Judith Michaelson misses the point of balance on radio talk shows ("The Right Rush-es Onward," Jan. 29). It's not the numbers on each side of the political spectrum that are important, it's what they do to advance the common good and contribute to solving the problems of our society.
Station managers may decide that confrontational radio is good for ratings, but is it good for the community?
After reading last Sunday's letters from guardians of free thought whose blood pressure rises alarmingly at the mention of "right wing," I am writing to apologize for being among the tens of millions of Americans who are not "politically correct," as far as they are concerned. I guess I must have done something absolutely dreadful, in a previous life, to have been born white, Christian and conservative in this one.
But be of good cheer, paragons of objectivity, I just bought a condo in the catacombs of Rome. As soon as escrow goes through, you'll have one less conservative "right-winger" to threaten your security. I hope the lions are more tolerant of diverse opinion than you outstanding examples of "liberal" Americans.
San Diego station KOGO (600 AM) broadcasts fairly to quite well in Los Angeles, especially on car radios. Its lineup includes G. Gordon Liddy, Oliver North and Michael Reagan.
Mario Cuomo can be heard here. He is on KOGO (600 AM) Saturday mornings from 6 to 9 a.m.