cancels-shultz/Armed Forces Radio (AFR) is a station that broadcasts to American troops overseas through “over 1,000 outlets in more than 175 countries.” It currently features an hour of programming by right-wing host Rush Limbaugh. There is no comparable progressive program.
That was supposed change. Ed Schultz – the host of the most popular progressive radio show in the country — was supposed to start broadcasting on Armed Forces radio. Senator Harkin put a bill on the Senate to allow Ed Shultz's show to be broadcast on AFR as promised. It was veteoed.
http://harkin.senate.gov/news.cfm?id=248365AFR’s own mandate states that all political programming shall be characterized by its fairness and balance.
It seems that AFN thinks it's best for the troops to just listen to Rush Dobson and Dr. Laura.
BTW- AFR is funded by our tax dollars.
Here is AFR's full schedule:
/exactly what are we fighting for again? Oh, yeah ... freedom.
Oops. Sorry I mispelled Blackballed.