New Liberal Radio Network Picks Celebrity PR Man

"Dan Klores Communications is helping to introduce Progress Media's plans for a liberal radio network to an intensely interested, but highly skeptical press," PR Week reports. The agency has been helping shape Progress Media's communications strategy. "The network has been billed as a way of balancing the strong influence of conservative talk radio, but so far media reporters have been wondering aloud why this would be different than other less-than-successful attempts at left-of-center radio programming, such as journalist Jim Hightower's show," PR Week writes. DKC's Matthew Traub explains that Progress Media would provide "programming 24/7" that aims to be, above all, "entertaining, rather than didactic." DKC's list of recent high-profile clients includes Paris Hilton, Sean (P. Diddy) Combs, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Mike Tyson and Lizzie Grubman. According to PR Week, Progress Media is presently in talks with comedians Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo to host programs.