Ron Reagan Joins Air America

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Yes, that is correct. Once more, the name of Reagan will be entering the political fray during the tempestuous craziness of the this year’s historic Presidential election, but this time it is not talk show host Micheal Reagan.

Via The Seattle Times:

Ron Reagan, the son of former President Reagan, is returning to Seattle’s airwaves starting Monday on KPTK 1090 AM.

“The Ron Reagan Show,” which will be nationally syndicated through Air America Radio, will broadcast live from KPTK studios Monday-Friday at 5 p.m.

As you might gather from the fact that Air America is doing the syndication, Ron Jr. is a progressive politically. His opinions on the new Republican ticket’s VP choice are certain to gain attention, and are far from complimentary.To make matters even more interesting, his brother Michael Reagan sits squarely in the opposite corner of the political spectrum and has a radio show as well. These two quotes should pretty well illustrate the variance in opinion:

Michael Reagan in The Moderate Voice:

In one blockbuster of a speech, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resurrected my Dad’s indomitable spirit and sent it soaring above the convention center, shooting shock waves through the cynical media’s assigned spaces and electrifying the huge audience with the kind of inspiring rhetoric we haven’t heard since my Dad left the scene.

Ron Reagan in World Net Daily:

“Sarah Palin,” he said, “has nothing in common with my father, a two-term governor of the largest state in the union, a man who had been in public life for decades, someone who had written, thought and spoke for decades about foreign policy issues, domestic policy issues, and on and on and on.”

The return of Ron Reagan to the airwaves is certain to stir the pot as the next two months unfold. Talk radio, which everyone knows will be sizzling throughout the Obama/McCain race, is going to explode. Between the official radio addresses, the constant news analysis, and the polemic of talk radio, this is sure to be not only the most comprehensively covered Presidential race in our nation’s history but also one of the most contentious.

The Reagan brothers follow in their father’s footsteps, although many do not realize it. You see, Ronald Reagan was not just the President of the U.S. — and the Screen Actors Guild at one point — he was also a sportscaster on the FM band. In 1932, Ronald Reagan, Sr., started his first job in radio on WOC – AM 1420, a career path he followed for quite some time.

Photo courtesy of dbking, used under its Creative Commons license

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