House Democrats Seek To Crash ‘Sputnik’


On June 30, the sounds of bluegrass music gave way to a new kind of political chatter for radio listeners inside the Capital Beltway.

With the end of an agreement with American University of W288BS at 105.5 MHz in Chevy Chase, Md., after an organized effort to keep “Bluegrass Country” on the air failed, Reston Translator LLC started to receive calls from several parties who were interested in taking the translator over.

This resulted in an agreement that led to the launch of “Sputnik Radio,” a news-and-information network modeled after RT and funded by the Russian government.

Some think this should be permitted, and the latest to voice complaints against Sputnik are three leading House Democrats.

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