It's probably coincidental that this would come up precisely at the time that Rush Limbaugh's status as a political figurehead is all the buzz in national political circles, but the Ventura County Democratic Party today announced the kickoff of a weekly radio show on KVTA in Ventura that will spotlight progressive issues.
The show will air every Friday, beginning tomorrow, from 11 a.m. to noon. It will be a weekly fixture of the daily, 11 a.m.-noon "Locals Only" show, hosted by Kelli McLay. Democratic activists David Atkins and Brian Leshon will join her on Fridays.
The inaugural guest will be Democratic Assemblyman Pedro Nava, who represents Ventura and much of Oxnard.
County party activists are obviously excited at this development. In an e-mail to members, they urged Democrats to join the station's "VIP club" for listeners. "Tell them you are joining because the station is beginning to cater to the Democratic majority in the county," the e-mail suggests.
Since politics on the radio has long been dominated by conservatives (Limbaugh being Exhibit A), one can perhaps excuse their exuberant misstatement. While registered Democrats now constitute a plurality of registered voters in the county, with 40 percent, they are still a ways from claiming a majority.